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Original Article: “Yes, Millennials Really do Live in the Burbs,” by Julia Bunch, Bisnow Dallas/Fort Worth March 27, 2017

Though real estate pros keep saying that Millennials live in the suburbs, the greater population keeps being surprised. Panelists at Bisnow’s Dallas State of the Market testified that the suburbs attract the same residents as the central business district, and that is partly because the suburbs have gotten, well, cool.

“We’re seeing that hotness of Uptown move to Legacy,” Republic Title president Bo Feagin said. More people are talking about the burbs, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae still offer good rates on projects that have a good story, such as value-add, Feagin said.


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Rockwall, TX – January 5, 2017 – PegasusAblon has completed the purchase of The Harbor, a 130,000 SF dining and retail lakefront park property. This center is recognizable by its tremendous visibility from the I-30 bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard. It is situated between the hills of Rockwall and the lakefront park on the water’s edge, surrounded by the newly upgraded Hilton Hotel.

“The Harbor is one of the few outstanding lakefront properties within a quick 30 minute drive from most of DFW. It has sunset dining, a public waterfront amphitheater with the Rockwall summer concert series, fountains, and a public tie up boat marina. We intend to infuse life and activity into this outstanding Rockwall centerpiece on Lake Ray Hubbard,” said PegasusAblon principal Michael Ablon. “For PegasusAblon, the acquisition of this project sits at the heart of its focus on experience economy-based real estate; creating, developing and owning real estate that caters to tenants who are delivering products to their customers that cannot be purchased on the internet – where the experience is the product.”


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The Dallas Business Journal has released it’s 2016 list of Top Commercial Property Managers in Dallas/Fort Worth. Companies were ranked by the total local commercial square feet managed. PegasusAblon is honored to rank among the top 25 with 2.6 million square feet managed locally in Dallas/Fort Worth.

 

To view the complete list, click here

From Bisnow.com:

WHY IS DALLAS ATTRACTING MILLENNIALS? IT IS ONE ITSELF

Texas attracts new and relocating business for many reasons—including its Central Time Zone, no income tax, strong employee market and pro-business policies. PegasusAblon principal Mike Ablon says Dallas is killing it in the office market for another key reason: Dallas isn’t just a city filled with Millennials, Dallas is a Millennial. Hear more from Mike and many other office experts at the Dallas State of Office event on Sept. 29.

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PegasusAblon is honored to have been named #3 on the 2016 Best Places to Work – Micro Companies list from the Dallas business Journal. We were so lucky to compete among over 460 other DFW companies! Congratulations to all of the other finalists.

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From dallasbusinessjournal.com

Special Report: Fixing Dallas’ Highway System

Proposed Fair Park redevelopment shows potential benefits of I-30 upgrade.

Taking a side

When Mike Ablon began buying up properties in the Dallas Design District, he knew accessibility to the artsy neighborhood fronting the Trinity River was paramount.

It took time, but, with the help of city and community leaders, Ablon and other stakeholders helped bring greater accessibility from the Dallas North Tollway to Oak Lawn Avenue, which was an important step in connecting the Design District to the rest of Dallas.

The access also helped push the Design District to the forefront. It is now one of Dallas’ hottest neighborhoods undergoing significant transformation.

“When you put the on- and off- ramp at Oak Lawn and look at what happened to Old Parkland and the Design District, those wouldn’t have happened without that help,” said Ablon, the founding principal at Dallas-based PegasusAblon. “It’s about improving a city’s fabric and tying it together.”


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The cranes are up and construction is underway for the Terraces at Douglas Center in Dallas!

The Terraces is a 170,000 SF office building designed for the 21st century user. So-named for the terraces which grace the highest floors, its unique design treats upper floor tenants to expansive views of North Dallas. From the high-touch lobby and service-based security and concierge program, the Terraces is a new interpretation of the modern office. Designed to accommodate well-established and entrepreneurial firms alike, it’s Preston Center’s best building at the best location.

To view a time lapse of the construction, click here.

For more information about Douglas Center, click here.

Check back for more updates as construction continues!

Mike Ablon

From D Magazine:

The Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas. It’s produced by the editors of D CEO (named the country’s best regional business magazine for the past three consecutive years) who have spent nearly a year doing research and interviews. Unprecedented in scope, The Dallas 500 provides an engaging, personal look at the people who have made Dallas-Fort Worth such a powerful economic force.

Michael Ablon is featured as a real estate leader for the 2016 edition. Here is the excerpt from his interview:

“After working his magic on the Design District, Mike Ablon is now turning his attention to Preston Center and Frisco. Although he has had a string of successes, he says he’s just getting started. ‘I enjoy the overlaying of the evolving American culture over classical architecture and business,’ Ablon says. ‘Done properly, this requires highly disciplined creativity. I hope to become very good at this over the next 20 years.'”

Congratulations to Michael Ablon and the rest of the honorees!

Coinciding with the first move-ins at PegasusAblon’s newest project, Ablon at Frisco Square is featured this week in Frisco STYLE magazine as part of the “Heart of Frisco.” Read the full article in the online edition of the magazine here. For more information about the beautiful new property, check out the website here.

HOUSTON, Texas (December 23, 2015)—Houston-based private equity firm Lionstone Investments and Dallas-based developer PegasusAblon announced that they have sold Dallas’ iconic Ross Tower on behalf of an institutional investor who has owned the property since 1999.


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