2013-03-12 Bright Realty Leases Space for Puppyhood
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,282 square foot Puppyhood in the master-planned Castle Hills community in Lewisville. The new doggie day care and grooming company will be located in the Castle Hills Village Shops. Puppyhood is slated to open May 2013, just in time for the dog days of summer. Kerry Assa of Bright Realty represented the landlord.
2013-02-12 Bright Realty Leases Space in Frisco’s Hall Office Park
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,106 square foot office space for CR Mining in Frisco. The new site will be located the 162-acre Hall Office Park development at 6801 Gaylord Parkway. Sarah Jones of Bright Realty represented the tenant in the transaction; Tammy Nellis represented the landlord.
2013-02-07 Bright Realty Leases Space for Murphy State Farm
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 1,499 square foot State Farm office in Murphy. The new insurance office will be located at Murphy Forum Plaza at 703 East F.M. 544. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord in the transaction. David Hock of Fathom Realty represented the tenant.
2013-01-25 Bright Realty Leases Space to Nail Idol; Completes Leasing for Custer Square
Bright Realty leased a 2,894 square foot space to Nail Idol in Allen, TX. The new nail salon is at Custer Square, a 10,700-plus square foot site at the northeast quadrant of Custer and Hedgcoxe roads in Allen. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord, Custer Square Ventures. The Nail Idol lease completes the Custer Square project, which Bright Realty leased from start to finish. Nail Idol joins Palio’s Pizza Café, Paragon Dentistry and Rendon Orthodontic Care.
2013-01-15 Bright Realty Brokers Murphy Land Deal to Murphy Church
Bright Realty brokered the sale of 1.4 acres of land on the NW quadrant of FM 544 and McCreary Road in Murphy for Elevate Church. Britton Lankford with Bright Realty represented the seller; John Muzyka with Service Realty represented the buyer.
2013-01-14 Bright Realty Brings Bundt Cakes, Balloons and Braces to Busy Castle Hills Village Shops
Bright Realty brokered three leases in the growing Castle Hills Village Shops, located in the master-planned Castle Hills community in Lewisville. Kerry Assa represented the landlord in the 1,052 square foot lease for I Like Big Bundts, a bakery specializing in specialty cakes, in Phase II of the Village Shops. Assa brokered the renewal of the 765 square foot Celebrate It Balloon retail shop, specializing in special event items and gifts, also in Phase II of the shops. In the new Phase III of the shops, scheduled to open in the spring of 2013, Assa represented the landlord in the 2,768 square foot lease for an orthodontic practice, Dr. Ian Ballou Orthodontics. In that deal, Mark Pittman of Wynnmark Commercial represented the tenant.
Castle Hills Village Shops Phases I and II feature more than 82,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space. Bright Realty began development on Phase III of the shops in late 2012, adding 18,543 square feet for retail and restaurant tenants and 29,943 square feet of successfully pre-leased office space. The Village Shops also features a one-acre-plus outdoor Plaza featuring tree-shaded walkways, gardens, numerous water features, a permanent stage with movie screen, and outdoor shaded seating.
2013-01-03 Bright Realty Leases Space for Plano Einstein’s
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,000 square foot Einstein’s Bros. Bagels in Plano. The new bagel and sandwich shop is located at 1501 Preston Road, in the Preston Plano Parkway Center at Preston and Plano Parkway. David Choe of Bright Realty represented the tenant; Douglas Wilder of Global Realty represented the landlord.
2012-12-21 Bright Realty Leases Space for Plano Liberty Tax
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 1,200 square foot Liberty Tax in Plano. The new tax preparation office will be located at 6832 Coit Rd. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord in the transaction.
2012-12-14 Bright Realty Brokers Site for MT Reynolds Investments
Sarah Jones of Bright Realty brokered a lease for MT Reynolds Investments, LLC in Grand Prairie. The 2,888 square foot office space will be located at 1901 N. Highway 360. Jones also negotiated a lease renewal for The Experts at Parkway Centre IV located at 2701 Dallas Parkway in Plano.
2012-12-12 Bright Realty Brokers Site for Soulfire Pizza
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,012 square foot site for Soulfire Pizza in Frisco. The new pizza place will be located at Frisco Bridges North, at the northwest corner of Preston Road and Warren Parkway.
Britton Lankford with Bright Realty represented the tenant; Blake Shipp with The Weitzman Group represented the landlord.
2012-11-29 Bright Realty Brings More Bagels to Houston Area
Bright Realty brokered the leases for two Einstein’s Bagels in the Houston area. One is located in The Woodlands at 3375 College Park Drive; the second in Conroe at 2121 W. Davis Street. Both are free-standing 2,560 square foot spaces.
David Choe of Bright Realty represented the tenant; Jeanette Moon of Blue Moon Realty Advisors, Inc. represented the landlord.
2012-11-29 Bright Realty Brokers Sale in Dallas’ Medical District
Bright Realty brokered the sale of a property in Dallas’ medical district. The property is located at 4501 Maple Avenue, just west of the Dallas North Tollway. The three-tenant retail center features 4,658 square feet situated on just under one acre of land. Bright Realty’s David Choe represented the buyer; Tommy Tucker of UCR Investments represented the seller.
2012-11-09 Bright Realty Leases Spaces in Castle Hills Village Shops
Two new restaurants, operated by a well-known local restaurateur, will be moving into the growing Castle Hills Village Shops, located in the master-planned Castle Hills community at 2540 King Arthur Blvd in Lewisville. Three additional leases have also been signed.
Barry Tate, owner and operator of The Londoner restaurants in Dallas, Frisco, Addison and Allen, as well as the Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie in Allen, will open both The Hills restaurant and Pizza Gallery in Castle Hills. The 1,954 square foot Pizza Gallery will feature wood-fired pizza, pasta and salads, and a full bar and patio. The Hills, a 2,582 square foot space with a casual sports bar feel, will offer a variety of “American comfort foods” such as burgers, fries and sandwiches and will also have a full far and patio. Kerry Assa of Bright Realty represented the landlord in the transaction; Irene Aleman of Reno Group Realty represented the tenant. Both restaurants are expected to be open in early 2013.
The additional leases include a 1,100 square foot Kim’s Alterations brokered by Assa and the renewed 1,260 square foot lease for Renee Mears Realtors brokered by Assa with Irene Aleman of Reno Group Realty representing the tenant. A Terminex office will also open in the Village Shops, brokered by Bright Realty’s Sarah Jones.
“We’re excited to welcome our new tenants to the Castle Hills community, which is currently home to approximately 9,000 residents and is still growing,” said Tim McNutt, Bright Realty executive vice president. “These new tenants will offer new entertainment and restaurant options to the community, as well as conveniences.”
The Castle Hills Village Shops include numerous retail, entertainment and office tenants such as restaurants, medical offices, convenience and liquor stores, a spa, karate and dance studios, nail and hair salons, and financial services. In addition to the retail, office and entertainment space, the area features a one-acre-plus outdoor Plaza featuring tree-shaded walkways, gardens, numerous water features, a permanent stage with movie screen, and outdoor shaded seating. The Plaza serves as a neighborhood gathering place and venue for developer-sponsored community events such as free movie nights, holiday festivals and live concerts. A new phase of the Village Shops offering more retail and restaurant space is under construction with an expected completion in spring 2013.
2012-11-06 Bright Realty Awarded Leasing Assignment for McKinney’s Adriatica Village
Bright Realty has the exclusive leasing assignment for Phase I of The Harbor at Adriatica, 14,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space facing Lake Stonebridge in McKinney. In addition to the restaurant and retail space, Adriatica Village features residential property, office and commercial space, and indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Adriatica encompasses 45 acres at Virginia Pkwy. and Stonebridge Dr. within Stonebridge Ranch. Both Tony Albanese and Britton Lankford of Bright Realty will be representing the landlord.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting new development,” said Tim McNutt, Bright Realty executive vice president. “McKinney is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and we look forward to contributing to Adriatica’s growth and success as it will be a dynamic destination.” Bright Realty is seeking new tenants to join current Adriatica tenants such as Starbucks, Cavallis Wood-Fired Pizza, Zen Zen Wine Bistro, The Guitar Sanctuary, Silk Road Thai Cuisine and more.
2012-11-01 Bright Realty Leases Space at Flower Mound’s Wentwood Shopping Center
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,177 square foot space for Bodyworks Massage Therapy in Flower Mound. The new space will be located at 500 Flower Mound Rd. at Wentwood Shopping Center. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord; Linda Alexander of Stream Realty Partners represented the tenant.
2012-11-01 Bright Realty Leases Space for Durant H&R Block
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 1,500 square foot space for H&R Block in Durant, Oklahoma. The new tax preparation office will be located at 3601 Main Street at Cross Creek Shopping Center. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord in the transaction.
2012-10-24 Bright Realty Leases Space at Shops at Bethany
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,550 square foot space for Lucky Paws Pet Lodge in Allen. The doggie daycare, grooming and boarding facility will be located at 740 S. Greenville Ave. at the Shops at Bethany. Britton Lankford and Kerry Assa of Bright Realty represented the landlord; Erick Marquez of ReMax Commercial represented the tenant.
2012-10-12 Bright Realty Brokers Space in Frisco’s Mateo Office Park
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,826 square foot site for Interlinc Mortgage Services in Frisco. Interlinc, which specializes in Texas and Oklahoma mortgages, will be located in Mateo Office Park at 8501 Wade Blvd. Sarah Jones represented the tenant; Joe Martinez and Sandy Bardes of Legacy Commercial represented the landlord.
2012-10-01 Bright Realty Leases Space at McDermott Plaza
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 1,279 square foot space for New Balliet Salon in Plano. The beauty salon will be located at 3916 McDermott Road at McDermott Plaza. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord; Shaloo Juneja of Citiwide Alliance Realty represented the tenant.
2012-08-13 Bright Realty Leases Space in Castle Hills Village Shops
Miller Consulting Services (MCS), a consulting company specializing in regulatory compliance in the oil and gas industry, will be moving into the growing Castle Hills Village Shops. Bright Realty brokered the lease for a 4,012 square foot MCS site in Phase II of the Castle Hills Village Shops, located in the master-planned Castle Hills community at 2540 King Arthur Blvd in Lewisville. Sarah Jones with Bright Realty represented the landlord; Jason Brecheen and Tyler Howarth of Swearingen Realty Group represented the tenant. In addition to business and retail establishments, the Castle Hills Village Shops features a one-acre-plus outdoor Plaza featuring tree-shaded walkways, gardens, numerous water features, a permanent stage and outdoor seating, all which serve as a venue for community events and neighborhood gathering place.
2012-07-31 Bright Realty Brokers Lease for Spirit Halloween in Midland
Bright Realty brokered a new lease for a 4,285 square foot Spirit Halloween in Midland, Texas. The new Halloween superstore is located at the Colonnade at Polo Park, located at the northeast corner of North Garfield Street and Loop 250. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the tenant; Jordan Cluff of Woodcrest Brokerage Services represented the landlord.
2012-07-23 Bright Realty Brokers Site for Rowlett Dental Practice
Britton Lankford of Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,145 square foot space for Family Dental and Orthodontics of Rowlett. The practice will be located at 6501 Dalrock Road in Lakeview Plaza, which is anchored by an Albertsons grocery store. The landlord was represented by David Levinson of The Retail Connection.
2012-07-23 Bright Realty Acquires Leasing of McKinney Junction
Bright Realty has acquired the leasing and sales assignment for McKinney Junction, a 15-plus acre property located at the northeast corner of Hwy. 380 and Hwy. 5 in McKinney. The site will be anchored by a grocery store, offers inline retail space for lease and pad sites for sale. RTG Capital, LLC is the property owner. Britton Lankford and Tony Albanese of Bright Realty will represent the owner in McKinney Junction leasing and sales.
2012-07-12 Bright Realty Leases Space in Castle Hills Village Shops
Bright Realty brokered the lease for a 5,683 square foot Rachel Dollar Risk Management, Inc. The site will be in Phase II of the Castle Hills Village Shops, located in the master-planned Castle Hills community at 2540 King Arthur Blvd. in Lewisville. Sarah Jones with Bright Realty represented the landlord.
2012-06-26 Bright Realty Closes Sweet Deal in Austin
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 1,200 square foot Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt site in Austin. The Tutti Frutti site will be at The Shops at Avery Ranch, a 15 acre shopping center located at Parmer Lane and Avery Ranch Blvd.
David Choe of Bright Realty represented the tenant; Matt Marshall represented The Shops at Avery Ranch developer, StoneCrest Investments LLC.
2012-06-07 Bright Realty Leases Restaurant Space in Murphy
Bright Realty brokered the lease for a 3,350 square foot Jovian's In & Out Buffet in Murphy. The restaurant is located at 703 East F.M. 544 in the Murphy Forum Plaza. Britton Lankford with Bright Realty represented the landlord. Louis Innocent with Global Realty represented the tenant.
2012-06-06 Bright Realty Brokers Space for II Brothers’ Grill & Bar
Bright Realty brokered the lease for a 4,244 square foot II Brothers’ Bar and Grill in Frisco. The restaurant will be located at 5858 Main Street in Frisco, adjacent to the FC Dallas Stadium. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the tenant; Evan Clark with Caddis Partners represented the landlord.
2012-05-10 Bright Realty Brokers Deal for Anytime Fitness
Bright Realty brokered the sale of one acre in Greenville for a free-standing Anytime Fitness. The 5,000 square foot facility will be built on Joe Ramsey Blvd. A franchisee purchased the land with Britton Lankford of Bright Realty representing the buyer and Ray Howell of Ray Howell & Associates representing the seller.
2012-05-10 Bright Realty Brokers New Lease for Fred’s Downtown Philly in Allen
Bright Realty brokered a new lease and expansion on a 1,411 square foot space for Fred’s Downtown Philly in Allen. Fred’s Downtown Philly is in the Shops of Bethany at Greenville Avenue and Bethany Drive. Kerry Assa and Britton Lankford from Bright Realty represented the landlord, Bethany Retail Partners; Fred’s Downtown Philly self-represented.
2012-04-25 Bright Realty Brokers Site for Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 1,216 square foot site for a Papa Murphy’s pizza franchise in Plano. The take-and-bake pizza shop will be located at the southwest corner of Custer and Hedgcoxe at Custer Crossing. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the tenant; George Naftis of Christon Company represented the landlord.
2012-04-19 Bright Realty Leases Space in Allen
Bright Realty brokered a 2,700 square foot space for Paragon Dentistry in Allen. Paragon Dentistry will be part of Custer Square, a 10,700-plus square foot retail center set to break ground this month at the northeast quadrant of Custer and Hedgcoxe roads in Allen. The developer is CME Development of Richardson, Texas. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the developer; Benjamin Chien of Henry S. Miller Brokerage LLC represented the tenant.
2012-04-09 Bright Realty Brokers Carrollton Land Sale
Kyle E. Robertson, CCIM, senior vice president of investment services with Bright Realty, brokered the sale of 7.5 acres at 2020 Hebron Road in Carrollton. Robertson represented the seller, Hebron Community Church, and buyer Stroud Development represented itself in the transaction. Stroud purchased the property for a development to serve 64 assisted living and 48 Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents. Stroud will break ground May 2012 and the facility is scheduled to open in 2013.
2012-03-26 Bright Realty Leases Anchor Space in Allen
Bright Realty brokered a 2,700 square foot space for Palio’s Pizza Café in Allen. Palio’s will anchor Custer Square, a 10,700-plus square foot site to break ground April 2012 at the northeast quadrant of Custer and Hedgcoxe roads in Allen. The Developer is CME Development of Richardson, TX. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the developer; Jim Hale of JGI Commercial represented the tenant.
2012-03-09 Bright Realty Brokers Expansion at American Way Plaza
Bright Realty brokered the 1,200 square foot expansion for Souls of Christ Church at American Way Plaza, located near Camp Wisdom and South Westmoreland roads in Dallas. The church now occupies 3,000 square feet at the center. Kerry Assa of Bright Realty represented Grupo Glemka in the transaction.
2012-02-17 Bright Realty Fits Healthy Food into McKinney Site
Bright Realty brokered the lease of an 1,800 square foot site for a My Fit Foods retail location in McKinney. The new My Fit Foods, the company’s ninth DFW location, will be located at 4600 Eldorado Parkway in Century Square and offers nutritious and freshly prepared meals and snacks.
Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord; Wyatt Russo of The Retail Connection represented the tenant.
2012-02-02 Bright Realty Focuses on New Office for Flower Mound Optometrist
Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 1,684 square foot site for an optometry practice and retail eyewear shop in Flower Mound. The new Planet Eyewear will be located at 500 Flower Mound Rd. at Wentwood Shopping Center. Irene Aleman of Bright Realty represented tenant Dr. Richard Bartlett. Planet Eyewear joins another new Wentwood Shopping Center tenant, Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty recently represented the landlord on the Papa Murphy’s lease and Scott Evans with Spears Realty represented the tenant.
2012-01-26 Bright Realty Brokers Site for Groundwork Dallas
January 26, 2012 (Dallas, TX) - Bright Realty brokered the lease of an 1,000 square foot site for executive office and classroom learning space for Groundwork Dallas. Groundwork Dallas’ mission is to enable people to realize the merits of the Great Trinity Forest, its surrounding resources, and its impact on our future. And, to encourage the community to use, preserve, and enhance these natural resources. Kerry Assa of Bright Realty represented the landlord.
2012-01-04 Bright Realty Brokers Site for Flower Mound Papa Murphy’s Pizza
January 4, 2012 (Dallas, TX) - Bright Realty brokered the lease of an 1,100 square foot site for a Papa Murphy’s pizza franchise in Flower Mound. The take-and-bake pizza shop will be located at 500 Flower Mound Rd. at Wentwood Shopping Center. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the landlord. Scott Evans with Spears Realty represented the tenant.
2011-12-19 Bright Realty Brokers Sale to Luxury Apartment Developer
December 19, 2011 (Dallas, TX) - Bright Realty brokered the sale of 15 acres of land in Denton County to multifamily real estate developer Oden Hughes, LLC. The land, just south of Windhaven Pky. and east of Josey Ln., is slated for 300+ luxury apartments. Construction on the apartments should begin early 2012. The seller was CHPC Commercial, and the sale was brokered by Eric Stanley of Bright Realty and Charlie Adams of The Stratford Group.
The area where the apartments will be built is one of the fastest growing in the DFW area. It provides easy access to State Hwy. 121 and DFW International Airport, as well as an increasing number of retail and entertainment establishments and the award-winning master planned Castle Hills community. Castle Hills is the fourth best-selling master-planned community in the DFW MSA, and recently received a Silver Award for “Community of the Year” from the National Association of Home Builders.
Bright Realty is a full-service real estate firm offering services such as land brokerage; customized property management and accounting; leasing advisory services; owner and tenant representation; project management, development and construction services; asset disposition; and marketing services. Visit www.BrightRealtyCo.com or call 214.559.9292.
2011-12-07 Bright Realty Brokers Site for Carrollton Church
December 7, 2011 (Dallas, TX) - Bright Realty brokered the lease of a 2,000 square foot property for a church in Carrollton. Redeemed Church of God will be located at 1401 W. Frankford Rd. in Dickerson Square. Britton Lankford of Bright Realty represented the tenant. Mike Wilson of Triumph Commercial Realty represented the landlord.
Bright Realty is a full service real estate firm offering services such as land brokerage; customized property management and accounting; leasing advisory services; owner and tenant representation; project management, development and construction services; asset disposition; and marketing services. Visit www.BrightRealtyCo.com or call 214-559-9292.
2011-10-25 Bright Realty Signs Letter of Intent with Cinetopia for The Bridges at Castle Hills
Bright Realty and Cinetopia theaters have executed a letter of intent to bring Cinetopia to the Lewisville community of Castle Hills. Cinetopia will be an anchor for The Bridges at Castle Hills, a premier retail, dining and entertainment destination to be built at Hwy 121 and Castle Hills Drive, about five miles west of the Dallas North Tollway. Cinetopia’s estimated opening date is 2014.
Cinetopia at The Bridges at Castle Hills will be approximately 70,000 – 80,000 square feet with 16 to 18 planned screens showing first run movies and special screenings. Cinetopia theaters have superior seating, Digital Super High Definition projection and exclusive 7.1 Digital surround sound systems. Plans for the Castle Hills’ Cinetopia include a restaurant and wine bar with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as cinemas with both large capacities and those for smaller, more intimate screenings. The complex will also offer state-of-the-art business conferencing and meeting facilities for private events. The Castle Hills Cinetopia will be the first in Texas and joins locations currently in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.
In addition to Cinetopia, The Bridges at Castle Hills will feature pedestrian-friendly entertainment and shopping as well as multi-family homes, green public spaces, and office spaces. Plans include approximately 500,000 square feet of retail; 450,000 square feet of office space; a boutique hotel; and 1,000 apartment units within the mixed-use portion along with an additional 4,500 apartment homes adjacent to the site. Its location makes it convenient to residents of Castle Hills, Lewisville, Carrollton, Plano, Frisco and the surrounding communities.
“We are pleased to have entered into an agreement to bring Cinetopia to Lewisville and The Bridges at Castle Hills,” said Eric Stanley, Bright Realty managing director. “This luxury ‘cinematic utopia’ will be an impressive asset for the area, as well as an enormous draw for other high-end tenants and residents looking for luxurious living, working, retail and entertainment options in this quickly developing area.”
The Bridges at Castle Hills is being developed by Bright Realty, a full-service commercial real estate firm based in Dallas, Texas, founded by the late H.R. "Bum" Bright, former Dallas Cowboys owner and businessman. Bright’s sons, Chris and Clay, have developed the master-planned golf community of Castle Hills, once the family farm, into what is considered the fastest-growing master-planned community in the Dallas-Fort worth area.
2011-06-03 Bright Realty Signs Sweet Deal in Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza
Dallas, TX (June 3, 2011) - Bright Realty is pleased to announce a new tenant in the Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza. Bright Leasing Associate Elizabeth Ocando signed the 1,026 sq. ft. “Crepe and Cream” ice cream and dessert shop to the growing community shopping area.
Crepe and Cream opens in June 2011 and will feature traditional ice cream, dessert and snack fare, such as banana splits, shakes and cotton candy. The shop will also feature specialty dessert crepes filled or topped with items such as ice cream, Nutella, fruit and dulce de leche. The shop will feature free wi-fi connection and cable TV, and serve as a gathering place for neighbors.
The Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza is located at 2560 King Arthur Blvd. in the Castle Hills community, which is ranked as the fasted growing master-planned community in DFW. The Village Shops and Plaza area features a one-acre-plus site featuring tree-shaded walkways, gardens and numerous water features, including the very popular interactive water fountain, a permanent stage and outdoor seating. Other Village Shops tenants in the “walkable” community include That’s the Cake! Bakery, TRU Salon, Escape’ Coffee and Donuts, The Village Market, Castle Hills Dental, Castle Hills Day Spa, Taekwondo America and The Enchanted Artist. For a full list of Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza tenants, visit
2011-04-20 Twisted Spoon Café Opens This Summer in Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza
The family-friendly Twisted Spoon Café will open this summer at 2560 King Arthur Blvd. in the Castle Hills community. The café will feature a variety of menu items, from Cajun dishes and home-style cooking to health-conscious choices and a Sunday brunch. The 4500 sq. ft. space will also feature a bar and specialty drinks such as frozen lemonade, frozen coffee and frozen Blue Blizzard smoothies to enjoy in the Plaza’s outdoor gathering space.
“We are excited to be a part of the Castle Hills community,” said Terri Killian, Castle Hills resident and Twisted Spoon Café co-owner. Killian has joined with her sister, Toni DiLouie, and longtime business associate, Ben Baumberger, to bring Twisted Spoon to the community. “We hope to fill a need for great food at a great price, with a convenient take-out market for home-style meals, without the shopping or cooking.
“The Twisted Spoon Café will have a varied menu that has something for everyone,” said Toni. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items will be family-friendly, some with a Cajun flair and all with a home-cooked feel. The Twisted Spoon Café will feature a special Sunday brunch menu as well as an “express” weekday breakfast menu. The café will offer health-conscious items such as “build your own salads” and our healthy, mouth-watering smoked turkey. “Neighbor-hood favorites are sure to be our homemade Macaroni and Cheese with delicious toppings along with the fresh Shrimp PoBoys.” A private party room is also available.
Café owners Terri, Toni and Ben bring years of restaurant industry experience to the Village Shops. Terri and Toni have been owners of Marshall’s Bar-B-Q in Farmers Branch and Carrollton since birth, working with their father, Charles Marshall, who founded the restaurant in 1965. Ben has been a director of food and beverage services in the hotel business and owned his own restaurant, as well.
“The Twisted Spoon Café will be a great addition to the Village Shops and Plaza,” said Tim McNutt, Bright Realty. The Plaza is a one-acre-plus site featuring tree-shaded walkways, gardens and numerous water features, including the very popular interactive water fountain, a permanent stage and outdoor seating. Other Village Shops tenants include That’s the Cake! Bakery, TRU Salon, Escape’ Coffee and Donuts, The Village Market, Castle Hills Dental, Castle Hills Day Spa, Taekwondo America and The Enchanted Artist.
2011-04-04 Bright Realty Signs Tenants to Lewisville Property
Bright Realty is pleased to announce a new tenant to Lake Vista Marketplace. Bright Realty Leasing Associate Tony Albanese signed The Wild Turkey Bar & Grill to a seven-year lease on a 4,773 sq. ft. commercial space. The Wild Turkey, a Dallas landmark on Walnut Hill Ln., has been in business for decades and the new Lake Vista outlet on Highway 121 and I-35 represents their second location. The restaurant will feature made-from-scratch American cuisine and a fun-filled atmosphere.
2011-04-04 Escape' Coffee & Donuts
Bright Leasing Associate Elizabeth Ocando also signed Escape’ Coffee and Donuts to the Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza. Escape’ opened their 1300sq. ft. site, serving coffee, teas, smoothies, donuts and breakfast pastries, in April 2011. Escape’ relocated to the Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza from their Hebron/Old Denton Drive site.
2011-03-01 The Golf Club at Castle Hills
Under Bright Realty management, The Golf Club at Castle Hills will be maintained in accordance with the highest standards. Bright Realty recently named a new general manager, Chris Martinez, and a new grounds superintendent, Brian Honea. Welcome!
2011-02-22 Bright Realty Presents "Cooper & The Castle Hills Gang"
Bright Realty is excited to present "Cooper & The Castle Hills Gang," shot entirely on location in the north Dallas community. The movie is a unique social media marketing strategy that will position Bright Realty as the foremost developer of master-planned communities and mixed-use developments. Check out www.castlehills.com for more info and SNEAK previews!
Bright Realty recently signed promotional marketing company Tic Toc as its newest tenant at the four-story State Bank & Trust Building at Central Expressway and Fitzhugh in the Uptown area of Dallas.
Elizabeth Ocando of Bright Realty represented the landlord and signed the new tenant to a 9,127 square foot space.
Dallas’ Tic Toc has been working around the U.S. for more than 30 years, serving mostly Fortune 500 companies. The company also has offices in Chicago, Kansas City, Raleigh-Durham and Hong Kong. The Dallas office will serve as company headquarters.
Tic Toc works with clients such as Disney, Hershey’s, JC Penney, Gatorade, Quaker, Wal-Mart, Frito-Lay and GameStop to provide an integrated program of products and services, including custom designs, branded merchandise, promotion and performance marketing.
2010-11-12 Bright Realty Continues Growth in DFW
Dallas, TX – Bright Realty has seen a steady increase in activity in both leasing and land sales in the last quarter and expects that trend to continue through the fourth quarter. Newly acquired agreements include the expansion of the first phase of the Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza in far north Dallas with new tenants such as TRU Salon, Castle Hills Chiropractic and Edward Jones Financial Planning Services, as well as the beginning of phase three of the project in 2011.
Bright Realty also announced expansion at properties in southern Dallas, an area that desperately needs new retail and employment opportunities. New tenants include WAG Learning Center, Just Like Mama’s and Hollywood Supply. “Rather than focus on national retailers, our leasing agents took a more proactive approach going door to door to find smaller firms that already had a presence in the community. We offered an opportunity – and incentive – to expand and have leased more than 30,000 sq. ft. of space in the last 90 days,” said Tim McNutt,director of leasing and sales for Bright Realty.
“We continue to acquire new leasing agreements of Dallas/Fort Worth properties on a regular basis. High density, high income and high traffic areas continue to see growth as retailers seek space in these locations,” said McNutt. “Other opportunities in retail are on the low end where owners who have a low basis in the property can offer value to the tenants with aggressive terms.”
Most recently Bright Realty was awarded the management and leasing assignment for the 102,000 sq. ft. National Health Insurance building. The building offers 22,000 contiguous feet available on the second floor, a great option for large tenants in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities area. Bright Realty also has a large mixed use project slated to start 2011/2012.
“We see major opportunities in the market for a more aggressive and creative approach to real estate services,” says McNutt. “The days of just answering the phone and taking orders are long gone and replaced by a requirement to use creative marketing and pound the pavement to find opportunities and close transactions. There are real opportunities for those who take a more aggressive and creative approach.”
Bright Realty and its team represent approximately 172,000 sq. ft. of Tenant Representative Assignments; 310,000 sq. ft. of Project Leasing assignments; 250,000 sq. ft. of Leasing and Management Services; and more than 320 AC of commercial land for sale.
About Bright Realty
Bright Realty is a commercial real estate firm based in Dallas, Texas, managed by Chris and Clay Bright, sons of former Cowboys owner and company founder H.R. “Bum” Bright. The primary business focus of Bright Realty is leasing and sales of commercial offices, retail shopping centers, land brokerage, multi-family, mixed-use development and medical office. Bright Realty strives to provide the best in quality designed spaces that meet the needs of those served. Whether it’s a 4- story uptown office building for a creative service business, a 50,000 sq. ft. retail shopping environment or a resort-style multi-family lifestyle center, Bright Realty thinks about the lives being lived and shared there, and ways to make them better. Other Bright real estate interests include residential real estate development, new home construction and a marketing communications firm.
2010-08-24 Irene Aleman Joins Bright Realty Commercial Leasing Team
Bright Realty is pleased to announce Irene Aleman as commercial leasing associate. Aleman will be responsible for new business development and leasing activities for both Bright Realty properties and a host of client representations.
Most recently, Aleman specialized in commercial tenant representation and leasing for Reno Group Realty. As president and sales manager for Alecom Technologies, she was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as a “Top50” minority women-owned company in 1999 after growing the start-up company to more than $5 million in sales annually.
“I’m pleased to join a business with the growth potential of Bright Realty,” said Aleman, “but also proud to be a part of a family of companies that has been successful in the Dallas business community for decades.”
2010-08-18 Bright Realty Leases 8,700 Sq. Ft. of Retail at Southwest Center Mall
Management for Bright Realty is pleased to announce three new long-term tenants for Southwest Center Mall. The three tenants add 8,700 sq. ft. of retail to the southern sector mall.
WAG Learning Center, a provider of children’s tutoring services, signed a five year lease on a 6,200 sq. ft. site. Just Like Mama’s will offer home cooking in its 1,500 sq. ft restaurant site for five years. Hollywood Supply, specializing in vacuum cleaners and supplies, signed a three year lease for a 1,000 sq. ft. store.
Southwest Center Mall is located of Highway 67 and Camp Wisdom Rd. It is anchored by Macy’s, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory.
“We are very proud to be leasing retail space at Southwest Center Mall,” said Tim McNutt, Director of Commercial Leasing, Bright Realty. “It is an asset to the community and we are committed to bringing new business and opportunities to the area.”
The new businesses signed in August 2010 and will be open in the next 60 to 90 days.
2010-06-17 Bright Realty Asset Management Division Obtains Prime Listing Agreements
The asset management division at Bright Realty, LTD is growing strong with recent listing agreements of five well located DFW properties totaling over 417,000 square feet of retail space and over 320 acres of commercial land. Properties include: Southwest Center Mall, Crossroads North, Lake Vista Marketplace, West Hebron Parkway and multiple land listings in Kaufman County.
“Bright Realty was quick to execute a fully integrated leasing and marketing strategy for Lake Vista Marketplace and leasing activity has picked up,” said Eric Stanley, Managing Director. Lake Vista Marketplace is comprised of two retail buildings, plus one outparcel space for single tenant use and ideally located close to the Lewisville Convention Center and Vista Ridge Mall.
“By addressing our client’s property management and leasing advisory needs, Bright Realty has effectively leased 20 % of the available retail space at West Hebron Plaza within a few weeks,” said Tim McNutt, Director of Commercial Leasing. The in-line retail space at West Hebron Plaza is surrounded by single-family and multi-family homes, plus offers excellent Hwy. 121 visibility and store front parking.
Bright Realty also has the sale listing assignment for over 300 acres in Kaufman County. The listing assignment accounts for approximately: 85 acres of mixed-use/medical property, 102 acres for mixed-use development, 5 acres of retail and 142 acres of multi-family development.
2010-06-16 Edward Jones Financial Planning Services leased 1,200 s.f
Edward Jones Financial Planning Services leased 1,200 s.f. of prime retail space at Bright Realty’s Castle Hills Village Shop to commence September 2010. Additional, new tenants include Celebrate It! Balloons & Gifts, That’s the Cake Bakery, Doors 4 Pets and People and American Legend Homes Design Gallery. The Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza is ideally located south of Hwy.121 with very convenient access to Dallas North Tollway, Hwy. 121, George Bush Turnpike and I-35E. For available retail space, office and business suites, please call 214.559.9292.
2010-05-30 Tony Albanese Joins Commercial Leasing Team
Bright Realty is pleased to announce new commercial leasing associate Tony Albanese. Albanese will be responsible for new business development, plus leasing activities for Bright Realty properties and client properties including over 300 acres in Kaufman County.
Albanese joins Bright Realty from Falcon Realty Advisors, where he successfully leased over two million square feet of shopping center space. He also served as vice president for The Weitzman Group, successfully leasing more than four million square feet of retail center space.
Albanese was recognized in 2006 by the Dallas Business Journal as being a “Top 40 Under 40” executive, an honor for young business persons who are “making a name for themselves in business and their communities.”
2010-04-16 Bright Realty Continues to Perform
“In spite of a down market and widespread negative press, the first quarter of 2010 has been very promising for us,” said Eric Stanley, Managing Director for Bright Realty.
“Activity picked up substantially right after the New Year and we have signed over $3 million in new office and retail leases this quarter. We have also brokered over $3.5 million in troubled asset disposition for area lenders,” added Stanley. With buyers anxious about the recession and credit markets, deals may be taking longer to close but good deals are definitely out there for both tenants and landlords.
Buyers and tenants are doing their homework to carefully research locations that fit their strategic plans much more diligently than during the boom. Area wide, there is downward pressure on rents. Commercial real estate professionals must find creative ways to consummate transactions with finesse and diligence. Bright Realty continues to have success and expects even better results as the year progresses.