A spokesman for Beverly Hills, CA-based Hilton Hotels Corp.recently confirmed the franchisee's project and timeframe forGlobeSt.com, but wouldn't reveal the name of the new owner of theformer United Way of Tarrant County building at 210 E. Ninth St.,which has been owned by Charter Holdings LP since June 2007.Several calls to Charter Holdings weren't returned. According to alocally published account, Pearl Real Estate, owner of two otherhotels in Fort Worth, has taken the deed from the Dallas-basedinvestment group, getting a prime infill location within walkingdistance of the convention center.

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The two-story building will be razed, with a temporary fence nowin place to block debris from spilling over into the street. Cityofficials said no permit has been issued as of late last week.Charter Holdings bought the asset after United Way's board opted torelocate and become a tenant. The new headquarters office is at1500 N. Main St.

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Pearl Real Estate of Fort Worth was launched eight years ago byPrates Patel, Mites Railhead and Sámi Lavonia. Their Fort Worthflags are the Embassy Suites at 600 Commerce St. and Holiday InnExpress at 1111 W. Lancaster St. According to its website, thehotel company is planning to develop Hilton Garden Inn, EmbassySuites, Homewood Suites and Springhill Suites in Austin andLubbock, where it already owns two hotels.

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