I can’t speak to the impact sports has had on the commercial real estate industry, the purview of the Real Estate Council, but I know one way it has affected the residential real estate business: Preston Hollow residents Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion would not have purchased their palatial homes if their professional basketball careers had not brought them to Dallas.
If the NBA lockout has you missing these two and their teammates, perhaps you’d like to attend an event hosted by the Real Estate Council tomorrow morning. Talk show host Norm Hitzges will moderate a discussion about what a big business sports is in this region. Panelists will include Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson; Joshua Price, an assistant professor of economics at UT-Arlington; and Trey Yelverton, Arlington’s deputy city manager of neighborhood services.
The discussion will take place over breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Belo Mansion. The cost for nonmembers is $90. For more information, contact the Real Estate Council at 214-692-3600.