Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins has selected the most significant projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2015. These aren’t necessarily the largest or the first. But the deals point to future trends, potential gold mines, noble visions and notable accomplishments by the smart professionals who are making them happen.
Ralph Bivins’ Realty News Report Awards – The Best of Houston 2015:
Realty News Report Award for:
Best Construction Project of the Year – The largest tilt-wall construction project in the world is Daikin Industries’ 4 million square-foot HVAC manufacturing facility, under construction in northwest Houston. Some 4,000 will be employed there, including hundreds relocating from Tennessee. Architecture for the $420 million project is by Powers Brown Architecture, LJB Inc. is the engineer and D.E. Harvey Builders is general contractor. The project, slated to open in 2016, is on Highway 290, three miles west of the Grand Parkway.
ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE 2015 REALTY NEWS REPORT AWARDS
Visionary of the Year – UT System Chancellor William McRaven
Best Construction Project of the Year – Daikin Industries
Best Retail Project of the Year – Thursday
Best Redevelopment Deal of the Year – Friday
Best Substitution of the Year – Saturday
Best Hotel Project of the Year – Sunday
Best Industrial Project of the Year – Monday