Multi-Family Housing in Dallas

Paris RUTHERFORD, Moderator

6 June 2017
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Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas have a current population of roughly 7.1 million people, more than double in the number of residents over the last twenty years. We are experiencing a population surge among the highest in the United States. Forbes quotes DFW as building 10% of the apartments nationwide, and it seems that the demand for multi-family housing in the region is almost insatiable. This also represents a shift in the type of housing that the Metroplex has historically demanded, moving from suburban single-family residences to condensed and stacked urban living.

What exactly precipitated this shift, and what does the future hold for these building types? Will suburban centers in North Texas, which have tended to hold out on such projects, be forced to begin to build multi-family style buildings due to overwhelming demand? And what happens to these buildings in the future when demand is not as high, or if the population migrates? We will discuss these questions as well as other important considerations of the multi-family housing boom during this Panel.



Co-Founder and Principal
Catalyst Urban Development

Paris Rutherford brings over 25 years of experience in the successful positioning of memorable developments across the United States including multiple nationally-recognized mixed-use developments. As Principal, Mr. Rutherford guides Catalyst’s development process to realize its mission of creating Great Places through investment, experiential and community returns.

Prior to forming Catalyst, Mr. Rutherford was President of Woodmont Investment Company, Practice Leader of RTKL Associates’ firm-wide planning practice, and Director of RTKL itself. Over 90 national, regional and local awards have been given to projects he has worked on, and his ideas and efforts have been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land Magazine. He has spoken at the National Press Club, ULI, ICSC, and been featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell and PBS’s News Hour. Paris is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Harvard University.




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