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Lombard Global announces Grand Opening for DondiSofa Inc’s first store in USA on Saturday, November 4

Lombard Global www.lombardglobal.com , a leading global real estate and business consulting firm announced the Grand Opening of it’s client showroom, DondiSofa www.dondisofa.com, in Dallas, TX this Saturday, November 4. Dondi, heaquartered in Bologna, Italy, is one of Italy’s leading contemporary furniture retailers with 34 stores located throughout Italy. It chose Dallas to be the entry point for its North American expansion because of a number of factors, including favorable business start up costs, logistics, consumer demographics and psychographics. “This is the fulfillment of my dream and my father’s dream when he started the business in Italy almost 50 years ago. We couldn’t be more pleased, said Pierpaolo Dondi, Chairman of DondiSalotti, parent of DondiSofa.

Lombard Global, based in Dallas, TX is a leading global real estate and business consulting firm. Its clients are typically international firms expanding to the USA and USA firms expanding overseas. Lombard adds value to its clients’ real estate decisions by first knowing and understanding their business. For example, Lombard provided human resource infrastructure development, employment selection and market research to Dondi along with real estate representation. “We are so proud to be an integral part of Dondi’s international expansion. They are unusual in that they are incredibly impressive from not only a design perspective (both store and product), but also with their internal operations, processes, and sales and marketing strategy and execution. Once people visit the facility, I’m sure they’ll agree that this is truly one of the most unique retail concepts to ever come to Dallas,� said Bill Billeaud, Managing Partner of Lombard Global.

The new store will be located at 5301 Alpha Rd, one block east of the Dallas Tollway. The new development, called Village on the Green is Cypress Equities’ newest high-end mixed use development in Dallas. Cypress Equities is the acquisition and development affiliate of Staubach Retail.