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The Bright Future of Houston’s Astrodome; and the Easy First Step to Resurrect the Eighth Wonder of The World

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins of Realty News Report) – Currently gathering dust, the Eighth Wonder of the World will soon be surrounded by the smell of fried pickles and the pleasant, soothing  sounds of carnival rides associated with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For about a month, the Rodeo dominates what was formerly the Astrodome’s parking lot and ... Read More »

Real Estate Briefs – Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – CBRE Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance has secured $16.1 million in bridge financing for Sugar Land Physicians Center, a 56,063 SF medical office building at 7616 Branford Place in Sugar Land. Dana Summers, Bruce Francis, Bob Ybarra, Shaun Moothart, Doug Birrell and Jim Korinek of CBRE arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, American Commercial Contractors, LLC. Money360 provided the ... Read More »

Thursday Book Signing: Ralph Bivins Will Sign and Discuss “Houston 2020” on Jan 30 at River Oaks Bookstore, from 5 to 7 PM

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Ralph Bivins will sign and discuss “Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up” on Thursday Jan. 30. The come-and-go event will run 5:00-7:00 p.m. at River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer, across the street from Lamar High School. A timely book by Houston journalist Ralph Bivins,  Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town   examines ... Read More »

High Street Logistics Properties Purchases Beltway North Property

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – High Street Logistics Properties purchased the Beltway North Commerce Center, a fully leased, Class A, cross-dock industrial distribution center totaling 352,680 SF in Houston. JLL’s Trent Agnew, Rusty Tamlyn, Charlie Straus and Katherine Miller marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Nuveen Real Estate. The property is fully occupied by Air General, an industry-leading national cargo handling ... Read More »

Griffin Partners Buys West Side Office Building

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report)– Griffin Partners acquired the Concourse at Westway, a Class B, 130,223-SF, value-add office building in West Belt submarket of Houston. The seller, EverWest Real Estate Investors, was represented by JLL’s Trent Agnew, Kevin McConn and Marty Hogan. Completed in 1999, Concourse at Westway consists of a two-story office on 11 acres at 4700 West Sam Houston ... Read More »

Exterran Property Sold — 301,000 SF to Calif. Investors

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Redwood Property Investors III LLC, a California-based private investment fund, recently purchased the former Exterran Energy Solutions campus in northwest Houston at 12001 North Houston Rosslyn Road. The project has 301,127 SF of industrial warehouse,  manufacturing and office buildings on 32 acres of land. Clay Pritchett and Zane Carman, of NAI Partners represented Redwood Property ... Read More »

Oilfield Services Firm Relocating HQ

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – NCS Multistage, a provider of products and support services for oil and natural gas well completions and hydraulic fracturing, will relocate its headquarters to the Chasewood Crossing Three building located at 19350 Highway 249 in northwest Houston.  The company signed a 20,886-SF lease for the top floor of the new Class-A six-story development. NCS ... Read More »

Finial-Senterra Partnership Acquires Business Park in Northwest Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Finial Group, in partnership with Senterra LLC, has acquired the Harms Road Business Park, a five-building, 124,000-SF, crane-served industrial project in Northwest Houston. The seller, United Equities, was represented by JLL’s Trent Agnew, Charlie Strauss and Ethan Goldberg along with Travis Land of NAI Partners. Harms Road Business Park, situated on 9.8 acres, is ... Read More »

E-Commerce Backwash – Return of Gifts Puts a Strain on Warehouses in the Supply Chain … ( In the Industry, they call it ‘Reverse Logistics’)

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Today, America’s warehouses are experiencing the backwash from the e-commerce boom. January 2 will be the peak day for merchandise returns with an estimated 1.9 million packages heading back from buyers to sellers on this day alone, according to a new CBRE report. The wave of returns requires a great deal of warehouse space. ... Read More »

The Houston 2020 Downtown Awards – Winners Announced for Real Estate and Placemaking

The Houston 2020 Downtown Awards By Ralph Bivins, Author of Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – an Extreme Close Up Downtown Dealmaker  of  the Year: Skanska Commercial Development. Skanska pulled off two megadeals in downtown Houston. Most impressive was its acquisition of four surface parking lots near Discovery Green park – a total of 3.5 acres for $55 million. High-rise, mixed-use development ... Read More »

Real Estate Briefs: Houston, Dallas, Austin and National

Real Estate Briefs: Presented by “Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town” – The New Book by Ralph Bivins Read The New Book by Ralph Bivins, Editor of Realty News Report   Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up Available on Amazon  http://tiny.cc/4a2g6y HOUSTON BRIEFS – Keener Investments has acquired a 378-unit multifamily property in Spring, Texas. The Mira Bella  and ... Read More »

With Renovations Underway, GreenStreet Refinanced with $140 Million Loan

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – JLL has arranged a $140 million refinancing of GreenStreet, a 617,000-SF mixed use development in downtown Houston. JLL worked on behalf of the borrowers, Lionstone Investments and Midway to secure the loan, which was provided by Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. GreenStreet, covering four blocks near the intersection of Fannin and Lamar, is undergoing ... Read More »

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