Thursday, February 20, 2020

JLL completes sale and financing of The Union Dallas office tower

Union Dallas Office Tower, Uptown Submarket, Dallas, TX

DALLAS, TX – JLL Capital Markets announced it has closed the sale and financing of the office and retail components of The Union Dallas, a recently completed, iconic mixed-use development comprising 866,273 square feet within the Uptown submarket of Dallas, Texas.

JLL represented the seller, RED Development, and procured the buyer, KB Asset Management.  

Additionally, JLL worked on behalf of the buyer to secure the five-year, fixed-rate acquisition loan through Goldman Sachs. Though RED Development sold the property, they will still hold a minority interest in The Union Dallas and will continue to manage and lease the development. The buyer was advised by HC2 Capital.

DART Rail station 
The Union Dallas successfully integrates an exceptional office experience with luxury living, complimented by a dominant cluster of unique food and beverage options and the area’s first full-service grocer into one immersive experience. 

The combination of these components has created a dynamic microenvironment that is unparalleled in Dallas. Positioned in the core of Uptown, The Union Dallas is at the convergence of all of Dallas’ thriving districts such as Victory Park, Harwood District and Downtown.  

Additionally, the iconic property has seamless accessibility to Woodall Rogers Freeway, the McKinney Ave Trolley and the DART Rail station and boasts a Walk Score® of 92.

Tom Thumb grocery, Dallas, TX
Completed in 2018, the office tower at The Union Dallas is 94.2% leased to an elite collection of investment-grade and industry-leading tenancy, including Salesforce, Akin Gump and Weaver. 

The 21 stories of office space are complimented by nine levels of garage parking and market-leading amenities, including a greenspace amenity deck with entertainment space, tenant lounge, a fully equipped conference center and a state-of-the-art fitness facility with locker rooms.

The retail space at The Union Dallas is fully leased and anchored by Uptown’s only full-service grocer, Tom Thumb, as well as the first and only locations in Dallas for restaurant concepts The Henry, North Italia and TacoLingo.

For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center Web page: U.S. newsroom.

Deal secured by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP (“HFF”) prior to being acquired by JLL on July 1, 2019. Co-brokerage services provided by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.


 Kimberly Steele
 JLL Senior Associate
 Public Relations
Phone: +1 713 852 3420

Sale of New York Country Estate that Inspired James Bond Novels Listed at $3 Million

Black Hole Hollow Farm, a New York country estate where former British intelligence officer-turned-author Ian Fleming wrote parts of his James Bond thrillers

Photo credit: LandVest                        Source:

Ian Fleming

BLACK HOLE HOLLOW FARM, CAMBRIDGE, NY -- A New York country estate, Black Hole Hollow Farm, where former British intelligence officer-turned-author, Ian Fleming, wrote parts of his James Bond thrillers, Diamonds Are Forever (1956) and Goldfinger (1959) is for sale at $2.95 million/

Fleming's View of James Bond
as Played by Actor Hoagy Carmichael.
Posted by Wikipedia.

Black Hole Hollow Farm is located near Cambridge, NY and 30 miles to Saratoga, NY.

It was then the home of his dear friend John Felix Charles Ivar Bryce, also a former British intelligence officer, whose wife was an Atlantic & Pacific heiress, Josephine Huntington Hartford.

John Felix Charles Ivar Bryce
(Real name, Ivar Bryce).
 As posted by Wikipedia

Ian was joined by other illustrious guests such as Princess Margaret and Jackie Kennedy, but Fleming was a long-term houseguest on numerous occasions. The farm has recently been listed for sale, priced at $2.95 million.

 Josephine Huntington Hartford
(as posted by Wikipedia)

Nestled within 440 lush acres of woods, pasture and flower gardens, the 1770’s-era main house of 8,143 square feet includes eight bedrooms, seven baths, multiple fireplaces, formal and family rooms, an office, large kitchen and dining room for large dinner parties.

Princess Margaret 
Well cared for, the home is spacious enough to get lost in, but the farm’s crowning glory - and likely where Fleming spent much of his time - is the spectacular greenhouse opening to a large, roofed garden room.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis

 Like being in a cultivated jungle, it has the sound of water in a koi pond and paths winding through the greenery.

Daniel Craig
Fleming often stayed in guest quarters known as the Yellow Room where he would take long treks into the woods surrounding the estate.
In an old guest register, Fleming once wrote, “Lived here like a king — an uninvited one — in fragrant and luxurious solitude.”
There are also four dwellings: the lodge and cottage, each with three bedrooms; the two-bedroom Federal House; and the former milk house - now a one-bedroom home. Other amenities include a maple syrup-production facility, an outdoor swimming pool and three stocked ponds.
Few fictional characters have been as popular to both men and women as Bond, James Bond. Men want to be him and women?

With 12 novels, 24 movies (soon to be 25) and two Academy-award-winning songs (Skyfall by Adele and Writing’s on the Wall by Sam Smith), the James Bond brand has been one of the world’s most profitable with over $17 billion in sales.

Story Jenks

Bond was invented by Fleming in 1953 and legend has it that it may have been while he was staying at Black Hole Hollow Farm.

Though Fleming died in 1964, Bond films continued to be big hits. Now, for the first time in five years, a new James Bond film, No Time To Die, will hit the theaters in April. It will be the current Bond actor, Daniel Craig’s, final time playing the role.

The listing agent is Story Jenks of LandVest, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, Woodstock, Vermont.


Genelle C. Brown
Content Manager, Media Division
Phone:  434-480-4504

Twitter:  @toptenrealestat 

Multicultural Team of Luxury Residential Specialists Join Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate in Orlando, FL

 Roberto and Sheila Cardona

ORLANDO, FL – Real Estate Professionals Roberto and Sheila Cardona, recently joined the sales staff at Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate.

The Cardona Team, both fluent in Spanish and English, have more than eight years of experience in Florida residential real estate focusing on the luxury segment of the market, and facilitating sales and purchases for high net worth individuals.  

As a broker in Puerto Rico as well, Roberto Cardona specializes in luxury waterfront properties.

Sheila Cardona, a real estate professional with strong business skills and strong results is dedicated to delivering exceptional communication and a personalized service that brings a unique and innovative approach to real estate.

As a veteran of the military where Roberto’s service consistently commanded superior performance and maximum reliability he applies the acquired traits of initiative, decisiveness and determination to real estate to conquers any challenge.

Residents of Lake Nona , the Cardonas have extensive knowledge of the area.  They are among the prestigious membership of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and the exclusive community of Ryan Serhant Million Dollar Listing Stars. 

When taking time off from real estate deals the Cardonas are heavily involved in music. That passion has made it possible for them to circulate in the entertainment world and mingle with celebrities, who are often the buyers and sellers of high end properties that they serve with their high level of expertise, multi-cultural and worldwide network of contacts. 

With five central Florida offices Regal | Christie’s hires the industry’s top performing agents to provide buyers and sellers of luxury real estate an unparalleled level of customer service.


Patrick Gould, Regional Sales Manager, Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate, 407-770-8470 (call/text) or
Chris Christensen, Broker/Owner, Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate, 407-312-8003 or

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc., 
407-644-4142, 407-461-3781 or