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Weaver still enjoys the art of the deal

By Mark Miller, Contributing Writer - The Cross Timbers Gazette (photo by Helen's Photography)

July, 2021
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Drive around Flower Mound and nearby communities and you are bound to see Todd Weaver‘s sign seeking to sell or lease commercial property. Follow the 6‘5“ Weaver away from his office and you’ll likely find him leaning on his truck wearing a cowboy hat and boots. “I love being outside more than inside as evidenced by the lack of artwork in my office“ he said. “ I’ve done more deals on the hood of my truck than any of my office buildings”. You also may find him walking around the property with Survey crews, civil engineers, or architects. He’s among the few realtors who still do that.

While many consider him a dinosaur in the industry because he combines Sales, Leasing, Development and Zoning Consulting all in one shop, he sees it as his way of successfully doing business. I wear that dinosaur comment as a badge of honor. Also one of my competitors told me one time Todd you truly are like Don Quixote. I know that donkey Odie is an outdated relic of sorts but I love that guy. He was a jack of all trades and he was honorable. Maybe I am a dinosaur but it works for me. I don’t know too many realtors who also develop property. And I love development I can’t believe I get paid for this.

Among his more notable projects are the portions of Flower Mound‘s town center anchored by lifetime fitness, a large portion of the shops at Highland Village, Flower Mound‘s Highlands and Highlands Ranch area including super target, Best Buy and Lowe’s department store plus Marty B’s and Bartonville. Well such large developments get the most notoriety, it is the smaller ones involving medical offices, retail and office buildings that are his favorites.

“I appreciate the smaller developments because I will look someone in there either coffee table or their office or their kitchen table saying to me this is my life savings and I need your help said Weaver, who also owns buildings in this area.

We were still gets a thrill from big projects like the founders Landing COMMERCIAL and Office project on FM 2499 in South Flower Mound or Weaver has been the listing agent with landowner Ronnie Hilliard since 2018. Following various challenges both before and during the pandemic, that project is about to become reality. After recently selling the center section Weaver said the first shovels of dirt should be turned by August. “ it’s great to see an idea on a piece of paper transfer to reality he said. And I’m so lucky to count that as another Development that we cannot as I drive through this town.“

The first phase recently approved by the town of Flower Mound planning and zoning commission will feature retail stores, restaurants and medical offices. “ i’ve got a feeling once they bring the tractors out there and break dirt the two other pieces will sell as well. It’s all because of Lakeside, Weaver said. There’s quite a bit of activity there now and people are saying the southern end of town is not dead. In fact it’s quite vibrant. With the point apartments and other developments in and around Lakeside DFW we will have thousands of people living there. What a great concept.“

Weaver grew up in Lewisville where his father Bill was the mayor in 1960s. After starting his career at Texas instruments he followed his dad into the real estate business, first is a residential realtor in 1990. But when he was asked to work on to commercial properties he quickly knew he needed to switch. “Real estate isn’t done the way my father did it anymore” Weaver said. “You can’t just buy a tract of land and build a building. You have to obtain side plan approval, Master plan, zoning, negotiate utilities, everything really. There’s really nothing about the difficulty or even the energy it takes to do development and even the simplest of developments especially in smaller communities these days. “Besides Sales, Leasing and Development, Landing simply just probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever done.“

He enjoys zoning as part of his job with the various communities that he likes Closing land because of the payday. But he’s even founder of something else. “Of all the aspects of my job, I think leasing is my favorite mainly because it involves a little or no municipality involvement”, he said. “It’s basically landlord meet the tenant, now we negotiate. I believe that leasing is the last vestige of entrepreneurialism in our industry. It’s not tied down by constraints usually, other than price per sq/ft, and everything‘s on the table.”

In 2018 he sold his house and moved from Flower Mound to a 6.5 acre property with a 4000 square-foot house in Tioga Texas north of Pilot Point up on the north end of Lake Ray Roberts. He also sold two of his three office buildings in Flower Mound and moved his office into an office building he owns in Hickory Creek.

He and his wife and business partner Ellen have three children - daughter Wendy and twins Tye and Sarah. Ellen has been a real estate appraiser for more than 30 years, including for the Denton County Appraisal District.

With more than three decades behind him and at the age of 61 country life has had an affect on Todd as he is ready to start slowing down and he is perfectly fine with that notion. “I’m blessed, I’ve done well, but I’m at a point in my life Raton means more,” he said.” I just lost my mom some time with my wife 38 years and my kids and family is more valuable than any amount of money. There’s no reason to turn so hard and beat my head against the wall and work those 12 hour days anymore. I will do less and less development and more and more brokerage. I’ve had my time as a top producer, top earner and worked on some of the most successful developments in southern Denton County history. I’ve been so lucky to have had interactions with people who have helped along the way like my parents, Andre Drew, Larry Smith, Von Beougher, Ron Singleton, Ellen Weaver and Keith Francis. KEITH and I have built so many buildings I lose track of all them. He is one of my closest friends and one of the best business partners a guy could ever have.

It’s the people that I’ve surrounded myself with that have helped me make Weaver Commercial Real Estate what it is today. I’m so lucky, and very grateful for it.”

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Dr. Debra Duffy, owner and operator of ​Debra Duffy​ , ​DDS ​ in Flower Mound since 1994, is pleased to announce the ground-breaking of her new pediatric dental office, the Duffy Dental Ranch, in Justin. The new practice will be located at 100 Hardeman Blvd​., Justin, TX 76247 and anticipates opening in ​February, 2021.

The Duffy Dental Ranch will provide advanced pediatric dental care and aims to help kids develop healthy habits. In Dr. Duffy's new office, she wants to empower parents to help their kids develop healthy habits — and not just dental habits, but an overall healthy lifestyle! Dr. Duffy wants her patients to look forward to coming in to see her, and this new office will perfectly capture that feeling. She also wants parents to feel they are getting the most cutting-edge pediatric dental care for their children at a great value.

If Weaver Commercial Real Estate can help you in your commercial real estate needs please contact us at 469-635-2833 or todd@weavercommercial.com

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Weaver Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that we have sold & closed two office buildings we developed a little over 10 years ago. Both 3505 Yucca & 2601 Churchill were sold to end users who will occupy a portion of their respective building. Both sales were executed back in January & closed in the last week of April, in the middle of the pandemic. I don't recommend to anyone they do that as it was challenging! Weaver Commercial is proud of our track record and now that we have developed a large portion of Flower Mound, we are grateful for the return business. If Weaver Commercial Real Estate can help you in your commercial real estate needs please contact us at 469-635-2833 or todd@weavercommercial.com

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Opening in the Fall of 2017 with tastes and entertainment as big as Texas, Marty B’s will be a place to kick back and make lasting memories with your nearest and dearest.

The rugged luxury of the Hill Country is headed to Bartonville’s backyard.

Marty Bryan has had a twenty five plus year career in the restaurant industry. When Marty started to look for a suitable location for his new restaurant, he was told to contact Todd Weaver of Weaver Commercial Real Estate. After Todd and Marty were unsuccesful in obtaining two different sites in Argyle, they moved on to Bartonville and struck gold with an offer to purchase a portion of land in Bartonville Town Center. Marty has now closed on the site and begun construction on his dream restaurant. Todd & Marty have teamed up with Keith Francis of Francis Commercial to complete the construction as Todd & Keith have completed several ground-up developments in Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville & now Bartonville.

This 10,700 sq ft facility on 2.2 acres will bring iconic experiences for your family and friends with live music, a welcoming modern ranch atmosphere and delicious Texas specialties.

Marty B's Restaurant

A New destination for food and entertainment

Dive into a delicious menu of Steaks, BBQ, Tex-Mex and craft beer. All of your familiar favorites have been updated for a fresh new experience. Or you may also enjoy the options of our lighter fare along with smaller options for the little ones. Finally you will want to follow it all up with your choice of a multitude of items to satisfy your sweet tooth.

After dinner, kick back and relax at our community fire pits for smores and storytelling or immerse yourself in the sounds of Texas. Our calander will be filled with live music of local legends, up-and-coming acts, or the occasional import from Austin, Nashville, and beyond.

SO, get ready to enjoy great food, live entertainment, larger than life television entertainment or just a casual gathering with friends at Marty B’s. For more information, visit - martybsplace.com

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Houston-based upscale restaurant Black Walnut Café recently chose Flower Mound as its first North Texas location and plans to open an approximate 6,000-square foot eatery just north of the FM 2499 and Firewheel Drive intersection. Known for choosing upscale communities, Black Walnut Café will serve an array of contemporary American, fast casual cuisine throughout the day, including selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

“As a thriving restaurant chain, Black Walnut Café had several choices when it came to expanding into North Texas and we are honored they chose Flower Mound,” said Town Council Member Jean Levenick. “I have no doubt residents and visitors alike will enjoy dining at Black Walnut Café and I look forward to welcoming them into our community.”

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Todd Weaver of Weaver Commercial Real Estate, Ltd., is pleased to announce that North Central Texas College (“NCTC”) has executed a lease with Eagle Parker Square, LLC (“Eagle”) of Dallas.

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