Dec. 18, 2017 by TREC Staff

Katy Slade: Building Communities and Giving Back

Kathy Slade DFW Real Estate Review Gables Residential

This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 edition of the DFW Real Estate Review. An excerpt has been reprinted below.

From McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas to Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas, some of the region’s most upscale mixed-use projects all have one common denominator: Katy Slade.

The area vice president of investments for Gables Residential, Slade, has a background in urban planning, and it shows in the apartment communities she develops. They’re walkable, vibrant, and have access to mass transit.

Most famously, she got Whole Foods to anchor the Gables McKinney Ave. project at 2500 McKinney Ave., bringing much-needed grocery space to that fast-growing area.

“Whole Foods is continuing to attract a high number of pedestrian customers,” Slade said. “It’s really changed the community and the way people operate there.”

The tower has 222 upscale apartments and a rooftop buzzing with activities, including an infinity pool, a dog park, grills, and cabanas.

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