In April 2009, Larry Harbour was named one of the best Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Dallas by D CEO Magazine.
The CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Commercial Division assists a wide range of clients with buying and selling land and investment properties, as well as retail leasing through the successful Retail Leasing Group. A number of business brokers in the division also work with clients buying and selling businesses without real estate.
Larry Harbour’s integrity, proven over more than 40 years handling commercial transactions, has set the tone for the level of service provided by the entire commercial division. This dynamic group, based in Dallas, professionally handles all aspects of commercial sales and leasing throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas of North Texas.
After graduation from Baylor University in 1962, Larry joined Exxon Corporation and worked in the Real Estate Division for 6 1/2 years. In 1968, Mr. Harbour went to work for a then small commercial real estate company known as Henry S. Miller Company. In 1968 there were only 25 people in the entire Henry S. Miller Company, but by the time he left in 1978, the firm had grown to 200 people. During the ten years with Henry S. Miller Company, Harbour participated in the development of more than 150 retail centers, hired and trained 50 brokers and leasing agents, put together a large in-house development team, and served as general manager for the retail division – the largest division of the company.
During the next three years, Harbour moved on to The Swearingen Company where he served as general manager, hired and trained more than 30 brokers and leasing agents and completed more than 30 office leases as a general broker. Harbour also ran the Swearingen Management Company for more than a year and contributed to the growth from 1,000,000 square feet under management to well over 4,000,000 square feet.
In 1981, Harbour started his own development/brokerage company, the Larry F. Harbour Company, specializing in the development and leasing of small retail shopping centers and small garden office buildings. D Magazine, in the May 1985 edition, referred to Harbour as one of the “picks of the litter” of Henry S. Miller alums.
In 1987, Wayne Swearingen chose Harbour to start and build a retail division. Over the next 15 months, Harbour added 19 projects totaling over 700,000 square feet of leased space, along with 11 retail-leasing specialists. Under Harbour’s direction, the retail division made an immediate impact in the marketplace.
In May of 1988, Harbour and David Dunning renewed their long-time Miller association by forming United Commercial Realty to specialize in project leasing and tenant representation. Under Harbour’s direction, UCR became a dominant force in shopping center project leasing over the next several years. For the next few years, Harbour operated as an independent broker doing various retail and office transactions, both sales and leases.
He focuses on investment sales, third party leasing, tenant representation deals for both acquisition and lease, along with MF sales opportunities throughout the DFW Metroplex.