Real Estate

Movers: Douglas Elliman Opens 8,300 Sq. Ft. Dallas Office, Hall Group Hires Brewer

Douglas Elliman opens 8,300 sq ft Dallas office; Hall Group hires Ben Brewer as COO.

By Tal Alexander

5/23, 19:03 EDT
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Key Takeaway

  • Douglas Elliman opened an 8,300 sq. ft. office in Dallas, expanding its Texas presence under executive manager Concho Minick.
  • Hall Group hired Ben Brewer as COO to oversee real estate portfolio and lead asset management, development, and marketing teams.
  • JLL promoted Richard Quarles to senior managing director; his team leased over 8 million sq. ft., closing more than 110 transactions.

Douglas Elliman Expands in Dallas

Douglas Elliman, a brokerage renowned for its luxury sales, has officially opened its Dallas office, leasing 8,300 square feet at 4515 Travis Street in Travis Walk. This move marks a significant milestone for the firm, which has been expanding its presence across the Texas Triangle since branching into Texas in 2021. Led by executive manager of sales Concho Minick, the new office features modern amenities, including meeting rooms, open work areas, a kitchen and lounge, and an outdoor patio overlooking Travis. This strategic expansion underscores Douglas Elliman's commitment to establishing a strong foothold in the competitive Texas real estate market.

Key Appointments and Promotions

Several notable appointments and promotions have taken place within the Texas real estate sector. Brant Landry has been elected to the board of directors at Dallas-based SRS Real Estate Partners. Since joining the firm two years ago as managing principal for industrial, Landry has led the industrial team through significant growth, adding 17 team members in five key markets. Meanwhile, JLL has promoted Richard Quarles to senior managing director, where he will lead the Houston industrial agency leasing brokerage team. Quarles' team has leased over 8 million square feet and closed more than 110 transactions, highlighting his pivotal role in the firm's success.

New Leadership at Hall Group

Hall Group, a Dallas-based commercial real estate firm, has hired Ben Brewer as its new chief operating officer. Brewer, the former Dallas market leader for Hines, will oversee Hall's real estate portfolio and lead its asset management, development, and marketing teams. This appointment is part of Hall Group's broader strategy to strengthen its leadership team and enhance its operational capabilities across its diverse holdings, which include real estate, finance, winemaking, and venture capital.

Emerging Ventures in Houston

In Houston, two real estate data professionals, Lawrence Dean and Danny Ware, have teamed up to launch Community Builders Advisory Services. The new firm will focus on collecting data on residential development and offering custom market studies. Dean, a well-known figure in the field, previously worked for Metrostudy, Zonda, and Veritex Bank, while Ware brings his expertise from his tenure at Zonda. This venture aims to provide valuable insights and data-driven solutions to stakeholders in the residential real estate market.

Management Quotes

  • Concho Minick, Executive Manager of Sales at Douglas Elliman:

    "Led by executive manager of sales Concho Minick, the Dallas office features meeting rooms, open work areas, a kitchen and lounge and an outdoor patio overlooking Travis."

  • Brant Landry, Managing Principal for Industrial at SRS Real Estate Partners:

    "Led the industrial team through tremendous growth, including adding 17 team members in five key markets around the country."

  • Richard Quarles, Senior Managing Director at JLL:

    "Quarles’ team of seven brokers has leased over 8 million square feet and closed more than 110 transactions."

  • Ben Brewer, Chief Operating Officer at Hall Group:

    "Brewer will oversee Hall’s real estate portfolio and lead its asset management, development and marketing teams."