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Site Work Begins on Massive Amazon Project, Says Growth Hunter Chris Caudill

HOUSTON – (By Michelle Leigh Smith) – Land is being cleared for one of the Houston area’s biggest warehouses and job-growth projects so far in 2017 – the 1 million SF Amazon distribution center in Katy, says Chris Caudill of NAI Partners. For Amazon, it’s a place where 1,000 new employees will handle products and packages for distribution. For Caudill, ... 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 »

Sugar Land Industrial Property Sold

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Dalfen America Corp., part of a Canadian industrial real estate investment company, has sold the 330,674-SF Gillingham Distribution Center in to Gillingham DC, LLC. The property is located in the Sugar Land Business Park, near Beltway 8 and Highway 90A. The sale includes five acres of developable land that could handle as much as 80,000 SF ... Read More »

NextDecade Leases 1,000 Acres to Build Natural Gas Export Facility

TEXAS CITY, Texas – NextDecade has leased 1,000 acres at Shoal Point, a deep-water property where it is planning to construct a multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) export shipping facility, 40 miles southeast of Houston, near Galveston Bay. The Shoal Point site consists of 376 acres owned by the municipality of Texas City and 618 acres owned by the ... Read More »

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 »

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