Industry veteran Eliza Solender shares the repeat offenders she's seen over the past three decades in the business.
A longtime North Texas health care organization is moving its headquarters to the Baylor University Medical Center campus in Old East Dallas.
Less availability of affordable rent in desired locations, stricter zoning requirements, and a desire to have more control over their property have led many nonprofit organizations to consider purchasing real estate.
Solender/Hall Negotiates with Catholic Charities to House All Non-Shelter Services for Family Gateway
Family Gateway, which provides stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness, has increased its capacity to serve more North Texas families through the opening of the new Simmons Family Gateway Resource Center.
Solender/Hall president says Nonprofit organizations are seeing more of their budgets going toward rent as they struggle to stay in city areas that are easily accessible.
The Texas Wine Business Is Rapidly Growing, And With That Growth, There Are Real Estate Opportunities.
Solender/Hall’s Eliza Solender Talks About How Real Estate 101 Helps Nonprofits Navigate Complicated Issues.
On today’s episode, we reminisce about the 10-year anniversary of TREC’s Real Estate 101 program with instructor Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall, Inc.!
Power Women: She Ran Out The Clock In Her Brief TV Career, But Eliza Solender Landed In CRE Right On Time
As president and a broker at Solender/Hall, a commercial real estate consulting company, Eliza Solender is able to bring decades of experience in everything from human resources, university education and real estate to the world of commercial real estate.
Transactions involving these groups differ dramatically from typical commercial leases. Here’s how.
When Eliza Solender ’73 got to Emerson College, she found that what she wanted to learn couldn’t be covered by any one major. So she forged her own path.
Listen up, class; Professor Solender is going to lay out the basics of putting together a private or charter school deal.
Eliza Solender heads boutique commercial real estate company Solender/Hall Inc., representing nonprofit organizations and small- to medium-sized companies throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Since 1991, Solender has been representing clients such as Metrocare Services, Dallas CASA, and the American Institute of Architects’ Dallas chapter.
How networking with unexpected people can lead to unexpected business opportunities such as serving on the board of directors for other organizations.
Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall is proud to announce the selection of their deal with AIA Dallas/Dallas Center for Architecture as the winner for the Neighborhood Impact category of the Best Real Estate Deals in Dallas 2018 Award by the Dallas Business Journal.
Eliza Solender is pleased to be included in D Magazine's list of Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers in DFW for the year 2018, under the Office Tenant Rep category.
Eliza Solender, president of Solender/Hall, Inc., has been a part of The Family Place’s progress since the earliest days. Recruited to serve on the board by our founder and first board president, Gerry Beer, Eliza became our third board president following Margaret Estes, and served from 1985 to 1987.
How to work with your spouse when each of you have a valuable set of skills to benefit your business.
From 1985 to 2018, AIA Dallas' real estate decisions show how forward-thinking the professional organization is.
Mujeres Banderas III, a long-time real estate partnership comprised primarily of CREW members in Dallas and San Francisco, recently closed on the sale of a 16,000-square-foot warehouse property in Southern Dallas.
For the eighth consecutive year, TREC Foundation is presenting its Real Estate 101 For Nonprofits course. During five sessions from August through December, nearly 200 Dallas nonprofits will learn how to make informed real estate decisions through a curriculum and lecture series I’ve developed.
Under certain circumstances, it pays to assess a market’s real estate the old-fashioned way.
A conversation with a millennial broker who's working towards achieving financial security.
A policy on accepting real estate gifts can go a long way in avoiding any misunderstandings down the road.
Solender/Hall President Eliza Solender shares nine tips that can mitigate liabilities involved.
Researching properties is a tedious process. The commercial real estate databases and Google play major roles in any research. However, I always the Dallas County Appraisal District website is where I find some of my most valuable information.
Back in the 1980s, there were a lot of articles and books about power lunching. The most popular book on the subject was, “Power Lunching: How You Can Profit from a More Effective Lunch Strategy” by Ligita Lienhart and Melvin Pisel.
Even in this booming commercial real estate environment, you or your clients may be faced with the dilemma of holding real estate they no longer want and are having a difficult time selling it. Rather than holding on to it with all the expenses and liabilities of continuing ownership, an alternative is giving the real estate to a legitimate charity that can benefit from the gift.
Attached you will find a template that can be used to create a company's Gifts of Real Property Policy and Proocedure document. The Purpose of this documente is to define the policies and procedures for accepting proposed gifts of real property to Organization.
“The Real Estate Council’s emphasis on giving back drives Foundation’s philanthropic efforts,” Dallas Morning News, October 18, 2015
The Real Estate Council not only represents over 1,700 real estate professionals and 500 companies throughout North Texas, it also aids local governments and needy individuals and families through its various philanthropic and educational endeavors.
So often it is not the size of the real estate deal or even the property that makes it very special. That is the case with the recent agreement I helped negotiate between the Deaf Action Center (DAC) and Cathedral of Hope.
“Women in Business 2015: Eliza Solender, President, Solender/Hall Inc.” Dallas Business Journal, August 28, 2015
From transforming a former bowling alley into the Dallas Children’s Theater, a doctor’s office into one of Dallas’ top-rated restaurants and a church publication’s office into the SPCA’s new home, Eliza Solender has helped shape the face of North Texas.
Mi Escuelita Preschool recently purchased the former Chapel Hills Presbyterian Church property at 10210 Webb Chapel Road in Dallas.
Let’s talk trash. I mean real trash! I have been doing a lot of thinking about trash and the message it sends about a property because ...
Named a Top Contributor “The Millionaire Broker in the Office Next Door by Eliza Solender” Christine Perez, D Real Estate Annual 2015
A lot of savvy commercial real estate brokers have very quietly amassed a lot of personal money. But how did they do it?
When someone is described as a philanthropist, we think of a wealthy individual who is giving away millions of dollars, perhaps as ...
Solender/Hall prez Eliza Solender is known for repping non-profit orgs in all of their real estate needs.
I cringe whenever someone calls me a Realtor. What bothers me is that the person calling me a Realtor clearly does not see the difference between a residential or commercial real estate professional. Those of us in the industry know there is a huge difference!
I had lunch a couple of weeks ago with two young agents celebrating a deal we had just completed. They asked if I had any advice for ...
Solender/Hall Completes Sale of Unity Church of Dallas Land for New Gated Upscale Community on Forest Lane June 19, 2014
Representing the Unity Church of Dallas, Eliza Solender and Gary Scott of Solender/Hall announced that they have completed the sale of a 3.8537-acre site on Forest Lane to CADG Forest Lane 18, LLC, under a contract with Charles Hicks of Hicks III Investments.
Lifenet Texas, a local nonprofit that helps rebuild the lives of people in need, has purchased its current 18,000-square-foot building along with three adjacent buildings so that it can increase services in the Lake Highlands area.
I have become an expert in having my nonprofit clients be rejected by landlords, and this is not a particularly satisfying ...
In one deal with big benefits to the community, Solender Hall, a commercial real estate firm specializing in nonprofit transactions, helped two nonprofit organizations remain neighbors next to the Wilson Historic District so that they could expand their work on behalf of North Texas children.
Solender/Hall announced that it has completed a lease for Perky Poodle Grooming & Boutique’s new 2,100 square foot location at 4560 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 126, Dallas, at the Shops at Mockingbird.
If Dallas-Fort Worth finds itself short of construction cranes, Neal Sleeper and I can tell you where to find them; they’ve gone to ...
As a commercial real estate brokerage professional, I spend a lot of time helping clients develop a real estate strategic plan. The ...
I cringe whenever someone calls me a Realtor. Technically a Realtor must be a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), an ...
The great thing about working in commercial real estate is that you never stop learning. Earlier this year I learned about Accident ...
I received some interesting emails following the publication of my last post. I must say there are certainly some creative ...
Today's commercial real estate industry features a more diverse population than ever before, thanks in large part to some very proactive individuals and companies.
“Will the landlord donate leased space to us as a charitable gift?” or “Can’t the landlord lease us space at a below market rate and take the difference as a donation?” I get asked some version of these two questions every week.
“Will the landlord donate leased space to us as a charitable gift?” or “Can’t the landlord lease us space at a below market rate and ...
Sometimes it is good to reflect on past experiences and how they have influenced your career, with an eye toward how they might apply ...
During the 2012 Convention & Marketplace, the Commercial Real Estate Women Network honored eight women for outstanding leadership contributions to the industry and women's professional advancement.
“The Big Picture Extraordinary People Doing the Extra Ordinary,” LIFElines Official Newsletter of AIDS Arms, Inc., Summer/Fall 2012
What happens when you add together entrepreneurship, a passion for serving the community, and almost 35 years of marriage?
We get contacted all the time by retail brokers who know we specialize in representing nonprofit organizations. They usually do so ...
Eliza Solender found her niche helping nonprofits navigate property decisions after following her father, Robert, into the commercial real estate industry.
“Q&A: Elizabeth Solender, Solender/Hall, Inc.,” by Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, July 29 – August 4, 2011.
It's not the rush of the deal but marathon-like patience that somehow drives Eliza Solender to spend anywhere from a year to five years on a commercial real estate transaction.
“Steps for Accepting Gifts of Property With a Mortgage,” Source: Elizabeth Solender, The Major Gifts Report, April 2011.
If your nonprofit receives a bequest that includes a house with a mortgage, your first step is to retain the services of an attorney, appraiser and real estate broker, says Elizabeth E. Solender, president of Solender/Hall, Inc.
In 1991, Eliza Solender, owner of Solender Hall Inc., launched a pioneering commercial real-estate and consulting business catering to the realty needs of nonprofit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“Lagging Behind,” (Corporate Board Diversity) by Karen Nelson, Dallas Business Journal, February 5-11, 2010
Women and minorities are making inroads onto North Texas company boards. Yet, their representation is still shockingly below the national average for public companies.
“Commerical Real Estate Gifts Red Flags” by Elizabeth Solender, The Major Gifts Report, December 2009.
Be careful when accepting gifts of real estate, warns Elizabeth E. Solender, president of Solender/Hall, Inc. (Dallas, TX), a company that specializes in nonprofit commercial real estate.
Eliza Solender's service mentality is being put to the test these days.
“Accepting Gifts of Real Estate in a Down Economy” by Elizabeth Solender, The Major Gifts Report, April, 2009.
Determining whether to accept a gift of real estate depends on the type of real estate and the organization's needs, says Elizabeth E. Solender, president, Solender/Hall, Inc.
Corporations, foundations and individuals often face the dilemma of holding real estate they no longer want.
Each year, Our Friends Place presents the Ebby Award to a deserving individual who has significantly contributed to the advancement of girls and young women in North Texas.
“Charter School Operator Adds Three Campuses,” by Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal, August 24, 2007.
The nonprofit charter school operator is opening Williams Preparatory at 1750 Viceroy Drive in Dallas, the Hampton Campus at 8915 Hampton Road in Dallas and Summit lntemational Preparatory at 1100 Roosevelt St. in Arlington for the 2007-2008 school year.
“Do You Have a Policy for Real Estate Gifts?” by Elizabeth Solender, Nonprofit World, May/June, 2007.
In a tough economy, nonprofits need to seek donations other than the usual appreciated stocks and personal checks.
In the spring of 2005, the Dallas professional association affiliate of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) was enjoying tremendous success.
“Uplift Education Looking for Two New School Sites,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, July 14-20, 2006.
Uplift Education is looking for a few good buildings.
“SPCA Closes on Purchase of Building,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, June 9-15, 2006.
The SPCA of Texas has closed on the purchase of UMR Communications' 72,000-square-foot facility at Lone Star Park in Dallas.
“Senior Support Group Purchases Big Building,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, May 26-June 1, 2006.
The baby boomers are coming, and The Senior Source of Greater Dallas is getting ready.
Presenting a check for $100,00 to the CREW Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Commercial Real Estate Women network, is Elizabeth Trocchio, right, executive managing director of Cushman & Wakefield of Texas Inc.
“Medisend Swallows Growth Pill,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, July 29-August 4, 2005.
Nonprofit wants to send more medical supplies abroad.
“SPCA Plots Move as Road Project Nears,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, December 24-30, 2004.
A study to be released in January by the SPCA of Texas indicates the time is right for a $7.5 million capital campaign to replace the SPCA's Dallas headquarters.
“Nonprofit Buys New Building for Aging Center,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, March 5-11, 2004.
American Foundation for the Blind to showcase new technologies.
Steven Pace scoured building throughout the area looking for a location for his nonprofit agency that would provide easy access via bus and allow for construction of a commercial-size kitchen.
The Association of Executive Search Consultant, New York City, has revised its professional practice guidelines for the first time in six years.
“Lending to Charities: It’s Good Business!,” by Elizabeth Solender, Philanthropy in Texas, July/August, 2001.
Dramatically increasing rental rates, stricter zoning laws, and more generous donors are driving a significant number of charitable organizations to purchase real estate.
“Lending to Charities It’s Good Business,” by Elizabeth Solender, Commercial Lender, 2nd Quarter 2000.
Dramatically increasing rental rates, stricter zoning laws, and more generous donors are driving a significant number of charitable organizations to purchase real estate.
“A Win for all sides involved: Giving gifts of real estate,” by Elizabeth Solender & John Hufnagle, Washington Business Journal, September, 1999.
Frequently, corporations, foundation and individuals are faced with the dilemma of holding reals estate they no longer want.
“Rent or Buy? How to Choose a Place of Your Own,” by Elizabeth E. Solender, Nonprofit World, Vol. 16, No 2, March/April, 1998.
Most nonprofit organizations count real estate costs second only to personnel costs in their budgets.
“Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth,” by Elizabeth E. Solender and Cynthia Wilson Krause, Nonprofit World, Vol. 16, No. 1, January/February, 1998.
The phone rings, and a prospective donor offers you "valuable" real estate worth far more than your typical contribution.
“Setting the Ground Rules for Contributions of Real Estate,” by Cynthia Wilson Krause & Elizabeth E. Solender, Journal of Taxation of Exempt Organizations, Vol. 9, No. 3, November/December, 1997.
The telephone rings and a prospective donor offers a "valuable" piece of real estate- worth far more than a typical contribution-to the executive director of a charity.
“Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Receiving Gifts of Real Estate,” by Eliza Solender & Cynthia Wilson Krause, Fund Raising Management, November, 1997.
For charities, it's not wise to accept real estate gifts on impulse. The best way to be prepared is to establish policies and procedures for accepting gifts of real estate from a prospective donor.
“Wearing One Hat: Avoiding the Real Estate Trap on a Nonprofit Board,” by Eliza Solender, Philanthropy in Texas, June, 1997.
Real estate transactions involve some of the most significant business decisions made by a nonprofit organization.
“Planning for Non-Profit Real Estate Differs from Business World,” by Eliza Solender, Fund Raising Management, March, 1997.
Most non-profit organizations count real estate costs second only to those of personnel in the budget.
“When the Land is Free,” by Elizabeth Solender & Cynthia Wilson Krause, National Society of Fund Raising Executives, 1997.
A gift of real estate has more potential than most gifts to become a liability for an organization. A not-for-profit needs clear policies for evaluating and accepting such gifts.