Crown Centre positioned to be center of Amazon’s universe

Bright Realty’s Crown Centre development was mentioned as a candidate among possible Dallas-area sites for Amazon’s second headquarters in today’s Dallas... Read more »

Bright Realty’s Crown Centre development was mentioned as a candidate among possible Dallas-area sites for Amazon’s second headquarters in today’s Dallas Morning News. The article cited the positive attributes of Bright Realty’s 135-acre site, noting “Crown Centre at Castle Hills would have more than enough space for Amazon and nearby housing for employees.” The Crown Centre site is located at SH121 and FM544 (Parker Road) in Lewisville, with land development activities completed.

In a map that accompanied the front-page article, Crown Centre is shown among 15 potential sites that were pitched to the retail giant. “The map clearly demonstrates the ideal location of Crown Centre in the middle of the metroplex and only 15 minutes to the airport,” said Eric Stanley, Bright Realty president & COO. The immediate area around Castle Hills is already home to DFW’s biggest relocations, including Toyota North America (4,100 jobs), Liberty Mutual (5,000 jobs), JP Morgan Chase (4,800 jobs) and AmeriSourceBergen Corp. (3,000 jobs). “If the Lewisville site were selected, Amazon’s second headquarters would bring 50,000 jobs over the next decade,” he added.

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Bright Realty’s Innovative VRF System Wins National Award

Bright Realty’s luxury multi-family project Discovery at The Realm was recognized with a Platinum Best in American Living award by the National... Read more »

Bright Realty’s luxury multi-family project Discovery at The Realm was recognized with a Platinum Best in American Living award by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for its game-changing technology. At an awards gala in Orlando, Florida, as part of the 2018 International Builders Show, Discovery also garnered a Silver award for Best Multifamily Development up to 4 Stories, for Rent.

The project—a 423-unit luxury apartment development within a master-planned community—was recognized for its game-changing use of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology for unparalleled resident comfort. Originally slated to be equipped with traditional HVAC split systems, the developer challenged the team to develop a greenfield solution using VRF technology in a new way to differentiate the project as a high-end development.

Bright Realty challenged its architecture, design, engineering, general contractor, and other key trades to implement a system that solves the typical multi-family-related HVAC issues. The collaboration of myriad team members following the developer’s vision for a better system resulted in a direct, measurable and positive impact on the environment, resources, technology and soon, the multifamily industry. The project is also featured in the 4.5-minute case study video produced by the VRF manufacturer, which was shown at the awards gala to an audience of industry peers.

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Bright Realty’s VRF Featured in Case Study by LG

Bright Realty executives—along with key trades on its Discovery at The Realm project—are featured in a case study video produced by LG Air Conditioning... Read more »

Bright Realty executives—along with key trades on its Discovery at The Realm project—are featured in a case study video produced by LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA, a division of global electronics firm LG. The four-minute video demonstrates how Bright Realty challenged its teams to come up with a greenfield Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) solution that solves the typical HVAC problems facing the multifamily industry.

VRF technology in a multifamily setting is nothing new, but what is groundbreaking in this project is the development of specific engineering, design, construction and software solutions that push the envelope of how VRF can be applied in a multifamily setting for results that are simply outstanding.

The end result is a VRF system that eliminates unsightly condensing “farms” outside of units and unattractive air handlers inside. Run on a centralized system that is more compact, more attractive, less noisy and more efficient, residents appreciate the increased comfort and energy savings of their VRF. While the technology is not seen, it quietly hums, keeping air temperature at consistent levels, while the central controller system monitors usage data at the unit level.

The LG Case Study video may be viewed in its entirety on LG’s Youtube channel at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IPSWjQH0hU&feature=youtu.be

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Discovery Lauded for Architectural Excellence

Discovery at The Realm was the winner of two awards for architectural excellence from the Dallas Builders Association: Best Architectural Design –... Read more »

Discovery at The Realm was the winner of two awards for architectural excellence from the Dallas Builders Association: Best Architectural Design – Multifamily Community, Apartment or Condominium and Best Outdoor Living Space. Both awards were judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, function, and creative use of interior space and creative integration of plan design with site considerations.

“We are pleased to be recognized by the industry for this unique achievement in multifamily community development, and we share this honor with our architectural partners who helped bring the vision for Discovery to life,” said Chris Bright. “Our goal for Discovery was to create a comfortable environment where residents can engage with one another, achieved through thoughtful design and site planning with integrated features desired by today’s luxury tenants,” he added.

Discovery at The Realm is Bright Realty’s luxury apartment project located at Castle Hills Drive and Windhaven Parkway in Castle Hills. The first phase of the project, consisting of 423 units in 3 buildings, was completed last year. Bright Realty is a Bright Industries company.

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Eric Stanley Joins Expert Panel on 121 Corridor Activity

Bright Realty President & COO Eric Stanley will join a panel of experts at Bisnow’s “121 Corridor Expansion” forum, to be held August 25, 2016, at the... Read more »

Bright Realty President & COO Eric Stanley will join a panel of experts at Bisnow’s “121 Corridor Expansion” forum, to be held August 25, 2016, at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel. The event features developers, owners, investors and government officials addressing the unprecedented growth in real estate development projects in and around the State Highway 121 corridor, which has been especially active in the surrounding market areas from Lewisville, Plano, and Frisco all the way to McKinney. “With our headquarters in Castle Hills in Lewisville, just south of State Highway 121 at Josey, Bright Realty has been at the epicenter of this activity for many years,” says Stanley.

The event includes a keynote address from Brian Loughmiller, mayor of the City of McKinney, with Dan Bowman, executive director and CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation, serving as moderator. Other panelists are leaders from Granite Properties, Hines and Craig Ranch, among others.

Bright Realty is the developer of Castle Hills, a master-planned community with approximately 4,000 single family homes in the SH 121/Lewisville area, with 750 more homes planned in the coming years. This year Bright Realty delivered the first phase of Discovery at The Realm, a 4,000-unit luxury multi-family development that is part of Bright Realty’s planned mixed-use project The Realm at Castle Hills. The Realm will consist of 1.4 million square feet of retail, office, restaurant and entertainment on a total of 324 acres. Also this year Bright Realty completed the first phase of land development for a 150-acre corporate campus along SH 121 known as Crown Centre at Castle Hills. With the infrastructure and the development complete, Bright Realty is proceeding with plans for the first office building which is planned at seven stories with a total of 202,350 rentable square feet. Bright Realty also has several pad sites for lease and sale in the area.

“The region is home to some of the top employers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area including Toyota Motor Company, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Frito Lay, JC Penney, and FedEx Office, all located within minutes of Castle Hills,” says Stanley. “With the employment growth rate in Dallas-Fort Worth at a consistent incline, and a residential population that will continue to expand and thrive, the area will continue to require housing, retail and entertainment to those living and employed in the area.”

Bisnow is a trade outlet that covers commercial real estate both nationally and internationally. For more information about the event, visit:
https://www.bisnow.com/events/dallas-ft-worth/121-Corridor-Expansion-549

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American Legend Homes is #7 in DBJ’s Middle Market 50

American Legend Homes achieved the #7 spot in the Dallas Business Journal’s “Middle Market 50” list, which ranks the top 50 fastest-growing middle market... Read more »

American Legend Homes achieved the #7 spot in the Dallas Business Journal’s “Middle Market 50” list, which ranks the top 50 fastest-growing middle market companies in the DFW area. At a special reception held at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, on June 23, 2016, American Legend Homes CFO Paul Miller accepted the prestigious award on behalf of the organization. The Middle Market 50 is the latest in a string of recognitions that American Legend Homes has received as a result of the record-breaking results the company achieved in 2015. American Legend Homes is a Bright Industries company.

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Bright Industries’ Companies Lead News in Housing Market Coverage

Castle Hills and American Legend Homes were featured in a recent WFAA segment titled “Never Been Hotter” which explored the current state of DFW’s... Read more »

Castle Hills and American Legend Homes were featured in a recent WFAA segment titled “Never Been Hotter” which explored the current state of DFW’s housing boom. The segment on the local ABC affiliate reported directly from Castle Hills with American Legend Homes President Kevin Egan speaking on the demand for new homes. American Legend Homes currently builds in multiple Castle Hills neighborhoods, including Southpointe which served as backdrop for Egan’s on-camera interview. Other American Legend Homes locations may be found in Allen, Carrollton, Celina, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney, Prosper and The Tribute. Castle Hills is developed by Bright Realty. Both Bright Realty and American Legend Homes are Bright Industries companies.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/never-been-hotter-the-housing-boom-in-north-texas/238534560 

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American Legend Homes is 2016 Builder of the Year

American Legend Homes won the prestigious 2016 “Builder of the Year” award from the Dallas Builders Association (DBA), based on outstanding results the... Read more »

American Legend Homes won the prestigious 2016 “Builder of the Year” award from the Dallas Builders Association (DBA), based on outstanding results the company achieved in 2015. The award was presented as part of the DBA’s annual McSAM Awards ceremony, held at the Hotel Intercontinental on May 7, 2016. McSAMs are awarded to Builders, Developers and Associates who have made significant and creative contributions in residential sales and marketing through specific achievements.

The Builder of the Year honor is bestowed on the homebuilder with the best results in Market Performance. Operating under the tagline “Built for the way you live,” American Legend Homes had a record-breaking year in 2015 with 700 home closings—a 52% increase over 2014. Community Involvement is another component of the award, and in 2015 American Legend Homes supported numerous charitable efforts such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys & Girls Club, Manegait, Prosper Economic Development, Taylor Hooton Foundation, Birdies for the Brave, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and The National Kidney Foundation. More than 20 American Legend Homes employees came together in December to help build the 100th Habitat for Humanity home in Celina, part of the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity’s Purple House Project. Another effort impacted Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas in which associates filled the Christmas wish lists of the home’s children.

In addition to the 2016 Builder of the Year award, American Legend Homes received the 2016 award for Best Architectural Design of a Patio Home for their Village at Twin Creeks model. American Legend Homes has received numerous awards in prior years from the DBA for outstanding product design and marketing excellence. American Legend Homes received recognition from the Office of the Secretary of Defense as an Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve as a patriotic employer by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and reserve force.

American Legend Homes is a privately owned and operated Texas-based homebuilding organization with operations throughout the DFW metroplex. Since its first new home closing in 2004, American Legend Homes has grown to be the eighth largest homebuilder in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The award-winning, energy efficient and semi-custom homes are priced from the mid $200s to $600s. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, American Legend Homes is a Bright Industries company.

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