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Landmark Houston Skyscraper Renamed for the Fifth Time

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A distinctive downtown building has been renamed TC Energy Center – the fifth official name for the 56-story skyscraper since it was completed in 1983. The 1.2 million SF building, 700 Louisiana, was developed by Hines and designed by Philip Johnson with John Burgee. Most recently, the building was named Bank of America Center, ... Read More »

Groundbreaking Set for March 2020 for Major New Downtown Amenity

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Plans for a new downtown park are taking shape with the selection of a restaurant operator and groundbreaking set for March 2020, according to the Downtown Redevelopment Authority. The park, set to open in March 2021, will be on three-fourths of a block bounded by Fannin, Leeland, Bell and San Jacinto. The new park site ... Read More »

Praedium Group Acquires Houston Property

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The Praedium Group, a New York based national real estate investment firm, acquired the 387-unit Everly Apartments in west Houston. The property, 2827 Dunvale, was developed in 2018 by the Walter Embrey organization of San Antonio. It is just south of Westheimer Road, near the AMC Studio 30 movie theater. “We continue to target the Houston MSA ... Read More »

Skyscraper Unveils “The 1100 Experience” – Digital Art Rotating in Downtown Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Hines has unveiled “The 1100 Experience” in a downtown Houston skyscraper. A key part of a lobby renovation of the 1100 Louisiana building, the “Experience” is a 32-foot digital display in the largest commercial office indoor digital installation of its kind in downtown Houston. This new digital platform will display a myriad of art ... Read More »

Storyhive Video Production Firm Redeveloping Eastwood Building

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The Storyhive video production firm is redeveloping an Eastwood building at 4010 Canal St., located less than two miles east of downtown. The 15,000-SF building, which was recently  acquired by Storyhive, will be featured in the structure during the Eastwood Civic Association’s Annual Historic Home Tour this weekend on Oct. 19 and 20. Boutique ... Read More »

COE Office Furniture Sets Up Shop in Crow Holdings NW Project – the Redeveloped Randall’s Distribution Center

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – COE Distributing, a nationwide wholesale distributor of office furniture, signed a 251,754 SF lease at Highland Grove Industrial Park, a redevelopment of the former Randall’s distribution center near Highway 290. The property landlord, CRP/CHI Randalls Owner, LP was represented by Cory Driskill and Travis Covington of Crow Holdings Industrial and Faron Wiley of CBRE. ... Read More »

Real Estate Briefs

HOUSTON – Deugro (USA) Inc. has obtained an office lease for 16,625 SF at 480 Wildwood Forest Drive in The Woodlands to relocate its headquarters.Steve Rocher and Jason Presley of CBRE represented the landlord, GeoSouthern Budde RD, LLC. Weldon Martin with CBRE Houston represented the tenant.………………………………………………………. NewQuest Properties has acquired five acres at Interstate 10 and Grand Parkway/TX 99 in the Katy ... Read More »

Three-Building Office Portfolio Acquired in Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston-based Hartman Income REIT has acquired a 254,225-SF portfolio of three office buildings in Houston. JLL marketed the properties on behalf of the seller, HighBrook Investors, a New York-based private equity firm. Overall, the portfolio is 55 percent leased. The portfolio includes two buildings in the Park 10 Business Park in the Energy Corridor at 16420 ... Read More »

Zavvie Launches Houston iBuyer Venture with Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – In an expansion of the iBuyers trend, the Zavvie residential technology firm has launched a partnership with Houston’s largest realty firm, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, to provide home sellers with multiple instant offers on their home. New online real estate companies, called iBuyers, will buy houses quickly from home sellers ... Read More »

September to Remember: Best September in Houston Real Estate History, Realtors Say

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston Realtors report September 2019 was the strongest September in Houston real estate history. A total of 7,035 single family homes were sold in September, up 9.5 percent from September of 2018, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. Lower mortgage rates enabled buyers to jump into the market while the inventory of homes ... Read More »

Grand Opening: New Robotics Facility at Texas Medical Center

HOUSTON – (By Michelle Leigh Smith for Realty News Report) – Nowhere was the spirit of collaboration more evident than when ABB Robotics team realized their $40,000 dual-arm robot, YuMi, although capable of performing repetitive, delicate processes, would not be able to cut the ribbon at this morning’s ceremony at ABB’s first global healthcare research hub at Texas Medical Center ... Read More »

Downtown’s Facelifts Surging: Dozens of Buildings Getting Upgrades in Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The skyline towers of downtown Houston are undergoing a major facelift with more than a dozen major redos, along with a number of other fix-ups and the transformations of other buildings. “In fact, Downtown is experiencing a wide array of renovations and upgrades to its office skyline. There will be 12.6 million square feet of ... Read More »

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