Jackson Walker Plays Key Role in 'Best Real Estate Deals of the Year'


Jackson Walker represented clients in several transactions that the Dallas Business Journal recently recognized in its “Best Real Estate Deals of the Year” awards. The annual awards highlight projects that have made a significant impact on the Dallas-Fort Worth landscape. The winners were honored during an awards ceremony and featured in a special section in the April 10, 2015, edition of the Dallas Business Journal.

Jackson Walker partners Susan Mead and Jonathan Vinson worked on land use entitlement matters related to the Crescent/McKinney & Olive project, which was named the Best Mixed Use Development – Urban. Susan was also a key player in the Dallas Farmers Market project, which was the winner in the Community Impact Deal category.

Jackson Walker partners April Vasquez Leibman and Joel Heydenburk led a team of lawyers in representing Lionstone Investments and PegasusAblon in the sale of the Dallas Design District, which was named Commercial Property Deal of the Year. Joel was also recognized for his representation of the owner, institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, in connection with Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s renewed and expanded lease in downtown Dallas’ Fountain Place, which was named the Best Lease Renewal.

Preston Hollow Village was named a finalist for Mixed-Use Development – Suburban deal. That project is being developed by Provident Realty Advisors Inc., a client of Jackson Walker partner Suzan Kedron.