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On-call Rapid Transit Access Value In Dfw?

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Dec 4, 2015
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With your help, my family purchased a small but unique freestanding office building in Plano, TX earlier this year.

We plan to offer premium executive (or serviced) office rentals in a portion of our interior space. My father will utilize the other portion for his high tech orthopedic practice. As marketing and renovation efforts began ramping up in earnest, we discovered that our property is in an exclusive "DART On-Call" access zone.

DART On-Call appears to operate much like a private shuttle, except that the On-Call shuttles service a small area (just a few blocks around our office). The shuttles are new and support bike racks. They also stop at a DART train station in Plano with train service to Historic Plano, Richardson (including Cityline), Dallas, etc. Before long there will be service to DFW international airport. Anyone can pay $2.50 for a ride anywhere in the On-Call service zone during operating hours (5am to 8pm).

Few offices in Plano receive great bus service, let alone DART "On-Call" access. This includes many of the brand new offices near the "Legacy West" development in west Plano.

To the best of my knowledge, our appraiser assumed we did not have public transit access. I've read numerous articles touting increased demand for offices with public transit access (http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingne...s-place-high-value-public-transit-access-poll). My friends (mostly millennials) value public transit services. How much, if any do you think this will boost the value of our real estate? I am trying to determine where to place this feature in our marketing materials.

Thank you as always!
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Jan 22, 2002
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Unless someone actually wants to use the benefit, it would be of no value. DFW 'rapid transit' doesn't seem to add value. For example, I have seen office buildings in proximity to the Denton train station that really don't show a benefit to being in proximity. Rather, they benefit more to good road access, proximity to related major facilities (medical for example).

Note-appraised for 30 years in DFW.
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