I can’t speak to the impact sports has had on the commercial real estate industry, the purview of the Real Estate Council, but I know one way it has affected the residential real estate business: Rangers sluggers Michael Young and Ian Kinsler would not have purchased their University Park homes if their professional baseball careers had not brought them to Arlington.
If you’ve had enough time to shake off your post-World Series funk, perhaps you’d like to attend an event hosted by the Real Estate Council tomorrow morning. Talk show host Norm Hitzges will moderate a discussion about what a big business sports is in this region. Panelists will include Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson; Joshua Price, an assistant professor of economics at UT-Arlington; and Trey Yelverton, Arlington’s deputy city manager of neighborhood services.
The discussion will take place over breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Belo Mansion. The cost for nonmembers is $90. For more information, contact the Real Estate Council at 214-692-3600.