Cushman & Wakefield Advises First United Methodist On 6.5 AC Land Buy

Cushman & Wakefield today announced that First United Methodist Church (FUMC) has acquired six-and-a-half acres of land in the southwest quadrant of Preston Road and Hickory Street in Frisco. FUMC was represented by Dean and Mark Collins in the transaction.

“Suburbs such as Frisco continue to lead the growth for DFW, and this trend has fueled the expansion of First United Methodist Church and its pre-school called Friends in Christ,” said Cushman & Wakefield Associate Director, Mark Collins, who advised FUMC on the transaction. Collins is a member of the firm’s Tenant Advisory Group (TAG), whose focus is exclusively on collaborating and sharing best practices for Tenant Representation.

FUMC was founded in Frisco as the Bethel Church by frontier pioneers in 1852—fifty years before the birth of Frisco—and it has grown to more than 1,000 members in its 160-year-history. In February 1902, the Bethel Church moved to 6th and Oak Streets and the name was changed to First United Methodist Church. In 1978, it purchased 7.17 acres of land at its current location on Preston Road; and an additional 3.4 acres of adjacent land in June 2005, to expand its existing campus, worship, and education facility, which it opened in December 2008. 

Cushman & Wakefield Associate Director, Dean Collins, also advised FUMC on the deal. Dean Collins has represented tenants since 2002 and has completed more than $400 million in transactions for some of the Dallas area’s most recognized tenants including Sanyo Energy.