Team - The Union Dallas


Key Partners Behind The Union Dallas
RED Development’s plans for The Union demand top experience and expertise and that means choosing the best partners for every aspect of the development.

Key partners for the project include: Dallas-based StreetLights Residential for the residential element; world-renowned Jones Lang LaSalle for office leasing; Dallas-based CBRE-UCR for retail leasing; Dallas-based HKS, Inc. as architect of record; and Houston-based landscape design firm The Office of James Burnett (OJB).

RED Development, based in Phoenix, is a highly experienced developer and operator of quality retail and mixed-use properties. A signature RED property is CityScape in downtown Phoenix, a major mixed-use destination that has been credited as a catalyst for revitalizing this now-dynamic part of the city. This exceptional project, along with many others in the Midwest and Southwest, make RED an ideal lead developer for The Union. RED will guide the overall design, development, construction and retail and restaurant leasing for the new project. Also in Texas, RED currently is developing Rayzor Ranch Town Center and Marketplace in Denton, the largest new regional shopping destination between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

Dallas-based Streetlights Residential was created in 2011 by Doug Chesnut and Tom Bakewell, who led development initiatives for the Western Region of Gables Residential for nine years. Since its founding, Streetlights has assembled an experienced development and construction team to execute the company’s business plan, which focuses on creating urban infill neighborhoods. Streetlights currently has $893.8 million under construction and in the future pipeline. The company recently completed The Taylor, luxury apartments in Uptown Dallas.

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

UCR brings over 25 years of retail leasing experience to The Union. As a recognized leader in retail real estate, UCR offers a specialized line of business with a focus on urban environments. UCR currently manages and leases over 20 million square feet of retail properties coast-to-coast including power center, grocery store-anchored suburban properties, single-tenant buildings, urban and main street districts, specialty and lifestyle centers, enclosed malls and mixed-use projects.

The Office of James Burnett (OJB) was founded in 1989 in Houston, with the primary focus of creating landscapes that transform perspective and evoke emotional responses, creating unique and unforgettable sensory experiences in the garden. OJB has been involved in multiple major urban Dallas projects including Hall Arts Tower, The Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences, Crescent Real Estate's 2001 McKinney, the renovation of Crescent Court, and The Plaza of The Americas. OJB recently completed Klyde Warren Park, the $100 Million deck park in Dallas’s that has literally and figuratively bridged the city’s downtown cultural district with the burgeoning mixed-use neighborhoods to the north, reshaping the city and catalyzing economic development.

HKS is a worldwide network of professionals, strategically located and working seamlessly as one firm with individual expertise in design, research and management. HKS operates from 27 worldwide offices. Their project experience includes corporate headquarters, office buildings, healthcare facilities, sports facilities, hotels and resorts, banks, government and aviation facilities, convention centers, religious, public buildings, multi-family housing, educational facilities, science and technology, retail and industrial projects located in 1,498 cities throughout 84 countries.

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial markets. A privately held, employee-owned company, DPR has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a “great” story of entrepreneurial success.