WGC Development Breaks Ground on 405-Bed Student Housing Property Near University of Houston

HOUSTON — WGC Development, in conjunction with an undisclosed institutional investor, has broken ground on Tower 5040, a 405-bed student housing community located near the University of Houston. The eight-story building will offer one-, two- and four-bedroom units. Select apartments will feature large balconies with fire pits. Shared amenities will include a swimming pool with an adjacent movie screen, a fitness center, conference room, business center, private study rooms, a game room, …

Sodalis to Build 73,777 SF Seniors Housing Community in College Station

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Texas-based Sodalis Senior Living will build Sodalis College Station a 73,777-square-foot assisted living and memory care community that will be located less than three miles from Texas A&M University. The number of units was not disclosed, but the property will offer a mix of one-bedroom and studio residences. The official groundbreaking will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and the opening is slated for late

Slater Sports Sells 62,132 SF Industrial Asset in Metro Houston

RICHMOND, TEXAS — Sporting goods provider Slater Sports LLC has sold 727 Plantation Drive, a freestanding, 62,132-square-foot industrial asset located in Richmond, a southwestern suburb of Houston. Burdette Huffman and Josh Jacobs of EDGE Realty Capital Markets represented Slater Sports in the transaction. Other terms of sale were not

Coworking Firm to Open 53,000 SF Space in Downtown Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Coworking firm Spaces will open a 53,000-square-foot space at 501 Congress Ave. in downtown Austin. Kelly Woodruff and Mike Cleary of CBRE represented Spaces in the lease negotiations. Brent Powdrill of JLL represented the landlord, AFIAA U.S. Investment Inc. The space, which is the company’s first in Austin, will officially open during the third quarter of 2019. Spaces is a brand owned by Regus PLC, a Luxembourg-based coworking office operator with more than 3,000 business …

Marcus & Millichap Arranges Sale of 50,708 SF Industrial/Flex Building in Dallas

DALLAS — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of a 50,708-square-foot industrial/flex property located at 13335 Floyd Circle in Dallas. Cody Payne and Wayne Bares of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a private investor, in the transaction. Payne procured the buyer, also a private investor. The property, which drew more than 15 offers and sold at list price, was 100 percent leased at the time of

Multifamily Roundup: High-Growth Austin vs. Steady San Antonio

Despite being located 80 miles apart, the Austin and San Antonio metros might as well be on different planets when comparing growth and multifamily operations during the current business cycle. While both multifamily markets have been in growth mode since the Great Recession, Austin has outpaced San Antonio with a rapid rate of expansion during this time. Austin’s job growth has risen steadily at an average annual pace near 4 percent since 2010. In addition, strong migration to the metro has …

Crow Holdings to Develop 530,000 SF Industrial Facility in North Houston

HOUSTON — Dallas-based Crow Holdings Industrial has purchased 45 acres in north Houston for the development of Layne Crossing, a 530,000-square-foot industrial project that will encompass six buildings ranging in size from 56,400 to 174,000 square feet. Building features will include 24- to 32-foot clear heights, large truck courts and ample trailer storage. The groundbreaking of Layne Crossing is scheduled for January and delivery is slated for the fourth quarter of 2019. Richard Quarles and …

Strategic Storage Trust Acquires Self-Storage Portfolio Totaling 3,600 Units in Houston Area

HOUSTON — Strategic Storage Trust IV, a self-storage REIT sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management LLC, has acquired a portfolio of six properties totaling approximately 3,600 units and recreation vehicle spaces in the greater Houston area. The properties were built between 2002 and 2007 and offer a total of roughly 483,000 net rentable square feet. Nick Walker, John Fenoglio and Trevor Roberts of CBRE represented the seller, Metro Mini Storage, in the

AQUILA Nears Completion of 225,000 SF Spec Office Building in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — AQUILA Commercial is nearing completion of The Preserve at 620, a 225,000-square-foot speculative office building located at 8201 North FM 620 in northwest Austin. The single-story building is slated to be complete before year’s end and has roughly 185,000 square feet still available for lease. Amenities at The Preserve at 620 include a fitness center, sports court and open courtyard spaces. Tech firm Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS) has preleased 40,000 square feet at …

Hillwood Breaks Ground on 75,000 SF Hangar Facility at Fort Worth Alliance Airport

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Hillwood has broken ground on a 75,000-square-foot hangar facility at Fort Worth Alliance Airport for aviation defense firm Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. (ATAC). The facility will support pilot training and professional development in addition to aircraft maintenance. The project is expected to be complete by summer 2019 and could employ as many as 200