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NBCUniversal’s broadcast and multimedia facility — The Studios at DFW — has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver New Construction certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Studios at DFW houses NBC and Telemundo-owned local television stations NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth/KXAS and Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXTX and is located in Fort Worth’s CentrePort Business Park. The 75,000-square-foot building located on eight acres opened in October 2013 and is the only LEED certified broadcast facility in Dallas-Fort Worth and one of only a few such broadcast facilities in the country.
Among the elements that helped qualify the facility for LEED Silver New Construction certification:
• More than a quarter of the total building materials used in construction, by volume, were from recycled material;
• A white roof reduces building island heating effect and lowers heat load on the structure;
• Water use reduction strategies;
• Energy management strategies result in a reduction of energy use by 28 percent;
• Nearly 80 percent of construction waste generated from the project was recycled and diverted from landfills;
• 70 percent of ongoing energy procurement will meet the “Green-e” definition for renewable power;
• An interior design that maximizes natural light and open space, featuring north facing clerestory windows and glass front offices; and,
• The development and implementation of a Green Education Program featuring an LEED instructional video for employees in addition to a locally led ergonomics program.
LEED is a green building certification program led by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
NBC 5 partnered with several companies to develop the facility including KDC Real Estate Development & Investments, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Corgan, TI Broadcast Solutions Group, Business Interiors and Cushman & Wakefield. The city of Fort Worth gave the station an 85 percent tax abatement of real and business personal property taxes over 25 years, worth about $2.5 million.
EECU Heritage Trace branch to open later this month
EECU Credit Union opens its newest branch in Alliance Town Center later in September, bringing its number of banking locations to 14 in the greater Fort Worth area.
“We believe our new Heritage Trace branch strikes the perfect balance of high-tech and high-touch service delivery and will appeal to the evolving expectations of nearly 5,000 existing members in the area,” said president and CEO Lonnie Nicholson in a news release.
The 2,800-square-foot branch will be located at 3451 Texas Sage Trail and feature free Wi-Fi, video conferencing and a floor plan designed to facilitate one-on-one conversations with financial and member service representatives.
The Heritage Trace branch will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with expanded hours for drive-thru lanes.
EECU serves more than 185,000 customers at 5,000 branches and 55,000 ATMs, as well through 24-hour online and mobile banking. Robert W. Kelly Architect Inc. served as architect and Muckleroy & Falls Construction Co. was the general contractor for the new branch. More information is available at www.eecu.org.
Daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder’s Millsap ranch for sale
Alice Walton’s Rocking W Ranch is for sale, with Allen Crumley, a farm and ranch specialist with Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate offering the property for $19,750,000.
“Rocking W Ranch is truly unique in its diversity and features a beautiful blend of improved pastures and wildlife-friendly native habitat,” said Crumley, a Fort Worth native who specializes in residential, farm and ranch, and raw land.
The 1,432-acre ranch is located along the Parker-Palo Pinto County line in the town of Millsap.
The property is considered among the largest cutting horse ranches in Texas and is about 45 minutes west of Fort Worth along Interstate 20.
Rocking W Ranch includes professional equine facilities, hundreds of acres capable of producing Coastal Bermuda hay and hunting terrain.
With the sale of Rocking W Ranch, Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Sam Walton, intends to focus on other priorities, including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., which opened in 2011. She serves as chairwoman of the museum’s board.
“I have loved this business and this way of life,” Walton said in a news release. “But it is time for me to pull back and focus on other things that really matter to me.”
The ranch is co-listed with Coalson Real Estate of Weatherford.
Sagora announces Carrollton retirement community
Sagora Senior Living has announced Briarview as the Fort Worth firm’s next retirement community.
Located in Carrollton, Briarview will span 70,521 square feet at 2699 E. Trinity Mills Road.
Briarview will mark the area’s third Sagora community, joining Lakeview at Josey Ranch operating at 2105 N. Josey Lane and Orchard Park in Murphy near Plano.
Sagora Senior Living operates 18 communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida. More information is available at www.sagora.com.
Henry S. Miller rep closes three North Texas deals
Jim Turano of Henry S. Miller Brokerage’s office division recently closed on 19,000 square feet of North Texas transactions.
Turano represented the landlord of Arlington Medical Plaza at 801 Road to Six Flags in leasing about 5,738 square feet to KRK Research Group. The tenant was represented by John Pelitier and Dave Cochran of E. Smith Realty.
Turano also represented Liberty At Home Dialysis in leasing about 4,453 square feet at Dallas’ Red Bird Office Park from 5565 Red Bird LP. The site will be used to store and stage in-home dialysis equipment. Andrew Gilbert of Holt Lunsford represented the landlord.
Meanwhile, Turano represented GDC Partners in leasing about 8,790 square feet at Avalon Town Center in Granbury from WREE Avalon LLC. Kornel Romada of NAI Robert Lynn represented the landlord.
121 Retail Strip in Melissa sold
121 Retail Strip, a 9,164-square foot property in Melissa, has been sold, with a local private investor snapping up the 9,164-square-foot property at 2212 Texas 121 in Melissa.
Marketing the property on behalf of the seller, a private investor, was Jason Vitorino of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services’ Dallas office.
A west Fort Worth property has been sold to house Accent Appliances Parts & Services’ planned showroom, sales and services department. The transaction will see the longtime Camp Bowie Boulevard business, owned by LSI Properties Inc., relocate to a 17,675-square-foot building at 8120 White Settlement Road. Representing the seller, Kingdom Group Inc., were John Casburn and Chris L. Stewart of Vasseur Commercial Real Estate Inc.
Local Foods Kitchen has leased 2,000 square feet at Tanglewood Village, 4516-4548 S. Hartwood Drive in Fort Worth. Representing the landlord was Michael Berkowitz of Colonial Commercial Real Estate LLC.
Action Therapy Services has leased 2,200 square feet at 7904 Northeast Loop 820 in North Richland Hills. Representing the landlord was Patricia Lopez of OneSearch.
Happy Feet Nail Spa has leased 1,560 square feet at Matlock Plaza, 4306 Matlock Road in Arlington. Representing the landlord were Bobby Montgomery and Jon McDaniel of NAI Robert Lynn-retail division.
Mint Dentistry has leased 2,976 square feet at Carriage Plaza, 900 E. Copeland Road in Arlington. Representing the landlord was David Zoller of The Weitzman Group-DFW.
Buy Baby has leased 23,428 square feet at Gateway Plaza, 2901-3001 E. Northwest Parkway in Southlake. Representing the landlord was David Levinson of The Retail Connection-Dallas.
Edwin Watts Golf has leased 12,000 square feet at Gateway Plaza, 2901-3001 E. Northwest Parkway in Southlake. Representing the landlord was David Levinson of The Retail Connection-Dallas.
Honey Baked Ham Co. has leased 5,052 square feet at Gateway Plaza, 2901-3001 E. Northwest Parkway in Southlake. Representing the landlord was David Levinson of The Retail Connection-Dallas.
All Safe Pest Control has leased 1,500 square feet at the Kimball building, 500 N. Kimball Ave. in Southlake. Representing the landlord was Tim Lancaster of TLC Realty.
Pure Barre has leased 1,544 square feet at Colleyville Stampede Shopping Center, 4712 Colleyville Blvd. in Colleyville. Representing the landlord was Tey Tiner of CBRE UCR Retail Advisors-DFW.
Gen Korean BBQ House has leased 7,454 square feet of retail space in Carrollton Town Center, 2450 Old Denton Road in Carrollton from NewQuest Properties. Heather Nguyen, John Nguyen and Meredith McLeod-Cobb of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Tey Tiner of CBRE represented the tenant.
PSS World Medical has leased 66,609 square feet at GSW Gateway, building 2, 3125 N. Great Southwest Parkway in Grand Prairie. Representing the landlord was Steve Koldyke of CBRE-Arlington.
Panini America Inc. has leased 21,251 square feet at Westfork Center, building B, 1515 Avenue S in Grand Prairie. Representing the landlord were Michael Spain and Jim Ferris of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services.
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