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Travis County Seeking Developer Proposals for Prime City Block in Downtown Austin

AUSTIN – The Travis County government in Austin, represented by CBRE, is soliciting development proposals for a full block in downtown Austin. The site, at 308 Guadalupe Street, is bounded by Third and Fourth Streets to the south and north, and Guadalupe and San Antonio Streets to the east and west. The block is catty-cornered from the W Hotel and ... Read More »

Texas Attracting Huge Numbers of International Homebuyers

(By Dale King)  International purchasers of homes in the United States added more than $10 billion to the Texas economy from April 2015 to March 2016, says a report prepared by the Texas Association of Realtors. Commenting on the findings, a major real estate firm in Houston said the reasons given by foreign buyers acquiring homes in the U.S. generally ... Read More »

Silicon Valley Investors Buy New Austin Office Project

AUSTIN – Menlo Equities has purchased the Champion Office Park, a recently-completed, Class AA office park totaling 221,136 SF in Austin. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Endeavor Real Estate Group of Austin and Granite Properties. HFF also procured the buyer, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Menlo Equities, who acquired the fully leased property for ... Read More »

Calif. Firm Buys New Austin Office Project

AUSTIN – Menlo Equities has purchased the Champion Office Park, a recently-completed, Class AA office park totaling 221,136 SF in Austin. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Endeavor Real Estate Group of Austin and Granite Properties. HFF also procured the buyer, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Menlo Equities, who acquired the fully leased property for ... Read More »

John Goff Buys Dallas Office Building

DALLAS –  Goff Capital Partners, a Texas firm led by John Goff, has purchased International Plaza III, a 354,182-SF, Class A building in Dallas, the JLL real estate firm reports. Goff is also chairman and CEO of Crescent Real Estate Holdings of Fort Worth. Managing Directors Jack Crews and Evan Stone, and Vice president Lauren Zimmer led the JLL team ... Read More »

Hines Sells Downtown Dallas Tower to Clarion

DALLAS – Clarion Partners acquired the One Victory Park, a 17-story, 436,253-SF office building located in the Victory Park district of downtown Dallas. HFF represented the seller – Hines and its partner, UST XVI, a German investment fund managed by Estein & Associates. The building, completed in October 2008, is 95 percent leased with Ernst & Young and Haynes and ... Read More »

Johnson Teams With Tricon to Buy 1,700-Acre Master Planned Community

McKINNEY, Texas – A partnership of The Johnson Development Corp. and Tricon Capital Group Inc. has purchased the McKinney, Texas master-planned community of Trinity Falls, the newest and largest master-planned development in Collin County near Dallas. Houston-based Johnson Development and Tricon purchased the 1,700-acre community from Castle Hill Partners, an Austin private investment firm. Upon full build-out, Trinity Falls will ... Read More »

Pelli Reveals Design of First San Antonio Skyscraper in 30 Years

SAN ANTONIO – Weston Urban, the San Antonio-based real estate development firm, has revealed the design for the Frost Tower, the first skyscraper to be built in San Antonio in almost 30 years. Designed by renowned architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, the tower’s groundbreaking is planned for winter 2016 and construction is scheduled for completion in late 2018. The Frost ... Read More »

Houston Leads the Nation in Retail Construction, Marcus & Millichap Reports

Houston is leading the nation in shopping center construction, according to the Marcus & Millichap real estate firm. In its second quarter retail research report, the firm predicted 3.3 million square feet of retail space will be completed in the Houston area this year, more than any other market in the country. Job growth is rather puny, but at least ... Read More »

Transwestern Development Starting Micro-Unit Millennial Multifamily Project in Austin

AUSTIN – Transwestern Development Co. will break ground in June on the Indie Apartments, a micro-unit community at 1648 E. Sixth St. in Austin. Transwestern Development Co. will construct the 139-unit community with a 2,500-SF restaurant in East Sixth, a thriving entertainment district just east of downtown Austin. The 55,814-square-foot property will have 350-SF studio units and 520-SF, two-bedroom units. ... Read More »

Commercial Development Begins in Midway’s Memorial Green with Six Tenants Signed

HOUSTON – Midway, a Houston-based real estate development and investment firm, has signed six commercial tenants in Memorial Green, an upscale village of custom homes, shops and office space on Memorial Drive in west Houston. Memorial Green will feature 91 single-family luxury urban homes, a central green plaza and gated community parks, 50,000 square feet of Class-A office space with ... Read More »

Dallas’ Hot Market: The Q&A with Arch-Con’s Robert Martin

For nearly two decades, Arch-Con Construction, a Texas-based general contractor specializing in commercial design and construction services for real estate developers, building owners, architects, brokers and tenants has had a major presence in Houston. The company currently has some 100,000 square feet of office buildings, eight hotels, more than 2 million square feet of industrial buildings, 750,000 square feet of ... Read More »

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