Hines Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Lakes of Las Colinas

(IRVING, TEXAS) – The Dallas office of Hines international real estate firm recently announced the grand opening of The Lakes of Las Colinas, a luxury, single-family, gated community located in Las Colinas, a Dallas suburb.

Hines and homebuilders Darling Homes, Huntington Homes and Sanders Custom Builders, held a grand opening event on May 27, 2010.

More than 175 local Realtors toured four model homes and enjoyed a champagne brunch, limo bus tours and were eligible for $5,000 in prizes, including gift certificates to local Las Colinas businesses.

“The Lakes of Las Colinas provides both an exclusive neighborhood and top homebuilders to help make dream homes a reality for homeowners. This is one of the last opportunities to build a new home in an established area that is centrally located with future DART rail access to downtown Dallas, as well as to the DFW airport,” said Hines Vice President Rob Witte.

The development’s 30-acre lakeside location offers panoramic views of the Las Colinas skyline. This exclusive community is the gateway to a smart lifestyle – living, working and playing without commuting – while being centrally located and within 15 minutes drive time of two major airports, downtown Dallas, sports and entertainment venues, and nearby shopping for the discerning consumer.

According to top producer ReMax Realtor Frankie Arthur, “The Lakes of Las Colinas offers an upscale lifestyle with an urban feel. It gives homeowners the best of all worlds: design and location. We have had tremendous success in the Las Colinas market as consumers look for an upscale home option with the opportunity to truly live/work/ play in an exciting neighborhood environment.”

The community was recently awarded Dallas Business Journal’s Best Single-Family Residential Deal of 2009. What was once land reserved for a new Cowboys and Rangers stadium is now a beautiful gated lakeside community with homes priced from the $500s to $1,000,000 plus. The Lakes of Las Colinas is nestled on the edge of Lake Carolyn and features a lake promenade, neighborhood pavilion and children’s playground area.

Home plans range from 3,000 SF to 6,000 SF.

The Lakes of Las Colinas is located off State Highway 114 in Irving - exit Northwest Highway east, and go north on Riverside Drive.

For more information visit www.hineslascolinas.com

About Darling Homes:

When Bill, Bob and Steve Darling founded Darling Homes in 1987, they set out to create superbly crafted homes and help buyers get more than they ever dreamed possible. Darling provides proven architecturally correct plans and an extensive team to guide the design and building process, making every home a reflection of the unique desires and lifestyle of its owner. It’s about the process, the quality, and creating a great experience for the homeowner.

Texas-based and family-owned, Darling Homes has consistently ranked highest in customer satisfaction and is one of Top 100 builders in the country.

Darling Homes is also passionate about building great communities and gives back through supporting nonprofits and the arts.For more information, visit www.darlinghomes.com

About Sanders/Huntington (Highland):

Huntington Homes and Sanders and Associates are part of the Highland Homes family of builders founded in 1985. Today, Highland builds over 1,800 homes a year in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. The company’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned Highland many industry awards, including consistent high rankings by J.D. Power and Associates. Oncor Electric Delivery, the largest distributor in Texas, recognized Highland Homes with the 2009 Excellence in Energy Performance Award for building 28 percent above minimum ENERGY STAR® specifications. Highland Homes remains family owned, operated and committed to their mission statement of “delivering homes they are proud of” and ensuring their homeowners are satisfied with every new home purchased. For more information, visit www.highlandhomes.com

About Hines:

Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,111 properties representing more than 451 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. Hines has offices in more than 100 cities in 17 countries and controls assets valued at approximately $22.2 billion. Visit www.hines.com for more information. To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit www.hines.com/sustainability.