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August 14, 2020

Dallas Business Journal

Best Real

Estate Deals

August 2, 2018


Developer Plans to Revitalize Dallas West End

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October 2021


The Grand Dame of Dallas

The 116- year-old Purse Building is taking its claim as a leading player in the Dallas' West End revival.  The Purse Buildings restoration has reversed years of accumulated neglect, taking the historic building back to her original glory and positioning it at the center of the Dallas West End Revival.

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September 25, 2020

Dallas Business Journal

Best Real Estate Deal Award Winner

With developer Wildcat Management at the helm, the building saw a complete interior demolition and some of the property's original floors and materials revealed. The preservation of the facility, built in 1905 and vacant since 1990...

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January 14, 2020


Dallas' Historic West End Is Ready To Compete On Price And Its Coolness Factor


In the 20th century, the West End's brick-adorned real estate served as a backdrop to the famed Bonnie and Clyde saga and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 

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October 10, 2019

Paper City


Dallas’Historic Purse Building and its Ghost Signage Being Restored by Woman Developer With a Downtown Plan

An old furniture wholesaler store in the West End had been sitting vacant and boarded up for 30 years before commercial developer Tanya Ragan...

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March 8, 2019

Dallas Business Journal


Working Downtown for nearly a decade, Tanya Ragan is kicking off the second phase of the refurbishment of her latest project: The West End's iconic Purse Building. 12.

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September 20, 2018


Still Cool After All these Years, The Purse Building Gets Its Second Chance


Ragan understands why some buildings don't survie, and how old buildings endure upgrades that are often not flattering and can hide critical flaws.


April 20, 2018


​Tanya Ragan launches restoration of historic Purse Building in Dallas' West End

"The offices are central - so close to downtown and the core.  You can hop on DART or you can walk outside and still see cobbled streets." Ragan says.

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June 25, 2021

Dallas Business Journal

Most Inspiring Leaders

Ragan has a special place in her heart for downtown. The Minnesota native says she’s been downtown for 15 years and is currently involved in several ventures in the area. Since 2014, her real estate firm, Wildcat Management has owned the historic Purse Building.

(photo credit: Jake Dean)

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September 22, 2020


Born And BRED: Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2019 Awards

When Tanya Ragan has an idea, there’s no stopping her. The real estate developer behind Wildcat Management has used her tireless will to breathe new life into...

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November 15, 2019

Dallas Business Journal

West End anchored by history, infused with innovation


Redeveloping the Purse Building. Each of the historic West End building's six floors, some of which are ready for tenants, features large windows, high ceilings and wood floors.  What does it take to redevelop a historic property.


July 16, 2019

Dallas Morning News

Navigating ‘boys’ club’ of Dallas Real Estate

Tanya Ragan, who is developing the historic Purse Building says, she's "a little fish in the pond"  No one would ever accuse Ragan of not being firmly grounded in the place she does business. 

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January 22, 2019



This Week's Dallas-Fort Worth Deal Sheet

Wildcat Management, local real estate developer Tanya Ragan's company, has completed the first phase of its rehab of the Purse Building.

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July 12, 2018


Purse Building Joins Other Efforts To Revitalize West End


Renovation of the historic, and long vacant Purse Building joins a slew of projects intended to revitalize Dallas' West End. The project, soon to be the tallest building in the West End when it opens in early 2019...

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April 18, 2018

The Dallas Morning News

Century-old Tower Getting Makeover

Work has begun to turn one of downtown Dallas' oldest buildings into a new generation of offices.  The project should take 15 to 18 months to wrap up.

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September 29, 2020

Dallas Business Journal

Historic Purse Building - Explore this Downtown Dallas Gem.

Best Real Estate Deal - Award Winner Located in downtown Dallas’ flourishing West End Historic District, the Purse Building located at 601 Elm Street is a 65,000-square-foot architectural landmark.

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February 2, 2020


​Is Downtown Dallas the Most Recession-Proof, Design Forward Market in DFW?


When it comes to what DFW submarkets will thrive in the next recession Downtown Dallas is a top contender with its stock of historic buildings and affordable lease rates.


October 17, 2019

Architectural Digest

Purse Building Lives to See Another Day


The Historic Purse Building Dowtown Dallas is being restored by real estate investor Tanya Ragan. "I'm inspired by projects that have a level of impact. This building is the entry to the West End, " Ragan told PaperCity Dallas. 


January 22, 2019

CultureMap Dallas


Historical building in Downtown Dallas' West End opens for tenant tours

"We're creating an atmosphere that is a fine balance between paying homage to history and being cutting edge," Ragan says.

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September 28, 2018

Dallas Morning News

Breaking Out of the Corporate Office Box

“We got interest as soon as we started working on the building,” said investor Tanya Ragan, who earlier this year started a fix-up program on the Elm Street structure. 

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April 23, 2018

D Magazine

​Wildcat Management's $15M Renovation of the West End's Purse Building

Wildcat Management breaks the Purse Building's 30-year vacancy with a major renovation of the historic office building.

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April 19, 2018


​Tech-Savvy Offices Coming to Historic West End Building

$15 Million redevelopment will capitalize on the "Smart Cities" Initiative underway in the Dallas' West End.