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The Houston Ship Channel’s Emerging Land Shortage – Q&A with John Nicholson of Avera

Could Houston be facing a shortage of land in some real estate sectors?  Crazy as it seems for ever-expanding Space City, it could be possible, especially in a hot market such as the Houston Ship Channel.  To find out, Realty News Report contacted one of the city’s long time industrial brokers — John Nicholson, Executive Vice President of Development at ... Read More »

Airtex Industrial Site Sold

HOUSTON – Fleet Management Co. has purchased 9.2 acres at Airtex Commerce Center – Phase II located at 431 E. Airtex Drive where a Penske rental and equipment maintenance facility will be built. The seller, Molto Properties, was represented by Walker Barnett and Ryan Byrd of Colliers International. Glynn Mireles and Richard Warren of CBRE represented the buyer in the transaction. Molto originally purchased a ... Read More »

Realty News Report’s Legends of Real Estate Awards: Robert Clay – Industrial

THE LEGENDS OF REAL ESTATE AWARDS 2016 – Ralph Bivins, editor of Realty News Report, has selected the most significant people, projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2016. 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 brilliant professionals ... Read More »

The Q&A with Colliers International’s Charlie Herder: The Worst May Be Over for Houston

The world felt a seismic shift on November 9 when it was announced Donald Trump had won the U.S. presidency. The election of Trump, who has never held elected office, was a major surprise since all major polls predicted the election of Secretary Hillary Clinton. So what does it mean when an outsider like Trump is elected to the most ... Read More »

Massive Tire Warehouse: 17 Acres Under Roof at Hillwood’s Alliance Gateway 60

FORT WORTH – American Tire Distributors, one of the largest suppliers of tires in North America, is opening a 756,000-SF distribution center at Hillwood’s Alliance Gateway 60 in north Texas. The addition will create 60 new jobs. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, American Tire Distributors and its affiliates, employ more than 5000 people across the United States and Canada. Alliance ... Read More »

Plastics Firm to Build 1.5 Million SF in Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas – Ravago Americas, a major plastics firm, will construct a 1.5 million SF distribution and manufacturing campus in the TGS Cedar Port industrial park in Baytown, east of Houston. Ravago acquired 200 acres in Cedar Port for the project, which is near a large concentration of petrochemical and plastics manufacturing complexes. The 15,000-acre Cedar Port, which has waterfront ... Read More »

NAI: Manufacturing Facility to Be Built in Southern Houston

HOUSTON – McKee Tessa LLC has acquired 17.4 acres in southern Houston where will build an industrial manufacturing building. The site is one and a half miles west of Highway 288 at 700 Almeda Genoa Road. Michael Keegan and Clay Pritchett of NAI Partners represented the seller, Carolyn Maxey, Trustee. Chase Spence of Colliers International represented McKee Tessa, a manufacturer ... Read More »

Avera Acquires Industrial Site at Port of Houston

HOUSTON – AVERA Companies, a Houston commercial real estate development, construction and investment firm, has acquired HMS 850, a 41.7 acre marine site at the entrance of the Houston Ship Channel. HMS 850 is located in SE Houston, near both Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals, with direct access to IH-10 and Independence Parkway, directly across from the San Jacinto ... Read More »

America’s Largest Industrial Park Completes Miles of New Rail Lines, NAI Reports

BAYTOWN, Texas – The 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park – the largest rail and barge served industrial park in America – has completed construction on a massive amount of rail line. Located just east of Houston, the industrial park is meeting exceptional high demand from raw plastic pellet producers that use rail cars extensively. The developer, TGS Cedar Port ... Read More »

NAI Partners: Houston’s Crane-Served Manufacturing Buildings Suffering Because of Oil Decline

HOUSTON – Demand for crane-served manufacturing buildings has declined sharply in Houston because of the drop in oil prices and drilling activity, according to a report by NAI Partners. Although other sectors of Houston’s industrial market are strong, the crane-served market has 1.4 million SF of sublease space available. Year-to-date the crane-served market has 1 million SF of negative absorption, ... Read More »

Colliers: Land Purchased for GE Betz Facility in Tomball

HOUSTON – GE Betz Inc., a division of GE Power and Water, has acquired a tract in Tomball, northwest of Houston, where it will build a laboratory and office. The $25 million project, the second for the Tomball Business And Technology Park, will create 75 jobs. GE Betz purchase a 5.5 acre tract of land on Spell Road just west of ... Read More »

6,000 Jobs Forecast – New Daikin HVAC Factory Raises Employment Target from 4,000 to 6,000 at World’s Largest Tilt-Wall Building

(By Dale King) HOUSTON – The economic impact of the massive new Daikin Industries facility keeps getting bigger.
A company spokesman now says Daikin may have as many as 6,000 employees when the plant is fully operational in Northwest Houston. That’s a significant increase over the 4,000-employee work force that Daikin expected when the HVAC factory was announced last year. “We are ... Read More »

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