Developing Community | January 24, 2024
After graduating with a BBA from TCU Annmarie spent more than 10 years alongside global leaders in the premium drinks industry, specifically DIAGEO and Pernod Ricard. Her extensive background working with celebrated lifestyle brands and national retailers, such as 7-Eleven, Albertsons-Safeway Co., Walgreens, Sprouts Farmers Market and Brinker International, has given her a deep understanding of what motivates retailers, food and beverage operators, and hospitality end-users. Annmarie’s vision and leadership positions the company for success in brand marketing, engagement, design, and community relations. Her attention to detail, passion for people and creative approach are what she lives by when communicating the De La Vega vision.
January 24, 2024
Modern Luxury | June 1, 2023
The $2.5 billion mixed-use development is called “The Central,” which will include several high-rise buildings full of apartments, offices, retail stores, restaurants and several open green spaces. The $2.5 billion mixed-use development is called “The Central,” which will include several high-rise buildings full of apartments, offices, retail stores, restaurants and several open green spaces.
The Dallas Morning News | May 16, 2023
Developers are seeking city approvals for a new high-rise planned north of downtown Dallas.
The apartment tower will be built near North Central Expressway in a $2.5 billion mixed-use development on Haskell Avenue north of Cityplace called The Central.
Plans for the 27-acre development include residential, office and hotel towers plus retail, and it’s a project of De La Vega Development.
CBS DFW | October 26, 2022
Dallas Business Journal | October 26, 2022
Dallas Morning News | October 24, 2022
A $2.5 billion development that has just broken ground north of downtown Dallas will include an office building along with an apartment tower.
The 27-acre mixed-use Central development is being built on U.S. Highway 75 at Haskell Street. A project of De La Vega Development, The Central is one of the largest such projects in Dallas and is planned for up to 4 million square feet of office, residential, and retail space, along with a large central park.
Bisnow | June 21, 2022
…Artemio De La Vega, the founder and CEO of Dallas-based retail and mixed-use developer De La Vega Development, said interest rates have to be considered, but if a project has tenant and consumer demand, the right demographics and the right location, developers aren’t going to stop development.
Dallas News | May 16, 2022
BISNOW | April 14, 2022
When it comes to planning and marketing a new development, the word authenticity is thrown around a lot. But despite its reputation as mere industry jargon, developers say the success of a project hinges on a commitment to the term.
The Dallas Morning News | March 22, 2022
One of Dallas’ most experienced high-rise developers is eyeing a new apartment tower north of downtown Dallas. The planned residential tower would be built near North Central Expressway in the $2.5 billion The Central mixed-use development on Haskell Avenue north of Cityplace.
Dallas Business Journal | February 2, 2022
…Plans for The Central, an ambitious and sizable mixed-use project from De La Vega Development along U.S. Highway 75 near Cityplace, ring in at about $2.5 billion. The 27 acres include a first phase of 350,000 square feet of office space along with 29,000 square feet of retail and restaurants and a 350-unit residential community from StreetLights Residential, which was announced last year. JPI was already a player within the 5 million-square-foot neighborhood-making development with a multifamily offering of 430 units.
Community Impact | January 27, 2022
McKinney is shifting from what developer Eric Seitz called a “bedroom, commuter” community to a hotspot for entertainment options, as several major projects are underway in 2022.
City leaders have been working for years to attract developments such as District 121, Hub 121, The Hub and West Grove, City Manager Paul Grimes said.
Bisnow | November 4, 2021
Some say you’ll find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Those involved in commercial real estate in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro claim to know differently.
“I say it’s at the end of 121,” McKinney Mayor George Fuller said.
Investment, development and economic opportunity are flourishing along the state highway running through Collin County, the nation’s fourth-fastest-growing county and home to North Dallas’ most affluent suburbs, including Allen, Plano, Frisco and McKinney.
Community Impact | September 17, 2021
Things are moving forward for a new mixed-use development called West Grove.
The project is a planned 500,000-square-foot retail, restaurant and entertainment destination located at the southeast corner of US 380 and Custer Road in McKinney, according to information from De La Vega Capital Development, which is overseeing the project.
Bisnow | August 17, 2021
D Magazine | June 29, 2021
Goldman Sachs Group is looking for a new office campus in Dallas. The site will be the Wall Street bank’s largest presence in the U.S. outside of its Manhattan headquarters. Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted today that the financial sector is booming in Texas and that Goldman’s DFW property will be “huge.”
How huge and where? Well, here’s what we know.
Bisnow | May 18, 2021
This week I had the good fortune to represent Aon at the first live Bisnow event in #Dallas in quite some time. It was hosted at the brand new #Pittman Hotel, a member of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Even better, I moderated my first panel at one of these events. Our subject was “Building a Better City” and the panel consisted of Artemio De La Vega, Noelle LeVeaux, Kathy Stewart, John Carruth, and David Gunderson. I had a tough act to follow in Greg Gordon with Gordon Highlander but I think I held my own. We at Aon look forward to supporting the 1st live in #Austin to be held in July.
Dallas Business Journal | April 1, 2021
March was another busy month for new projects being announced in North Texas.
The month was so busy, in fact, that some notable developments didn’t even crack the Business Journal’s latest “In the plans” list. Projects that didn’t make the cut include a 712,900-square-foot speculative warehouse Hunt Southwest is planning in Forney, a 621,874-square-foot warehouse VanTrust Real Estate is also planning in Forney, and a 600,000-square-foot office development Cawley Partners is planning in Frisco.
Dallas Business Journal | March 24, 2021
North of Allen is McKinney, a city that appears to be as ambitious to become a burgeoning office market as its neighbors to the south.
The city and its economic development corporation have been working closely with developers to bring an array of new corporate options to the area. For this latest edition of Relocation Station, we’ve identified three existing properties and six proposed projects in McKinney that could be perfect for the next big relocation or headquarters move. In total, the following projects account for more than 3.2 million square feet of existing and future office space.
D Magazine | March 11, 2021
De La Vega Development has unveiled a revised master plan for its mixed-use development, The Central, that promotes healthy living through experiential retail and restaurant spaces, combined with creative leasing efforts. The developer altered its plans in response to widespread demand for outdoor accessibility and health-minded spaces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Listening to our community, we know we have the chance to deliver what people want the most—the opportunity to be outdoors, to create connections, and to feel safe and secure,” said De La Vega CEO Artemio De La Vega.
Dallas Business Journal | March 10, 2021
New names have been added to the development and leasing team behind The Central, a proposed 27-acre mixed-use project in Dallas.
Dallas-based StreetLights Residential has joined the project and will be developing its first high-rise apartment complex. The 18-story high-rise will include 350 apartment units. JPI is already developing another apartment complex to the north of the development, which will bring 430 units to the area.
Bisnow | March 7, 2021
A year into the pandemic — and a year into subsequent client requests for changes in design and amenities — developers are getting a better feel for what offices will look like in the future.
Developers working on projects yet to break ground when the pandemic began had the opportunity to go back to the drawing board with tenants and designers to figure out what tomorrow’s end user really wants in a society shaken by the coronavirus.
MR-Mag | March 3, 2021
For those retailers and brands looking to open up shop in Dallas, Texas: real estate firm De La Vega Development has unveiled its plans for the new The Central mixed-use development. The revised masterplan for the 27-acre project expands the health and wellness elements through experiential retail and restaurant spaces and creative leasing efforts led by Falcon Realty Advisors.
ReBusiness Online | March 3, 2021
Dallas-based De La Vega Development has provided updates on Phase I of The Central, a 27-acre mixed-use project located at the former site of the Leaning Tower of Dallas. In February 2020, the building at the site, an 11-story office tower that was constructed in 1971 for Southland Corp., was demolished but did not entirely collapse, earning it the name Leaning Tower of Dallas. Phase I of The Central currently includes 350,000 square feet of office space, a 350-unit apartment community by local developer StreetLights Residential, 29,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a four-acre centerpiece park.
The Dallas Morning News | March 2, 2021
Developers of a proposed mixed-use project north of downtown Dallas are updating plans for the huge development.
De La Vega Development has been working for more than three years on the $2.5 billion project on North Central Expressway. The 27-acre development — called The Central — is planned just north of the Cityplace complex on the east side of the highway.
The Dallas Morning News | December 30, 2020
Like most things this year, the Leaning Tower of Dallas will go down as a part of 2020’s rollercoaster history.
The Feb. 16 failed implosion of the former Affiliated Computer Services building on North Haskell Avenue resulted in a suddenly popular landmark that stood cockeyed against the Dallas skyline, attracting thousands from across North Texas and fans and detractors from all over who made it an internet sensation.
Dallas Business Journal | December 28, 2020
Since July, the Business Journal has been tracking the largest projects proposed throughout North Texas in a monthly series we call “In the plans.”
With 2021 right around the corner, we’re putting together a list of the largest projects proposed throughout 2020 in a special year-end edition of “In the plans.” We’re breaking this list up by month and featuring the largest project to be proposed or revealed for the first time during that particular month. Like all other entries in this series, we’re relying on original reporting and plans filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Dallas Business Journal | November 8, 2020
While not known traditionally as a powerhouse office market, the east side of Dallas is gaining momentum thanks to a number of new projects and at least one big tenant.
That tenant of course is Uber, which in 2019 announced intentions to take an entire 450,000-square-foot office building at The Epic, a mixed-use development in Deep Ellum by Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management and KDC. Uber’s office tower is currently under construction, and as it waits, the company has leased 168,000 square feet at another office tower, also at The Epic.
Dallas Innovates | October 7, 2020
Pandemic or no, developers forge ahead on plans that ensure Dallas-Fort Worth will remain an innovative, forward-thinking place for generations to come. Here are some of the projects that can add to the region’s broad appeal.
Dallas Business Journal | August 27, 2020
De La Vega Development, the company behind The Central, one of Dallas’s largest proposed projects, has gone back to the drawing board with its $2.5 billion mixed-use project.
In February, Artemio De La Vega, the developer’s president and CEO, said he expected most of the first phase of the development to break ground by fall of this year. Due to COVID-19 and other unforeseen circumstances, that timeline has now been pushed back to at least third quarter 2021.
Dallas Innovates | August 26, 2020
Formally the location of the “Leaning Tower of Dallas,” The Central is now host to The Rooftop Cinema Club, a drive-in movie theater complete with a 52-foot screen with skyline views, safety measures, and contactless food and drinks. The drive-in movie series started on Aug. 25 with “Grease” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and is expected to continue through October.
Bisnow | May 21, 2020
Dallas Business Journal | February 25, 2020
The site of a future $2.5 billion mixed-use development is getting a lot more press than originally intended.
Two weeks ago, construction crews failed to implode an elevator shaft within a former data center at the corner of N. Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue.
Community Impact | February 25, 2020
Construction is well underway on more than a half-dozen businesses at a commercial development known as The Citadel.
Located at the southwest corner of I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, the development will run south along North Freeway and provide northeast Fort Worth residents with additional restaurant options, a coffee shop, oil change services and a barbershop.
ReBusiness Online | February 24, 2020
Locally based firm De La Vega Development has completed demolition of the former Affiliated Computer Services building at 2828 N. Haskell Ave. in Dallas. The property was temporarily known as The Leaning Tower of Dallas following a failed demolition attempt on Feb. 16 that left part of the building standing at a sharp angle. The site is the future home of The Central, a 27-acre mixed-use development that will feature about 5 million square feet of residential, hospitality, retail, restaurant and entertainment space, as well as a 3.5-acre park. Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition LLC is the contractor that handled the demolition work.
CNN | February 21, 2020
USA Today | February 20, 2020
Step aside, Leaning Tower of Pisa. A new tilted tower is seizing the spotlight.
A social media sensation dubbed the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” was born on Sunday when a large building portion survived a planned implosion in the Texas city.
CBS 11 | February 20, 2020
PaperCity Magazine | February 19, 2020
Dallas’ next major development — the $2.5 billion mixed-use complex dubbed The Central — will continue to take shape as soon as The Leaning Tower of Dallas is finally toppled. The removal of the former Affiliated Computer Sciences building, located at 2828 North Haskell Avenue, will set the stage for De La Vega Capital and Development to kick off Phase One of its The Central build.
The New York Times | February 19, 2020
Dallas Business Journal | February 19, 2020
One of the more ambitious mixed-use projects near Uptown will now feature 5 million square feet of space and cost an estimated $2.5 billion.
Headed up by local company De La Vega Development, the project will be called The Central and will encompass 30 acres just east of North Central Expressway between Haskell and Carroll Avenues.
The Today Show | February 18, 2020
The Dallas Morning News | February 16, 2020
Dallas’ next major development is starting with a bang.
Early Sunday morning, demolition crews were scheduled to blow up an office tower just north of downtown to make way for a $2.5 billion mixed-use project called The Central.
Dallas Morning News | September 16, 2019
Developers who want to build a major mixed-use project at Cityplace north of downtown Dallas are seeking zoning changes.
A company controlled by DeLaVega Development bought almost 16 acres on North Central Expressway north of Haskell Avenue last week.
The developer is asking the city for zoning changes on the smaller, 10-acre property it owns next door at the northeast corner of Haskell Avenue and North Central.
Dallas Metropolis | September 12, 2019
The Dallas Morning News | September 11, 2019
Developers making plans for a huge mixed-use project north of downtown Dallas have added more land to the deal.
Dallas’ DeLaVega Development has been working for two years on a planned high-rise complex on North Central Expressway next to the Cityplace Tower. The proposed development would include a residential tower, luxury hotel, shopping, restaurants and other buildings.
Bisnow | October 3, 2016
North Fort Worth is on the brink of becoming a major retail destination. Presidio North has changed hands from Las Vegas-based Diversified Real Estate Group to De La Vega Group. Transwestern managing director Steve Williamson repped both parties.
De La Vega will develop the 90-acre site into a 500k SF retail, restaurant, hotel and entertainment project, and rename it The Citadel. Steve said Diversified had interest from several developers but wanted to sell to someone who would “do the property right.”
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