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As director of research, Walter Bialas oversees all real estate research activities for JLL in Dallas. He works with JLL and external clients to keep abreast of market trends, industry research, growth areas, and future trends and market implications. A seasoned real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience in the consulting, banking, and development industries, he has a comprehensive knowledge of major markets and property types, as well as an ability to asses industry dynamics and their implications on project feasibility.

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Commercial Real Estate

Identifying When Change is Afoot

When evaluating market conditions, it's important to go beyond the obvious and look for subtle shifts.
Commentary

Walt Bialas: The WalkUP Wake-Up Call Needs a Latte before Coming to DFW

It was recently reported that DFW may soon be getting its first walkability census. Called “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call,” George Washington University’s School of Business has completed studies like these in places like D.C., Boston, and Atlanta over the last few years.
Downtown Dallas

Walt Bialas: DFW’s Office Market—Where Do We Go From Here?

In the last year, average Class A rents are up 5.5 percent, with some locations outpacing this growth rate. The upward rent pressure is also so prevalent that well-located Class B properties, especially in the urban core, are beginning to fetch rents comparable to some lower-A assets.
Economy

Walter Bialas: Oil Prices and the Value of Economic Diversity

Although energy was a big part of the Dallas’ economy in the 1980s, today we have deep roots across numerous industries, including technology, telecommunications, banking, and financial services.