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Moody Younger

Moody Younger

Younger Partners

In 2012, Moody Younger formed Younger Partners, a commercial real estate firm that specializes in property leasing and other landlord services. A 20-year industry veteran, he previously was with Grubb & Ellis, where he was managing director for the state of Texas and the surrounding area. Prior to that, he held senior management roles with CB Richard Ellis, Stream Realty Partners, Transwestern, Compass Management, LaSalle Partners, and Trammell Crow Co.

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Moody Younger: Life Lessons From The Farm

The Younger Partners co-founding partner says his father's "off your ass and on your feet" advice is resonating more than ever.

Moody Younger: DFW Absorption Up in 2011

The Consumer Price Index is ticking up—but so is net absorption in Dallas-Fort Worth. The industrial market is forecast to exceed more than 11 million square feet, on par with pre-recession levels. The office sector is expected to hit nearly 2 million square feet in net absorption this year.

Moody Younger: Just How “Big” is North Texas?

The sizable population and churning economic engine in Dallas-Fort Worth have shaped our commercial real estate market, which now competes on a global scale. North Texas is home to nearly 191 million square feet of office space and 664 million square feet of industrial space.

Moody Younger: Strategies for Developing Strong Teams

In the real estate industry we sometimes become so deal-focused that we lose sight of the value of teamwork. Over time, teams always beat individuals; however, teams are often diminished in our business.

Moody Younger: Will Demand for DFW Industrial Space Continue?

The local temperatures aren’t the only things that have been hot, hot, hot lately. Grubb & Ellis reported last week that leasing activity in North Texas industrial buildings has been on the rise—especially in the warehouse/distribution sector, which absorbed more than 5.2 million square feet of space during the first six months of the year. So, will these trends continue?

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Moody Younger: Indicators Point to Growth in DFW Office Demand

With increased private sector hiring and reductions in both available sublease space and new construction, office leasing in North Texas should pick up by the end of the year and strengthen in 2012.

Moody Younger: The Declining Spread Between Vacant and Available Space

The Dallas-Fort Worth industrial market is gradually moving into a recovery stage, and signs of the market’s emergence from the economic recession are beginning to appear. Large distribution space users are leasing big blocks of space and, except for the occasional build-to-suit, construction activity has remained largely dormant. Modest improvements in occupancy rates have been accompanied by a recent uptick in asking rental rates. But one of the interesting trends taking place in the North Texas industrial market is the declining spread between total vacant space and total available space.