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TX Firefighters Injured in Gas Line Blaze

Gas from a line that had been struck caught fire early Sunday evening in Arlington, injuring two firefighters and a water department employee.

Arlington, TX, Fire Department

April 16 — Gas from a line that had been struck caught fire early Sunday evening in Arlington, injuring two firefighters and a water department employee.

Arlington Water Utilities crews were clearing asphalt to to reach a water line leak at Dugan Street and Ditto Avenue when a gas line was struck about 6:45 p.m., Fire Department Lt. Mike Joiner said.

Firefighters and Atmos Energy workers responded and were pumping excess water out so that they could begin repairs when the gas ignited, he said.

The firefighters and the water department employee were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, and only one firefighter remained hospitalized Sunday night.

Firefighters remained on the scene to control the fire while Atmos workers repaired the leak. Police were also there to help with traffic control.

Power and water were cut off to the immediate area Sunday night while repairs were completed.


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More Americans Are Moving to Texas

This Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, file photo shows highway traffic with the Dallas skyline in the background. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Texas continues to be America’s fastest-growing state, the U.S. government Census Bureau says.

Six of the nation’s top 10 largest-gaining counties between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, were in Texas, the bureau recently said in a news release.

The fastest-growing area in the country was the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area which includes 13 counties in Texas. It gained 146,000 residents last year.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Molly Cromwell is a demographer at the Census Bureau. She said the Dallas area “attracts large numbers from both international and domestic migration.” In other words, the area draws people moving within the United States and those moving to the United States from other countries.

Many large metro areas in the country, Cromwell explained, depend mostly on “international migration and natural population increase for growth.

Lloyd Potter is Texas state demographer at the University of Texas San Antonio. He said in a statement that people most likely relocate to Texas for its “resilient economy” and cheaper housing costs.

Potter added that oil and gas production continue to be a major part of the state’s economy, but other sectors, such as information technology, manufacturing and biomedicine are important sources of job growth.

In addition to good jobs and cheap housing, Texas is one of the seven states with no state income tax.

Demographers expect Texas to continue to grow, though its rate of growth may slow down.

While domestic migration is a major reason for Texas’s growth, recent international immigration is also up. And people are coming to the state from “a greater variety of nations than in the past,” Potter added.

Texas state demographers have observed an increase in immigrants from Asian countries and a decrease from Latin American countries — especially Mexico.

Potter said, “With this, migration will not only increase the size of the state’s metro areas, but also will lead to greater population diversity in these areas.”

I’m Jonathan Evans.

VOA’s Matt Hilburn reported on this story. Xiaotong Zhou adapted it for Learning English. Ashley Thompson was the editor.


Words in This Story

demographer – n. the person who studies changes (such as the number of births, deaths, marriages, and illnesses) that occur over a period of time in human populations

domestic – adj. of, relating to, or originating within a country and especially one’s own country

resilient – adj. able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens

biomedicine – n. medicine based on the application of the principles of the natural sciences and especially biology and biochemistry

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The Incredible Organizations Creating New Homes For Women

Three amazing women-focused charities fighting homelessness in America.

Courtesy of DWC; Courtesy of Genesis; Courtesy of Haven Housing.

Here at Lonny, our mission is to help our readers create a home that empowers and feels like a true reflection of their personalities. But, for many, the luxury of decorating a home simply isn’t a reality. With homelessness on the rise, living in a safe environment every night or even having a place to call home isn’t a privilege everyone has.

It is shocking to learn that not only are there 553,742 homeless people in America, but the amount has increased by .7% in just the past year, according to HUD. Even more upsetting? The amount of homeless individual women has increased by five percent since 2016. With domestic abuse and lack of mental health care serving as the main causes for women to lose housing security, the people who need the most help are often left with no support.

Thankfully, there are some incredible organizations across the country that have made it their goal to give them the care they need. Of the 215,709 homeless women in America, 74% are in shelters most nights. These spaces are a mix of emergency shelters, transitional housing, and even permanent housing created by charities geared towards creating a safe, welcoming environment to women that can not only give the basic necessities to live, but childcare, mental health care, and job training to recover and get back on their feet.

To close out Women’s History Month, we want to showcase some of these incredible organizations to not only give them recognition they deserve and encourage folks to give back, but also share their services to any readers who may need help.

Courtesy of Downtown Women’s Center.
Downtown Women’s Center – Los Angeles, California

Located in Skid Row, the Downtown Women’s Center has been a pioneer in creating sustainable care and housing for females at risk.

“The DWC is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women,” shares Melissa Tillman, chief development and communications officer.

“Our mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy. That starts with connecting women experiencing homelessness with safe, permanent housing, but housing is only one piece of the puzzle,” she says. Not only does the DWC provide 119 units of permanent supportive housing for single, unaccompanied women, but they also coordinate residences for single women and female-led families across the Los Angeles area.

“Individualized support and access to services are what help women achieve long-term stability,” Tillman says. “We provide every woman who comes through our doors with resources and case management, including health care, education, job training, and trauma-recovery services.” In fact, the organization has 1,000 annually use their workforce development services and provides the only women-specific health clinic in Skid Row. Having target facilities is essential to giving the female population the care they really need.

The DWC also recognizes that while they can provide services for its location population, legislation is the next step to spark change to combat the lack of resources for the community. “We work with our elected officials to ensure women are not left out of efforts to end homelessness, and that their specific service needs are addressed,” shares Tillman.

Courtesy of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support.
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support – Dallas, Texas

Since 1985, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support has been a safe haven for Texas women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

“We exists to give women and children in abusive situations a path to lead independent and safe lives,” says CEO Jan Edgar Langbein. “Our mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence, and impact.”

While the organization already helps the 650 people who seek refuge in their emergency shelter annually, Genesis also offers long term housing in private apartments for 12 months after their stay. “Genesis Women’s Shelter was founded with a goal to not just help women, but to completely eradicate domestic violence, and we have formulated our services to address the issue holistically and give each woman the same message: there is help and there is hope,” she explains.

“Each year we see more than 1,300 women and children,” notes Langbein. To create a holistic experience and further help these women and children experiencing trauma, the charity also provides more than 17,000 hours of non-residential counseling each year. “The women who come to us are in a fight for their lives,” she shares. “We aim to walk alongside each woman and tell her she is not alone and she deserves a safe and happy life.”

Courtesy of Haven Housing.
Haven Housing – Minneapolis, Minnesota

With a focus on helping women experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness, Haven Housing provides a home and care to women and their children in need in the Twin Cities.

“The mission of Haven Housing is to provide women a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future,” shares executive director Julie Kelley. “Between our three programs (St. Anne’s Place, Ascension Place, and Next Step Housing), Haven Housing provides emergency shelter for single moms and their children, transitional housing for women, and permanent housing for women and women-led families.”

Within these three programs, the organization provides in-depth counseling for women with chemical dependency, mental health issues, and trauma in addition to supplying their basic needs. Family-based programs emphasize parenting help, keeping children active and in school, and wellness, while in individualized housing, each woman meets regularly with her case manager to develop and work on achieving personal goals.

“Whether experiencing extreme poverty, homelessness, mental, or chemical health crises, violence, or abuse, our support services meet women they are. Achieving Haven Housing’s mission would not be possible without our stable and supportive housing,” she shares. “Having a safe haven and dignified place to live gives women the opportunity to heal from trauma, find a community in which to belong, focus on health and wellness, and take positive steps in their journey.”

While these three amazing organizations are taking action to provide support and homes to the women who need it most, there are others in communities across America striving to achieve this goal. We all should contribute to help everyone have a home, whether it may be through donations, volunteering, or even starting a new charity where there is a need for one. While we may not be in the position to give, remember that compassion, time, and a vote are three of the greatest tools at your disposal.

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1 month after attacking Laura Moser, DCCC spars with another Texas Democrat

WASHINGTON – The House Democratic campaign arm may well be at war with another Texas Democrat.

Lillian Salerno, a Democratic House candidate in the Dallas-based Texas 32nd Congressional District, pushed out a fiery news release on Thursday afternoon when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee telegraphed its preference to her primary rival, former NFL football player Colin Allred.

“Folks here are sick and tired of a bunch of Washington insiders trying to make their decisions for them,” she said. “But I’m not scared — I’ve stood up to power and fought for what’s right my entire life.”

“Texas hasn’t elected a new woman to Congress in twenty-two years, and we’re not taking it anymore,” she added. “The DCCC would do well to remember: Don’t mess with Texas women.”

Last month, the DCCC sparked a backlash after inserting itself in the Democratic primary for the 7th Congressional District in Houston by dumping negative research about Democratic candidate Laura Moser online with an aim of preventing her from becoming the nominee there. Moser came in second and is now in a primary runoff.

Salerno is in a runoff against Allred for the nomination to take on U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas Republican, in the fall.

At issue was a new list the committee released called “Red to Blue” candidates. The designation serves to signal to donors and DCCC allies which candidates the committee believes should be top recipients for contributions.

Red to Blue is not technically an endorsement from the DCCC. But DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan heaped praise on Allred in a committee news release on Thursday.

“Raised by a single mom who taught for 30 years in Dallas’s public schools, Colin Allred has never lost touch with the community that shaped him,” said DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján.

“Now, after representing his community on the football field and standing up for working people’s dignity in the Obama administration, Colin is running to put everyday Texans before special interests. Colin’s experience and new ideas will give North Texas a fresh start as they look to replace a politician who’s spent 20-years too many in Washington.”

In past cycles, the DCCC has named districts to its Red to Blue program, rather than specific candidates to avoid these kinds of flare ups.

The committee also named retired Air Force Intelligence Officer Gina Ortiz Jones to the program, who is running to take on U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes. Like Allred, she is in a runoff for her party’s nomination. Both Allred and Jones significantly outpaced their closest rivals in the first round of the primary contest.

She carried 41 percent of the vote in her district, compared to rival Rick Trevino’s 17 percent. Allred won 39 percent of the vote to Salerno’s 18 percent.

Curiously, the DCCC avoided Thursday mentioning the third district that national Democrats are most invested in challenging: the Texas 7th. Moser’s rival, attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, is the favored candidate among many women in Congress recently interviewed by the Texas Tribune. But Democrats watching this race almost uniformly complain that the attack on Moser backfired and only strengthened her anti-establishment message.

As for the state of play in the 32nd District, Allred has backing from prominent Texans, including former state Sen. Wendy Davis, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk. But Salerno has the support of EMILY’s List, the influential national group that helps elect Democratic women who support abortion rights, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a national advocate of women candidates.

Salerno also has the backing of former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, who lent some choice words to Salerno’s news release: “The D-triple-C has gone d-triple-crazy, barging into local elections like clueless, antidemocratic potentates.”

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Texas Rental Market: How Developers are Keeping Up and Keeping Rent Down for The Population Boom – Dallas Business Journal

DALLAS, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — With over half a million new residents coming to Texas each year, the area’s housing options are shrinking and forcing new development to keep up. In fact some of the top Texas metros and their surrounding areas including Dallas, Houston and Austin have held some of the largest increases in new residential and commercial construction growth across the nation in recent years.

With this demand for housing seemingly outweighing the available properties in the state’s most desired city and suburban locations, an influx in both rental costs and home market appreciation is on the rise. Developers and property firms are more focused than ever on breaking new ground to make room for new and relocated renters and buyers.

One of DFW’s leading property development firms; Western Rim Properties is focusing its expansion in some of the state’s top surrounding city locations with nine new projects coming in 2018 to areas like Rowlett and Farmers Branch. With its communities serving the growing need for affordable rental properties that provide some of the area’s highest quality accommodations, the development locations are also positioned where the market is headed – just outside of Texas’ city centrals.

The cause for this shift in growth headed to the city outskirts is a direct reflection of the population boom and underdeveloped housing availability. Price spikes and limited inventories are pushing residents to explore new locations.

Take one of the state’s leading metro areas DFW, which had the highest jump in rental prices in Texas growing 3.8% in 2017- double the national median increase that was reported at 1.9% by Zillow in their annual rental forecast report.

With a booming economy and job market that helped land Dallas as one of the top 10 home markets in the nation, it’s no surprise costs are increasing in the city and more people are looking for affordable alternatives near this leading location.

Recent reports have even shown the majority market of new home buyers and renters – millennials, are headed for popular Texas suburbs over its city centrals. “The rental communities of today’s generations provide city-like amenities and top of the line accommodations. Along with close proximity to cities and thriving job markets; these suburban developments are giving renters what they’re after,” shares Marcus Hiles, CEO and founder of Western Rim Properties.

The Texas community as a whole is starting to adapt this forward thinking approach as new businesses are relocating and expanding to areas outside of the city focused on growth. Among the leaders, McKinney, Plano, Allen and Round Rock.

It seems the state – although one of the largest in the nation – is bringing change that will soon be the standard in many major metro areas. Residents and businesses are investing where the opportunity is and it’s opening up a new market for all.

Marcus Hiles – Dallas-based Entrepreneur & Property Developer


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With Rising Voter Turnout, Democrats Hope To Turn Parts Of Texas Blue

Bins of signs are seen in a storage area at the Bexar County Election offices last month in San Antonio.

Updated at 8 p.m. ET

Texans were casting their votes in primaries Tuesday, the first contests of the 2018 election cycle. But voters in the Lone Star State have been voting for almost two weeks already — and there’s been a big surge in enthusiasm across the board.

Driven by anti-President Trump fervor, in this typically deep red state, there are plenty of positive signs for a once-latent Democratic Party in the state. Early vote turnout for the minority party has surpassed GOP totals — and even bested their 2016 numbers. Democrats have also fielded a record number of candidates in all 36 congressional districts, and there’s the potential to flip maybe three or more seats come November.

There are eight open-seat races happening, too — six held by Republicans and two by Democrats who are retiring. The majority of those races will stay in the same party’s hands. But the nominees may not be known in those crowded races until May 22, since a candidate needs to top 50 percent this go-round to avoid a runoff.

The same is true in what will be some of the most watched races this fall — primaries to see who will face Reps. John Culberson, Pete Sessions and Will Hurd in the three congressional districts held by Republicans but won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Those Democratic primaries — some of which have turned quite bitter — may go into runoff overtime as well.

In the Senate race, both GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke are expected to easily win their primaries. Cruz still has the edge for re-election, but O’Rourke has been mounting a surprisingly strong campaign and gaining attention.

In another race to watch, there’s a political scion with a familiar name — yet another George Bush, this one George P., son of none other than Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate. Despite Jeb Bush’s feuds with President Trump, Trump has endorsed George P. Bush for re-election for land commissioner. But Bush is running against a former land commissioner who wants the job back. If a Bush in Texas endorsed by Trump were to lose, that would certainly be news.

Most of the polls in the state closed at 8 p.m. ET, but some areas in the far western part of the state will be open until 9 p.m. ET.

Here’s more of what to watch as the returns roll in:

Can Democrats sustain their early vote momentum?

The 11 days of early voting brought some of the best news in decades for Democrats. Not only did they best GOP early voting statewide totals in some key areas like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, but they also beat their own turnout numbers from the same period in 2016 — a presidential year when more voters typically go to the polls.

Analyses have shown Democrats are getting lower-propensity voters to the polls this time around — ones who may come out to pick their choice for the White House but haven’t previously shown a heavy interest in voting in midterms.

The big question on Tuesday is, can Democrats match the enthusiasm they’ve seen in early vote numbers at the ballot box on Election Day? Democrats and Clinton’s campaign saw a similar early vote surge in some key states in 2016, only to be swamped by Republicans at the polls. So is Democrats’ early vote turnout simply an aberration that will correct itself come Tuesday or is it a bigger harbinger of warning signs to come for Republicans?

Democratic primary battles dial up the heat

Enthusiasm on Democrats’ side has yielded a record number of 111 candidates in all 36 congressional districts for the first time in 25 years. But that cuts another way — some of those crowded primaries have turned particularly nasty in the final stretch, highlighting a Democratic divide between centrists and progressives. The outcomes of these primaries could have consequences for flipping crucial races come November.

There’s possibly no more intriguing race to watch tonight than the Democratic primary in the 7th District for the right to face Culberson, a Republican who represents the Houston suburbs.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee controversially waded into the race a little more than a week ago against progressive activist Laura Moser. The committee, responsible for trying to elect Democratic House members, cited derisive comments she had made about a more rural part of the state when she was a writer living in Washington, D.C.

That was before she moved home to run for Congress. (The committee also cited other controversial language she has used in her writing.) The DCCC’s decision to drop opposition research against Moser drew backlash from many progressive groups, and even Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said it was an action he wouldn’t have taken.

The DCCC’s maneuvers — the very embodiment of “the establishment” that many voters hate — may have had the opposite of the intended effect and could end up propelling Moser into the May runoff. EMILY’s List-backed attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and nonprofit executive Alex Triantaphyllis are seen as the other contenders to grab runoff slots. The DCCC would prefer either of those candidates over Moser, thinking the chance to oust Culberson in a rapidly changing district might be lost if she is the candidate.

Other Democratic hopefuls to watch

The other two Clinton-won districts — Sessions’ suburban Dallas 32nd District and Hurd’s expansive 23rd District, which runs along the Mexican border from El Paso to San Antonio — both have primaries of note, too.

The Texas Tribune’s Abby Livingston writes that in the 32nd District, it’s former State Department official and ex-Clinton staffer Ed Meier who has raised the most money and is expected to secure a spot in the May runoff. He could be joined by Brett Shipp, a former journalist who has name recognition in the area; former Obama official Lillian Salerno; or former NFL player Colin Allred, who also served in the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Obama.

In the five-way race to take on Hurd, it’s likely to be former federal prosecutor Jay Hulings or former intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones who makes the runoff, per the Tribune, but former Obama agriculture appointee Judy Canales and former high school teacher Rick Treviño, who has tried to seize the progressive mantle, are also worth watching.

Open seat chaos

The seats open because of retirements are all likely to stay in their current party’s hands, but there is some rising interest in the race to replace retiring Republican Rep. Lamar Smith in the San Antonio and Austin suburbs.

There’s a massive 18-way primary happening in the 21st District, and if a far-right candidate wins the nod, Democrats are hopeful they can compete for it in the general election. (They are encouraged by some generic-ballot polling.)

For Republicans, former Ted Cruz chief of staff Chip Roy, former CIA agent William Negley, state Rep. Jason Isaac and former Bexar County GOP Chairman Robert Stovall are seen as having the best chances to advance to a runoff. Former Rep. Quico Canseco, who used to represent the nearby 23rd District, is also running, but he has mounted underwhelming campaigns before and hasn’t raised much money this cycle.

On the Democratic side, tech entrepreneur Joseph Kopser is seen as the front-runner. He has raised the most money (and gotten the endorsement of House Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland). Kopser has tried to strike a bipartisan tone to attract crossover GOP voters, but some of his other challengers have campaigned on more progressive platforms.

It’s worth watching whether Kopser can avoid a runoff (by getting more than 50 percent) or is forced into a race that could expose more divides within the Democratic Party.

The Bush factor

As member station KUT’s Ben Philpott reported, the last Bush currently holding office in the country — George P. Bush, the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush — is facing a primary challenge in his race to remain the Texas land commissioner.

And that effort is facing some resistance just over two years after his father, Jeb Bush, succumbed to the challenge from Trump.

For the younger Bush, after winning election in 2014, the “realities of holding office began to sink in,” Philpott writes. “There are questions about how well his office has handled Hurricane Harvey relief. He’s also received bad press over his handling of the Alamo. You know, the one we’re supposed to remember all the time. Those issues brought criticism from some in the party, and motivated Bush’s predecessor, former land commissioner Jerry Patterson, to challenge him in the GOP primary. Patterson had left the office in 2014 in a failed attempt to run for lieutenant governor.”

To help him this time around and possibly avoid a runoff with Patterson, Bush turned to the man who vanquished his father — and he got it. Last week the president tweeted his support, writing, “Texas LC George P. Bush backed me when it wasn’t the politically correct thing to do, and I back him now.”

Correction: March 6, 2018 12:00 am — A prevsious version of this story misspelled a reference to Jerry Patterson’s last name as Paterson.

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This Week’s Dallas-Fort Worth Deal Sheet

Hillwood announced plans to construct a roughly 1M SF spec industrial property at Alliance Northport, a 260-acre sector of AllianceTexas, Hillwood’s 26,000-acre mixed-use development in Northlake.

“Alliance Northport 3 is strategically located to offer our future customers one of the lowest combined tax rates in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and provide excellent access to all areas of North Texas,” Hillwood Senior Vice President Tony Creme said in a statement. “In total, the Alliance Northport sector can accommodate over 3M SF, and is well positioned to meet the demand of industrial users who value interstate frontage, speed-to-market and low operating costs.”

Hillwood did not issue a potential completion date.


Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate hired Nina Latimer to its asset management team. She will be responsible for most of Gemini’s Houston portfolio and its entire Dallas portfolio. Latimer has been in the industry for more than 12 years and most recently managed the sustainability program for REIS Associates in Houston.


St. Louis-based Bianco Properties promoted Daniel Wolk to president. Wolk is replacing Michael O’brecht, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Wolk has been with Bianco Properties for 25 years.


CBRE hired Scott Taylor as director of CBRE’s Texas property tax practice for Valuation & Advisory Services. Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate valuation and property tax management.


Madera Residential purchased a 176-unit multifamily property, Woodway on the Green at 6201 Woodway Drive in Fort Worth, from an unnamed local private investor. Marcus & Millichap’s Al Silva, Mark McCoy and Ford Braly represented the seller and secured the buyer.


A local investment partnership purchased 9,200 SF and 18K SF of land at 4433 McKinney Ave. in the Knox/Henderson neighborhood from a private partnership. The sale was brokered by Henry S. Miller Brokerage’s Lane Kommer.


Quine & Associates’ Brad Quine negotiated the sale of the 77K SF Benbrook Shopping Center at Highway 377 and Cozby South Street in Benbrook.


A private investor purchased Shoppes at Mineola, a 15K SF retail property in Mineola, from an unnamed LLC. Marcus & Millichap’s Philip Levy represented the seller and secured the buyer.


ZM Briercroft II LLC purchased a 38K SF property at 1730 Briercroft Court in Carrollton from Rebel Trace L.P. Mercer Co.’s Keenan Cook represented the buyer. Hudson Peters Commercial’s Michelle Hudson represented the seller.


Hutlas Holdings bought 2331 Farrington St., an 11K SF property in Dallas, from Fegan Fine Art Restoration. DW Co.’s Diane Williams represented the buyer. Mercer Co.’s David Guinn represented the seller.


An affiliate of Stonelake Capital Partners bought a 39K SF warehouse in Dallas at Lone Star Business Park from 6 Brothers Realty. Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services’ Joe Santaularia and Brock Wilson represented the seller.


KWA Construction completed Phase 1 of Renaissance Heights Apartments, a 193K SF multifamily development in Southeast Fort Worth. Phase 1 consists of 140 mixed-income one-, two- and three-bedroom units.


One Real Estate Investment selected Allied Orion Group to manage its 224-unit Fort Worth multifamily community, The Summit at Landry Way.


Green Planet 21 leased 69K SF at 4300 Diplomacy Road in Fort Worth from Denali Texas Diplomacy. Lee & Associates’ Reed Parker represented the tenant. Lincoln Property Co.’s Gil Stroube represented the landlord.

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AndCo Consulting Opens its First Dallas, TX Office

DALLAS, TX–(Marketwired – February 19, 2018) – AndCo Consulting (AndCo), an independent, employee-owned institutional investment consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Texas presence with a new Dallas office. The new location is a direct result of the firm’s commitment to Texas.

“At AndCo, we want to make a lasting impact on the clients we serve. That means being ready to serve our clients at any time, in any place,” said Mike Welker, President and CEO of AndCo. “To support this service structure and our overall belief in the Texas institutional retirement space, we are opening an office outside of Dallas.”

Two highly experienced consultants, Tony Kay and Al DiCristofaro, will lead AndCo’s Dallas office. Kay is an industry veteran with over 10 years of experience and DiCristofaro has over 25 years of experience in the retirement plan industry. “Along with the local presence, we understand client issues are becoming more complex and we need to be able to provide seasoned consultants in the field. Messrs. Kay and DiCristofaro provide this for our firm in this important market,” said Welker.

AndCo gained its first Texas-based client in 2010. Since then, the firm has grown its Texas client base to 27 accounts and is committed to expanding services in the Lone Star State. Nationally, AndCo advises 640 institutional clients with approximately $81 billion in assets.

AndCo’s Dallas office is located at 5057 Keller Springs Road, Suite 300 (office #35), Addison, TX 75001, and officially began operations on February 1st, 2018.

About AndCo Consulting

AndCo Consulting, a full-service independent institutional investment consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla., was founded on the belief that the institutional client should have the most objective and unbiased information with which to prudently manage and evaluate their investment portfolio/program. The firm is comprised of a dedicated group of industry specialists with diverse business backgrounds working together toward the common goal of simplifying the investment and fiduciary decisions of fund sponsors. With offices around the country and over $81 billion in assets under advisement, as of 9/30/17, AndCo serves as an independent fiduciary to each of its clients by accepting no soft-dollar compensation, having no broker dealer affiliations, selling no investment products, and having no pay-to-play arrangements.

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Think Realty will hold its annual Dallas Conference and Expo, February 24 and 25, at the Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel. The event’s theme, Think Time, delivers topics of interest to investors, including business efficiency and the strategic use of time. The event will feature keynote speakers, nine educational breakout sessions including a local panel discussion, valuable networking and an expo with over 40 exhibitors boasting exclusive giveaways and promotions. Mack Brown, former head coach of the Texas Longhorns, will kick off the event. Attendees will learn time-saving tips, how to get their real estate businesses started, solidifying and scaling strategy and how to put their money to work for them. Featured speakers include Gene Guarino, founder of The Residential Assisted Living Academy, who will speak on how investors can profit from the large influx of seniors needing housing; Carrie Cook of Ignite Funding, who will speak on how to get ahead in real estate; and Robert Nickell, founder of REIVA, will present how the use of virtual assistants can help real estate investors maximize their time and streamline workflow.

Tickets are $85 and include access to the expo on Saturday with lunch included. Sunday will feature Think Realty coaching sessions and educational intensives from sponsors, including a presentation by CEO of Renters Warehouse, Kevin Ortner, on Building your Real Estate portfolio. More information, a full description of classes, speakers, coaches and tickets are available at

�Serious real estate investors will benefit from the wealth of knowledge, education and networking opportunities available at this conference,” said Eddie Wilson, president of Think Realty. �This event will teach real estate investors at all levels how to succeed.”

�This market is full of opportunity, but it’s also extremely large and diverse,” said Pamela J. Goodwin, founder of Goodwin Commercial and a Think Realty coach. �Real estate investors absolutely cannot afford to dive in blind, which is why having so many real estate investing experts in one place at this Think Realty event is such an amazing opportunity. Don’t spin your wheels. Get to this event, get up to date and get focused!”

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