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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Glen Garden sale closes, distillery on tap

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. closed late Wednesday on its purchase of the historic Glen Garden Country Club in southeast Fort Worth, with plans to convert it into a whiskey distillery and bucolic visitor attraction.

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People Feb. 24, 2014

Architecture
Jim Manskey has been named president of landscape architecture and planning firm TBG Partners. Founder Earl Broussard will maintain day-to-day involvement and continue to serve as chairman of the board. Manskey joined TBG in 1997 and opened the firm’s Dallas office, overseeing its growth for many years as well as the opening of a Fort Worth office in 2010. He maintains involvement with the Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects and Southlake Executive Forum. He also serves on Texas A&M University’s Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Board, through which he mentors students and advises on professional career opportunities.
Local designers Steven Halliday and Jason Eggenburger have joined forces to create the architecture studio and design lab 97w. The duo take on a range of projects including restaurant, retail, office, mixed-use and residential. The name 97w is derived from the longitude of Fort Worth, where the firm is based.

Banking & Finance
Meridian Bank Texas promoted Cliff Keiser to president. Keiser joined MBTX in 2006 as executive vice president of energy lending. In addition to his executive management duties, Keiser is responsible for building and monitoring a balanced portfolio of energy-related relationships. He brings more than 30 years of banking and lending experience.

Boards & Organizations
The Parenting Center elected its 2014 slate of officers. New members are: Shawn Arrington, president/CEO, Capital Financial Partners; Luis Estrada, managing partner/producer, ES Creative Gang; Deborah Hutchinson, president, Wound Management Technologies Inc.; Karen Telschow Johnson, owner/attorney, Telschow Johnson Law PLLC; and Julie Wilkins, owner/ broker, Wilco Realtors LLC. Returning members are: David Bekerman, BBVA Compass Bank; Carrie Cutaia, Walsh and Watts Inc.; Kyle Davie, Fort Worth Independent School District; Karen C. Denney, Haynes and Boone LLP; David C. Ferguson, community volunteer; Tricia Haber, Merrill Lynch; Dr. Ken Hopper, The Hopper Group; Brandon T. Hurley, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP; Leticia Ibarra, community volunteer; Lynn Kelly, Lynn Kelly Law Firm PC; Stef Mauler, The Mauler Institute; Cindy Olivera, Boxer Property; Beth Reintjes, Global Prairie; Jonathan Robinett, Frost Bank; Nicole Swaim, GM Financial; and Nancy Tully, First United Methodist Church. Denney is the new board president.
Child Care Associates elected financial professional and former vice chairman John Fonvielle as the new board chairman. Five new members are: Wilma David-May, Arlington; Maria Elva Gonzales, Arlington; Donna Stevens, North Richland Hills; Lynda Tarwater, Fort Worth; and Ginna Yeager, Fort Worth.

Manufacturing
Architectural Engineered Products of Fort Worth has been appointed the new Texas representative for Spec-Rite Designs, a global distributor, manufacturer and designer of phenolic lockers, cabinets and furnishings based in St. Louis. AEP President Joe Polak founded the company in 2010. AEP provides building materials such as roofing and wall panels to architects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding states.

Real Estate
Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services promoted Nick Talley and Joe Santaularia  to vice president. Talley and Santaularia previously served as market directors for the Fort Worth and D/FW Airport markets, respectively. Talley joined the company in 2006 and Santaularia in 2008. Talley specializes in client representation, brokerage and consulting for property owners and users of industrial, flex and office space in Tarrant County. He also assists with leasing and marketing Bradford's Fort Worth portfolio. He is active in the North Texas Commercial Association of Real Estate (NTCAR), Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council and Greater Fort Worth Society of Commercial Realtors. Santaularia, who specializes in industrial brokerage, is active in representing logistics clients in the D/FW Airport submarkets. He also represents select assets for Bradford clients in that submarket. He is a member of the executive board of NTCAR's Young Professionals Forum. In 2013, he was named Bradford's No. 1 producer.
Henry S. Miller Brokerage promoted Craig Webb – photo – to senior vice president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Corporate Services Division. Webb has been with Henry S. Miller 12 years and has significant experience in negotiations, market research, data interpretation and construction.

Transportation
After a nationwide search, Paul J. Ballard,  CEO of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee, has been named the president and CEO of The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), effective April 14. He was appointed MTA’s CEO in 2002 and has served as chief executive or general manager of multiple transit systems. He has also been president of two national transit management firms and operated or consulted on transit operations in 38 U.S. cities in 19 states. Ballard will fill the top position at The T, which has been filled on an interim basis by Anthony Johnson, chief operating officer.

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Berdan receives top statewide award
Barclay E. Berdan, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Texas Health Resources, has been honored by the Texas Hospital Association with the 2013 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration.
Berdan received the award Feb. 13 at the THA 2013 Annual Conference and Expo in San Antonio.
As COO, Berdan oversees all operations of the system, which includes more than 21,000 employees and $3.7 billion in operating revenue. He was selected in recognition of his professional achievements and far-sighted focus on health care.
“I value Barclay as a friend first and as someone I can rely on as we face a lot of uncertainty in the health care arena,” said Texas Health Resources CEO Douglas D. Hawthorne, who has known Berdan for more than 25 years. “I value the fact that Barclay continues to strengthen his skill set, invest in his learning, and remain amenable to new ideas and to gaining new knowledge on a day-to-day basis.”
Berdan served as the chairman of the Tarrant County chapter of the American Heart Association and has played important roles with the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, LifeGift, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

 

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