FORT WORTH-When analyzing the North Texas area, it’s typical to pair the two cities of Dallas and Fort Worth together. However, the cities are 30 miles apart and are showing somewhat difficult characteristics when it comes to commercial real estate.

Though Fort Worth, much like Dallas, its neighbor to the east, hasn’t been immune to the economic issues plaguing the U.S. throughout 2009, local experts tell that the city, and Tarrant County, didn’t enter the economic downturn with as many problems as Dallas.

“Fort Worth didn’t get as overbuilt as Dallas. We didn’t see the massive commercial development here that Dallas saw, particularly in North Dallas,” comments Jim Harris, founder of real estate developer James R. Harris Partners.

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