Hart Advisors has launched its newest commercial real estate platform, Hart Commercial, tapping Allison Johnston Frizzo to lead the group as managing director focused on growing Hart’s landlord representation business.
“I’ve reached a phase in life where I want to make an even bigger impact in the Dallas Commercial Real Estate market and have decided to grow a brokerage firm with the help of my mentor and founder of Hart Advisors, Tanya Hart Little,” said Frizzo. “As a firm founded and led by women, our goal is to create a more diverse brokerage firm that cultivates and encourages growth. What I have seen in landlord leasing is that companies are anticipating growth, and decision-makers of businesses are transitioning to the next generation. We want to connect with them by applying cutting-edge marketing and resources currently used by other industries that are not as prevalent in commercial real estate.”
Frizzo brings ten years of office leasing experience to the firm, as well as design consulting, business development, construction management, and creating innovative ideas for repositioning assets and marketing spaces. She previously served as vice president of the Texas real estate portfolio at Gaedeke Group, where she leased over 1.8 million square feet of Class AA office space.
Frizzo also founded Ladies in CRE, an organization focused on cultivating relationships and providing mentorship for young women in the commercial real estate industry that has grown to over 700 members.
The team has brought in David Harris as the director of tenant representation for Hart Commercial. He previously served as associate vice president at Whitebox Real Estate.
Over the past nine years, Harris has represented office and industrial tenants, providing a creative and personalized approach with proven results. Since 2016, he has successfully negotiated more than 1.5 million square feet of leasing transactions.
“Allison and David are dynamic influencers in the industry who are bringing new energy and ideas that will help position Hart Commercial as a solid middle-market brokerage firm that offers flexibility, favorable compensation, and innovative marketing resources,” said Hart Little. “Above all, they know that this is a relationship business, and I look forward to seeing the legacy they establish with the firm.”
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Grandscape in The Colony
Bringing the largest retail store in the U.S. to The Colony in 2012 put Grandscape on the map. Over the years, the $1.5 billion, 433-acre mixed-use development has racked up several accolades and has secured leases with first-to-market tenants like Indoor Karting & Games. It was recently named the most innovative project in the world by Global RLI Awards.
“While we are excited about what we have built, we are even more excited about what is to come with the future phases of this project,” said Grandscape President Jeff Lind. “Grandscape is a one-of-a-kind …….