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The Business Case for Lending to Nonprofit Organizatio...

Lenders with little experience doing so need to be aware of a few important differences, says Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall. 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. Commercial real estate professionals, lenders, and nonprofits can gain a lot from learning …

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Solender/Hall Negotiates with Catholic Charities to Ho...

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. The Center, located at 1421 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75247, is housed in space that Family Gateway leased from the building owner, Catholic Charities Dallas. Family Gateway’s 35-room …

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Squeezed Out: Solving the Office Building Gentrificati...

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 impact of new houses and apartments on long term residents of older well-established neighborhoods is of concern in many cities. Residents may find themselves selling because of high property taxes and the appeal of making money on …

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The Real Estate Behind That Glass of Texas Wine

The Texas wine business is rapidly growing, and with that growth, there are real estate opportunities; Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall explains why. Like a lot of people, I enjoy a great glass of wine, and I am always intrigued by the story of the individuals who made the wine. Visiting wineries in Napa and in foreign countries has given me an appreciation for the …

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Helping Nonprofits Help Themselves

Solender/Hall’s Eliza Solender talks about how Real Estate 101 helps nonprofits navigate complicated issues. When we created Solender/Hall, Inc. in 1991, our expressed purpose was to assist nonprofits with their real estate needs based on my experience serving on a variety of nonprofit boards, including The Family Place, Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, and the Museum of Natural History (now the Perot Museum). …

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TRECcast: Eliza Solender on 10 Years of Real Estate 10...

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.! In the last decade, Real Estate 101 has helped teach the real estate acquisition process to more than 250 nonprofit organizations throughout North Texas, and Eliza offers some of the wisdom that’s guided one of TREC’s most successful educational programs. New to …

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Power Women: She Ran Out The Clock In Her Brief TV Car...

This limited series profiles DFW Power Women who have made their mark in the Dallas-Fort Worth commercial real estate industry.  Each of the women profiled will be honored at Bisnow’s Dallas-Fort Worth Power Women event Nov. 12.   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 …

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A Growing Area of Real Estate: Religious Organizations...

Transactions involving these groups differ dramatically from typical commercial leases. Here’s how. Churches and other religious organizations have some of the least used real estate of any property category. Meeting rooms, classrooms, and the sanctuary are usually left vacant during most of the week. Understandably, many organizations often consider how to monetize these infrequently used spaces by leasing them. The target tenants are primarily …

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Building A Vision

Expression, The Magazine of Emerson College, Fall (PDF Version here) by Erin Clossey In Dallas, Eliza Solender ‘73 is helping nonprofits develop long-term strategies for their physical assets—an interest that began at Emerson. 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. “I was …

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