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Life inside the #1 luxury brokerage in Texas: Amazing properties, influential people, a lot of fun



A revealing week in real estate

What the Mario Buatta auction brought; what a famous Texan's villa lives like; and three ways the luxury world is changing. (Are you ready to get phygital?) Read all about it: House of the Year, Third Place: A Cantilevered Colorado Home Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright – Wall Street Journal 3 takeaways from the latest trends in home goods and brands – Inman A Modern Mansion On Malibu’s Tony Beachfront Lists For $115 Million – Wall Street Journal Inside Houston Restaurateur Johnny Carrabba’s Memorial [...]

How you put the happy in our birthday

More wow for your Friday: Wait till you read what Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty president and CEO Robbie Briggs says is the #1 reason for the brokerage’s 60 years of success. His weekly letter today in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal has them talking. (All the way to the east and west coasts, and throughout the entire state of Texas, where our ad appeared today.) Here it is: This year marks our 60th anniversary — a milestone [...]

Where the ideas really flow

One of the things to love about North Texas is the extraordinarily imaginative spirit that exists in our businesses here.

This is a place where ideas take flight — fertile ground where the likes of business magnate Ross Perot, Nina Vaca of Pinnacle Group, businessman Mark Cuban and Amber Venz Box of RewardStyle are encouraged to spread their wings and fly, often in the face of doubters and [...]

When disruption doesn't work

Business disruptors rule — or so we’ve been told. And while disruption can pose threats, it can also provide opportunities. We all know the stories of upstarts such as Lyft, Airbnb, Houzz and Bitcoin. Transportation, hospitality, retail, currency and more: There are disruptors operating in nearly every sector. But just because there is
calculated chaos in any given arena
doesn’t mean the upstart is destined
for success. Legacy organizations have outwitted disruptive rivals [...]

How one artist is transforming a city's forgotten buildings

There are reasons that the private spaces of the 2018 Nasher Prize winner work their way into his compelling art. (And vice versa.) Jeremy Strick, the director of the Nasher Sculpture Center, reports from inside a singular, spellbinding world.

Principal photographs by Nan Coulter

[caption id="attachment_56663" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Theaster Gates in a pottery room in his studio in Chicago. In his work, he incorporates sculpture, ceramics, performance, music and [...]

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