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Chris Teesdale

Chris Teesdale

Colliers International

Chris Teesdale, SIOR, is executive vice president at Colliers International. He began his commercial real estate career in 1978 and is considered an expert in industrial transactions, including lease and sale negotiations, strategic planning, finance, development, and supply chain/logistics. Teesdale is a consistent top producer and also is a recipient of the prestigious Stemmons Service Award. He was the first president of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors when it was formed in 1995, has served as president of SIOR, has been on the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame Committee since its inception in 1988, and continues to actively serve the area's real estate and community organizations.

Stories by Chris Teesdale

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Chris Teesdale: The Panama Canal, Explained (Part 1)

As the Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and its major locks expansion will be completed in 2015, I thought a little background on the canal might be of interest. It's a timely topic, as we're going to be hearing more and more about it.
Commercial Real Estate

Chris Teesdale: DFW Industrial Market Poised for Ongoing, Significant Growth

The North Texas real estate market collapse of the 1980s began in 1987 and lasted five years. The most recent downturn began in 2008, and here we are five years later. If you use the same growth model as the last cycle (i.e., 184 percent), then we can anticipate our industrial market growing to 1.3 billion total square feet over the next 10 to 15 years. Here are some facts that support this.
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Chris Teesdale: Opportunities on “the Other Side” of the Bridge

With the festivities surrounding the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge this past weekend, I found it interesting that no stories profiled or even mentioned the river that the bridge actually crosses and its significance to Dallas. Specifically, if it weren’t for the Trinity River, there would be no Dallas … no Dallas, no new really cool looking bridge.
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Chris Teesdale: Take Advantage of the Economy

We’ve been here before. The economy gets out of whack, there’s no confidence in leadership in Washington, yet businesses have to make big decisions, such as: Do we ride out the economy and see what happens? Or do we forward-think our way into being the market-mover in our industry?
Commercial Real Estate

Chris Teesdale: Brokering Deals, Then Vs. Now

In my last RealPoints post, I mentioned a property tour I was giving in the 200-degree heat of the summer of 1980. It was damn hot, as I described. We all wore coats and ties in those days, although some of us figured out that by wearing a vest, we could shed the coat and still look appropriate. Besides the change in apparel expectations since then, another big difference is the reliance we all had on one another for information.
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Stories by Chris Teesdale

Commercial Real Estate

Chris Teesdale: Pipeline of Big Industrial Deals Has Emptied Out

After a run of big industrial leases in North Texas, deal-flow discussions are now focusing on 30,000- to 50,000-square-foot transactions. Decision-makers are seeking clarity about the economy, government, and fuel prices before making any sizable commitments.
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Chris Teesdale: Why Dallas is a Real Estate Town

Although other major markets may have great brokers, those in North Texas go beyond the technical skills of our professionals into the relationship side of our business. This level of mutual respect is rare in other parts of the country.
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