Office Market in Austin CBD Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

The story of the office market in Austin’s central business district (CBD) begins in 2008. With the national economic downturn just beginning, a new, 44-story high-rise residential building had  just been completed and the millennial generation was slowly starting to enter the workforce. At that time, the total inventory of office product in Austin’s CBD was approximately 8.44 million square feet. These properties posted a vacancy rate of about 12.9 percent. Several major factors would..

February 16, 2018

BBVA Compass Provides $28.1M Refinancing for 312-Room Hotel in Houston

HOUSTON — BBVA Compass, a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank, has provided a $28.1 million loan for the refinancing of Hotel Derek, a 312-room hotel located in Houston’s Galleria neighborhood. The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space and an outdoor movie theater. Colby Mueck and Scott Hall of HFF arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, Lowe Enterprises Investors, a Los Angeles-based advisory and management firm. Lowe has invested..

February 15, 2018

Urban Air to Open 37,000 SF Trampoline Park in Greater Houston

SHENANDOAH, TEXAS — Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park will open a 37,000-square-foot venue at Sam Moon Center in Shenandoah, a northern suburb of Houston. The venue will offer trampoline activities, indoor skydiving, ropes courses, climbing walls and a café. Michael Stern of Edge Realty Partners represented Urban Air in the lease negotiations. Steve Greenberg and Kendall Isben of The Retail Connection represented the landlord, Sam Moon Group. The opening is slated for July.

February 15, 2018

Caddis Acquires 30,960 SF Medical Center in Metro Houston

HUMBLE, TEXAS — Dallas-based healthcare investment firm Caddis has acquired Atascocita Medical Center, a 30,906-square-foot medical center located in the northern Houston metro of Humble. The property opened in 2015 and is currently 94 percent leased to urgent care clinic Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics Atascocita, as well as primary and specialty care practices. Caddis also recently re-acquired the 43,119-square-foot Prairie View Medical Plaza in Flower Mound, which it developed in..

February 15, 2018

Lee & Associates Negotiates 40,000 SF Industrial Lease in Metro Dallas

GARLAND, TEXAS — Lee & Associates has negotiated a 40,000-square-foot industrial lease at 850 S. Jupiter Road in the northeastern Dallas metro of Garland. Brett Lewis and Corbin Blount of Lee & Associates represented the tenant, supply chain management firm Galaxy Global Logistics. Michael Peinado of Lincoln Property Co. represented the undisclosed landlord.

February 15, 2018

JLL Arranges Sale of 13,900 SF Retail Property Leased to Frost Bank in Metro Fort Worth

HURST, TEXAS — JLL has arranged the sale of a 13,900-square-foot retail property located at 340 Grapevine Highway in the eastern Fort Worth metro of Hurst. Frost Bank owned and occupied the single-tenant property, which was purchased by Westover Hurst LLC. Pat McDowell and Todd Burnett of JLL represented Frost Bank in the sale. Mack House of The Westover Group represented the buyer. The sale includes the 2.1 acres of land surrounding the building.

February 15, 2018

Equinix to Purchase Infomart Dallas Data Center Complex from ASB for $800M

DALLAS — Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a data center owner and operator based in Redwood City, Calif., has agreed to purchase Infomart Dallas from ASB Real Estate Investments for $800 million. The 1.6 million-square-foot Infomart Dallas is a highly visible data center facility located at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Dallas North Tollway. Equinix is the facility’s largest tenant, representing approximately 40 percent of lease revenues. The..

February 15, 2018

FourPoint Brokers Sale of Three Student Housing Assets Totaling 815 Beds in DFW Area

DENTON, ARLINGTON AND FORT WORTH, TEXAS — FourPoint Student Housing Investments has brokered the sale of a portfolio of three student housing properties totaling 815 beds in Denton, Arlington and Fort Worth. The portfolio consists of the 432-bed Midtown Denton, the 218-bed Midtown Arlington and the 165-bed Edge 55. The properties, which total 241 units, serve University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University, respectively. The seller of the portfolio..

February 14, 2018

HFF Raises $40M in Capital for Development of 1 MSF Industrial Project in Irving

IRVING, TEXAS — HFF has raised $40 million in capital for the development of Phase I of DFW Commerce Center, a 1 million-square-foot industrial project being built on land owned by Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. The overall project will consist of four buildings totaling 2.8 million square feet upon completion. Phase I will deliver a cross-dock distribution and warehouse building with 40-foot clear heights, 184 dock doors and significant overflow parking. Joe Thornton,..

February 14, 2018

Whole Foods 365 to Open 30,000 SF Store Within Saltillo Development in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Whole Foods Market 365 will open a 30,000-square-foot store within Saltillo, a 10-acre mixed-use development in east Austin. The concept joins retailers such as Tarka Indian Kitchen, Epoch Coffee and Stout Burgers & Beers at Saltillo, which is being jointly developed by Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group and Dallas-based Columbus Realty Partners. The store is scheduled to open during the second half of 2019 and will be the third 365 location in Texas.  ..

February 14, 2018