Introducing DDI Board Member David Terry

David joined Comerica Bank Texas in 1992. He is currently the manager of the North Texas and Arizona Middle Market division.  Comerica’s Middle Market business is dedicated to providing world-class banking services to owner-managed, entrepreneurial, and investor-owned companies with annual revenues between $20 and $500 million.

Prior to his current position, David has held a variety of posts at Comerica.  He held the position of Group Manager of the Middle Market office at NorthPark where he managed a team with calling responsibilities in the eastern part of Dallas and East Texas.  He was also the Chief Credit Officer of the Texas division where he had credit oversight of the Texas lines of business including Middle Market, Energy Banking, Heavy Equipment, Small Business and Private Banking.

David joined Comerica through the credit training program after completing graduate and bachelor’s degrees from Texas Tech University. He is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

David has been active with the United Way of Dallas and has served as a Commissioner in various municipal boards in Coppell, Texas where he lives with his wife, April.

Did you know?

David’s favorite Downtown destination is  Comerica Bank Tower!  It’s where he does what he does.

David is passionate about Downtown because it’s a vibrant place and the “public face” of the city.

David’s favorite Downtown memory is when I first worked Downtown, 20 years ago.  The best part of the memory is the comparison to today.  There has been so much progress making Downtown a vibrant, safe, clean place for people to live, work, and play.

David supports Downtown Dallas, Inc.  because it is an organization with a compelling mission, a proven track record of success and a vision that he would like to see come to pass.

Downtown Dallas Fall 2011 Wrap-up

We’ve been running around like zombies but not because of Halloween. We’ve been working hard to make Downtown FUN! It all started late last month with a new TX/OU tradition thanks to Downtown Dallas, Inc. and Mike Hoque’s DRG Concepts. Football & BBQ – what a winning combination, if we do say so ourselves!

We put a couple of Texas pitmasters up against some Oklahoma pitmasters before the big game. In the end we had Fort Worth’s Cousin’s competing against Leo’s from Oklahoma City and Cousin’s came up victorious, winning the title of Ultimate Pitmaster.

By all accounts, the first-ever Red River Rivalry BBQ Shootout was a tremendous success, bringing over 1500 people downtown for community and good food!

Earlier this month we started the Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Markets and the Fall Movies Series. Today is actually your last chance to enjoy the markets and tomorrow is your last chance to pack a picnic and watch a movie at Main Street Garden.

The Outdoor Markets have been very successful and we want to thank all of the vendors who made it a grand success. We want to especially thank YOU for coming out, spending time with neighbors and supporting these local vendors.  These outdoor markets have created great community and we will hope to explore similar endeavors.

Earlier this week we had our 360 Community Forum and Reception. We began the evening with a quick update on Downtown Dallas 360. You may recall the City approved the plan in April. After the update, attendees were treated to yummy street vending, music, art and cocktails, as we activated Browder Plaza. This temporary urban space is an indication of what’s to come as we complete those “quick wins” laid out in the Downtown Dallas 360 plan.  Whew, what a ride. Again, pardon us if we look like zombies… Fall is almost over!

P.S.  Many thanks to Jaime Clintsman & Dustin Bullard for working day and night to make Downtown FUN!

 

Two Major Downtown Groundbreakings Call for Celebration

Downtown Dallas, Inc., the City of Dallas, Forest City Residential and Hamilton Properties invited the public for a celebration to announce the redevelopment of the Continental Building and Lone Star Gas Lofts. These projects are bringing new vibrancy to this southeastern quadrant of Downtown.

“This area of Downtown is becoming a prime destination and these new projects are going to add to the momentum,” said John Crawford, President & CEO, Downtown Dallas, Inc.

With existing assets such as Main Street Garden, the UNT System, the Mercantile on Main (Element), Comerica Bank Tower, Dallas Chop House, Wild Salsa and the soon to be developed Statler Hilton, this southeastern quadrant is one of Downtown’s fastest growing areas.

“We thank everyone at Forest City and Hamilton Properties for investing in Downtown,” said Crawford. “We are grateful

for their continued support in making Downtown a world premiere destination to live, work and play.”

The Continental Building, developed by Forest City will provide 203 apartment homes; 41 apartment homes are



 designated as affordable housing for families earning 80% of Area Median Income.

“We’re excited to begin construction and bring new life to the historic Continental building,” said Jim

Truitt, senior vice president of development, Forest City Texas. “This dynamic residential building will continue the momentum of Downtown Dallas while invigorating a piece of the city’s urban fabric for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.”

The Lone Star Gas Lofts, formerly the Atmos Complex, developed by Hamilton Properties will bring 230 new affordable loft apartments. Mayor Mike Rawlings praised Hamilton Properties, Forest City, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for bringing new affordable housing Downtown.

“We’ve come a long way,” said Rawlings. “This is all about how government and private enterprise work together.”

The redevelopments also will act as connectors bringing the Main Street District and Farmers Market together.

“This is about knitting our neighborhoods back together again,” said Councilmember Angela Hunt.