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With Foundation Already Poured, New Skanska Skyscraper Will Zoom Onto Houston Skyline in Record Time

HOUSTON – Skanska USA’s Capitol Tower will make its appearance on Houston’s downtown skyline in record time, perhaps with building being completed before the start of 2019. Work appears to be starting now on the 35-story, 750,000-SF tower. Construction cranes have been erected, a sure sign Skanska is serious. Typically, a 35-story office tower will take two years to complete. ... Read More »

HFF: Developers from Around the Nation Will Pursue Prime 30-Acre Chevron Campus in Bellaire

BELLAIRE, Texas – Chevron’s 30.5-acre tract along Loop 610 in Bellaire will attract interest from significant developers from around the nation, according to the HFF real estate firm, which was recently retained to handle the disposition of the prime site near Houston’s Inner Loop. The Bellaire City Council voted Monday night to adopt planning language that could pave the way ... Read More »

Accesso Retains Transwestern to Lease Energy Corridor Building

HOUSTON – Transwestern has been retained by Accesso Partners to lease its office building in the Energy Corridor in west Houston. “Transwestern has been a strong performer in leasing our office properties in Austin and San Antonio and we’re confident they will tap their vast network of resources and relationships to raise occupancy at One Park 10,” says Michael Adams, ... Read More »

Saying It Must Be in a ‘Global City’, Firm Moves HQ from Sugar Land to Miami

CANTORIA, Spain – (By Dale King) — The Cosentino Group, a major producer and distributor of innovative surfaces for architectural and design work, has issued a statement saying the firm will move its North American headquarters out of Houston and to the city of Coral Gables near Miami, this summer. A Cosentino executive said the family-owned company based in Spain wants to ... Read More »

W.P. Carey Group Sells Downtown Houston Tower

HOUSTON – The 500 Jefferson building, developed as part of the Cullen Center complex in downtown Houston, has been purchased by Jefferson Smith LLC. The seller was Corporate Property Associates 17 – Global, an affiliate of the W.P. Carey investment firm based in New York. The 22-story, 390,000-SF office building, completed in 1962, was renamed last year, although a KBR ... Read More »

Opening Day: New 500 Crawford Apartments are Within Bunting Distance of Astros Stadium

HOUSTON – (By Michelle Leigh Smith) – Opening Day for the Houston Astros baseball club has a special meaning if you live in the 500 Crawford apartments. It means you can walk from your apartment to the Astros game in about 10 seconds. So it will hard to be late for the Astros first game of the season on Monday ... Read More »

Drayton McLane Company Leases Distribution Space in Houston

HOUSTON  –  McLane Group International, a firm owned by former Astros owner Drayton McLane, has leased 159,785 square feet at Interstate Commerce Center at 1902 Cypress Station Drive in Houston. CBRE’s Patrick Rollins represented McLane Group International, LP. in lease negotiations with the landlord, Hillwood Investment Properties, which was represented by Stream Realty. McLane Global is considered an expert within the global logistics management ... Read More »

10-Story Marriott Going Up Next to Exxon Mobil Campus in Springwoods Village

SPRING, Texas — Construction has started on the 337-room Marriott CityPlace hotel in the Springwoods Village community, where the Exxon Mobil campus is located in north Houston. Dallas-based Woodbine Development in partnership with CDC Houston and USAA Real Estate Co. announced the 10-story hotel project, slated to open in November 2018. The Marriott hotel anchors the eastern end of CityPlace, ... Read More »

Amazon Announces 1 Million SF Distribution Center with 1,000 New Jobs Near Houston

KATY, Texas – Amazon Inc. will create 1,000 new jobs and construct a large fulfillment center on the far west side of Houston along Interstate 10 in the Katy area. “We are excited to continue growing in Texas by creating an additional 1,000 full-time roles at this new fulfillment center in Katy,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North ... Read More »

Exxon Mobil’s Houston Sell-Off: Aftershocks From the Move to New 3 Million SF Campus

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins) – When Exxon Mobil announced in 2011 it would be moving to a 385-acre, 3 million-SF campus in north Houston, the aftershocks started rumbling n the Houston real estate market. The wave of Exxon Mobil’s monumental move is still working way through the Houston real estate market. Exxon Mobil’s prime Inner Loop parcel in the ... Read More »

Large Retail Center Underway at Aliana Master Planned Community in Fort Bend County

HOUSTON – Property Commerce, a Houston development firm led by Jay Williams, has acquired 38 acres on the Grand Parkway near the Aliana master planned community in Fort Bend County. Aliana, where 426 new homes were sold in 2016, ranks 17th nationally among the top selling communities, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Property Commerce will develop a 438,000-SF ... Read More »

Houston’s Quirky Elevated Buildings: Can “Stilts” Make a Comeback in the Inner Loop?

HOUSTON – (By Michelle Leigh Smith) – You see them all over Galveston Island. And if you are really observant, you see these rare structures sprinkled across Houston’s Inner Loop. We’re talking about buildings on stilts – the upright columns that support small, elevated buildings with surface-level parking underneath. How often have small buildings been built with stilts in dense ... Read More »

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