State Rep. Rob Orr, R-Burleson, a broker/owner with Orr & Associates Real Estate, has been honored with the 2013 A.L. Purvis Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, its highest honor.In addition, Johnny Bennett received the 2013 Realtor of the Year Award, Andra Beatty received the 2013 Marie & Dayton Sheridan Realtor Spirit Award, and Bonny Hines received the 2013 Affiliate of the Year Award.The awards were presented Wednesday. The Purvis Award is given to a Realtor for prolonged and distinguished service to the Realtor organization and for community activities, participation and involvement, the organization said.Orr is serving his fifth, and final, term in the Texas House. He was named the 2013 Legislator of the Year by both the Greater Fort Worth Association of Builders and the Texas Independent Automotive Dealers Association. He has served on the board of directors for both the National Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors, and served as the 1997 president of the Greater Fort Worth association. In 1998, the association presented him with the Realtor of the Year Award. The Realtor of the Year Award is based on outstanding service to the association, and the member’s level of involvement with civic organizations, the Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Bennett, the recipient, has been a Realtor since 1967 and is broker/owner of JJ Bennett & Associates Realty. The Marie & Dayton Sheridan Realtor Spirit Award recognizes a member who displays cheerfulness, cooperation, business ethics, community involvement and support of local activities. Beatty, broker/owner of Andra Beatty Real Estate, began her real estate career in 2004. The association’s Affiliate of the Year Award is based on a member’s contributions and service to the organization, including committee involvement, support of the association’s goals and ideals, and participation in activities. Hines, manager and escrow officer of Trinity Title Co., has been involved in the real estate industry for more than 40 years.Document management firm buys Arlington buildingGRM Information Management Services, a provider of comprehensive custom programs for managing information, documents and records, has bought an industrial building in Arlington for its new Dallas-area location.The company has 14 locations in the U.S., seven in China and one in Peru. The Arlington location, 1701 Timberlake Dr., has 227,120 square feet of space.Mark Graybill, Tom Walrich and Trey Fricke of Lee & Associates, represented the seller, Prologis. Phillip Rosenfeld and Matt Thompson of Colliers International represented the buyer.“With the Great Southwest industrial market achieving historic lows in terms of overall vacancy to date, the property was one of the few remaining large industrial buildings in the area available to purchase,” Graybill said. Land along Chisholm Parkway sold to Richardson firmSummer Sycamore I, an entity of Legacy Capital Partners in Dallas, has sold two tracts of land totaling 6.63 acres on the north-side corners of Chisholm Trail Parkway and Sycamore School Road in southwest Fort Worth.The land, zoned for retail and commercial uses, was bought by Zacchaeus Partnership Fund, a entity of Richardson-based Kendall Land Corp., records show.Lester Day, Matt Bilardi, Steve Williamson and Larry Jordan of Transwestern represented the seller. Thomas Clark of Transwestern represented the buyer. Transactions 4519 Matlock Road, ArlingtonH&R Block has leased 1,313 square feet of retail space in the Matlock Park Place Retail Center. Austin Goode and Phil Young of Peyco Southwest Realty represented the landlord. Jonathan Hill of Morrow Hill and Adam Crary of Cassidy Turley represented the tenant. 1209 Sturgeon Court, Arlington Aviation Inventory Resources has leased 5,906 square feet of industrial/office/warehouse space. Jordan Foster and Phil Young of Peyco Southwest Realty represented the landlord, Ron Sturgeon Real Estate. 1009 Enterprise Place, ArlingtonNational Pumps and Compressors has leased 18,000 square feet of office/warehouse space in the Arlington South Industrial Park. Jordan Foster and Jim Maibach of Peyco Southwest Realty represented the landlord.
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