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Traffic is a Growing Concern Among Houstonians, Kinder Survey Says

HOUSTON – (By Michelle Leigh Smith for Realty News Report) – Traffic congestion is the considered the top problem facing Houston, according to the annual Kinder Houston Area Survey, which is conducted by Kinder Institute – a think tank at Rice University. Each year, the Kinder team conducts intensive interviews with more than 46,000 Houston area residents about life experiences, ... Read More »

Ralph Bivins’ New Houston 2020 Book Discussed on Looped In Podcast with Nancy Sarnoff

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Realty News Report Editor Ralph Bivins, author of a new book on Houston, is appearing now on the popular Looped In podcast hosted by Nancy Sarnoff of the Houston Chronicle. The book – Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up– Bivins lays out the projects, partnerships and personalities that are positioned ... Read More »

Houston ranks 13th in ‘100 best large cities to start a business’

 HOUSTON – (By Dale King, Realty News Report) – If you’re seriously thinking about starting your own business – as nearly 10 percent of Americans have already done – you might consider giving the State of Texas earnest consideration. The “Best Large Cities to Start a Business” report released earlier this month by personal-finance website WalletHub in conjunction with the ... Read More »

And It Shall Be Called Bank of America Tower: Houston’s New Skyscraper is Complete

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report) – Houston’s newest downtown skyscraper, a silvery 35-story building that opens up its basement level in a way that has never been attempted before, has been officially christened Bank of America Tower. The naming announcement was made Wednesday by Skanska, the building’s developer and Bank of America, the anchor tenant which leased ... Read More »

Cortland Buys Willowbrook Apartments

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Atlanta-based Cortland acquired the 374-unit Tradewinds at Willowbrook apartments in northwest Houston. The seller, Olympus Property of Fort Worth, was represented by Ryan Epstein and Jennifer Ray of Berkadia. The Tradewinds, built in 2007, is located at 12331 North Gessner. The property, consisting of 14 three-story buildings, represents a value-add investment, Epstein said. “Tradewinds ... Read More »

Retailers Added to Redeveloped Allen Center Hotel

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – C Baldwin, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Allen Center in downtown Houston, has added two retailers: the Sloan/Hall boutique and Paloma, a beauty location. Currently the hotel operating as DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown Hotel as it undergoes a multi-million-dollar transformation by Brookfield, the owner of Allen Center. The 354-room hotel, located ... Read More »

Redo Done, Uptown Park Now More Modern, Social – and Shaded

HOUSTON – (By Cynthia Lescalleet for Realty News Report) – Uptown Park’s redevelopment by EDENS has wrapped up the district’s year-long makeover, which has changed up the Old World aesthetic for a more modern, more connected one. The 20-old property sits on 14 acres at Post Oak Oak Boulevard and Loop 610. Its original layout — seven clusters of lifestyle-oreinted ... Read More »

NKF Report: Self-Storage Investment Sales Strong in 2019

HOUSTON – (By Kyle Hagerty for Realty News Report) – Capital flocking to self-storage REITs may have weakened the sector’s strong fundamentals, but stable metrics in the latest report from Newmark Knight Frank show the industry’s supply concerns may be over blown. In the first quarter of 2019, wholly owned acquisition activity totaled 61 properties across five of the six ... Read More »

GID Starting Multifamily and Retail at Regent Square in North Montrose

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – GID Development Group announced it is moving ahead with Phase 2 of Regent Square, a mixed-use development at West Dallas and Dunlavy streets, just south of Buffalo Bayou Park. The eight-acre Phase 2 will include 600 multifamily units and 50,000 SF of street-level retail leased by JLL Retail Advisory Services. OJB Landscape Architecture is ... Read More »

The Closing of Sears Opens the Way for Memorial City Redevelopment

HOUSTON – (By Kyle Hagerty for Realty News Report) – The team behind some of the hottest retail developments in Texas has been engaged by MetroNational to lead efforts for the redevelopment of the 1.7-million-SF Memorial City Mall in west Houston. Trademark Property Company, the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed-use developer, will create a plan that re-envisions the 265-acre campus. ... Read More »

Exeter Property Acquires Business Park

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) –  Exeter Property Group recently acquired the 250,000-SF Century Oaks Business Park on the southwest side of Houston. The business park is located along South Sam Houston Parkway near Highway 90 in the Missouri City area. Century Oaks Business Park consists of six industrial buildings totaling 245,860 SF on 19 acres of land. FedEx is ... Read More »

METRO Considers Moving Transit Center From Bellaire to Gulfton

BELLAIRE, Texas – (By Michelle Leigh Smith for Realty News Report) –  Bellaire area business owners were encouraged by news from former Bellaire Mayor and METRO board member Cindy Siegel that finally, there are plans to relocate the Bellaire Transit Center where riders transfer to METRO buses. The 1.2-acre METRO center is located in the middle of Bellaire Boulevard at ... Read More »

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