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Industrial leasing activity slows in the third quarter

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

Houston's industrial market saw a summer slowdown, according to a new report.

The Groves unveils more model homes, Harvey incentives

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

Home sales in The Groves are running more than 20 percent ahead of last year's pace. Ashlar Development is developing The Groves, a 1,000-acre community by in northeast Houston.

Post-Harvey recovery could take longer than Katrina

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

The clean-up and rebuilding period following Hurricane Harvey could outpace that of Katrina, with recovery lasting upwards of 20 months, a new report shows.

Friendswood's Fairfield community close to complete

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

Fairfield, a steady supplier of new homes in northwest Houston for nearly 30 years, is closing out. Friendswood Development Co. has 28 remaining home sites in the 3,200-acre master-planned community near U.S. 290 and Mason Road. The final homes, being built by Lennar, could sell out by year-end, the developer announced.

Houston hotel construction down after Harvey

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

Houston hoteliers were under construction on 4,494 hotel rooms in September, a 15 percent drop from last year.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
SATURDAY Montgomery County Master Gardeners' Fall Plant Sale: plant presentation 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. Free. Galveston County Master Gardeners' Fall Plant Sale: plant presentation 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Galveston County Fair Grounds, Rodeo Arena, Texas 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.Free. Urban Harvest's Ancient Art of Fermentation: 20-minute demonstrations at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Urban Harvest Farmer's Market, 3000 Richmond; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. Free. 75th annual Bulb Mart: sponsored by the Garden Club of Houston. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St.

Plan now for a beautiful spring garden at bulb mart

Houston Gardening - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

The Garden Club of Houston's Bulb and Plant Mart, Thursday-Saturday, is the place to get bulbs.

Retail Wrap: Urgent care chain picks site in Katy

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
MedExpress Urgent Care has leased a 1.55-acre site in Grand Morton Town Center at the Grand Park-way and Morton Ranch Road, Katy, from NewQuest Properties, for its first area location. The West Virginia provider is building a 4,700-square-foot urgent care center. Josh Friedlander and Rebecca Le of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Stephen Tou and Zac Hoffer of the Retail Connection represented the tenant. Waffle House has purchased a 0.44-acre site at Shops at Spring Town Center from NewQuest Properties. Bob Conwell and Ashley Strickland of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Drew Joiner of Waffle House represented the buyer. The center is at FM 2920 and Kuykendahl Road in Spring.

Deal of the week: Tarka Indian Kitchen about to open in Spring

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
Tarka Indian Kitchen is coming to the new Market at Springwoods Village in Spring and scouting additional locations. The restaurant at 2168 Spring Stuebner at Holzwarth opens Wednesday. Austin-based Tarka, which made its debut in Houston in the Heights in June, has five other stores, in Austin, Round Rock and San Antonio. The menu includes traditional curries, kabobs and biryanis, masala fries and Naaninis, or pressed naan sandwiches filled with shredded lamb, curried chicken or vegetables. Made-to-order dishes, ordered at the counter, typically cost less than $10. "It's a natural next market as we expand outside of Austin," said CEO Tinku Saini, who co-founded the chain in 2009.

David Young & Co. to join John Daugherty, Realtors

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
Luxury real estate brokerage John Daugherty, Realtors has acquired David Young & Co., a local boutique firm with agents who specialize in high-end neighborhoods in Memorial, the Energy Corridor and Katy. John Daugherty Jr. said the deal will allow his 50-year-old company to expand its presence in west Houston and tap into new technological capabilities. "(Young) has some technologies that no one else has in the Houston market," Daugherty said. "Part of what we're purchasing is this modern technology." Daugherty's expansion into west Houston comes at a time when many of the neighborhoods there are in distress after Hurricane Harvey.

Real estate in brief: Aquilon Energy expands locally with downtown Esperson lease

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
Aquilon Energy Services has leased 4,619 square feet at Esperson, 808 Travis. The company, based near Chicago, developed the Energy Settlement Network, a cloud-based platform to automate wholesale energy settlements. Reggie Beavan and Evan Roland of Jackson Cooksey represented the tenant. Jano Nixon Kelley of Cameron Management represented the landlord. Colony NorthStar has acquired the Bayou Bend Business Park, 8520 S. Sam Houston Parkway West, as part of a national portfolio. The fully leased property, developed by Stream Realty in partnership with Thackeray Partners, consists of two buildings totaling 378,380 square feet. CBRE National Partners brokered the deal.

Capitol Tower to have 'floating' sky park with downtown views

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
A sky park 12 floors above street level will be part of downtown's Capitol Tower when it opens in 2019. Skanska, which is developing the 35-story office building with Bank of America as the lead tenant, revealed the green roof as a sustainability feature. The 24,000-square-foot park, which represents the size of about half a city block, will provide views of Pennzoil Place, 712 Main and Esperson. Winding paths bordered by native plants and grasses and shaded by arbors and roofs, will provide a spot for tenants and private corporate events. "It will be very transparent to look out over the edge," said Matt Damborsky, executive vice president for Skanska Commercial Development.

Demand for warehouse, distribution space rises after Harvey

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

CBRE expects demand for warehouse and distribution space to spike as Houstonians begin rebuilding more than 136,000 homes damaged by Harvey.

Houston home sales see post-Harvey rebound

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

Houston-area home sales bounced back in September after a double-digit decline in August when Hurricane Harvey battered the region, forcing real estate offices to close and open houses to cancel.

WeWork to open Galleria location

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

WeWork, the $20 billion co-working giant, will open a new spot in the Galleria, the second Houston location for the office-sharing behemoth.

Israeli plastics manufacturer signs industrial space in Humble

Greater Houston Real Estate - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07

The facility will serve as the base of Starplast's manufacturing, storage and distribution operations in the U.S.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
SATURDAY Fall Festival: family activities 9 a.m.-7 p.m., pumpkin decorating classes at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss; register at corneliusnurseries.com. Free. Nature Revealed: Monarchs: with Kelsey Low. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 members, $35 nonmembers. Peckerwood Garden's Oak Collection: 10 a.m.-noon at 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Nonmembers $15, members free. Hibiscus Class and Hibiscus Grafting: with Jim Maas and Joe Miller. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $35.

With a little help, Houston plants can adapt to Indiana home

Houston Gardening - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
Q: I am moving to Indiana in late spring, and I'd like your advice on taking some of my Houston plants. I want to move some scadoxus from the ground to pots. When should I do this? I also have potted lycoris. What will their blooming behavior be in zone 5? I'd like to pot up a small Rangoon creeper. How should I overwinter it, and how large must a potted creeper be in order to bloom? Dave Sherron, Houston A: Divide and transplant/pot the scadoxus, or blood lily, when the foliage has yellowed and is dying down, as the South African bulb goes dormant for the winter. Blood lily produces softball-size orange-red blooms on tall stems in spring in Houston-area gardens. The lance-shaped foliage appears after the flowers.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:07
SATURDAY Cockrell Butterfly Center Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, or until sold out, outside the main entrance of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-639-4753, hmns.org. Free. Beginner Bird-watching: with Kelsey Low. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 member, $35 nonmembers; ages 13 and older. Scarecrow Making Time: 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, reservations 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, reservations 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. $20. Hanging Baskets: with Jim Maas & Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.
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