New York Life Provides $44.5M Bridge Loan for Houston Office Property

HOUSTON — New York Life Real Estate Investors has provided a $44.5 million bridge loan for 515 Post Oak, a 274,848-square-foot, 12-story office property located in the Galleria area of Houston. The Class A property, which offers access to Interstates 610 and 69, was renovated in 2012 and includes a four-story parking garage, fitness center and a full-service deli. Proceeds will be used to meet the lease-up objectives of the owner and borrower, Spear Street Capital. Other loan terms were not …

AMCAL Equities Acquires 35.3 Acres in Fort Worth for New Multifamily Project

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Agoura Hills, Calif.-based AMCAL Equities LLC has acquired 35.3 acres near Fort Worth Alliance Airport for the development of a new multifamily project. Construction of Phase I will begin in June and deliver 264 units, while construction of Phase II will begin in 2022 and deliver 256 units. Amenities will include multiple pools, a fitness center, media and movie room, business center and a dog park. Lane Kommer and Dan Spika of Henry S. Miller represented AMCAL Equities in …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers Sale of 288-Unit Apartment Community in Houston

HOUSTON — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of One Pine Apartments, a 288-unit multifamily community in Houston. Built in 1972, the property offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units and amenities such as a pool, playground, outdoor grilling area and a business center. Jeffrey Fript and Christian Mazzini of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller and procured the buyer in the transaction. Both parties were limited liability companies that requested anonymity. The new …

Weingarten Sells 129,250 SF Office Building in Northwest Houston

HOUSTON — Weingarten Realty Investors has sold 1919 North Loop West, a 129,250-square-foot office building in northwest Houston. The six-story building is located near The Galleria neighborhood and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Rudy Hubbard, Kevin McConn and Rick Goings of JLL handled the sale on behalf of Weingarten. Paul House and John Ream of JLL arranged an undisclosed amount of acquisition financing for the deal on behalf of the buyer, an affiliate of Houston-based Simpkins …

NAI Partners Negotiates 4,646 SF Lease Renewal, Expansion for Houston Healthcare Provider

HOUSTON — NAI Partners has negotiated a 4,646-square-foot lease renewal and expansion at 5757 Woodway Drive in Houston for Luna Recovery, a local mental health provider that specializes in outpatient drug and alcohol addiction counseling. Taylor Wright of NAI Partners represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Zachary Wolf of Braun Enterprises represented the landlord, 5757 Woodway Ltd., an entity owned by Braun

Using Technology to Build Support for Affordable Housing

For developers of affordable housing, a certain amount of NIMBYism is virtually inevitable. But the contentiousness of our times has amplified the rumbling of, “not in my backyard,” into a shout. Time consumed in countering the claims and tactics of affordable housing opponents can damage or derail a developer’s plans — delaying approvals, raising costs and in some cases causing the project to be abandoned altogether. At a time when large segments of the population have been priced out …

Mission Capital Arranges Acquisition Financing for 229-Room Hotel in Amarillo

AMARILLO, TEXAS — Mission Capital Advisors has arranged an undisclosed amount of financing for the acquisition and renovation of a 229-room hotel in Amarillo. The new ownership will rebrand the property as a dual-branded asset consisting of a 106-room Marriot Fairfield Inn & Suites and a 123-room Four Points by Sheraton. Renovations will deliver upgraded amenity spaces, as well as a facelift to the property’s exterior and each guestroom. Raymond Salameh, Ari Hirt, Steven Buchwald, Alex …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers Sale of 280-Unit Apartment Community in Metro Dallas

MESQUITE, TEXAS — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of Oates Creek, a 280-unit multifamily community in Mesquite, an eastern suburb of Dallas. Built in 1984, the Class B property recently underwent $2.2 million in capital improvements that upgraded 50 percent of the unit interiors. Nick Fluellen and Bard Hoover of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller and procured the buyer, both of which requested

SSR Holdings Sells 46,250 SF Industrial Building in Houston

HOUSTON — SSR Holdings LLC has sold a 46,250-square-foot industrial building located at 1414 Sakowitz St. in Houston. According to LoopNet Inc., the property was built in 1974. Robert McGee and Chase Cribbs of Lee & Associates represented SSR Holdings in the deal. Brandon Wuntch, also of Lee & Associates, represented the buyer, PDFE Vinyl

Healthcare Provider Signs 22,511 SF Office Lease in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Caregiver Inc. has signed a 22,511-square-foot office lease at 4800 Overton Plaza in southwest Fort Worth that will serve as the company’s new headquarters. Pat McDowell and David Berzina of JLL represented Caregiver Inc. in the lease negotiations. Kirk Kelly of Transwestern represented the undisclosed