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William R. Cawley

William R. Cawley

Cawley Partners

William R. “Bill” Cawley is chairman and CEO of Cawley Partners, a group of real estate companies that acquire, develop and provide tenant representation, corporate services, project management and development services to its clients. With more than 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate professional, Cawley directs holdings of approximately $350 million in capitalization.

Stories by William R. Cawley

Commercial Real Estate

Bill Cawley: For Long-Term Success, It’s All About Relationships

The Dallas market is white-hot. Deals are floating around everywhere, and activity is at levels few have seen before. But make no mistake, it’s not about the deals. For long-term success, it’s all about the relationships.
Commercial Real Estate

Bill Cawley: A Shift in Priorities

When I was younger, my focus was on the money side of deals. Today my focus is on building or creating the right environment and project for our clients and the market.
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Bill Cawley: Lessons My Children Taught Me

A few months back, I wrote about things I learned from my father. My children have taught me many valuable lessons as well. Here are some I thought I'd pass along.
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Bill Cawley: Lessons My Father Taught Me

I didn’t always agree with my father, but I always listened to him because I knew his focus was on helping me avoid the mistakes he made, and guiding me in the rough world of real estate. My dad gave me a few bits of advice that have stayed with me through my career and helped guide me.
Commercial Real Estate

Bill Cawley: New Trends in Office Development

As we get into the next cycle, businesses and office developments will start to reflect a more fitness-conscious, social media atmosphere with stand-up desks, more relaxed dress codes, and Wi-Fi throughout. Many companies feel this kind of environment is essential for long-term employee retention.
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Stories by William R. Cawley

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Bill Cawley: It All Comes Down to Relationships

In every business, every friendship, every transaction, or lease negotiation, it is all about the relationship—the relationships that existed before the deal, the ones that are formed during the deal, and the ones that are there when the deal is completed. Sometimes relationships are solidified during the deal-making process; sometimes they can become strained or broken.
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Commercial Real Estate

Bill Cawlely: Pendulum Shifting in Landlord’s Favor

No longer is time on the tenant’s side. Quality available space is getting absorbed, with Uptown, Preston Center, Legacy Tollway, and Richardson submarkets seeing the most activity.
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Commercial Real Estate

Bill Cawley: Coming Full Circle at One Hanover Park

Early in my real estate career, as I was trying to build my brokerage business, I dreamed of someday becoming a developer. To me, the lure of development was driven by my desire to make a mark on the real estate marketplace.
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Commercial Real Estate

Bill Cawley: Buyers are Buying and Sellers are Selling

Aggressive lending is driving the market activity and creating an opportunity for buyers and sellers. Buyers are able to lock in great loan terms for up to 10 years. Sellers are bringing assets to market because the low rates and higher leverage is allowing buyers to pay more. All of this is combining to create the most activity we have seen in Dallas-Fort Worth in years.
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Commercial Real Estate

Bill Cawley: Rent Spikes in Legacy/Tollway’s Future

The hottest office market in Dallas in the last six months has been the Legacy and Dallas North Tollway area. The only spec office building in the market of any significance is under construction there, and developers are fighting over the good remaining development sites.
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