Dallas Commercial Real Estate 2022: It’s Top-Tier Time in Dallas-Fort Worth

In this inaugural edition of DALLAS Commercial Real Estate, our cover feature reveals how Dallas-Fort Worth became a top-tier real estate market.

DFW punches above its weight across sectors—and as a whole. Real estate and economic development experts share their perspectives on our rise to elite status—and what's ahead.

DALLAS Commercial Real Estate magazine 2022

Welcome to the digital edition of the DALLAS® Commercial Real Estate magazine, as we (re)introduce it with a special double issue.

Known for years as the Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review, it gets a new name for 2022 and beyond: DALLAS® Commercial Real Estate. It also gets a bigger playing field with an online presence on Dallas Innovates, together with a bigger distribution in DFW and across the U.S.

While the name is new, our mission is the same—to cover the people, industries, projects, and deals that make Dallas-Fort Worth a top place in the U.S. to grow your business.

While the name is new, our mission is the same—to cover the people, industries, projects, and deals that make the region a top place in the U.S. to grow your business.

From Fort Worth to Frisco and all points DFW, North Texas has reached an inflection point. More and more companies realize this is one of the best spots to move or expand their business—and you’ll see the exciting reasons why in this issue.

DALLAS® Commercial Real Estate—Dallas Innovates’ sister publication—is published in partnership with the Dallas Regional Chamber and The Real Estate Council. In this inaugural edition, the cover feature by Dave Moore reveals “How Dallas-Fort Worth Became a Top-Tier Real Estate Market.” 

We’ve joined Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York among the nation’s top real estate markets, and as one industry veteran notes, “Dallas has emerged as an elite market for institutional capital.” Beyond the capital markets, real estate experts tell us DFW punches above its weight across sectors—and as a whole—attracting new businesses almost daily. Conrad Madsen, co-founder and partner at Paladin Partners, calls Dallas-Fort Worth a “catcher’s mitt” for corporate relocations. “Almost daily,” he says, “you read of a new company leaving California or New York to move their HQ to DFW.”

Susan Arledge, executive managing director of site selection at ESRP, puts it bluntly: “It’s almost corporate malfeasance for a C-level executive of a Fortune 500 publicly traded company in San Francisco or New York not to be considering or studying a potential move” to DFW.

View From the Top Tier

In our “View From the Top Tier,” CRE and market experts offer their perspectives on how Dallas-Fort Worth has climbed the list of elite markets, with insights on what to expect in 2022. 

 “The momentum in Texas, like many things, has been a long time coming,” says Dallas developer Lucy Billingsley. Along with leaders from two other mixed-use developments in North Texas, Billingsley tells us what it takes to build a future-proof place for people and companies alike. Writer Sandra Engelland examines how three significant developments mark their success across decades in “Evolution of Success.”

Read more in the digital edition below:


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The DALLAS® Commercial Real Estate magazine is part of the DALLAS® media platform that includes the DALLAS® Relocation and Newcomer Guide and the DALLAS® Economic Development Guide. Published by Dallas Next for the Dallas Regional Chamber, together they tell the world about the future of live, work, learn, and play in North Texas.

A version of this story first appeared in the print edition of DALLAS® Commercial Real Estate 2022, published by Dallas Next for TREC and the Dallas Regional Chamber. Read more in the digital edition of the magazine below, and request the next print edition here.

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