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Vaughn E. Miller,  the oldest surviving son of Dallas real estate legend Vance C. Miller and grandson of Texas real estate ICON Henry S. Miller Jr., is President & CEO of Vance C. Miller Company LLC, Vance C. Miller Holdings Corporation and VCM Development Group LLC. Vaughn started his real estate career in 1986 when he joined his father at Vance C. Miller Interests. There he became Vice President and headed the commercial brokerage operation as well as the marketing and leasing of over 300,000 sf of retail projects in north Dallas and represented Blockbuster Video in their early expansion in the Dallas area.  Vaughn and his father created Vance C. Miller Development Group to develop single-tenant retail property.  In 1990 Vaughn joined Henry S. Miller/Grubb & Ellis as Vice President of the Retail Properties Division. Then in 1993 Vaughn and his father Vance re-started the Henry S. Miller Commercial real estate brand in the Preston Center office of Henry S. Miller Realtors. Vaughn, as Senior Vice President, built the Commercial Division to 17 retail brokers in Dallas and Houston. In April 1994 Vaughn and his father merged with Newmarket Grunnah-Cole and Kelley, Lundeen & Crawford and created Miller Commercial and became the largest commercial real estate firm in Dallas/Ft. Worth and the largest independent firm in Texas. Vaughn was named Executive Vice President and head of the Commercial/Retail Division. From 1994-2013 Vaughn headed the Retail Division of Henry S. Miller Companies and was consistently a Top Producer.  Vaughn, among other things, was responsible for overseeing leasing and management of the 3 million square foot Henry S. Miller Company Shopping Center portfolio.

Vaughn has an extensive background in the sale, leasing and development of “high profile” Dallas retail land and shopping centers, including the notable corners of Central Expressway and Forest Lane, Central Expressway and Royal Lane, Inwood Road and Forest Lane, and Spring Valley Road and Midway Road. Vaughn also has experience in representing retailers in seeking multiple site locations, including Boston Market’s initial entry into Dallas/Ft. Worth (40 stores) and Blockbuster Video’s early expansion in Dallas/Ft. Worth (19 stores).

 

40 Boston Market Stores 19 Blockbuster Video Stores

Career Transaction Highlights: In 2006 through 2008 Vaughn developed Little Elm Towne Crossing, a highly successful 170,000 sf Shopping Center at Eldorado Pkwy & FM 423 anchored by Hobby Lobby & 24 Hr Fitness in Little Elm, one of the fastest growing areas in North Texas.

In 2000 Through 2005 Vaughn sold 40 Wal-Mart Shadow Anchored shopping centers throughout Texas and the South Central U.S for over $52 million.

Little Elm Towne Crossing 40 Walmart Shadow Anchored Centers

In 1999 Through 2000 Vaughn handled the acquisition and development of 3 high profile retail locations:
Pepper Square Phase II, a 75,000 s.f. expansion to Pepper Square Shopping Center anchored by Hobby Lobby, at Preston Road and Beltline Road in North Dallas;
Valley View Market, a 35,000 s.f. specialty center, anchored by Salt Grass Steakhouse, on LBJ Freeway and Midway Road in North Dallas;

In 1997 & 1998 Vaughn completed the sale of Mobil Land Development's landmark property, Parkside Center, 35 Acres, in North Dallas at Midway Road and Spring Valley Road;

In 1996 & 1997 Vaughn completed transactions on several landmark Dallas properties including:
The "Gemini" drive-in theatre site, a 27 acre corner at Central Expressway and Forest Lane which he ground leased to AutoNation for the McLendon family;
The "Old K-mart" property, a 22 acre corner at the North Dallas Tollway and Forest Lane which he sold to Lowe's Home Improvements for the Daniel family; These properties represented 2 of the last major undeveloped retail corners inside the "Loop" (IH 635) of north Dallas;

In 1995 Vaughn and his Tenant Representation team completed Boston Market's entry into the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with over 40 new restaurant locations ahead of schedule and under budget;

In 1994 Vaughn handled the acquisition and renovation of Pepper Square Shopping Center, a landmark 194,000 sf retail center at Preston Road and Beltline Road, and re-tenanted the property with Old Navy Clothing Co., Stein Mart and Blockbuster Music;

In 1993 Vaughn handled the marketing and brokerage for the landmark 16 acre corner at Central Expressway and Royal Lane into a 174,000 sf "Power Center" anchored by Service Merchandise, Jumbo Sports and Albertson's for the Stewart family.

In 1986 thru 1990 Vaughn joined his father at Vance C. Miller Interests and became Vice President and headed the commercial brokerage operation as well as the marketing and leasing of over 300,000 sf of retail projects in north Dallas and represented Blockbuster Video in their early expansion in the Dallas area.

Personal Information: Vaughn’s great grandfather was Henry S. Miller, Sr. (1890-1968), who founded the company bearing his name in 1914. From a 1-man office, Henry Sr. built the company to the largest in Texas with the help of Vaughn’s father, Vance C. Miller, and grandfather, Henry S. Miller, Jr. Henry Jr., Vance and Vaughn all attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Vaughn and his wife of 13 years, Dena, are actively involved in the Dallas community and raise money for worthwhile Dallas area charities via polo events at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point.

Vaughn is an avid polo player with a 2-goal rating and plays throughout the world at various venues including England with the Prince of Wales. Vaughn's polo team has the most successful winning streak of any team in North Texas. Vaughn is also actively involved in several Dallas area charities.

Associations:

Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
Member, North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors
Member, United States Polo Association (2 goal rating)
President, Prestonwood Polo Foundation
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


 

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