The DFW real estate community powered through with notable people, projects, and deals

D CEO Magazine (April 2021) North Texas commercial real estate players have survived some huge downturns over the years, from transformative tax-law changes to energy crises and tech busts. Those challenges pale in comparison to the pervasive COVID-19 pandemic that took hold in early 2020.

Retail stores and office buildings emptied, and with no historical frame of reference, no one knew what to expect or how to plan for the future. Local industry professionals responded in true resilient form, closing deals, developing new projects, and stepping up to support a community in need. D CEO is proud to honor those leading the way in our 2021 Commercial Real Estate Awards program. All 83 finalists (51 projects and deals and 32 professionals) are featured in this report. 

FINALIST EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Sharon Morrison, SIOR – esrp

She oversees the vision, growth, and strategy of her firm. Yet, Sharon Morrison still finds a way to be one of the most active brokers in North Texas, closing more than 2 million square feet in deals last year. Oh, and she does it while in a predominantly male sector. A standout basketball player at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Morrison still considers herself “a pretty competitive person” and likes the player-coach role she has at ESRP, which she initially co-founded in 2013. “I can be team captain, but I also know how to pass the ball to my teammates when appropriate,” she says. “We all work together for the win.”