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News Update: New Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
TAC - The Arnold Companies announced the appointment of two key positions across company divisions in Texarkana, TX. James Henry Russell, previous Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BWI Companies, Inc., has been appointed TAC, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Along with Russell’s appointment, Tina Green, previous owner of Capshaw Green, PLLC, joins TAC as Vice President and Associate General Counsel.
The Crescent® Renews and Expands Leases Totaling 48,856 Square Feet
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Crescent Real Estate LLC
March 29, 2021, 16:15 GMT
Customer satisfaction drives lease renewals and expansions at the iconic The Crescent® in Uptown Dallas
Customers value being associated with The Crescent name, high-quality customers in our buildings, amenities & services, location, and walkability of Uptown. We create an atmosphere difficult to match.”— Tony Click, Vice President Leasing for Crescent
DALLAS, TX, US, March 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) today announced multiple lease expansions and renewals within The Crescent®, a unique 1.3 million-square-foot luxury office mixed-use development combining iconic architecture with modern amenities in Dallas’ Uptown.
First Texas Homes renewed 20,585 RSF and occupied its newly expanded space of 3,694 RSF on the third floor of the 500 Building located in the atrium at The Crescent®. For more than a quarter-century, First Texas Homes has taken a unique approach to home building in North Texas communities, allowing custom changes to acclaimed floor plans that ensure each customer receives a truly custom-quality home at a production builder price.
“Our rise to the top as an industry leader has been achieved, in part, through our solid commitment to excellence, quality, and total customer satisfaction,” said Keith Hardesty, Division President, First Texas Homes. “We build on the cornerstones of exceptional quality, superior design, absolute value, and unsurpassed customer service.”
Hardesty acknowledges those same principles of customer service, quality, and value from Crescent Property Services were reasons to extend and expand First Texas Homes’ lease at The Crescent®.
The Arnold Companies (TAC) occupied its expanded, remodeled space, going from 19,304 RSF to 24,577 RSF in Building 100 at The Crescent®. Harold Ginsburg and Pamela Ball of Southern Asset Service Corporation represented The Arnold Companies. StructureTone served as general contractor on the remodel project, while Entos Design provided the internal architectural design.
TAC is a leading service provider in aviation and petroleum marketing for sales, supply and logistics, military services, general aviation, airport services, and aircraft maintenance.
“TAC was founded on principles that stressed steady growth and a passion for customer service. The result has been five decades of growth that leads to us expanding our presence at The Crescent, one of the most prominent office locations in Texas,” said Greg Arnold, resident of TAC. “TAC is pleased to expand our presence at The Crescent alongside other top Texas firms.”
Crescent’s Tony Click and Marissa Parkin represented The Crescent® on the lease renewals and expansions. The Crescent® is owned by GPIF TC Owner LLC and managed by Crescent Property Services LLC (both affiliates of Crescent Real Estate LLC).
“It is very gratifying to retain our customers through lease renewals,” said Tony Click, Vice President Leasing for Crescent. “Customers value being associated with The Crescent name and the high-quality customers in our buildings. Compound that with a plethora of amenities and services, the location, and the walkability of Uptown Dallas, and we create an atmosphere that is difficult to match. This environment helps our customers recruit and retain young professionals who want to work in a dynamic setting.”
The Crescent’s prestigious office space features three connected office towers surrounded by outdoor green spaces, significant mix-use retail, eleven casual and fine dining options, as well as the luxury Hotel Crescent Court and Spa. Some of The Crescent® dining amenities include Dallas’ finest and trendy restaurants, such as The Capital Grille, Sixty Vines, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, Ascension, East Hampton, Shake Shack, and the well-established Nobu and The Crescent Club.
Exclusive retail options are anchored by Stanley Korshak, a Dallas emporium that pampers customers with service and high-quality merchandise, and Bivins Gallery, which showcases world-renowned and select emerging artists with various concentrations of artwork from modern, abstract, and contemporary periods.
Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management, development, and investment capacity of more than $10 billion. Through the GP Invitation Fund I and the GP Invitation Fund II, the company acquires, develops and operates all real estate asset classes alongside institutional investors and high net worth clients. Crescent’s premier real estate portfolio consists of Class A and creative office, multifamily, hospitality, and senior living assets located throughout the U.S., including The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit www.crescent.com.
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Keystone Aviation Renews WYVERN Wingman Certification
Salt Lake City, Utah – Keystone Aviation has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in November 2020. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices before purchasing air charter services.
“As private jet charter and management expand to meet market needs, it is our focus at Keystone Aviation to provide personalized, flexible and safe travel for individuals and corporations with the highest level of service and safety across every aspect of operating aircraft. Being a part of the Wingman certification for the past 18 years we are able to continually monitor and improve our safety culture to provide the best service available. Holding Wingman Certification lets our customers know we are part of the best in the business,” says Aaron Fish, Chief Operating Officer, Keystone Aviation.
WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an evaluation of operational activities, review on the company operational history and safety records, Safety Management System (SMS), internal evaluation program, administrative compositions, technical documentation, pilot and aircraft records, training requirements, and maintenance operations including technician training and experience.
“The Keystone Aviation certification as a WYVERN Wingman Operator sets them apart from other operators in the air charter industry. This achievement validates their commitment to attaining and maintaining an enduring safety culture that elevates their performance above other operators who are just beginning to embrace the value of formal safety risk management,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.
About Keystone Aviation
Keystone Aviation, a TAC Air company, is the largest provider of private jet charter, aircraft management and aviation maintenance headquartered in the Intermountain West and serving customers of private aviation across the U.S. and globally. For 25 years, Keystone Aviation has provided personalized and adaptive travel solutions including private air charter, aircraft management and maintenance services along with aviation consultative solutions. Currently maintaining and operating a fleet of 20 luxury aircraft to fit any size travel request and budget, Keystone Aviation meets your business and personal travel needs. TAC Air is a division of TAC – The Arnold Companies, a Texas-based aviation services and energy marketing company. Find more information about the passion for great service TAC Air provides pilots, aircraft owners, airlines and government/military at www.TacAir.com. For more information about TAC – The Arnold Companies visit www.TheArnoldCos.com.
WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 30-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization.
TAC Air and The Wall Street Journal Launch Digital Newspaper Distribution for Business Aviation Executives
To minimize touchpoints and promote safe and healthy environments for customers and employees, TAC Air has partnered with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to launch the private aviation industry’s first digital newspaper amenity program.
Innovation, convenience and accessibility transpire as TAC Air manages its COVID response and reduces touchpoints throughout its network of 16 FBO locations across the United States.
Prior to March, 2020, it was common for travelers to be seen reading printed newspaper copies while lounging in TAC Air FBO terminals and aboard their flights. Working through the summer to address the issues of additional shared touch points, TAC Air partnered with WSJ to identify and deliver a touchless solution for delivery of news to traveling business executives.
“As a part of our exceptional services we have historically offered WSJ to our customers, and recently, TAC Air had to limit the distribution of printed materials in the FBO terminals and aboard customers’ aircraft,” stated TAC Air Chief Operating Officer Joe Gibney. “We collaborated with WSJ to create a solution that would respond to the customer need for world-class news while we follow new cleanliness guidelines and protocols. By partnering with WSJ for digital newspaper distribution in our FBO terminals, it is a win-win for everyone–Customers, WSJ and TAC Air.”
The Text-to-Me (TTM) program is a downloadable PDF of the day’s newspaper. Customers scan a QR or text a numeric code using their phone or tablet to connect and begin reading The Wall Street Journal, for 24-hour access. TTM is portable and WiFi is not required.
“TAC Air responded to the challenge of their customer preferences for both a contactless and print amenity choice. Text-to-Me was the perfect solution to satisfy a contactless newspaper experience, while maintaining print copies for those still preferring a newspaper. The Wall Street Journal is proud to be partnering with TAC Air to provide their customers with a choice – a WSJ My Way dynamic -- that speaks to their desire to provide an exceptional customer experience,” stated Lisa Stuart, Director National Accounts; The Wall Street Journal.
About TAC Air
TAC Air is an aviation ground services company providing the highest level of service available in fixed-base operations, with more than 800 associates in its network of operations spanning 16 FBO locations across the United States. TAC Air is a division of TAC - The Arnold Companies, a Texas-based aviation services and energy marketing company and one of the nation’s largest independent distributors of refined petroleum products, with sales volume exceeding 2 billion gallons annually. TAC has a reputation for simplifying the business and exceeding what others in the industry are doing in order to create sustainable growth. Ultimately, it’s the company’s associates and their passion for service that sets TAC apart.
Learn more about the passion for great service TAC Air provides pilots, aircraft owners, airlines and the government/military at www.tacair.com. For more information about TAC - The Arnold Companies, visit www.thearnoldcos.com.
About The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, podcasts and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
2020 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Michael Welch
Michael Welch worked his way up from intern to general manager, serving in a variety of roles at TAC Air, including line service technician and line service manager. He was then promoted to lead TAC Air-BDL as general manager and in 2020 moved to the general manager role at the TAC Air-APA FBO at Centennial Airport.
“I really enjoy the interaction with people on both the employee side as well as the customer side,” he said. “Every day is a challenge and when I look back on the day, week, month or year and see what our team has accomplished it is the most rewarding experience.”
While general manager of TAC Air-BDL at Bradley International Airport (BDL), Welch participated in the airport’s Fire Foam committee to minimize environmental impact. Because of his involvement on this committee, local FBOs were able to apply for code modifications to remove or not install foam fire suppression systems in hangars on a case by case basis.
Welch substantially decreased employee turnover at TAC Air-BDL and built a lasting service culture where employees and customers could thrive.
“The biggest thing I take pride in when thinking about our industry is the good done for the local communities it serves,” he said. “From medical aircraft, to dog and animal rescue transportation, to being a part of the growth for local businesses and economy to thrive. When I read news articles about new business or large events that drive economic growth and know we were part of making it happen, especially without most people knowing our role, it’s just plain rewarding.”
Welch was an early adopter through implementation of a remote control tug. Introducing this technology into daily FBO operations continues to advance safety margins and increases efficiency with the ability to fit more aircraft into each hangar.
He is an active member of aviation industry organizations including NBAA, AOPA and the Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA). Each year at TAC Air-APA, Welch helps plan and host the Morgan Adams Concurs de Elegance fundraiser. In addition, he took part in the Morgan Adams Foundation Mentor for A Day program, where he hosted one of the organization’s survivors and showed him what it was like to work at an FBO.
Welch has been involved with Make a Wish helping grant wishes for several years and has volunteered his time to cook dinner on several occasions at the Ronald McDonald House.
Hometown: Buhl, Idaho
Alma Mater: Westminster College
Fun fact about yourself: I enjoy riding and working on Dirt Bikes.
Someone I look up to in the industry: I know it sounds trite, but in the industry I look up to our company’s owner, Greg Arnold. He has tremendous leadership and has built a privately owned company and team of people, who I also look up to, to be a long-term major player in an industry that is dominated by large publicly traded companies.
My favorite thing about aviation is: Just being in the industry. Being around the airport and aircraft on a daily basis. It’s fun to listen to people outside of the industry talk about aviation and airplanes, knowing I get to live it every day.
My dream aviation job: What I am doing now. General Manager of an FBO for a great company and living and working in a great city that puts me where I like to spend my free time - outdoors. I get the best of all worlds. Working in and managing business, being around aircraft and aviation, working with a great team of people and being close to the mountains.
TACenergy COO Fred Sloan Elected to SIGMA Board of Directors
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CONTACT: Tad W Perryman, VP Marketing
Dallas, Texas (November 19, 2020) – Fred Sloan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of TACenergy, a division of TAC - The Arnold Companies, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA).
Founded in 1958, SIGMA is the national trade association representing the most successful, progressive and innovative fuel marketers and chain retailers in the United States and Canada. The association has served to further the interests of both branded and unbranded segments of the industry while providing information and services to members.
Sloan has been actively involved as a member of the SIGMA organization since joining TAC in 2013. During this time, he has served on several of the organizations’ committees, including the Young Executive Committee from 2013-2016, Membership Committee from 2015-2016 and the Legislative Committee starting in 2019-2020, and will continue to remain active this next year.
Sloan, who has served as TACenergy COO since 2013, looks forward to harnessing and uniting the capabilities of both organizations in his new role as a SIGMA Board Member furthering education and innovation within the fuel marketing industry as a whole, from upstream to midstream and downstream to the customer. TACenergy serves the midstream fuel market, with volumes exceeding two and a half billion gallons annually from a vast terminal supply network and regional sales offices located across the United States. Sloan also serves on the Board of the Texas Food and Fuel Association and holds positions on several charity boards in the Dallas Metro area.
“I look forward to joining fellow board members and industry leaders through active participation in the growth, education and support of strengthening one of the nation’s core infrastructure needs of supplying fuel to our growing economy. It is my honor to move to a higher level of engagement with this association supporting our industry on a national level via legislative, safety and regulatory efforts by having a seat at the table when federal, and in some cases states, make decisions that impact industry activity. I hope to add value leveraging the TACenergy network of customers, suppliers, carriers and ancillary supporting companies as they are integrally tied to the industry success.”
Sloan is a strategic commercial leader experienced in business line management, physical and futures markets, manufacturing, logistics, operations, P/L and procurement/sales activities. His background includes a Drexel education, with a Chemical Engineering Degree and an MBA in Finance. Sloan is an expert in risk management, inventory management, and developing new businesses. His experience leading large groups of sales and operations personnel, traders, manufacturing personnel and engineers in business functions and across technical areas consistently exceeds goals through leading by communicating. His communication and analytical skills cultivates productive internal and customer relationships and produces synergistic team work. Throughout his career, Sloan has focused on manufacturing operations and technical development, business management and commercial activities.
TACenergy is a Dallas, Texas based independent national wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products. Customers include branded and unbranded gasoline, as well as diesel retailers, industrial users, transportation, trucking, government, utilities, mining, construction, plus many other commercial user or resellers of fuel. TACenergy delivers added value to its customers through customized fuel management programs, a 24/7 Supply & Logistics call center and comprehensive carrier agreements. TACenergy has an annualized fuel volume exceeding 2.7 billion gallons, and a vast terminal supply network with fourteen regional sales offices spanning North America. TACenergy is a division of TAC - The Arnold Companies, a Texas-based aviation and energy marketing company. Learn more at www.tacenergy.com and www.thearnoldcos.com.
Founded in 1958 as the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), SIGMA has become a fixture in the motor fuel marketing industry. After sixty years of leadership, SIGMA is the national trade association representing the most successful, progressive, and innovative fuel marketers and chain retailers in the United States and Canada. From the outset, the association has served to further the interests of both the branded and unbranded segment of the industry while providing information and services to members.
SIGMA’s approximately 260 corporate members command more 50 percent of the petroleum retail market, selling approximately 80 billion gallons of motor fuel each year. These member companies operate throughout the United States and Canada.
SIGMA’s benefits to member companies include government relations representation before Congress and the Administration, a wide variety of publications and timely mailings, as well as legal advice. The association holds meetings throughout the year to allow marketers and fuel suppliers to meet one-on-one and to give members a chance to participate in informative educational sessions. Leadership of the organization is provided by volunteers from SIGMA’s member companies, giving the association the advantage of advice from some of the most well-respected entrepreneurs in the nation. Learn more at www.sigma.org.
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