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Houston Office Market Still Battling Depressed Energy Prices

As we enter the fourth quarter, Houston’s office market remains sluggish due primarily to uncertainty in the energy industry. With the price of West Texas Intermediate crude fluctuating between $45 and $60 per barrel, the market has seen minimal oil company expansions.  With the pricing outlook remaining on a bleak to flat trajectory, little growth in office occupancy is expected in the next 18 to 24 months. The cycle favors tenants, now and for the foreseeable future. Should energy …

Technology is Top-of-Mind for Multifamily Renters, Says NMHC Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More and more renters are looking for apartments that feature high levels of, according to the 2020 Apartment Resident Preferences Reportreleased by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and research firm Kingsley Associates. The NMHC is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization serving the multifamily industry. The report was compiled through survey responses from nearly 373,000 renters living in 5,336 different apartment communities throughout more than …

Northland Investment Buys Inspire SouthPark Multifamily Complex in Charlotte for $145M

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Northland Investment Corp. has acquired Inspire SouthPark, a 369-unit multifamily complex in Charlotte, for $145 million from seller and developer Morgan Bond Co. Six miles south of downtown Charlotte, Inspire SouthPark is now the fourth of Northland Investment’s North Carolina apartment properties. Inspire SouthPark offers studio to three-bedroom apartments, a pool, fitness and wellness centers, courtyard, social hall, dog care facility and underground parking. The …

DC Partners Breaks Ground on Six-Acre Mixed-Use Project in Houston

HOUSTON — Houston-based DC Partners has broken ground on The Allen, a six-acre mixed-use project located near Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston. The development will include a 99-unit condominium building, a Thompson-branded luxury hotel, an office building and retail and restaurant spaces. The grand opening of The Allen is slated for the first quarter of 2021, though the hotel is not scheduled to be complete until 2023. DC Partners is developing the project in partnership with Tianqing Real …

National Container Group Signs 120,960 SF Industrial Lease in Metro Dallas

HUTCHINS, TEXAS — National Container Group LLC has signed a 10-year, 120,960-square-foot industrial lease at Intermodal Business Center in Hutchins, a southern suburb of Dallas. Construction is underway to reconfigure the property, which was built in 2017 and features 32-foot clear heights, an ESFR sprinkler system and 38 dock doors, for National Container Group’s needs. Jean Russo of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Michael Grant and Susan Singer of …

Lucror Resources, Sixty West Break Ground on Motto by Hilton Hotel in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

ATLANTA — Lucror Resources and equity partner Sixty West have begun construction on one of the first Motto by Hilton hotels in the United States. The 146-room micro-hotel brand is located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta at 40 Boulevard NE, less than two miles from Ponce City Market. The hotel is slated to open in 2021 as part of Waldo’s, a planned $80 million mixed-use development project that will include 13,000 square feet of restaurants, an office building and 10 …

Hines REIT Acquires Apartment Community Near University of Maryland for $98M

COLLEGE PARK, MD. — Hines, an international real estate developer based in Houston, has acquired The Alloy by Alta, a new seven-story, 275‐unit multifamily asset located at 4700 Berwyn House Road near the University of Maryland in College Park. Hines purchased the asset via Hines Global Income Trust, the company’s nontraded REIT. The purchase price was not disclosed, but multiple media outlets reports Hines purchased the property for $98 million. The predominantly student-occupied …

The Boulder Group Arranges $9.2M Sale of Retail Asset in Houston Net Leased to 24 Hour Fitness

HOUSTON — The Boulder Group, an investment brokerage firm specializing in net-leased assets, has arranged the $9.2 million sale of a single-tenant retail property leased to 24 Hour Fitness in Houston. The 50,000-square-foot building is positioned as an outparcel to Willowbrook Mall, which is anchored by Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, JC Penney, Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, Sears and Apple. Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of Boulder Group represented the seller, a Texas-based private …

FourPoint Brokers Sale of 28-Unit Apartment Property in North Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — FourPoint Investment Sales Partners has brokered the sale of Dryfield Apartments, a 28-unit multifamily property located near State Highway 183 in North Austin. Built in 1969, the property offer amenities such as a pool and onsite laundry facilities. Kevin Dufour and Kyle Peco of FourPoint represented the California-based seller in the transaction. The undisclosed buyer will implement a value-add program to the property’s exteriors and unit

NAI Partners Negotiates 8,100 SF Industrial Lease for BSN Sports in Houston

HOUSTON — NAI Partners has negotiated an 8,100-square-foot industrial lease for BSN Sports, a distributor of athletic apparel and equipment, a t 11707 S. Sam Houston Parkway West in Houston. Chris Caudill of NAI Partners represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Boone Smith and Garret Geacccone of Stream Realty Partners represented the landlord, DRA Advisors

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