Transwestern reports the industrial real estate market hadanother banner year, based in large part to consumer confidence,which hit a 17-year high in December. According to the company'syear-end national industrial report, the US market had its eighthconsecutive year of growth in 2017, marking 31 consecutive quartersof positive absorption and 29 consecutive quarters of decliningvacancy.—Lisa Brown


DALLAS—Crescent Real Estate LLC announced thereturn of Julie Young to Crescent as general manager of TheCrescent. Young returns to Crescent after working as associatedirector at CBRE since 2006. At CBRE, she directly managed the 1.2million-square-foot KBS Realty portfolio and supervised 10 CBREmanagers responsible for more than 8 million square feet of class-Aproperty in Dallas. In addition to serving on the BOMA Dallasboard, Young is a past president of Commercial Real Estate Women(CREW) Dallas and is a board trustee with the Dallas Women'sFoundation, as well as chairing several charitable events inDallas.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.