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Published: April 6, 2013

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Skills to Change buys studio

Skills to Change Institute has bought the 3,200-square-foot former Gordon Dinsmore Studio building, 3621 NW 50, for $290,000 from Alan C. Dinsmore in a deal handled by broker Nick Gray of Cushman & Wakefield. American Eagle Title Group handled the closing.

Gray said it was one of the last locally owned photography studios in Oklahoma City. The seller, Gordon Dinsmore's son, ran the studio after his father died in the early 1990s and is keeping all the microfilm and digital files of all the weddings photographed going back to the 1970s, Gray said.

Paradigm creates new division

Paradigm AdvantEdge Real Estate, 16301 N May, has started a commercial division and appointed Ken Lawton to head it. Lawton retired from the Bank of Nichols Hills and entered the real estate business in 2002. He holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member professional designation. Paradigm AdvantEdge, in business for 17 years, has four offices in the metro area with 180 sales associates.

“Although our company has primarily handled residential real estate transactions, we have always had some associates with the background and expertise to handle some commercial business for our company,” co-owner Charlene Wilson said. “We think that there are many opportunities in the commercial market and the time is right, under Ken's leadership, to develop our exposure in the commercial market.”

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