Real Deals: Carson Hearing center expands Camp Bowie location

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Carson Hearing center expands Camp Bowie location

Carson Hearing Care, a hearing center offering assistance with the latest hearing aid technology, has expanded to accommodate the growing number of patients.

The practice, located at 5104 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth, added two new patient rooms and a training/conference room, bringing the total practice space to more than 2,000 square feet.

“Our increasing patient base tells me that Fort Worth has a real need for hearing specialists who spend more time with patients and really do it right,” said Dr. Robin Carson. “By expanding our offices, we’re able to continue to meet the ongoing needs of our patients and staff.”

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Erich Gessling, a fourth-year doctor of audiology extern from the University of North Texas, has also joined the practice.

“Erich has been an excellent addition to our team,” Carson said. “He has a passion for changing lives and brings a lot of expertise in hearing technology. We now have two dedicated audiologists and Christie Plock, our hearing health care specialist, to serve patients.”



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Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., broke ground Sept. 19 for its new Dallas-Fort Worth area campus at Circle T Ranch in Westlake.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Hillwood Chairman Ross Perot Jr. and Westlake Mayor Laura Wheat joined founder and Chairman Charles Schwab and nearly 200 residents and local Schwab employees to kick off construction of the first phase of Schwab’s campus. When completed in early 2019 it will house up to 2,600 employees.

“Texas is an important part of the Schwab family, and we’re glad to put another stake in the ground here,” said Schwab in a news release. “We’re very optimistic about where we’re headed as a company and our future here in Texas. One of Texas’ great strengths is its optimism and perseverance, which we’ve seen in such a dramatic way in the face of the recent Hurricane Harvey.”

The contractor for the project is DPR Construction and the architect is Dallas-based Corgan.

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Schwab opened its Westlake service center in July 2016 in a leased office building at 2050 Roanoke Road and has brought more than 350 jobs to the area. It will continue to expand and hire in the leased space, which can accommodate up to 900 employees. When construction is complete, all employees will move to Schwab’s 500,000-square-foot, 70-acre campus.

Phase one of the campus will include two office buildings, an amenities building with a cafe and a large meeting space and training center, and a parking garage.

“We’ve been present in Dallas Fort-Worth for 40 years, but we are excited to deepen our roots by opening a major employment center here,” said Dennis Howard, executive vice president and chief information officer for Schwab and the firm’s senior leader in Texas. “We have already begun to tap into the tremendous talent in and around Westlake and are eager to ramp up our recruiting efforts as we build our campus.”

While San Francisco remains Schwab’s corporate headquarters, Westlake is one of 10 geographically important employment centers for the company. Three of the centers are in Texas. The 10 centers, from largest to smallest, are Denver, Phoenix, Austin, San Francisco, Orlando, Indianapolis, Richfield (Ohio), Chicago, Westlake and El Paso. Schwab has about 16,000 employees nationwide, including almost 2,500 in Texas.

As part of their commitment to Texas, the company and its employees, Schwab charitable funds directed by clients, and the founder and his wife, Helen’s, family foundation have been active with financial support and volunteer activities in the state. The beneficiaries include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Houston Food Bank, the Rebuild Texas Fund and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Schwab is also supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Donors Choose, as they rebuild their clubs and classrooms damaged by the hurricane.



Waterside’s first pop-up tenant is Fort Worth-based furniture designer Jovili.

The e-commerce brand has opened a pop-up showroom, giving customers a first-hand look at its mid-century modern and contemporary pieces.

“We are responding to our community’s call for local and artisan goods with the addition of Jovili, a very talented furniture company that has roots right here in Fort Worth,” said Angela Hall, marketing director and general manager at Waterside. “Pop-ups are a great way for us to support growing brands while bringing a consistently fresh vibe to Waterside.”

Jovili’s modern, mid-century and Scandinavian-inspired designs are brought to life by founder Stephen Rivers, who began the company with the belief that everyone deserves high quality furnishings at cost-effective prices. The line offers leather and upholstered sofas and chairs, tables, sideboards and rugs with free delivery.

“We are thrilled by the opportunity to partner with Waterside, mainly due to our shared passion of inspiring spaces,” said Rivers. “We also love the family friendly locale, easy accessibility from across Fort Worth, and being surrounded by outstanding brands.”

Jovili is located at 5924 Convair Drive, No. 420, (between REI & Steel City Pops), and is open Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m., or by appointment. Waterside is located at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive.



Five Dallas-Fort Worth area mixed-use developments are supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by donating to the United Way.

The fundraising is part of a company-wide effort by Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Co. to activate its mixed-use properties nationwide, bringing together tenants, financial partners and the community to help those affected by the storm. As part of this campaign, Trademark has pledged to match up to $150,000 in company-wide donations.

United Way is waiving all general and administrative fees so that all donations directly benefit hurricane victims.

Trademark’s five properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are Hillside Village in Cedar Hill, Victory Park in Dallas, Waterside in Fort Worth, Watters Creek in Allen and WestBend in Fort Worth. Each has launched fundraisers in their communities. For information go to

“As a company with deep ties to Houston, Corpus Christi and the Gulf region, we are inspired by the stories of resilience and communities coming together,” said Trademark’s CEO Terry Montesi. “We’re proud that so many of our partners, tenants and employees are rallying to support these communities in their greatest time of need.”

Three of Trademark’s properties are within Harvey’s path: La Palmera in Corpus Christi, Market Street-The Woodlands in The Woodlands and Rice Village in Houston.

Trademark’s properties are partnering with the United Way of Tarrant County to administer the fundraising campaign. Donations will be distributed to United Way chapters in areas affected by the storm to provide support for recovery efforts and to meet the needs of evacuees seeking shelter and long-term assistance.


Vanguard Real Estate Advisors, a Dallas-based real estate advisory firm, announced the sale of 14.75 undeveloped acres at the northeast corner of N. Mayhill Road and Mills Road in Denton. The disposition team was led by Jordan Cortez, who also procured the purchaser, a Texas-based private investor who has closed three transactions in the past nine months with Vanguard. The property is adjacent to Denton Ryan High School and the buyer plans a single-family subdivision there.

GAJ LLC has purchased a 26,541-square-foot building located at 3744 Rufe Snow Drive in North Richland Hills. Michael Newsome and Todd Hubbard of NAI Robert Lynn represented the seller.


Digital Corporate Cos. has signed a 4,607-square-foot renewal and expansion, adding 1,677 square feet of office/warehouse space in Trinity Station Office Park, 801 Station Dr., Arlington. Judy Nitzinger of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors DFW represented the landlord, HT Holding LLC, in the direct deal.

Treat Now Family Clinic has signed a 1,984-square-foot renewal and expansion, adding 185 square feet of office space in Arlington Oaks, 2916 Kraft St., Arlington. Judy Nitzinger of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors DFW represented the landlord, One Oak Over The Line. John Jones of SVN Trinity Advisors represented the tenant.

Marco’s Pizza has leased 1,232 square feet of retail space in Basswood Village Shopping Center, 900 N. Blue Mound Road in Saginaw. Kornel Romada of NAI Robert Lynn represented the tenant.

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