News & Insight
May 29th, 2013 by Jennifer Smart
When PegasusAblon began leasing and managing a large number of properties in the Design District, principal Mike Ablon established one rule at the outset as far as leasing was concerned; no nationals.
That meant the Design District would have no Bank of America, no Starbucks and no Chili’s. A concerted effort was made to ensure the Design District had unique things to offer to not only the neighborhood’s historic, designer clientele, but also an entirely new generation of Dallasites who would come to the neighborhood for more than just interior design needs.
It may come as no surprise then, that in a city driven by the current craze to support local food and chefs, three locally owned, Dallas-based chef-driven restaurants in the Design District were all a part of the top 30 in D Magazine’s top 100 restaurants in Dallas list.
Chef Jason Maddy’s creative and international menu at Oak garnered the restaurant fourth place in critic Nancy Nichols’ rankings while Matt McCallister’s much lauded FT33 followed close behind in fifth. A little further down in the rankings but confidently in the top 30 is Shannon Wynne’s mecca of beer and impeccable cuisine, the Meddlesome Moth, which Nichols ranked at 29th.
In a city that once claimed to have more restaurants per capita than New York City and a city home to more than ten vibrant dining and entertainment neighborhoods, the Design District’s restaurants have garnered an impressive number of accolades in just a few short years. D Magazine’s implicit recognition of the neighborhood and its developer’s commitment to locally owned, chef-driven restaurants is just another bragging right for an already justifiably proud neighborhood.
April 19th, 2013 by Jennifer
LEED-Silver Certification is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council to buildings which meet the highest standards for energy savings, water efficiency, emissions reduction and other environmental attributes.
Elevation Burger was recognized as the country’s first organic hamburger chain when it opened its inaugural location in 2005, and the company saw creating an energy-friendly facility in which to serve sustainable menu items an appropriate investment at their Dallas franchise.
Elevation Burger is the first restaurant in Dallas to achieve LEED-Silver certification and joins a group of only 38 restaurants in the nation to hold the honor.
December 19th, 2012 by Jennifer Smart
This fall, PegasusAblon was named #51 on Southern Methodist University’s list of North Texas’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. PegasusAblon was one of 66 companies that are new to the list and one of two real estate companies.
The list was compiled by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU and published by the Dallas Business Journal.
For a full list of the Unbridled 100, visit the Dallas Business Journal website.
October 10th, 2012 by Jennifer Smart
The Lionstone Group has named PegasusAblon as its local operating partner for leasing for Lincoln Plaza. The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Business Journal both covered the news in recent articles:
- Downtown Dallas’ Lincoln Plaza tower gets new operators and expansion with an adjoining building, Dallas Morning New (Download as PDF)
- Lincoln Plaza in downtown Dallas gets new investment manager, Dallas Business Journal
Learn more about Lincoln Plaza by visiting TheLincolnPlaza.com.
October 10th, 2012 by Jennifer Smart
Once again, the Dallas Business Journal has recognized PegasusAblon as a winner in their annual Best Places to Work competition. PegasusAblon took sixth place in the small business category.
“Our team is built on principles of self-management, self-motivation and personal authorship/ownership,” says Principal Michael Ablon. “Managers support their team with leadership, direction, training and support, and strongly encourage independent thinking and action.”
July 6th, 2012 by Jennifer Smart
PegasusAblon was recently featured in the Dallas Morning News, announcing Ablon at Twin Creeks, a new multifamily development in Allen, Texas.
Learn more about our Twin Creeks project by visiting DallasNews.com or viewing our Ablon at Twin Creeks project page.
April 23rd, 2012 by Jennifer Smart
The Dallas Design District has been much buzzed about in the local press. Now people around the nation are taking notice. In its Sunday edition, the New York times named the Dallas Design District as Dallas’ new “it” district. PegasusAblon principal Mike Ablon is quoted in the article, which appears on both NYTimes.com as well as Texas Monthly’s website. Read the full articles by clicking the links below:
February 28th, 2012 by Jennifer Smart
PegasusAblon was recently featured in the Dallas Business Journal and Dallas Morning News, announcing The Ablon at Frisco Bridges, a new multifamily development in Frisco, Texas.
Read more by accessing the articles online or viewing The Ablon at Frisco Bridges project page.
- Hunt, PegasusAblon partner on Frisco apartment project, Dallas Business Journal
- Two developers plan Frisco apartments, Dallas Morning News (Download as PDF)
November 7th, 2011 by Jennifer Smart
Mike Ablon’s latest guest post on D Magazine’s Real Points blog playfully ponders The Existence, Relevance, and Excellence of Social Media in Real Estate.
See what PegasusAblon has been doing in the social media realm by visiting our blog about life in the Dallas Design District, LowerOakLawn.com.