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Why Did Northridge Capital Make a Huge Office Acquisition in North Houston?

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins, Editor of Realty News Report) – One of Houston’s biggest office deals of 2019 was completed with an investment narrative based on need of corporations to attract and retain talent, says an acquisitions executive for Northridge Capital LLC. Northridge Capital, based in Washington, DC, recently acquired the new HP Plaza, a 378,000-SF office development in ... Read More »

Impacting an Office Market: Chevron’s $33 Billion Acquisition of Anadarko – Could it Create More Vacancy?

THE WOODLANDS – (Realty News Report) – Chevron Corporation’s move to acquire Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion could have some aftershocks on the Houston real estate market. Anadarko occupies a lot of office space in The Woodlands – two major towers named after iconic company leaders – the 32-story Allison Tower and the 31-story Hackett Tower. The buildings are on ... Read More »

The Food Hall Explosion: Chefs are the Hottest New Amenity for Skyscraper Owners

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report) -Ancient Houstonians may remember when Sharpstown Mall on the Southwest Freeway opened a new-fangled food court. Food courts, with their lineup of fast-food chains and the hideous odor of deep-fat fryers brimming with broiling grease, still exist. But you don’t hear the words “food court” much anymore. Everybody is talking about the ... Read More »

Oilfield Products Firm Leases 109,000 SF for Headquarters in Northwest Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Forum Energy Technologies has renewed its lease for 108,639 SF at 10344 Sam Houston Park Drive in Houston for its global headquarters. Transwestern’s  Doug Little and Louann Pereira provide leasing services for the landlord, Buchanan Street Partners. Sam Houston Crossing II is a 159,056-SF, Class A office building has frontage on Sam Houston Tollway ... Read More »

Oil Out; Tech In — Some Positive News for Greenway Plaza

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A trio of new tenants are further enriching an emerging tech and innovation ecosystem at Houston’s Greenway Plaza, the urban, 52-acre campus, operated by Parkway Property Investments, LLC  and located near the Southwest Freeway and Buffalo Speedway. The announcement comes after Greenway Plaza digests a string of bad news about tenants leaving Greenway Plaza, ... Read More »

New Office Tower Breaks Ground in Houston’s Inner Loop

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Stonelake Capital Partners held a ground breaking celebration Wednesday for Park Place Tower, a 15-story, 210,000-SF Class-AA office building located “inside the loop” at 4200 Westheimer Road within the Park Place | River Oaks development. Park Place | River Oaks is an 11.5-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of Westheimer Road and Mid Lane in ... Read More »

Houston’s Emerging Future: Q&A with Dan Bellow of JLL

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston is at a cross roads. The office market is still recovering from the energy slump. The energy sector, battered by price fluctuations over the past several years, seems to be stabilizing. The Texas Medical Center, a pillar of the city’s economy, is expanding. What does this all mean for the future? Realty News ... Read More »

Hines’ New Skyscraper and the Future of Downtown Houston: Q&A with Tim Relyea of Cushman & Wakefield

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – On Wednesday, July 17, 2018, Hines and partner Ivanhoé Cambridge, announced construction of a new, 47-story, 1 million-SF office tower on the former site of the Houston Chronicle building downtown. While law firm Vinson & Elkins, signed a lease for 212,000 square feet and Hines will take 155,000 square feet, the new construction occurs ... Read More »

Hines Starting New Downtown Skyscraper on Former Houston Chronicle Site

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) Hines has announced plans to start development on downtown Houston’s next skyscraper – a 1 million-SF tower built on the former site of the Houston Chronicle building, which has been demolished. Hines, a real estate development firm founded in Houston in 1957, will move its own headquarters into the new 47-story building, leaving the Williams ... Read More »

Nokia Leases 350,000 SF in Billingsley’s Cypress Waters Project

DALLAS — (Realty News Report) – The City of Dallas and Billingsley Company, developer of Cypress Waters, announced that Nokia signed a lease for 350,000 SF to consolidate its Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex operations and move its North American headquarters to Cypress Waters. Nokia will occupy two buildings in The Sound at Cypress Waters – the new lakefront, mixed-use neighborhood with ... Read More »

Simmons Leases Space in New Hines Tower in Downtown Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) –  Simmons & Company International | Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray leased  31,000 SF at 609 Main at Texas, the new 48-story office tower developed by Hines in downtown Houston. Simmons, an investment banking and financial advisory firm, will move into the  1,073,075-SF building this fall. Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties ... Read More »

Brookfield Acquires Houston Center for $875 Million; Major Redevelopment Planned

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report) – Brookfield Property Partners has finalized its acquisition Houston Center, a collection of four downtown skyscrapers and a 200,000-SF retail center. The $875 million sale of the 4.2 million SF Houston Center is one of the biggest real estate transactions ever completed in Houston. Brookfield is expected to spend heavily – well ... Read More »

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