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November 21 , 2008

TRC Wins Dallas’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies Second Year in a Row

TRC Wins Dallas’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies Second Year in a Row

November 21, 2008 - Dallas Business Journal
Launched by Southern Methodist University's Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in 1990, the Dallas 100 is a tribute to the vitality and entrepreneurial spirit of the emerging business community in North Texas.  As in years past, the companies honored in 2008 have made significant contributions to the ares by generating thousands of new jobs, increasing the tax base and fostering the Dallas area's reputation as a premier economic development center. 
The Dallas 10 award winners - the area's fastest-growing companies- are chosen solely on increased growth in sales, giving weight to percentage of growth and absolute growth between 2005 and 2007.  An elegible company must be an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership (not a subisdiary or division of a parent company), as of May 1, 2008; be located in the Dallas area; have had sales of more than $500,000 in fiscal 2005; had sales of not more than $75 million in 2005; have a three-year sales history reflecting growth and have a credit report and character satisfactory to the Dallas 100. 
The Retail Connection LP Steven A. Lieberman, co-founder and CEO, Alan P. Shor, co-founder and President were two of the recent company heads who were acknowleged for their efforts in building a strong new platform which exceptional potential for growth. Overview - BUSINESS: Commercial real estate brokerage, advisory and investment, with a focus on the retail sector. REASONS FOR GROWTH: The tremendous insight, visibility, unparalleled influence and opportunities the company derives by virtue of its relationships: 190-plus retail chains, 17 million square feet of project listings and more than 2 million square feet of shopping center developments. BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Certain components of our platform, such as development, face significant challenges due to current market conditions. We must responsively adapt our business plan to keep our team active and intact. BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Do it right. Also, the best team wins.
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