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Sherman's largest employer plans $30M expansionSherman's largest employer plans $30M expansionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214512018-11-16T06:00:00Z2018-11-22T00:00:00Z

​​​SHERMAN – Tyson Foods Inc. is investing $30 million on an 80,000-sf expansion of its local facility. 

The expansion will increase the capacity of the local facility’s material handling department.

Construction will begin in January 2019 and wrap up by September 2020.

The Sherman Economic Development Corp. board approved a performance agreement with a $1.5 million incentive for the local beef and pork products production facility.

Tyson, which is the largest employer in Grayson County, last expanded in 2013.
Herald Democrat
Sherman-Denison
Industrial
https://www.heralddemocrat.com/news/20181113/tyson-foods-planning-30m-expansionRead more at the {Source}
Austin home sales on the up and up and up and up . . .Austin home sales on the up and up and up and up . . .https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214542018-11-15T06:00:00Z2018-11-22T00:00:00Z

​​​​​​​​AUSTIN – Early demand for single-family homes in the fourth quarter led to a record-breaking month of home sales for Central Texas, according to the October 2018 ​​​Housing Market Report by the Austin Board of Realtors.

Across the MSA, sales volume increased 4.3 percent from 2,250 sales in October 2017 to 2,347 sales last month.

Sales dollar volume increased 8.8 percent year over year to over $901.4 million.

High demand and limited inventory pushed the median home price to $308,355.​ABOR October 2018 infographic.

Austin Board of Realtors
Austin-Round Rock
Housing
https://www.abor.com/statsoct18/See the full report at the {Source}
ABOR releases October 2018 housing statsABOR releases October 2018 housing statshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214692018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T01:00:00Z

​​​​​​AUSTIN – October 2018 housing statistics have been released through Clarus MarketMetrics by the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR).​ABOR October 2018 data.

Prudential Ada, Realtors
Austin-Round Rock
Housing
http://sweethomeamarillo.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/ShowLocalMarkets.cfm?MYURL=45Source: {Source}
Allen convention center coming soonAllen convention center coming soonhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214782018-11-20T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T00:10:00Z

​​​A rendering of the Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, Texas.ALLEN – The city’s $91 million convention center and hotel will open in two months after nearly two years of construction.

The five-story Marriott Delta will have 300 rooms wrapping around the central pool courtyard.​

It will be along US 75 and have meeting space and a large restaurant and bar area.​

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Public Facilities
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/19/new-allen-convention-center-hotel-will-open-january-arealready-bringing-businessRead the full article at the {Source}
A Grand entrance into Austin's affordable marketA Grand entrance into Austin's affordable markethttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214682018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T00:00:00Z

​​​​​​​Aria Grand rendering in Austin.AUSTIN – A 70-unit affordable apartment community will be built in Travis Heights.

Aria ​​​Grand will include 12 one-, 30 two-, and 28 three-bedroom units at 1800 S. I-35.

It will serve 60 families earning 60 percent or less of the area median income. Ten units will also be available to families at market-rental rates.

O-SDA Industries and Saigebrook Development are developing Aria Grand.

Online news
Austin-Round Rock
Multifamily
https://www.housingfinance.com/finance/texas-development-to-bring-affordable-apartments-to-austin_oRead more at {Source}
Tyler-area home prices on the rise Tyler-area home prices on the rise https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214642018-11-20T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T00:00:00Z

​​​​​TYLER – October 2018 housing statistics have been released by the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors (GTAR).

Tyler area home sales for october 2018
Prudential Ada, Realtors
Tyler
Housing
http://sweethomeamarillo.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/ShowLocalMarkets.cfm?MYURL=69Source: {Source}
North Texas a top CRE marketNorth Texas a top CRE markethttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214712018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T00:00:00Z

​​​The rankings of national CRE markets by TREPP, with DFW in fifth.DALLAS – North Texas has the fifth-best commercial real estate market in the nation, according to a Trepp survey.

"Big D ranked fifth in our study of high-performing metropolitan areas due to its high population growth (highest among all ranked markets) and low unemployment," the report said. "A key reason for those strong statistics is the area's enticing quality of life and low to no tax rates."

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land also made the list, ranking ninth. 

The New York-based firm looked at economic and real estate conditions for each of the markets.​

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Economy
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/19/d-fw-lands-near-top-list-countrys-top-commercial-real-estate-marketsRead more at the {Source}
Brixmor sells Houston's first multilevel H-E-BBrixmor sells Houston's first multilevel H-E-Bhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214722018-11-20T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T00:00:00Z

​​​​Image of the multi-level H-E-B.HOUSTON – New York-based Brixmor Property Group Inc. has sold the area’s first multilevel H-E-B at 5106 Bissonnet St. in Bellaire for $17.25 million.

The store opened in 1994, and H-E-B closed it in March 2017 to begin construction, which included demolishing the entire strip center. 

The H-E-B Bellaire Market reopened in June. The main portion of the store sits on top of a two-level parking garage.

The buyer is an entity affiliated with Dallas-based Spectrum Properties Ltd. 
Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Retail
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/11/18/h-e-b-s-new-multilevel-shopping-center-in-bellaire.html

​Check out Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Retail Market Research.

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Downtown mid-rise condo project opensDowntown mid-rise condo project openshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214732018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T00:00:00Z

​​​​Tyndall at Robertson Hill.AUSTIN – The mid-rise Tyndall condominium project has opened at 800 Embassy Dr.

The six-story project has 182 residences ranging from 571 to 2,400 sf.

Most units are priced between $300,000–$900,000 with penthouses ranging up to $1.7 million. More than 60 percent of the units are under contract.

Momark Development built the condos.

Austin American-Statesman
Austin-Round Rock
Housing
https://www.statesman.com/news/20181113/182-unit-tyndall-condo-project-opens-near-downtown-austinRead the full article at the {Source}
Jobs outpace homes, more than ever commuting to Plano Jobs outpace homes, more than ever commuting to Plano https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214752018-11-20T06:00:00Z2018-11-21T00:00:00Z

​​PLANO – New housing units haven't kept pace with the city's job growth, pushing more people to live outside the city and commute to work, according to the "City of Plano Housing Trends Analysis​" by Economic & Planning Systems Inc.

Here are some findings from the plan: 

  • Betwee​n 2002 and 2015, the city added around 84,000 jobs, or about 6,500 a​ year. But between 2000 and​ 2016, the city added only about 25,000 h​ou​seholds, a rate of nearly 1,600 a year. This imbalance in supply and demand affects affordability.
  • More of the city's workforce is commuting. In 2002, around 2,000 workers lived outside of the city. By 2015, that number ballooned to 59,000 workers.
  • The surge in commuters is affecting traffic. In 2007, about 28 local lane miles were at or above 100 percent volume over capacity. By 2017, there were 140 lane miles at that level. 
  • The city's residents are getting older. In 2000, more than half of the city's residents were under 35 years old. About 12 percent of the population was 55 or older. By 2016, less than 45 percent of the city's residents were younger than 35 and the over-55 population was about 24 percent.
  • New mortgage investments have declined. About 80 percent of local owner households held a mortgage in 2005. By 2016, that number dropped to 67 percent.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Economy
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/plano/2018/11/16/5-takeaways-latest-housing-trends-planoRead more at the {Source}
Austin multifamily construction up, vacancy downAustin multifamily construction up, vacancy downhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214522018-11-15T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T22:00:00Z

​​​​​​infographic.AUSTIN – Marcus & Millichap has released a Multifamily Research Market Report for fourth quarter 2018, predicting year-end trends and reviewing third quarter statistics. Highlights include:

  • Completions ticked up over the past 12 months as developers increased stock by 9,800 units.
  • The average rent advanced at its strongest pace since 2016, reaching $1,252 per month in the third quarter.
  • More than 12,800 market-rate apartments are underway with delivery dates scheduled through 2020. Nearly 5,600 of these units will be delivered in the North Central and East Austin submarkets.
  • ​Vacancy will decline during 2018 for the first time in more than five years to 5.5 percent.​
Marcus & Millichap
Austin-Round Rock
Multifamily
https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/NewsTalk/Austin_Multifamily_Marcus%26Millichap_4Q2018.pdfSource: {Source}
Builder confidence falls as affordability concerns riseBuilder confidence falls as affordability concerns risehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214802018-11-20T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T16:00:00Z

​​​​WASHINGTON – Nationally, builder confidence in the single-family housing market fell eight points to 60 in November ​​on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

"​For the past several years, shortages of labor and lots along with rising regulatory costs have led to a slow recovery in single-family construction," said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. "While home price growth accommodated increasing construction costs during this period, rising mortgage interest rates in recent months coupled with the cumulative run-up in pricing has caused housing demand to stall."

All of the major HMI indices posted declines. The current sales conditions metric fell seven points to 67, the index measuring expectations in the next six months dropped ten points to 65, and the ​buyer traffic metric dropped eight points to 45.

​​Regionally, the South's HMI dropped two points to 68.

National Association of Home Builders
U.S.
Housing
https://www.nahb.org/en/news-and-publications/press-releases/2018/11/builder-confidence-drops-as-affordability-issues-rise.aspxRead more at {Source}
Travis County sports complex generating buzzTravis County sports complex generating buzzhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214792018-11-20T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T15:00:00Z

​​​LAKEWAY – ​Travis County commissioners ​have approved the concept plan for ​​​the Bee Creek Sports Complex.

The city is providing 70 acres at 4440 Bee Creek Rd. ​for $3.7 million approved by voters in a 2014 bond.

The project will include seven sports fields, batting cages, a meeting facility, playground, picnic area, trails, and food trucks.​

Voters approved $23.5 million for the project in November 2017. ​​​​

Community Impact Newspaper
Austin-Round Rock
Retail
https://communityimpact.com/austin/development-construction/2018/11/13/bee-creek-sports-complex-concept-plan-approved-by-travis-county-commissioners/Read more at {Source}
Old Cowboys HQ becoming housing developmentOld Cowboys HQ becoming housing developmenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214602018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T00:40:00Z

​​​​Irving, formerly the home of the Dallas Cowboys, is getting a new residential development.IRVING – Centurion American Development Group
​is transforming the Dallas Cowboys’ former home into a housing development two years after the team relocated to The Star in Frisco. 

Most of the office and practice facility at the 36-acre property at Valley Ranch on North LBJ Freeway has been knocked down to make way for a 230-home residential community.​

The first lots will deliver in July and August 2019 at Legends Crossing and will include villas, bungalows, and townhomes.

The community will also feature an entryway made of stone from the Cowboys' former offices and ten acres for open spaces.​​ 

Streets in the project will be named after Cowboys stars.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Housing
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/08/old-dallas-cowboys-home-will-new-housing-community-valley-ranch

​Check out​ Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Housing Market Research​.

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An ODE(S) to Royal industrial leaseAn ODE(S) to Royal industrial leasehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214612018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T00:30:00Z

​​​​DALLAS – ODES UTV is leasing 97,131 sf at Royal Commerce Center, an industrial property at 2007 and 2035 Royal Ln. 

Stream Realty Partners represented both the tenant and the landlord, DRA Advisor​s.

Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Industrial
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/11/12/dallas-cowboys-valley-ranch-centurion-american.html

​See also: DFW Industrial Market Research​.

Read more at the {Source}
$291M investment on the way to Samsung$291M investment on the way to Samsunghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214662018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T00:00:00Z

​​​​Samsung logoAUSTIN – The city council has approved a resolution that would allow Samsung to get a refund on its state sales and use tax.

The tech giant said it anticipates investing $291 million at its facility off E. Parmer Ln. Plans include $108 million in tools and equipment and $183 million toward facility renovations.​

Dallas News
Austin-Round Rock
Industrial
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2018/11/16/samsungs-austin-upgrade-291-million-investment-way-sprawling-chip-plantRead more at {Source}
Radom Capital, Triten Real Estate plan 200K-sf redevelopment Radom Capital, Triten Real Estate plan 200K-sf redevelopment https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214592018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T00:00:00Z

​​​​​​​​Rendering of MKT.​HOUSTON – Radom Capital and Triten Real Estate Partners are redeveloping a 12-acre site at N. Shepherd and 6th Streets. 

Roughly 200,000 sf of industrial buildings will be redeveloped into a mixed-use project that will contain 100,000 sf of creative office space and 100,000 sf of retail space. 

The development, dubbed M-K-T, is set to deliver in first quarter 2020.

Boston-based Long Wharf Capital LLC is also on the development team. 
Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Mixed-Use
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/11/15/exclusive-heights-mercantile-developer-planning.html

​Check out Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land​ Office and Retail Market Research. 

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Carrollton distribution center leases to granite companyCarrollton distribution center leases to granite companyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214622018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-20T00:00:00Z

​​CARROLLTON – Vivid Cosmos Granite has leased 68,562 sf from the Billingsley Company. 

The space is at the Luna Distributon Center at 2244 Luna Rd. 

Stream Realty Partners represented the tenant.​

Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Industrial
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/11/12/dallas-cowboys-valley-ranch-centurion-american.htmlRead more at the {Source}
Chamberlin Houston acquires 72K-sf industrial property Chamberlin Houston acquires 72K-sf industrial property https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214652018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-19T22:00:00Z

​​​HOUSTON – Chamberlin Houston LLC has purchased a 71,566-sf industrial property at 4545 Langfield Rd. 

The property features 26-ft ceiling heights and 15 dock-high doors. 

CBRE represented the seller, Hs-Tucson Az LLC.​
REBUSINESS
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Industrial
https://rebusinessonline.com/cbre-negotiates-sale-of-71566-sf-industrial-property-in-houston/

​Check out Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Industrial Market Research.

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Business park to Bryan: first phase paves wayBusiness park to Bryan: first phase paves wayhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=214672018-11-19T06:00:00Z2018-11-19T16:00:00Z

​​​​Office building at CamWest Crossing.BRYAN – Oldham Goodwin Group​ LLC has stated construction on Phase 1 of the CamWest Crossing development.

A 61,000-sf Class A office building will be the first building at the development at 8872 Health Science Center Pkwy near SH 47.

The 45-acre development will have office and retail space.

Delivery is set for ​April 2019.​

Online news
College Station-Bryan
Office
https://oldhamgoodwin.com/?s=CamWest+CrossingRead more at {Source}

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