"I think we are in a new paradigm for real estate," Craig Hall,chairman and founder of Hall Financial Group and luncheon keynotespeaker, told the packed room at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at LasColinas. "Real estate has become different."

Hall's insight into the industry changes wasn't unlike thatcoming out of the full day of panels and roundtable discussionsabout capital markets, retail, hospitality, multifamily and theones who've had to tough it out the longest, office and industrial."Real estate won't crash," Hall predicted. "There will be areas ofthe country that will be overheated, but I don't see a widespreadcrash."

In a tag-team panel of office and industrial, building ownersand tenant representatives alike agreed there's no need to buildanymore product in Dallas. Still, Dallas developers are doing justthat, but with one stark difference from yesteryear. This timearound, they are scouting niche pockets in high-growth residentialmarkets in the metroplex's extremities to get an edge over longcommutes and still break new ground on office and industrialproduct.

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