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It’s kind of like having Kim Dawson as your real estate agent. No kidding, did you know Allie Beth Allman agent Irmgard Arthur used to be an international runway model and opened her own wildly successful school of modeling back in Germany? The classes included ladies self improvement, teenage charm and even exercise classes! She arranged arranged fashion shows and used the graduates of her modeling classes as models. No wonder she can stage her listing with a sweep of the hand. I would not be surprised someday at all to walk into one of Irmgard’s listings, like say in the Creeks of Preston Hollow, and see live models strutting it up! She’s also business/personal partners with my favorite Dartmouth man du jour Ira Archer. Read on for the secret to their great relationship!
Hot Property: Ira Archer Has the Granite of New Hampshire & Animal House Under His Belt… and The Creeks of Preston Hollow
Food fight! Ira found my soft spot the moment he told me he went to Dartmouth College. (Fodder: Dave Perry-Miller agent Stephen Collins is also a Dartmouth grad.) Granted, he was there ahead of me by a few moments, during those infamous all-male years. He was a contemporary of Chris Miller, who wrote Animal House – in fact, Ira was in Zeta Psi (are they still there?) while Chris Miller was in Alpha Delta. Toga, Toga, Toga! He tells me he
instigated participated in the Thayer food fight Miller portrayed in the flick:
Valets at the W Hotel were scrambling this morning at 7:30 a.m. when a rush of sleek cars and black suited commercial real estate types descended. The Urban Land Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based commercial real estate development, planning and research group was in town talking about the markets and what we can expect in the future. When it comes to housing, smaller homes closer to urban areas will be hot for new construction, as post-bubble buyers seek smaller mortgage payments and shortened commutes to relieve them from what we are going to see very soon: $5 a gallon gas.
Jodie Fisher: The Texas Real Estate Gal Who Dared to Say No to Mark Hurd, Whose Got a Million in His Bank, BTW
photos by Playboy photographs
Remember Jodie Fisher? She’s the former salesperson and actress who cost former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd his job, really, when she accused him of trying to initiate an affair over a two-year period. Ms. Fisher was Born in Brownwood, Texas, 7/17/60; went to Texas Tech; her dad was in oil and gas production. I have heard she also worked in commercial real estate in Dallas, briefly, though I could never figure out exactly where.
His name is Leo M. Savino, a 28 year old former commercial real estate guy who is now building some amazing homes in the Park Cities. Did I say he is only 28? That is correct. Leo’s company is called Significant Buildings & Construction, and from what I’ve seen, he has an amazing eye cultivated by charming parents who educated him exquisitely. Anyhow, the home will be complete when I return from Pebble BEach, so get ready for a treat.