Younger Partners Finishes Top 10 in DBJ’s 2018 Best Places to Work

The Younger Partners team is humbled to finish in the Top 10 of in the medium category of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2018 Best Places to Work. Thanks to our leadership & the entire team for making this a Best Place to Work. #dfwworks #bptw #teamwork #togetherwewin See the full rankings here.

The BPTW event was deemed “DFW’s biggest company picnic” at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Center in Frisco with colleagues and families invited to join in corn hole, giant Jenga, the hula hoop hustle, among other fun and games.

Younger Partners’ Republic Center Lease Wins 2017 DBJ Best Real Estate Deal of the Year for Neighborhood Impact

Younger Partners was awarded the Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal of 2017 for Neighborhood Impact for the AIA Dallas & Dallas Center for Architecture lease at Republic Center. YP’s Kathy Permenter, Trae Anderson and Sarah Savage represented Republic Tower. Solender/Hall’s Eliza Solender represented AIA. #DallasBRED?
 For the full list of DBJ winners, click here.

Why the Dallas Real Estate Market Is Hot

It’s no secret that Dallas has seen big up cycles in the real estate market before. But this time, things are different. We are seeing existing tenants expand without tacking on extra space they don’t need, as well as monumental corporate relocations to the area. Want to know why experts are calling 2015 the hottest Dallas Real Estate Market in decades?  Our very own, Kathy Permenter, along with some of Dallas’ top industry experts comment on why workers, companies, and investors are continuing to flock to North Texas. Read more here:

Workers, companies, and investors are continuing to flock to North Texas

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Dallas News: Forecast: Dallas-Fort Worth will be a top office leasing market in 2014

By Steve Brown

A new 2014 forecast predicts that the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be one of the top leasing markets in the country this year.

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services says that the D-FW area will see close to 8 million square feet of net office leasing this year. Only Houston and New York are expected to see higher office space demand in 2014.

Only about 3.5 million in net office leasing was recorded in the D-FW area in 2013.

“Markets in Texas, with their exceptional forecast employment growth, will dominate the office demand index,” researchers with the commercial real estate firm say. “Expanding service industries such as Associa, Kohl’s and State Farm have boosted the Dallas-Fort Worth regional performance.”

Marcus & Millichap predicts that overall office vacancy rates in North Texas will fall to 17 percent this year, even though about 4 million square feet of new office space will hit the market.

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D CEO ~ March 2014: A Big Shake-up in Dallas Commercial Real Estate

Changemakers at three DFW firms are transforming the business—and gaining market share.

Running a commercial real estate firm in Dallas-Fort Worth is not for the faint of heart. Firms here are at the top of their game, and the competition is fierce. But in a market as big and active as North Texas, there are bountiful opportunities, too. “So much of it comes down to hustle,” says Moody Younger of Younger Partners. “If you have good people and work hard and are honest with clients, you’ll get your share.”

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Younger and Kathy Permenter, co-founders of Younger Partners, are part of a new leadership class in Dallas real estate, a group that also includes David Pinsel at Colliers International and Steve Everbach at Cushman & Wakefield of Texas Inc. All have been in their current positions for about two years. Younger and Permenter run their own shop; Pinsel and Everbach were both brought in to turn around the DFW offices of their respective companies. All have proven they have the mettle it takes to compete. Here are some of their strategies.

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Dallas Business Journal – Billingsley says full sails ahead for Cypress Waters development

By Candace Carlisle, Staff Writer

It’s been more than a decade since Lucy Billingsley initially spotted the large parcel of land near Interstate 635, once owned by Dallas-based TXU Energy, but she still remembers seeing the property and thinking it would make an excellent plot to develop.

The longtime Dallas developer kept in touch with the energy company, hoping to land the 1,000-acre tract, and piece-by-piece, she did.

“It’s so rare to find 1,000 acres of land that’s infill property and near water,” said Billingsley, a partner at Dallas-based Billingsley Co. “In Dallas, you don’t find it.”

Now, Billingsley has jump-started the $3.5 billion master-planned, mixed-use development at the northeast corner of Belt Line Road and Interstate 635 calledCypress Waters, which recently landed the headquarters for Irving-based Cheddar’s Casual Cafe.

“It’s a long-term development that is launching with a lot of momentum,” Billingsley said. “It’s really been thrilling and the speed of development is really exciting.”

Real estate sources say they expectCypress Waters to land some big corporate tenants in the market. The developer has three office buildings underway to attract some of those tenants, as well as a corporate campus park.

Plans for the massive project include a corporate campus of 4.5 million square feet of office space, 10,000 apartments and townhomes, 400,000 square feet of retail space and three one-acre parks.

The project’s proximity to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, as well as the rest of North Texas, is one of the reasons why corporate America is taking notice of Cypress Waters, saidMarijke Lantz, a senior vice president at Billingsley Co.

“A company can pull employees together throughout the Metroplex,” Lantz said.

Cheddar’s ability to expand its North Texas headquarters at Cypress Waters drove the restaurant chain’s decision to set up shop in the master-planned community, said Rick Payne, a Cheddar’s senior vice president.

Cheddar’s is Cypress Waters’ first corporate tenant. The single-story, 31,450-square-foot build-to-suit project at 8951 Cypress Waters Blvd. in Irving is expandable to accommodate future growth.

As the restaurant expands, Cheddar’s plans to hire more corporate employees to support the operations in the chain’s 150 restaurants throughout the United States.

Along with Billingsley’s development plans, the city of Coppell is readying to start lowering a 700-acre lake on the site to 362 acres. The downsized lake will be used in the master-planned community, which will include a five-mile nature trail around the lake, a park setting reminiscent of White Rock Lake in Dallas, as well as lakeside dining options.

Billingsley said the firm’s in the midst of plans to develop alongside the water’s edge.

“We have the opportunity to create a space that’s quite special,” she said.

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Dallas Business Journal – What makes the $3.5B Cypress Waters project so alluring? (Video)

It’s been than a decade since Lucy Billingsley first spotted the large parcel of land near Interstate 635, once owned by Dallas-based TXU Energy, but she still remembers seeing the property and thinking it would make an excellent plot to develop.

The longtime Dallas developer kept in touch with the power company, hoping to land the 1,000-acre tract, and piece-by-piece, she did.

“It’s so rare to find 1,000 acres of land that’s infill property and near water,” said Billingsley, a partner at Dallas-based Billingsley Co. “In Dallas, you don’t find it.”

Now, Billingsley has jump started the $3.5 billion master-planned, mixed-use development at the northeast corner of Belt Line Road and Interstate 635 called Cypress Waters, which recently landed the headquarters for Irving-based Cheddars Casual Cafe.

And that’s not all. Real estate sources say the project is contending for a number of large corporate tenants in the North Texas market.

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Moody Younger: Hog Hunting and Commercial Real Estate ~ DRealEstate Daily, February 17, 2014

One recent Saturday I went on what has become an annual hog hunt with NAI Robert Lynn broker Sam Hocker. Sam introduced me to this sport a few years ago, and I have been hooked on it ever since.

Sam Hocker with his hog, and guide Roy
Sam Hocker with his hog, and guide Roy

Hog hunting with Sam on the Red River is not for the faint of heart. We hunt the hogs on mules, with dogs. Your only weapon is a Bowie knife, and you only have one knife, so you are not throwing it. This is brutal “hand-to-hog” combat.

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Hog hunting is not for the faint of heart.

The hogs fight back and sometimes win, by injuring the dogs, or you, and getting away. You have to keep your wits about you to avoid serious injury. The goal is to “bring home some bacon”, or a nice boar’s head as a trophy.
Fortunately, we did both on that Saturday.

How does this relate to commercial real estate brokerage?

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Dallas Business Journal – Billingsley to develop Cheddars’ new corporate headquarters in Irving

By Candace Carlisle, Staff Writer

Dallas-based development firm Billingsley Co. plans to build the new Irving corporate headquarters for Cheddar’s Casual Cafe, which marks the beginning of a number of construction projects at Cypress Waters.
Cypress Waters is Billingsley’s 1,000-acre master-planned development underway in Dallas and Irving, which has been developing the corporate campus portion of the project.

The developer will start construction on the single-story, 31,450-square-foot build-to-suit project in May at 8951 Cypress WatersBlvd. near Ranch Trail and Interstate 635 in Irving. Cheddar’s will have the ability to expand the building for future growth.

“As Cheddar’s continues to expand nationwide and our support center increases to support 150 restaurants in 28 states, it was clear we needed a headquarters that could accommodate our growing team,” Rick Payne, a Cheddar’s senior vice president, said in a written statement.

“Our new space at Cypress Waters will offer an open, collaborative design flow, a test kitchen for research and development and a training wing,” he said.

Jim Montgomery and William T. Mason of Swearingen Realty Group LLC represented Cheddar’s Restaurants. Moody Younger of Younger Partners represented the developer in the deal.

The new Cheddar’s headquarters will be Cypress Waters‘ first corporate office tenant.

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DallasNews: Billingsley Co lands major tenant for its Cypress Waters project

Restaurant chain Cheddar’s Casual Cafe is moving its headquarters to developer Billingsley Co’s new Cypress Waters office park.

The company will relocate to a new 31,450 square foot office project that will start in late May at on Ranch Trail and Interstate 635.

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Dallas Morning News: Dallas has second highest U.S. office leasing in 2013

The Dallas-area was one of the top office leasing markets in the country in 2013, fueled by Texas’ booming economy.

Dallas was second only to New York in terms of net office leasing in 2013, according to a new report from commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley.

New York was the largest leasing market with 7.1 million square feet, followed by Dallas with 4.2 million square feet and Houston with 3.9 million.

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Bisnow’s New Construction and Development Summit

Billingsley SVP investments and build-to-suits Marijke Lantz (far right, with Pegasus Ablon asset management VP Mark Roppolo and Younger Partners partner Moody Younger) says Billingsley’s 1,000-acre Cypress Waters project at LBJ and Belt Line opened 675 multifamily units (that were pre-leased) and has three buildings under construction, one with a HQ company, one spec, and activity is so strong that the firm is following up with another spec building. Her advice to people entering real estate world: Learn new things and learn all sides of the business to help your clients. Having a good reputation for being ethical and moral will benefit you throughout your career.Bisnow1385354551_marijke

Dallas News: Fashion retailer J. Hilburn leases a north Dallas HQ

Men’s fashion retailer J. Hilburn has rented space in a North Dallas office tower for its home office. The company leased 26,000 square feet in the Park Central 3 building on LBJ Freeway.

Brant Landry of E. Smith Realty Partners negotiated the lease with Nora Hogan, Robert Deptula and Natalie Snyder of Transwestern and Kathy Permenter and Sean Dalton with Younger Partners.  J. Hilburn is currently located at 2601 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.

“Park Central 3 is allowing J. Hilburn to take the next step in our company growth plan,” said co-founder Veeral Rathod. “Our new corporate headquarters provides a cohesive work environment and an efficient layout.”  Complete article.

Dallas Business Journal – September 5, 2013 – Billingsley to begin work on ReachLocal office building

Dallas-based development firm Billingsley Co. will begin construction on its latest office project in Plano by the end of the month.
Once developed, the 180,000-square-foot, three-story building at 6111 W. Plano Pkwy. will serve as the regional offices for Woodland Hills, Calif.-based online marketing firm ReachLocal Inc., which currently operates from the International Business Park.
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