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KERA’S “CEO” FEATURES JIM LAKE JR. OF JIM LAKE COMPANIES

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Lake headshotFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2014

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the September episode of CEO, host Lee Cullum talks with commercial real estate developer Jim Lake Jr., CEO of Jim Lake Companies, who details plans for projects south of the Trinity River. Learn how Jim Lake Companies is building on their success in Bishop Arts and the Design District by revitalizing abandoned space. “I think planned developments are extremely important in the redevelopment of the city’s core and the urban areas,” Lake said. “It allows you to unlock these buildings that were built back in the 1910s to 1930s.” Lake’s passion for restoring old buildings came from his father, who founded the company.

KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The September episode featuring Jim Lake Jr. airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, on KERA TV, with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, Sept. 7, and at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8. CEO also can be heard at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, on KERA 90.1 FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. More information about Jim Lake Companies can be found at jimlakeco.com.

ABOUT JIM LAKE JR.

After graduating from Baylor University in 1981 with a BBA in real estate, Jim Lake Jr. began his career that same year as a general broker with the Swearingen Co. In 1985, he left Swearingen and entered the development business at Jim Lake Companies.

After weathering the commercial real estate recession of the late 1980’s, he co-founded Jim Lake, Inc. Realtors in 1991, and later formed Jim Lake Partners, LLC to focus on acquisitions of existing buildings and specialize in adaptive urban redevelopment. Lake served on the University Park Board of Adjustment for 9 years and began serving on the Steering Committee for the Davis Land Use Study for North Oak Cliff in 2008.

ABOUT CEO

Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.