Real Deals: New Champions DFW logo

Champions logo

New Champions DFW logo

Champions DFW Commercial Realty LLC has unveiled its new corporate branding and logo identity. This replaces the look that was established in 2007, when the company was launched. Champions DFW is a full-service commercial real estate firm based in Southlake that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth market and surrounding cities.

“We are excited to announce the launch of our new brand identity for Champions DFW,” said Jim Kelley, principal at Champions DFW. “Thanks to our Champions DFW team and the tireless efforts of XXIIBrands, we created a bold new look that honors our origin [and] our vibrant culture and aligns with our vision for the future.”

XXIIBrands of Westlake created the new logo.

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Pop star’s Fort Worth house on the market

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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s agents John Zimmerman and Todd Terry have listed award-winning actress and singer – and North Texas native – Selena Gomez’s Fort Worth estate for $2,999,000.

Located at 4649 Saint Laurent Court in the Montserrat neighborhood, the home offers privacy, security and luxurious amenities. Over 1.5 acres of grounds include a tennis-sport court, putting green, saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen, cabana and a lush backyard.

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“This is an incredible opportunity to own a property that offers resort-style living with a warm and inviting interior that makes you feel at home,” said Terry.

Built by the Morrison Group, the five-bedroom home features architectural details inside and out. The open floor plan provides a backdrop for entertaining with a chef’s kitchen and game and craft rooms.

“The media room won me over the minute I walked in,” Gomez said in a news release. Gomez lists watching movies as one of her favorite things to do with family. She was also drawn to the home’s two spacious master bedrooms.

The location also allows access to a clubhouse, community pool, jogging and biking path, private pond and 17-acre park.

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Real estate investment firm U.S. OCG Inc., a subsidiary of China-based Esong Group, has purchased the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, JLL announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

JLL arranged the sale of the 308-room, 15-story Hilton on behalf of Thayer Lodging Group to Los Angeles-based U.S. OCG.

JLL’s Robert Webster, Tim Southard and John Harper led the JLL team on the transaction.

“The Dallas area continues to benefit from a rapidly growing, diversified economy, which has produced strong lodging demand and RevPAR [revenue per available room] increases well above the national average,” said Southard. “This hotel is an institutional quality asset with a globally recognized brand affiliation located near one of the world’s busiest airports, which attracted a number of domestic and foreign investors to the opportunity.”

The Hilton Arlington features the R Bar & Grill, F1RST breakfast buffet, 11,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a fitness center, an indoor pool and a heated outdoor pool. The hotel is located just south of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport across from the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park and near both AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park.



Skyline Corp. is closing its plant in Mansfield, laying off 105 employees and seeking a buyer for the 80,100-square-foot facility, which is used to build the company’s manufactured housing products.

The company said it had enough orders to maintain production at the plant for the “next six to eight weeks.”

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company, based in Elkhart, Indiana, said that on Feb. 14 “Richard W. Florea, the president and chief executive officer of Skyline Corporation, announced to employees at the corporation’s Mansfield, Texas, facility that the corporation has determined to suspend operations at the Mansfield facility. The suspension is due to the plant being unable to profitably operate since it was converted from producing recreational vehicles to manufactured housing in fiscal 2014. Challenges this location faced included fewer independent manufactured housing dealerships buying homes than anticipated, resulting in sales volumes not reaching profitable levels.”

In a WARN letter to the Texas Employment Commission, Skyline Corp. said it would cease operations at the plant at 606 S. 2nd St. in early April.



Pondera Properties of Possum Kingdom has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage franchise network and will now operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pondera Properties.

The brokerage remains independently owned and operated by local real estate veterans Marsha Bettis and Jackie Fewell. It specializes in second homes, ranch and resort properties, and commercial real estate around Possum Kingdom Lake and throughout Palo Pinto County.

“Our new brand has ‘wow’ factor and we couldn’t be more excited about it,” said Bettis of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, whose namesake is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


Volder Family Trust has sold 8.5 acres at 1359 N. Las Vegas Trail in White Settlement to CRV Investments LLC. John Casburn and Chris L. Stewart of Vasseur Commercial Real Estate Inc. represented the seller. The property will be developed with high-end multi-family apartments.


Victor Jones Construction has leased 1,300 square feet of space at 6015 Harris Parkway, Suite 110, in Fort Worth from the landlord, T&B Synergy. Chris L. Stewart of Vasseur Commercial Real Estate Inc. represented the landlord.

Sheffield Metals International has leased 44,162 square feet at Midpoint I-20 Distribution Center, Building 1, 3701 New York Ave. in Arlington. Cannon Green, Luke Davis and Sarah Ozanne of Stream Realty Partners LP-Fort Worth represented the landlord.

Total has leased 20,752 square feet at 777 Main St. in Fort Worth. Erik Blais and Nick Talley of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services-Fort Worth represented the landlord.

Starpower Home Entertainment has leased 14,342 square feet at 1600 E Southlake Blvd. in Southlake. David Schnitzer of Venture Commercial-DFW represented the landlord.

Hassan has leased 9,079 square feet at DFW Airfreight Center, Building A, 1900 W. Airfield Drive in Grapevine. Dustin Gillioz and Bryan Graham of Aeroterm-Western Region represented the landlord.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has leased 7,295 square feet at Tanglewood Village, 4500-4548 S. Hartwood Drive in Fort Worth. Beaux Riley of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors-DFW represented the tenant. Sheryl LaBoyteaux of Cassco Management Co. LLC represented the landlord.

Boyd Coffee-Coffee & Tea has leased 5,000 square feet at 1201-1209 E. Avenue J in Grand Prairie. Michael Spain and Clint Manning of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services-GSW Office represented the landlord.

DSI Solutions Inc. has leased 3,792 square feet at 701 Highlander Blvd. in Arlington. Jason Brecheen of Swearingen Realty Group represented the tenant. Renee Efimoff of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors-DFW represented the landlord.

Grace Brown Development has leased 2,872 square feet at 2808 Shamrock Ave. in Fort Worth. Ed Runyon of WFR Properties represented the landlord.

Salud Primero Clinica LLC has leased 1,776 square feet at Matlock/Mayfield Village, 3330-3360 Matlock Road in Arlington. Troy Morgan of Structure Commercial represented the tenant and the landlord.

Monkey Prints has leased 1,500 square feet at 1229 Colorado Lane. Building 600, 1229 Colorado Lane in Arlington. William Ziegler of American Synergy Management represented the landlord.

Todd Hawpe and Jeff Givens with Transwestern represented landlord CH Realty IV/USTC Mark IV LP in several leases at 5309 Superior Parkway in Fort Worth. Jose Romero signed a 3,375-square-foot industrial lease renewal, as did KCS Group Inc. Diesel Works LLC signed a 3,375-square-foot industrial lease expansion at the property.

The PlaySpace LLC signed a new 2,819-square-foot office lease at 3206 Collinsworth St. in Fort Worth with Sangalli Real Estate Ltd. Trey Neville and Amber Calhoun with Transwestern represented the tenant.

Law Firm of Decker Poole signed a new 1,770-square-foot office lease in Ridglea Bank Building at 6300 Ridglea Place in Fort Worth with Michael McBride PC. Jeff Givens with Transwestern represented the tenant.

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