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Dallas’ Cold Case Squad And What They Do

Members of Dallas’ Cold Case Squad. (Dallas Police)

DALLAS, TX — The Dallas Police Department has provided a glimpse into the work of the Cold Case Squad, a team re-established in 2016 to investigate more than 2,000 unsolved homicides in the area. The squad is comprised of four detectives and one sergeant which have solved more than 15 "unsolved" homicide cases, DPD said in a news release.

"The Cold Case Squad has been able to bring justice with arrests, clearances, and convictions, as well as providing much-needed relief and closure to the families and friends of the victims," DPD added. "The Cold Case Squad is constantly reviewing cases and evidence, while also responding to phone calls, emails, and requests every day...

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Dallas-Fort Worth housing market set to sizzle in 2019, Zillow says

Dallas’ housing market is hot, hot, hot. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday Realtors

Dallas-Fort Worth’s housing market is on fire, earning the Metroplex a spot on Zillow’s new ranking of the country’s 10 hottest real estate markets in 2019. At No. 7, DFW is the only major Texas metro area to show up on Zillow’s list.

The real estate website says it crunched several sets of data to compute a “hotness” score for each of the 50 largest U.S. metros. In the “hotness” mix were projected median home value, projected rental growth, recent income and population growth, recent unemployment rate and recent number of available jobs.

DFW’s No...

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joffrey Clark in Dallas TX

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Joffrey Clark has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Principal and Charter School Practice Leader, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

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Joffrey, based in Dallas, will be responsible for new business development and building EPIC’s Charter School Practice. In this role, he will also be responsible for the design, placement and management of property/casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients within the Charter School Industry.

Joffrey joins EPIC from McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc...

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Code 3 Emergency Partners Launches First Airport Emergency Room in the U.S. at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Southgate Plaza – Houston Business Journal

FRISCO, Texas, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Frisco based Code 3 Emergency Partners, a physician-owned network of emergency room and urgent care clinics, opened the first Freestanding Emergency Room & Urgent Care on Airport property in the U.S. at 2390 Innovation Drive, near DFW Airport Headquarters and DFW Airport Rental Car Center. It is the 6th in the DFW Metroplex and the 8th location company-wide.

DFW is one of the largest airports in the world. It employs 1,900 people but has approximately 60,000 people who go to work at the Airport every day, serves 28 airlines and caters to more than 65 million passengers each year...

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Six Years Into GrowSouth, Developers Are Starting To Pay Attention To Southern Dallas

Mayor Mike Rawlings pointed to the redevelopment of Red Bird Mall as a focus area in the next year.

Mayor Mike Rawlings says southern Dallas is headed in the right direction.

The mayor yesterday delivered the annual progress report for GrowSouth. For the last six years, the initiative’s been working to jump-start growth in southern Dallas.

Rawlings pointed to some promising numbers: The population has grown by about 7 percent. Per capita income and real estate values are up, and median home sales have increased by 146 percent.

The mayor said developers are paying attention.

“Six years ago, they didn’t even know where Southern Dallas was. It was like, ‘what are you talking about?’ Now they understand what we’re doing and they’ve seen other people make some investments,” he said.

Developer...

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Top D-FW commercial real estate deals for the week of May 7

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Sales

KOAM Corp sold its 21,000-square-foot building at 2425 Arbuckle Court Dallas to ZSN Corp. Ryan Boozer and Todd Poticny with Stream Realty Partners brokered the sale with Holt Lunsford Commercial.

An investor has purchased 112 condos within the Preston Racquet Club complex located at 5840 Spring Valley Road in Far North Dallas. The buyer plans to upgrade the units which are part of a 184-unit complex. Greysteel’s Doug Banerjee, Boyan Radic, Andrew Mueller, John Marshall Doss, Andrew Hanson and Will Clarke negotiated the sale.

Leases

VapeWild, an e-juice manufacturer and electronic cigarette hardware distributor, has leased a 62,289-square-foot office and industrial hybrid space located at 4550 Excel Parkway in Addison...

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Season Three of the Emmy-winning Amazon Prime Video Series ALL OR NOTHING Featuring The Dallas Cowboys, Premieres Today

Amazon today announced that season three of the Emmy-winning docuseries All or Nothing, a Prime Original series produced by NFL Films, will launch on Friday, April 27. All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys, once again narrated by Emmy-winning actor Jon Hamm (Baby Driver, Mad Men), follows the Cowboys through their tumultuous 2017 season, which they enter with SUPER BOWL aspirations and exit with disappointment, one game short of the playoffs after a rollercoaster of controversy and emotion. All eight episodes will be available for Prime members on April 27.

All or Nothing, winner of the 2017 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary, is the first series to take viewers inside the locker room, on the sidelines and off the field for an unprecedented look inside an NFL fran...

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Peravai 2018 – 31st Annual Convention – Frisco – Dallas – Texas – Dallas Business Journal

DALLAS, Apr. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (http://www.fetna.org) an umbrella organization of more than 50 Tamil associations across North America today unveiled its program schedule and the convention website for the three day convention planned to be held between June 29th – July 1st at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, TX. The central theme of this year’s convention is Heritage, Youth & Women.

The convention among other things is going to celebrate the culmination of global efforts to raise US$ 6 MM to setup a Tamil Chair at Harvard University...

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D-FW apartment rents inch up in first quarter as construction surges

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North Texas apartment demand couldn’t keep up with construction in the first quarter.

But that didn’t mean renters caught a break.

Average apartment rents in the Dallas-Fort Worth were up 1.9 percent from first quarter 2017 to $1,081 a month, according to the latest data from RealPage.

The Richardson-based apartment industry service firm estimates that net D-FW apartment leasing totaled 1,721 units in the first three months of 2018.

That’s an improvement from first quarter 2017 when there was a small decline in net leasing.

The early months of the year are typically the slowest period for apartment leasing.

Apartment demand fell way short of the 6,972 new rental units that opened their doors in the first quarter.

"As in the nation as a whole, Dallas-Fort Worth’s performa...

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Iconic Modernist Pavilion Apartments in Newark Sell for Record Price

Pavilion Apartments, 136 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ, with Kislak Company senior vice president Joni Sweetwood, who brokered the record sale.

NEWARK, NJ—A regionally based investor group, The Pavilion Towers, has acquired Pavilion Apartments, one of Newark, NJ’s largest and most iconic multifamily properties, designed by modernist architecture pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, for $70.5 million.

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