In the 1980's, in partnership with a Dallas
bank, Mr. Laughlin conceived and managed
the design and construction of the $10 million
dollar Cathedral Parking Garage at Pearl
and Flora/Ross St. in Dallas. The underground
garage has 450 spaces and is approximately
90 feet deep. It adjoins and has access to
the City of Dallas garage that now serves
the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center at
Pearl/Flora Street. The garage was built
on a 99-year ground lease with the Catholic
Diocese of Dallas.
In the mid 1990's, Mr. Laughlin was retained
by the owner of a land site in Austin, Texas
to design, construction manager, and property
manage a $4.0 million dollar, 86,000 S.F.
self-storage facility, Wells Branch Self
Storage. The facility was built on time,
in budget and has enjoyed very high occupancy.
During the Cityplace land assembly, it was
necessary to acquire sites; design and construction
manage new facilities for the Dallas School
for the Blind and the Pilgrim Rest Baptist
Church in order to secure their property.
The value of these properties exceeded $10.0