American Landmark lands two Austin-area apartmentsAmerican Landmark lands two Austin-area apartmentshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223632019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-23T01:00:00Z

​​Picture of Hyde Park at Ribelin Ranch.AUSTIN – American Landmark has spent $311 million on properties in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Irving totaling 2,284 units.

The properties purchased in Austin include:

  • The 350-unit Hyde Park at Ribelin Ranch at 9900 McNeil Dr. The garden-style community was 96 percent leased at the time of purchase. It will be renamed the Asten at Ribelin Ranch.
  • ​The 576-unit Hyde Park at Wells Branch at 2801 Wells Branch Pkwy. It was 93 percent leased at the time of sale and will be renamed Beck at Wells Branch.

Other properties recently acquired by American Landmark include Hyde Park at Lake Wyndemere and Hyde Park at Enclave in Houston, Manor at Castle Hills in San Antonio, and Lakepointe at Las Colinas in Irving.

American Landmark plans to invest $14.7 million in its new communities, including adding amenities such as granite countertops and pet-grooming stations. All properties will be rebranded. ​

Austin Business Journal
Austin-Round Rock
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Park 183 prepares for phase twoPark 183 prepares for phase twohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223652019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-23T00:00:00Z

​​​​Rendering of Park 183.AUSTIN – Trammell Crow Co. and Clarion Partners have broken ground on the second phase of Park 183, an industrial development at 8219 Burleson Rd.

This phase includes an 85,000-sf building that is fully preleased to FedEx Corp. It will be completed in fourth quarter 2019.

The developers have completed design and submitted permits for Phase III, which will consist of two Class A industrial buildings totaling 300,000 sf. Construction will begin in second quarter 2019, with delivery scheduled for 2020.

Park 183 will ultimately span more than 900,000 sf of Class A space across seven buildings.​​

Connect Media
Austin-Round Rock
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USAA opens new Plano office buildingUSAA opens new Plano office buildinghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223682019-04-22T05:00:00Z2019-04-23T00:00:00Z

USAA's IT facility in PlanoPLANO – USAA has opened a new, 150,000-sf office building adjacent to its existing location in Legacy Corporate Center.

The facility will house up to 850 employees; USAA’s Plano and Dallas offices currently house more than 1,200.

According to the Dallas Morning News, developer Cawley Partners built the project.
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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Big sale in Big SpringBig sale in Big Springhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223662019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-22T23:40:00Z

​​​​Image of Scenic Mountain Medical Center.BIG SPRING – Quorum Health Corp. has sold Scenic Mountain Medical Center to Steward Health Care for approximately $22 million.

The 146-bed health care facility is at 1601 W 11th Pl.​

Company News Release
NonMSA Texas
https://www.scenicmountainmedical.org/newsroom/2019-04-15/steward-health-care-completes-acquisition-scenicSource: {Source}
Avenue CDC breaks ground on $11.3M community centerAvenue CDC breaks ground on $11.3M community centerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223672019-04-22T05:00:00Z2019-04-22T23:30:00Z

​HOUSTON – Avenue CDC has broken ground on a new 30,500-sf mixed-use community center at 3527 Irvington Blvd.

The $11.3 million project, dubbed Avenue Center, will contain:

  • community programming space;
  • Avenue’s headquarters;
  • realty office;
  • homeownership center;
  • health clinic; and
  • an early childhood education center.

Construction will wrap in early 2020. Architecture and engineering firm Page is designing the building. Trammell Crow Co. is the development manager. Arch-Con Corp. is the general contractor.

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/04/15/houston-nonprofit-breaks-ground-on-30-500-sf.htmlRead more at the {Source}
CBRE predicts modest growth for Austin hotel marketCBRE predicts modest growth for Austin hotel markethttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223602019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-22T23:15:00Z

​AUSTIN – The local hotel market saw a stable year through 2018 as demand remained steady, although slightly declined from 2017, with an overall rise in average daily room rates, according to CBRE’s recent Hotel Horizons report.

The forecast shows occupancy will rise 0.2 percent by the end of 2019 to 70.4 percent. It will rise another 0.1 percent in 2020, well above the long-run average of 67.2 percent.

The average daily room rate is predicted to rise 1.4 percent by year end with a continued 1.7 percent rise in 2020.

Austin will continue to see a gain in room night demand of 5.6 percent through 2019, greater than the long-run average of 3.6 percent.

Austin-Round Rock
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Altis Lakeline, thank your lucky StarlightAltis Lakeline, thank your lucky Starlighthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223642019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-22T23:10:00Z

​​​​Image of Altis Lakeline apartments.​​​​CEDAR PARK – The Altman Companies has sold Altis Lakeline at 12700 Ridgeline Blvd. to a partnership including Starlight Investments.

The 354-unit multifamily property was built in 2017 and offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. 

Amenities include a Starbucks lounge, internet cafe, pet park with agility course, and poker lounge.​​

Austin Business Journal
Austin-Round Rock
https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2019/04/16/3-apartment-complexes-on-austins-north-side-sell.htmlRead the full article at the {Source}
Senior-living properties wishin' you WelltowerSenior-living properties wishin' you Welltowerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223622019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-22T23:00:00Z

​​​Picture of Isle at Watercrest Dominion.​SAN ANTONIO – Welltower Inc. has bought a 335-unit senior-living portfolio in the Dominion from South-Bay Partners.

The properties included the 230-unit Watercrest at Dominion and its neighboring 105-unit Isle at Watercrest Dominion.

Both facilities, which are on the 6800 and 6900 blocks of Heuermann Rd., offer independent-living, assisted-living, and memory-care options, as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.

The Bexar County Appraisal District last assessed the two properties for $48.6 million.

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels
Senior Living
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2019/04/17/ohio-based-healthcare-real-estate-company-snags.htmlRead more at {Source}
Fort Worth home sales up 6.2 percentFort Worth home sales up 6.2 percenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223582019-04-19T05:00:00Z2019-04-20T00:45:00Z

​​​FORT WORTH – Local home sales increased 6.2 percent to 1,129 homes, according to the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors' March 2019 Housing Report. The data came from the Real Estate Center ​and Texas Realtors. 

The median home price increased 4.1 percent year-over-year to $228,900.

Homes spent an average of 49 days on the market, five days more than March 2018, and active listings increased 26.8 percent to 2,360 listings.

​The area’s monthly housing inventory was 2.2 months in March, half a month more than in March 2018. The Center considers six to 6.5​months of inventory a balanced market.
March 2019 Fort Worth Housing REport.
Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
http://www.gfwar.org/buyers-and-sellers-information-buyers-and-sellers-menu/212-buyers-and-sellers-category/477-march-2019-fort-worth-housing-report-2.htmlSource: {Source}
1.1M-sf lease fills up South Dallas industrial park 1.1M-sf lease fills up South Dallas industrial park https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223562019-04-19T05:00:00Z2019-04-20T00:25:00Z

​​​​HUTCHINS ​– A consumer packaged goods manufacturer has leased a 1.1-million-sf, cross-docked industrial building at 1200 Fulghum Rd. in the 252-acre Southport Logistics Park.

CBRE represented the property owner, Logistics Property Company​ LLC. Colliers International represented​ the tenant​.

The logistics park is now fully leased.

​In addition to the facility just leased, Southport includes a ​400,000-sf cross-docked facility, a 1.2 million-sf speculative build-to-suit, and an 850,000-sf speculative build-to-suit. 

Business Wire
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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Lights, cameras, opening in 2020Lights, cameras, opening in 2020https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223532019-04-19T05:00:00Z2019-04-20T00:10:00Z

​​​An image of a Cinepolis inside a mall, from Starwood Retail Partners.PLANO – Cinépolis will open a 40,000-sf, ten-screen movie theater at The Shops at Willow Bend in 2020.

The theater will include fully reclining seats and in-theater food and drink service.

The Shops at Willow Bend is at 6121 W. Park Blvd.
Community Impact Newspaper
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
https://communityimpact.com/local-news/dallas-fort-worth/plano/news/2019/04/15/10-screen-movie-theater-to-open-in-plano-at-shops-at-willow-bend/Read more at the {Source}
$113M hotel and convention center checks in to Las Colinas$113M hotel and convention center checks in to Las Colinashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223572019-04-19T05:00:00Z2019-04-20T00:05:00Z

​​​​A rendering of the hotel​IRVING – The $113 million Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas off SH 114 at 400 W. Las Colinas Blvd. ​​has opened. 

The 350-room hotel, which has been under construction since 2017, includes 30,000 sf of meeting space, a 10,000-sf ballroom, and an event lawn.

Dallas-based BOKA Powell designed the 13-story tower. Waldrop + Nichols Studio was the interior designer, ​Austin Commercial was the general contractor.

The hotel is owned by Provident Resources Group and was developed through a public-private partnership between the city and Garfield Public Private LLC.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/15/irvings-new-westin-convention-hotel-opens-businessRead more at the {Source}
City of Austin home sales down, prices upCity of Austin home sales down, prices uphttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223612019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T23:30:00Z

​​​​​​​AUSTIN – Citywide home sales dipped last month as the median price rose, according to the March 2019 Central Texas Housing Market report by the Austin Board of Realtors. 

Single-family home sales decreased by 4.6 percent over the year to 781 sales in March. The median price was up 3 percent to $375,000.

Sales dollar volume decreased 0.4 percent to nearly $372 million.

New listings decreased 10.4 percent to 1,038, active listings decreased 1.5 percent to 1,149, and pending sales slightly decreased by 1 percent.

The average number of days spent on the market dropped four days to 42.

The data came from the Real Estate Center ​and Texas Realtors. ​
Austin Board of Realtor's March 2019 Central Texas Housing Market Report graphic.

Austin Board of Realtors
Austin-Round Rock
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GreenSpace to convert printing facility to self-storage GreenSpace to convert printing facility to self-storage https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223552019-04-19T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T23:00:00Z

​​​​HOUSTON – GreenSpace Holdings LLC has purchased the former Greensheet printing building with plans to convert it to a self-storage facility. 

The 40,000-sf industrial property on 6.2 acres at​​ 1960 N. Loop W. was valued at $6.3 million in January.

Avison Young represented the seller, Helen Gordon Interests Ltd. 
Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/04/16/former-greensheet-printing-facility-sold-to-self.htmlRead more at the {Source}
City Centre Two slated for June start dateCity Centre Two slated for June start datehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223542019-04-19T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T22:00:00Z

​​​​HOUSTON – Moody Rambin will begin work in June on a 185,000-sf building next to CityCentre and Town & Country Village at the eight-story Town Centre Two at 730 Town & Country Blvd. It will cost an estimated $22 million.

An existing garage will be retrofitted with two new elevators for the project. Kirksey is the design architect. 

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/04/16/moody-rambin-to-start-work-on-next-phase-of-office.htmlRead more at the {Source}
Healthy growth predicted for San Antonio hotel marketHealthy growth predicted for San Antonio hotel markethttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223592019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T22:00:00Z

​​​​​SAN ANTONIO – The hotel market finished 2018 with increases in occupancy, average daily room rates (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR), according to CBRE’s latest Hotel Horizons.

Occupancy rates were up 1.6 percent and are expected to rise 0.4 percent in 2019, reaching an overall occupancy rate of 66.2 percent. Due to new hotels being built, occupancy is predicted to drop by 1.7 percent in 2020.

ADR gained 3.7 percent last year. It is estimated to increase by 3.2 percent in 2019 and an additional 2.8 percent in 2020. resulting in an ADR of $122.75 by the end of 2020.

The gain in ADR resulted in an overall 5.3 percent boost in RevPAR, far higher than the national average of 2.9 percent. RevPAR is expected to increase by 3.5 percent by year-end and another 1.1 percent in 2020.​

San Antonio-New Braunfels
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El Paso home sales up 35 percentEl Paso home sales up 35 percenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223432019-04-15T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T01:30:00Z

​​​​​​EL PASO – Last month, 708 single-family home sales closed, up 34.6 percent from 526 closed sales in February, according to the Greater El Paso Association of Realtors' "Monthly Listing Snapshot" report.

The average sale price was $176,619, reflecting no change month over month. The median sale price was $158,000, falling 3.3 percent.

There were 1,024 new listings across the metro, up 5.7 percent over the month. There were 2,504 active listings in March.

Homes spent an average of 78 days on the market, down 11.4 percent from 88 days in the previous month.​Chart of Market Activity for Single-Family Detached homes.

Greater El Paso Association of Realtors (GEPAR)
El Paso
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Steel Dynamics building $1.8B Corpus millSteel Dynamics building $1.8B Corpus millhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223512019-04-18T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T01:00:00Z

​​​CORPUS CHRISTI – Steel Dynamics Inc. will build a $1.8 billion steel mill, and it's asking the local school district for tax cuts before it decides.

The company wants the district to cut property taxes on the proposed facility by 70 percent, which would save the company $149 million over ten years.

To operate the mill, Steel Dynamics plans to hire 500 workers at an average wage of $76,000 per year.

The property on 2,621 acres along US 77 consists of five parcels with a total value of $4.3 million. 

Construction will begin in fourth quarter 2019 and wrap up in 2021.
San Antonio Business Journal
Corpus Christi
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2019/04/10/1-8-billion-500-job-steel-plant-could-be-coming.htmlRead more at the {Source}
Five-acre self-storage facility opens in KyleFive-acre self-storage facility opens in Kylehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223462019-04-15T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T00:00:00Z

​​​​KYLE – Sentry RV & Boat Storage will open this month at 231 Graef Rd.

The five-acre property will have numerous security features, including six-ft fencing and high-definition cameras.​​

Community Impact Newspaper
Austin-Round Rock
https://communityimpact.com/local-news/austin/san-marcos-buda-kyle/features/business/2019/04/12/5-acre-rv-and-boat-storage-facility-coming-to-kyle-in-april/Source: {Source}
Japanese luxury hotel coming to LegacyJapanese luxury hotel coming to Legacyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=223492019-04-18T05:00:00Z2019-04-19T00:00:00Z

​​​​PLANO – Japanese luxury hotel group Kintetsu Enterprises Co. of America will build its first Texas hotel in Dreien Opportunity Partners' Campus at Legacy West.

The Miyako Hotel and a parking garage will be near the intersection of Legacy Dr. and Corporate Dr. on the site of the former J.C. Penney corporate headquarters complex.

​The ten-story, 250-room hotel will be on a pond with a boardwalk and surrounding offices and retail. 

Construction began on the redevelopment last year.
Community Impact Newspaper
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

Check out the Dallas Morning News' reporting on this project.​

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