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How much space can $1,500 get you in DFW?How much space can $1,500 get you in DFW?https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139322016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​DFW - While Dallas and Fort Worth aren't exactly the best in terms of dollar-to-sf, it could be a lot worse. 

A study conducted by RentCafe ranked the 30 most populous cities in America by how many sf you could rent for $1,500 a month.

Dallas came in at the 16th most expensive, at 1,210 sf for $1,500, or about $1.24 per sf. ​

Fort Worth ranked 20th and is about $1.08 per sf, assuming a payment of $1,500 for 1,389 sf.

Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Multifamily
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/07/20/how-much-space-can-1-500-get-you-in-dallas.html

​See DFW Multifamily Market Research​. ​

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DFW second nationally in office leasing, constructionDFW second nationally in office leasing, constructionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139422016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​​DALLAS – A new report from Cushman & Wakefield finds that DFW was second only to New York City in office leasing and construction during second quarter 2016.

Expanding and relocating business tenants leased 2.9 million sf of DFW office space.

NYC's Midtown market had 3.3 million sf of leasing. Los Angeles was third nationally with nearly 2.6 million sf of net leasing.

DFW was also second for building with 7.9 million sf of office space under construction at midyear.​​
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Office
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20160719-d-fw-behind-only-one-city-in-office-building-and-leasing-in-recent-study.eceRead more at {Source}
All adds up for Addison auto dealerAll adds up for Addison auto dealerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139202016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​​PLANO - Addison-based Autos of Dallas, a used car dealer, purchased a former GMC facility on July 19 and will move to the new location in September 2016.

The 55,000-sf facility at 4472 Plano Pkwy. will house nearly double the inventory, reaching 1,000 vehicles on the lot. 

The facility is situated just east of Ohio Dr., on about eight acres of land. 

The expansion will make Autos of Dallas the largest independent auto dealer in Dallas, and one of the largest in the nation.

Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Retail
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/07/19/auto-dealer-purchases-new-facility-in-plano.html

​See DFW Retail Market Research​

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TriGate Capital snatches up Lakeside MarketTriGate Capital snatches up Lakeside Markethttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139412016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​PLANO – Dallas investor TriGate Capital LLC has purchased the 162,645-sf Lakeside Market.

​Built in 1999, the center on Preston Rd. near Spring Creek Pkwy. is anchored by Weir's Furniture, Mi Cocina, and Taverna Rossa.

CBRE brokered the sale. JAH Realty LP will manage and lease the project.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Retail
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/commercial-real-estate/headlines/20160722-investor-grabs-plano-shopping-center-in-sale-by-lender.eceRead more at {Source}
Houston’s industrial sector stays strong amid oil slump Houston’s industrial sector stays strong amid oil slump https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139252016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON - The industrial sector of Houston has seen more than 2 million sf of space taken over in the first two quarters of the year, despite headwinds from the oil collapse. 

Although these numbers are up, national perception of Houston as strictly an oil town has resulted in lowered rents across the board, including industrial, and more concessions from owners, according to data from Transwestern.

Transwestern's Darryl Noon said the southeast market for industrial is thriving because of the Port of Houston and the concentration of petrochemical activities there. 

He said the northern part of the region is overbuilt and growth is slower there.​

"There may be a slowdown, but we aren't seeing negative numbers yet," he said. 

Houston Chronicle
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Industrial
http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Industrial-projects-still-humming-along-in-8388890.php

​See Houston industrial market research​

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Midland office lands 56K-SF tenantMidland office lands 56K-SF tenanthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139262016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​MIDLAND - Downtown Midland has a new look as EnLink Midstream Partners makes its Permian Basin presence known. 

The EnLink logo is now displayed on the exterior of the west wing of the Bank of America Tower at 303 W. Wall St., where the Dallas-based company occupies approximately 56,000 sf on two floors.

EnLink’s new regional office is designed to underscore the company’s commitment to Midland, Odessa, and the Permian Basin, where it employs 250 people. 

The new office consolidates EnLink’s offices for natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil services in the Permian Basin into one location.​

Midland Reporter-Telegram
Midland
Office
http://www.mrt.com/business/oil/article_156a0bf6-4a0b-11e6-adfb-737d350a77bc.htmlRead more at {Source}
​The Willows Apartments under new ownership​The Willows Apartments under new ownershiphttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139392016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​KILLEEN – A California-based investor has purchased The Willows Apartments, a 232-unit multifamily asset. 

Built in 1983 on 8.2 acres, The Willows ​has an average unit size of 715 sf. 

Muskin Commercial LLC represented the sellers, and Southwest Investment Properties represented the buyer. 

First State Bank of Killeen provided financing for the property, which will be managed by Houston-based Asset Plus Management.

REBUSINESS
Killeen-Temple
Multifamily
http://rebusinessonline.com/muskin-commercial-negotiates-sale-of-the-willows-apartments-in-killeen/Read more at {Source}
Alliance sells Class A Broadstone 8 One HundredAlliance sells Class A Broadstone 8 One Hundredhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139402016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN – Alliance Residential has sold Broadstone 8 One Hundred to Jackson Square Properties.

Constructed in 2015, the 376-unit, Class A community is on 17 acres at​ 8100 Anderson Mill Rd.

ARA Newmark represented the seller. 

REBUSINESS
Austin-Round Rock
Multifamily
http://rebusinessonline.com/ara-newmark-secures-sale-of-apartment-community-in-austin/Read more at {Source}
It’s showtime! Moviehouse & Eatery to open soon It’s showtime! Moviehouse & Eatery to open soon https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139212016-07-22T05:00:00Z

MCKINNEY - Moviehouse & Eatery is preparing to open its third North Texas location at McKinney’s Craig Ranch development.

A facility just under 42,000 sf is slated to open at the northeast corner of Craig Ranch Pkwy. and SH 121 on Sept. 22. The ten-auditorium theater will employ between 150 and 160 workers.

Moviehouse serves food and alcohol while customers watch movies.​

It already has theaters in Flower Mound and Keller. Outside of North Texas, it has one theater in Austin.​

Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Retail
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/07/19/as-moviehouse-eatery-prepares-to-open-in-mckinney.htmlRead more at {Source}
Rezoning paves way for El Paso high-rise Rezoning paves way for El Paso high-rise https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139372016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​​EL PASO – The city council unanimously approved a zoning change from commercial to general mixed-use for the development of a $100 million, 22-story luxury high-rise.​

Miami-based Meyers Group will develop the tower on four acres at 201 Shadow Mountain Dr. Plans include a 219-room luxury hotel, 228 luxury apartments, a 715-car parking garage, 42,000 sf of retail space, and 55,000 sf of landscaping.

The project will take around two years to complete. The proposed​ tower will be the tallest building in the city, one floor taller than the 21-story downtown Wells Fargo building. 

El Paso Times
El Paso
Mixed-Use
http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/local/el-paso/2016/07/19/council-oks-rezoning-west-side-high-rise/87265932/Read more at {Source}
1,700-acre Trinity Falls gets new owner1,700-acre Trinity Falls gets new ownerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139382016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​McKINNEY – The Johnson Development Corp. and Tricon Capital Group Inc. have purchased Trinity Falls, Collin County's largest master-planned development.

​​The joint venture purchased the 1,700-acre community from Austin-based Castle Hill Partners.​

At buildout, Trinity Falls will offer around 4,000 new homes along with retail and commercial space. Land has been reserved in the development for up to four elementary schools, all part of the McKinney ISD.

Homes start in the mid $200,000s and are by Ashton Woods Homes, Beazer Homes, Emerald Homes, Gehan Homes, Highland Homes, Meritage Homes, and Plantation Homes.

Since its grand opening in 2014, the community has sold close to 700 sites to builders, and 300 homes have already been completed. 

Fort Worth Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Mixed-Use
http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/collin_county_business_press/johnson-tricon-follow-viridian-acquisition-with-mckinney-s-trinity-falls/article_d84ceeb2-4f9d-11e6-8a8a-4bdeb0ed6b99.htmlRead more at {Source}
Overture Fairview: a symphony to senior renters Overture Fairview: a symphony to senior renters https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139312016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​FAIRVIEW - Ground has broken on a seniors’ rental community.

The 195-unit apartment Overture Fairview project is in the Village at Fairview development at US 75 and Stacy Rd.

Designed for renters 55 and older, the project is on roughly six acres on the east side of US 75.

Along with the apartments, the rental community will include 15,000 sf of amenities for the residents including clubhouse, swimming pool and spa, demonstration kitchen, coffee bar and bistro, game room, theater room, yoga studio, fitness center, full service salon, and business center.

Apartments in the Fairview seniors community will range in size from 635 to 1,325 sf.

The development is scheduled to open in late 2018.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Multifamily
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/commercial-real-estate/headlines/20160720-seniors-rental-community-starts-construction-in-fairview-along-u.s.-75.ece

​See DFW Multifamily Market Research. ​

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Mixed-use modernizes untouched downtown DallasMixed-use modernizes untouched downtown Dallashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139192016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​DALLAS - After a series of delays, construction has begun to redevelop one of the last vacant office buildings in downtown Dallas.

The 17-story Corrigan Tower at 1900 Pacific Ave. has been vacant for more than a decade.

Investor John Kirtland is turning the 64-year-old high-rise into an apartment and retail project.

"It's under construction to be 149 Class A apartments," Kirtland said. 

Redevelopment of the 236,337-sf office building is valued at $28.7 million, according to building permits.​

The project should be complete by summer 2017. 

Kirtland and an investment group bought the empty office tower in 2005. He's been working on plans to redevelop the Corrigan Tower and the adjoining Tower Petroleum Building on Elm St. 

Plans call for turning the adjoining Tower Petroleum into a 177-room hotel with a ground floor restaurant and bar.​

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Mixed-Use
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20160719-construction-kicks-off-on-downtown-dallas-tower-redo.eceRead more at {Source}
Plaza at Solana development soldPlaza at Solana development soldhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139362016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​WESTL​AKE – A three-building office and retail development within Solana Business Park has traded hands.

Equity Office sold the Plaza at Solana to Harbert Management Corporation. 

The 359,873-sf complex at 1301 Solana Blvd. i​s leased to a variety of tenants, including Wells Fargo, Verizon Wireless, Audatex, Echo Locum Tenens, Pfizer, Western & Southern Life Insurance Company, and Midwest Hospitality.

HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller. It also worked on behalf of the new owner to secure a five-year, fixed-rate acquisition loan with one two-year extension through LegacyTexas Bank.

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Mixed-Use
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367-Unit Broadstone 8 One Hundred sells in Austin367-Unit Broadstone 8 One Hundred sells in Austinhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139232016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN - Broadstone 8 One Hundred, a 376-unit multifamily community in northwest Austin has sold. 

Constructed in 2015, Broadstone 8 One Hundred is a Class A community situated on 17 acres at 8100 Anderson Mill Rd​. 

The property offers a pool with lounge​​​ seating and a tanning ledge, outdoor kitchen with gas grills, bocce ball court, and a hammock green. 

The clubhouse includes viewing/entertainment spaces, a social lounge with a beverage bar, and an athletic center. 

Unit interiors feature 10-foot ceilings and hardwood floors.

REBUSINESS
Austin-Round Rock
Multifamily
http://rebusinessonline.com/ara-newmark-secures-sale-of-apartment-community-in-austin/Read more at {Source}
Backstage takes spotlight: Macy’s outlet comes to TexasBackstage takes spotlight: Macy’s outlet comes to Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139182016-07-22T05:00:00Z

​​​MESQUITE - Macy’s version of off-price shopping has arrived in Texas.

Macy’s added its new Backstage concept inside two stores, one at Town East Mall in Mesquite and the other at Hulen Mall in Fort Worth. 

A free-standing Backstage will open in September 2016 at The Rim, an outdoor shopping center in San Antonio. 

At Town East Mall, the Backstage store takes up about 23,000 sf of the 196,000-sf, two-level store’s first level.

The outlet expansion will move quickly by utilizing existing Macy's stores.​
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Retail
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/20160719-macy-s-brings-its-outlet-to-texas.ece

​See DFW Retail Market Research. ​

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Ernst & Young emerges with additional 31K SFErnst & Young emerges with additional 31K SFhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139272016-07-21T05:00:00Z

​​DALLAS - Ernst & Young Co. (E&Y) is taking an additional floor in the 56-story Renaissance Tower at 1201 Elm St.

The accounting giant is remodeling the 11th floor to add almost 31,000 sf to its operations in Renaissance Tower.

With the expansion, E&Y will have 125,000 sf in the office tower, according to leasing agent Dennis Barnes with CBRE.

Before the E&Y expansion, the 1.7 million-sf Renaissance Tower was just under 70 percent leased.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Office
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/commercial-real-estate/headlines/20160720-ernst-young-expands-operations-in-downtown-dallas.eceRead more at the {Source}
Ex-pats keep Houston’s residential relocation market alive Ex-pats keep Houston’s residential relocation market alive https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139162016-07-21T05:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON – In recent years Houston led the nation in relocation activity, according to reports from the Texas Association of Realtors and moving companies like U-Haul. 

However, relocation activity has slowed amid the oil slump, said Amy Bernstein, founder and president of Bernstein Realty. 

Although energy companies have laid off thousands of employees and halted new hiring during the downturn, Bernstein said she is seeing many ex-pats in the oil and gas industry returning to Houston from countries like the Canada, Holland, Nigeria, and the U.K. 

Repatriating Americans working abroad saves energy companies a lot of money—and is keeping Bernstein’s relocation business running, she said.

Many of these buyers are looking for homes up to $600,000 and are looking for “clean lines” in their home designs, such as bright open floor plans and white cabinets, Bernstein added. ​

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Housing
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2016/07/this-is-keeping-relocation-activity-up-in.html

​See​ Houston Housing Market Research​.

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More office leases, less square footage in Houston More office leases, less square footage in Houston https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139282016-07-21T05:00:00Z

​​​​​​​HOUSTON - More office leases have occurred in the Houston area in 2016 than in the same period last year, CBRE's Elliott Hirshfeld said at the brokerage's quarterly press luncheon July 19.

However, the deals are significantly smaller than most of the lease transactions that happened in 2015. ​​​​​​​

This year's office lease volume is ahead of 2015's pace by around 23.5 percent, Hirshfeld said. 

So far, there have been 210 office lease deals in 2016; this time last year, there were 170 deals. 

Howeve​​​r, deal size is down by roughly 39.3 percent. 

The average office lease signed this year has been for roughly 16,000 sf. ​

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Office
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2016/07/more-office-deals-albeit-smaller-happening-in.html

​S​ee more at Houston office market research

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Lone Star College to shine in new 55K-SF facilityLone Star College to shine in new 55K-SF facilityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139302016-07-21T05:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON - Lone Star College-North Harris broke ground this week on an approximately $19.2 million, 55,000-sf Construction and Skilled Trades Technology Center, according to a release. ​

The facility will feature six classrooms, a conference center, office space, and training labs for electrical, field service, and pipefitting tech along with HVAC-R programs.

Lone Star College System hit record-high student enrollment in 2015.

The fast-growing system reported 97,000 students last fall, with nearly 84,000 who will receive credit, making it the largest higher education institution in Houston. 

The system is the 22nd-biggest government-sector employer in the Houston area with 2,757 employees. 

A $485 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2014 is funding the educational building project. 

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Education
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2016/07/lone-star-college-breaks-ground-on-19m-building.htmlRead more at the {Source}

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