Master Planned by Jim Lake Companies

The high-heeled and high-toned guests at May’s opening of the high-end showrooms at 150 Turtle Creek Boulevard are duly impressed. Visitors search out their host, the scion of a wealthy developer and collector, a former high-school football star, whose name appears on the blue-and-white “For Lease” signs next to seemingly ever y gallery opening they’ve…

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“Can little apartments fit urban Big D lifestyle? Historic hotel hopes so”

Dallas’ oldest hotel may find new life with the latest apartment living trend. The 111-year-old Ambassador Hotel just south of downtown Dallas was bought last year by a partnership headed by local real estate developer and investor Jim Lake Jr. Lake plans to convert the one-time luxury hotel overlooking the downtown skyline into about 100…

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY

A low cost of doing business, an abundance of land, low taxes, and a business-friendly environment. Those are just a few of the reasons companies are discovering Southern Dallas County. It’s also the location. The region’s transportation infrastructure – multiple interstate highways, rail lines, and airports – allows businesses to serve the entire North American…

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Meet Amanda Moreno: The queen of Oak Cliff real estate

Sweat trickled down Amanda Moreno’s skin as she sat another clint in a swivel chair within her small salon on Davis Street. The Dallas entrepreneur had hoped — along with her customers — that her landlord would install an air conditioner to shield her and the clients from the unrelenting heat in August that often…

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An exclusive look inside Dallas’ historic Ambassador Hotel

Before acquiring the historic Ambassador Hotel, Dallas native Jim Lake Jr. had been looking to buy an adaptive reuse project in the Cedars neighborhood to build on the success started by Dallas developer Jack Matthews. “We’d been looking at the market for some time and when I looked at the hotel, I fell in love…

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Century-old Ambassador Hotel to be apartments, rooftop bar with Dallas skyline view

Developers who purchased a century-old Dallas hotel are working on plans to convert the empty building into apartments. The historic Ambassador Hotel just south of downtown opened in 1905. It’s Dallas’ oldest surviving hotel building. A partnership headed by developer Jim Lake Jr. bought the Ambassador almost a year ago with plans to convert it…

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Jim Lake-led team buys historic Ambassador Hotel in Dallas for redevelopment

A limited partnership led by Jim Lake Cos. has bought the historic Ambassador Hotel in downtown Dallas, and plans to redevelop the property at the southeast corner of Interstate 30 and S. Ervay St. The partnership, Ambassador Hotel Partners LP, bought the property from a Christian-based nonprofit based in Illinois called, Institute in Basic Life…

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Who’d Have Thunk It

Who’d Have Thunk It: The Dallas Design District Is Becoming the Hottest New ‘Hood in Dallas for Young Urbanites…and The New York Times is WRONG! Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Published on CandysDirt.com on April 23, 2012 by Candace Evans   Update, 5:02 p.m.: I am delighted to report that the New York Times was completely…

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