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11 Common Mistakes Made in Commercial Real Estate Deals

Industry veteran Eliza Solender shares the repeat offenders she's seen over the past three decades in the ...

Prism HQ plans move to Baylor

Left to Right: Chris Lipscomb -Transwestern, Eliza Solender - Solender/Hall, Inc., Dr. John Carlo -  Prism Health North Texas,Dr. ...

The Business Case for Lending to Nonprofit Organizations

Eliza Solender is president of Solender/Hall, Inc. and serves on the board of directors of Origin Bancorp. Lenders with little ...

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 ...

Squeezed Out: Solving the Office Building Gentrification Problem for Nonprofit Organizations

Solender/Hall president says Nonprofit organizations are seeing more of their budgets going toward rent as they struggle to stay in ...

The Real Estate Behind That Glass of Texas Wine

Courtesy of Lost Oak Winery, Burleson, Texas The Texas wine business is rapidly growing, and with that growth, there are ...

Helping Nonprofits Help Themselves

Justin Terveen Solender/Hall's Eliza Solender talks about how Real Estate 101 helps nonprofits navigate complicated issues. When ...

TRECcast: Eliza Solender on 10 Years of Real Estate 101

On today’s episode, we reminisce about the 10-year anniversary of TREC’s Real Estate 101 program with instructor Eliza Solender of ...

Power Women: She Ran Out The Clock In Her Brief TV Career, But Eliza Solender Landed In CRE Right On Time

This limited series profiles DFW Power Women who have made their mark in the Dallas-Fort Worth commercial real estate ...

A Growing Area of Real Estate: Religious Organizations as Landlords

Pixabay Transactions involving these groups differ dramatically from typical commercial leases. Here’s how. Churches and other ...

Building A Vision

Expression, The Magazine of Emerson College, Fall (PDF Version here) by Erin Clossey In Dallas, Eliza Solender ‘73 is helping ...

CRE Opinion: Schoolhouse Rocks, Nuts, and Bolts

Via iStock Listen up, class; Professor Solender is going to lay out the basics of putting together a private or charter school ...

My Day: Eliza Solender – DCEO

BY AMY ROH PUBLISHED IN D CEO AUGUST 2018 PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY ROH Eliza Solender heads boutique commercial real ...

CRE Opinion: Networking My Way to NASDAQ and Times Square

shutterstock How networking with unexpected people can lead to unexpected business opportunities such as serving on the board of ...

Proud Winner of the Best Real Estate Deals in Dallas 2018 Award

Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall is proud to announce the selection of their deal with AIA Dallas/Dallas Center for Architecture as the ...

Eliza Solender named to The Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Dallas-Fort Worth 2018

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 ...

Inside The Family Place – 40 Stories for 40 Years: Eliza Solender

Eliza Solender, president of Solender/Hall, Inc., has been a part of The Family Place’s progress since the earliest days. Recruited to ...

CRE Opinion: Tips for Working with Your Spouse

How to work with your spouse when each of you have a valuable set of skills to benefit your business. “Your work with your husband! ...

CRE Opinion: How AIA Dallas Has Been an Urban Pioneer

From 1985 to 2018, AIA Dallas' real estate decisions show how forward-thinking the professional organization is. The American ...

Mujeres Banderas Announces Closing of Southern Dallas Real Estate Asset

Dallas (Dallas County) - Mujeres Banderas III, a long-time real estate partnership comprised primarily of CREW members in Dallas and ...

Real Estate 101 for Nonprofits Returns for Eighth Year

For the eighth consecutive year, TREC Foundation is presenting its Real Estate 101 For Nonprofits course. During five sessions from ...

CRE Opinion: Sometimes You Have to Get in Your Car

Under certain circumstances, it pays to assess a market’s real estate the old-fashioned way. Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall ...

CRE Opinion: Progress Toward Making That First Million In CRE

A conversation with a millennial broker who's working towards achieving financial security. It is hard to believe that I wrote my ...

Eliza Solender: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth—Advice on Accepting Gifts of Real Estate

A policy on accepting real estate gifts can go a long way in avoiding any misunderstandings down the road. It is the dream of every ...

Eliza Solender: DCAD Data—Big Changes

Eliza Solender Solender/Hall President Eliza Solender shares nine tips that can mitigate liabilities involved. When I wrote ...

Eliza Solender: Tips For Leveraging DCAD Data

Researching properties is a tedious process. The commercial real estate databases and Google play major roles in any research. ...

Eliza Solender: Power Lunching 2016

Back in the 1980s, there were a lot of articles and books about power lunching. The most popular book on the subject was, “Power ...

Eliza Solender: This Could be the Right Time to Give a Gift of Real Estate

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Eliza Solender: This Could be the Right Time to Give a Gift of Real Estate

Even in this booming commercial real estate environment, you or your clients may be faced with the dilemma of holding real estate they ...

“Gifts of Real Property Policy and Procedure,” by Elizabeth Solender, 2002 (Updated 2014)

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“The Real Estate Council’s emphasis on giving back drives Foundation’s philanthropic efforts,” Dallas Morning News, October 18, 2015

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A Very Special Deal

So often it is not the size of the real estate deal or even the property that makes it very special. Full Story

Eliza Solender: A Very Special Deal

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 ...

“Women in Business 2015: Eliza Solender, President, Solender/Hall Inc.” Dallas Business Journal, August 28, 2015

Women in Business 2015: Eliza Solender, President, Solender/Hall Inc. From transforming a former bowling alley into the Dallas ...

“School Purchases Property for New Headquarters,” Dallas Morning News, May, 15, 2015

Eliza Solender: Talking Trash, and the Importance of First Impressions

Pride of ownership and professionalism should not be limited to Class A properties. Full Story

Eliza Solender: Talking Trash, and the Importance of First Impressions

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

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It’s Time to Become a Philanthropist

Most of us have had a pretty successful 2014. As we approach the end of the year, I want to encourage my commercial real estate ...

Eliza Solender: It’s Time to Become a Philanthropist

When someone is described as a philanthropist, we think of a wealthy individual who is giving away millions of dollars, perhaps as ...

“What You Don’t Know About Eliza Solender,” Bisnow, October 1, 2014

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Realtor vs. Salesperson vs. Broker

I cringe whenever someone calls me a Realtor. What bothers me is that the person calling me a Realtor clearly does not see the ...

The Millionaire Broker in the Office Next Door

There are a lot of savvy commercial real estate brokers, who very quietly have amassed a lot of personal money. But how did they do ...

Eliza Solender: The Millionaire Broker in the Office Next Door

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

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Solender/Hall Helps Lifenet Texas Purchase Buildings to Expand Services

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“Not In My Building!”

I have become an expert in having my nonprofit clients be rejected by landlords, and this is not a particularly satisfying ...

Eliza Solender: “Not In My Building!”

I have become an expert in having my nonprofit clients be rejected by landlords, and this is not a particularly satisfying ...

Solender/Hall Helps Two Nonprofit Organizations Put Real Estate to Work for Their Missions

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Solender/Hall Finds New Location for Dallas Institution Perky Poodle

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Real Estate Takeaways From Morocco

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 ...

Eliza Solender: Real Estate Takeaways From Morocco

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 ...

Using CRE Skills in Your Own Neighborhoods

Commercial real estate professionals have so many valuable skills. Using them to improve our own neighborhoods is just one of the many ...

Eliza Solender: Using CRE Skills in Your Own Neighborhoods

As a commercial real estate brokerage professional, I spend a lot of time helping clients develop a real estate strategic plan. The ...

Eliza Solender: Realtor vs. Salesperson vs. Broker

I cringe whenever someone calls me a Realtor. Technically a Realtor must be a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), an ...

Eliza Solender: Beware of APZs and PRZs

The great thing about working in commercial real estate is that you never stop learning. Earlier this year I learned about Accident ...

Beware of APZs and RPZs

Our client purchased a great property in Fort Worth for a new school. A newspaper article about the new school was followed by a ...

Donating Leased Space – Cont’d

I received some interesting emails following the publication of my last post. I must say there are certainly some creative landlords ...

Eliza Solender: Donating Leased Space, Ctd.

I received some interesting emails following the publication of my last post. I must say there are certainly some creative ...

“Top Women in Commercial Real Estate,” Commercial Property Executive, March, 2013

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Donating Leased Space – It’s Not What You Think

“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 ...

Eliza Solender: Donating Leased Space—It’s Not What You Think

“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 ...

Involvement Leads To Rewards

Sometimes it is good to reflect on past experiences and how they have influenced your career, with an eye toward how they might apply ...

Eliza Solender: Involvement Leads to Rewards

Sometimes it is good to reflect on past experiences and how they have influenced your career, with an eye toward how they might apply ...

“Making an Impact,” Commercial Property Executive, November, 2012

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“The Big Picture Extraordinary People Doing the Extra Ordinary,” LIFElines Official Newsletter of AIDS Arms, Inc., Summer/Fall 2012

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Eliza Solender: Nontraditional Users Make Great Retail Tenants

We get contacted all the time by retail brokers who know we specialize in representing nonprofit organizations. They usually do so ...

“Deep in Hollow Eliza Solender,” Preston Hollow People, August 12, 2011

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“Q&A: Elizabeth Solender, Solender/Hall, Inc.,” by Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, July 29 – August 4, 2011.

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“Steps for Accepting Gifts of Property With a Mortgage,” Source: Elizabeth Solender, The Major Gifts Report, April 2011.

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“Office Space,” by Joyce Finn, MARCH Magazine, November, 2010.

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“Lagging Behind,” (Corporate Board Diversity) by Karen Nelson, Dallas Business Journal, February 5-11, 2010

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“Commerical Real Estate Gifts Red Flags” by Elizabeth Solender, The Major Gifts Report, December 2009.

Commerical Real Estate Gifts Red Flags" by Elizabeth Solender, The Major Gifts Report, December 2009.

“Two Minutes with Eliza Solender,” by SP Hormillosa, Dallas Business Journal, August 21-27, 2009

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“Accepting Gifts of Real Estate in a Down Economy” by Elizabeth Solender, The Major Gifts Report, April, 2009.

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“Giving Counsel,” The Dallas Foundation, Fall, 2008.

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“Ebby Award,” People Newspapers, May 30, 2008.

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“Public Eye,” Dallas Business Journal, May 2-8, 2008.

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“American Institute of Architects to House Dallas Center for Architecture,” by Pegasus News Wire, January 22, 2008.

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“Dallas AIA is moving to Uptown,” by Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News, January 22, 2008.

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“Charter School Operator Adds Three Campuses,” by Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal, August 24, 2007.

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“Charter School Operator Adds Three Campuses,” by Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal, August 24, 2007.

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“Do You Have a Policy for Real Estate Gifts?” by Elizabeth Solender, Nonprofit World, May/June, 2007.

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“Are You Audit Ready?” by Elizabeth Solender, Associations Now, September, 2006.

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“Uplift Education Looking for Two New School Sites,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, July 14-20, 2006.

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“SPCA Closes on Purchase of Building,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, June 9-15, 2006.

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“Senior Support Group Purchases Big Building,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, May 26-June 1, 2006.

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“CREW Careers,” Dallas Business Journal, February 24 – March 2, 2006.

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“Medisend Swallows Growth Pill,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, July 29-August 4, 2005.

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“SPCA Plots Move as Road Project Nears,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, December 24-30, 2004.

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“Nonprofit Buys New Building for Aging Center,” by Cynthia D. Webb, Dallas Business Journal, March 5-11, 2004.

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“Leases Profit Nonprofits,” by Stephanie Patrick, Dallas Business Journal, May 30 – June 5, 2003.

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“Evaluating Real Estate Gifts,” by Elizabeth Solender, Association Management, February, 2003

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“Lending to Charities: It’s Good Business!,” by Elizabeth Solender, Philanthropy in Texas, July/August, 2001.

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“Lending to Charities It’s Good Business,” by Elizabeth Solender, Commercial Lender, 2nd Quarter 2000.

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“A Win for all sides involved: Giving gifts of real estate,” by Elizabeth Solender & John Hufnagle, Washington Business Journal, September, 1999.

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“Rent or Buy? How to Choose a Place of Your Own,” by Elizabeth E. Solender, Nonprofit World, Vol. 16, No 2, March/April, 1998.

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“Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth,” by Elizabeth E. Solender and Cynthia Wilson Krause, Nonprofit World, Vol. 16, No. 1, January/February, 1998.

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“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.

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“Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Receiving Gifts of Real Estate,” by Eliza Solender & Cynthia Wilson Krause, Fund Raising Management, November, 1997.

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“Wearing One Hat: Avoiding the Real Estate Trap on a Nonprofit Board,” by Eliza Solender, Philanthropy in Texas, June, 1997.

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“Planning for Non-Profit Real Estate Differs from Business World,” by Eliza Solender, Fund Raising Management, March, 1997.

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“When the Land is Free,” by Elizabeth Solender & Cynthia Wilson Krause, National Society of Fund Raising Executives, 1997.

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