McNair Starting Westchase Multifamily Project

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) –McNair Interests, which is affiliated with the ownership of the NFL’s Houston Texans, is preparing to break ground on a 330-unit apartment complex in the Westchase District in West Houston.

The McNair site, one of the largest vacant tracts in urban West Houston, is located at 400 West Sam Houston Parkway South at Deerwood Road. It has 715 feet of frontage on Beltway 8.

The 400,000-SF apartment project, to be called Remy on the Trails, will have easy access to the Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail.  The McNair project is designed to feature is a secluded three-acre lake with private walking trail and dock for paddle boards, kayaking, and fishing.

The Dream of a Corporate Campus Died

McNair acquired the site about a year ago from Cameron International, in a transaction handled by Justin Tunnell of Lee & Associates – Houston. Cameron International held the property for over seven years, with plans to use the land for a corporate campus. But a horrific downturn in the energy industry crushed Cameron’s plans.

McNair Interests, based in Houston, has a significant real estate portfolio – includinga six-acre site at the northwest corner of Richmond Avenue and Post Oak Boulevard, near The Galleria. Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed a plan for a major mixed-use development on the six acres.

WiredScore Home Ranking of Connectivity

With the new Remy on the Trails project, McNair is adopting the “WiredScore Home” rating, which evaluates a property’s connectivity.

“People expect more out of technology in their homes than ever before. For our communities, we go the extra mile to ensure seamless reliability, speed, and optionality is standard,” said Drew Steffen, Senior Vice President, Real Estate at McNair Interests. “Remy on the Trails is excited to partner with WiredScore Home to validate the quality of access residents have to their Wi-Fi network, regardless of where they are on the property – indoors, outdoors, working, playing, in their residence, or in the shared lounges. This is the new standard in residential convenience.”

WiredScore Home builds on its commercial real estate certification, which has certified more than 700 million SF across twelve countries since its launch in 2013.

The certification supports developers looking to improve the design of the connectivity services for new buildings to prevent the need for expensive retrofits.. Forty-two buildings have signed up for WiredScore Home in North America, and over 14,000 apartments. Residential developers including McNair Interests, Hines, Greystar, JP Morgan, KingSett Capital, Starlight Developments, UDR, Cadillac Fairview, The John Buck Company, Skanska, Crescent Communities, and Ascentris are involved in the through the WiredScore Home certification.

June 15, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021

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