Paul Mitchell The School – San Antonio Opens

Posted on 12.13.07 in Uncategorized

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, December 13, 2007 – The new campus of Paul Mitchell-The School celebrated its’ grand opening on December 12 with a party held in the 25,000 sf studio center located at Loop 410 and Summit Parkway in San Antonio, Texas. Owners, John and Janet Turnage, as well John Paul DeJoria, the CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, were in attendance. The institute will provide education through courses and programs ranging from basic cosmetology to becoming a licensed skin care therapist, as well as training to be an instructor. The school provides another exciting addition to the flourishing northwest side of San Antonio.

In 2004, United Commercial Realty’s Marie Ludeke was selected by John Turnage to use her real estate knowledge and site selection skills for Paul Mitchell – The School. Over the course of the next year, Ludeke evaluated sites that would best fit the tenant’s needs. The former Racquetball & Fitness center at the intersection of Loop 410 and Summit Parkway located on the northwest side provided the right opportunity. Extensive remodeling ensued during 2006 and much of 2007 and the final result was “ready for a close-up” on December 12. Ludeke, who also attended the grand opening, expressed a great sense of accomplishment to see the project come to fruition.

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UCR Urban Announces Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy

Posted on 11.13.07 in Uncategorized

DALLAS, Texas, November 13, 2007 – UCR Urban is pleased to announce our latest retailer representation assignment, Gap Inc. Concepts. Jack Breard, president, UCR Urban, will represent Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy (with David Shelton, vice president) in their expansion strategy throughout Texas. Gap Inc. constantly evolves each brand to better meet their customer’s needs – through innovative and inspiriting design; though convenient and engaging store experiences; and by communicating with people in a way that connects to how they live, work and play.

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UCR Urban Welcomes Newest Team Members

Posted on 2.14.07 in Uncategorized

DALLAS, Texas, February 14, 2007 – UCR Urban has announced the addition of prominent retail real estate leaders J. Michael Nagy and Bob Nagy as newest members of the UCR Urban team. Michael joins UCR Urban as a partner and Bob joins as a vice president.

Prior to joining UCR Urban, Michael served as a principal for Strategic Retail Advisors (SRA) after he merged his own project leasing company, JMN Resources with SRA. He has also been a regional leasing representative and vice president for the Dallas and Boca Raton offices of Urban Retail Properties. Michael brings over 25 years of retail real estate experience including work on projects such as The Streets at Southpoint (Durham), North Star Mall (San Antonio), The Houston Galleria (Houston), Penn Square (Oklahoma City), Woodland Hills (Tulsa) and Citrus Park (Tampa).

“Professionally, Michael’s one of the best retail consultants at putting together lifestyle projects together and personally he is one of the most respected specialty leasing professionals in the business, said Jack Breard, President of UCR Urban. “His experience on national lifestyle projects speaks for itself such as Market Street at Woodlands.”

Robert “Bob” Nagy joins UCR Urban from JMN Resources where he was a partner specializing in the leasing of lifestyle and mixed-use centers nationwide. Prior to JMN Resources, Bob founded one of the nation’s largest grassroots marketing firms, Field Source. He was responsible for the explosive growth the company experienced while working with such clients as Starbucks, MasterCard and Hershey’s.

“With such an extensive marketing background, national and international business experience and knowledge of lifestyle projects, Bob brings a new dimension to the UCR Urban leasing team, said Breard. “Having worked side-by-side with his brother, Michael, this experience has vaulted Bob into being nationally recognized for his innovative ideas and solutions in support of cutting-edge town center projects.”

As lifestyle and specialty project representatives with UCR Urban, Bob and Michael aspire to be a natural extension of their client’s real estate team from advisory, consulting and leasing from both a real estate and a national brand perspective. Bob and Michael, along with the UCR Urban team will be working on lifestyle centers such as:

Alliance Town Center | Phase II, 700,000 sf | Fort Worth, Texas
Ellis Preserve Town Square | 450,000 sf | Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
McEwen Place Town Center | 300,000 sf | Franklin, Tennessee
Market Street at Flowood Town Center | 340,000 sf | Flowood, Mississippi
Market Street – The Woodlands | 496,000 sf | The Woodlands, Texas
River Plaza | 90,000 sf | Fort Worth, Texas
The Corner at Short Pump | 250,000 sf| Richmond, Virginia
University Park Village | 175,000 sf | Fort Worth, Texas
Watters Creek | 890,000 sf | Allen, Texas

With the addition of Michael and Bob’s property listings to the UCR Urban portfolio, we are now advising for and leasing over 5.5 million square feet of lifestyle and mixed-use projects across the United States, including Southlake Town Square, The Shops at Highland Village, Park Lane, Midtowne at Little Rock, Alliance Town Center and Museum Place.

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