Houston Residential Developments

How the Oil Crash is Impacting Houston Home Builders – Q&A with Lawrence Dean, Metrostudy

As a senior advisor with Metrostudy, Lawrence Dean is responsible for providing housing and related information to builders, developers and investors in the Texas region. During the past 18 months of dealing with the impact of oil and gas prices that have fallen lower than many people anticipated, Dean has seen housing starts drop off, but closings increase as builders…read more →

How the Massive New ExxonMobil Campus Came to Fruition and Created Momentum North of Houston.

Beginning like a spy novel might, an anonymous inquiry led to one of the largest and most transformative real estate developments in the history of Houston. The deal was code-named “Project Delta,” and the caller claimed to be representing a Fortune 500 company searching for a site for a massive corporate campus. The rest of the story…

Trammell Crow’s 5-Story Apartment Complex Surrounding Holdout Heights House | Swamplot

From a couple of Swamplot readers come images of the Little House at 610 Allston St. and a neighboring vacant lot. They’re the lone holdout properties on the block also bounded by 6th St., Yale St., and the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. The 5-story Source: swamplot.com Wonder how much money the holdouts turned down… See on Scoop.it – Texas…read more →

Investing in real estate offer wealthy foreigners fast-track to green cards

Article By Lomi Kriel the Houston Chronicle When Houston entrepreneur Roberto Contreras went shopping for capital to finance a $70 million luxury residential tower he was planning near the Galleria, he didn’t look for equity in the usual places. Instead he cast his net a lot wider, finding 20 well-heeled international investors, mostly from Mexico and Nigeria, who were willing to…read more →

Howard Hughes Corp. Acquires 2,000 Acres of Land for Residential Development | Commercial Property Executive

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corp. revealed in its second-quarter earnings report that it has closed on 1,343 acres of undeveloped land 13 miles north of The Woodlands. Furthermore, it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement slated to close in September 2014 to acquire 652 adjacent acres from a different Source: www.cpexecutive.com See on Scoop.it…read more →

55 and up: It’s a building real estate market

Article By Katherine Feser via Houston Chronicle Sun City, the nation’s first grand-scale retirement community, opened near Phoenix in 1960 offering modestly priced homes and a lifestyle that most retirees could not previously have attained. “They had 100,000 people show up in the middle of the desert for opening weekend,” said David Kalosis, a senior vice president of John Burns Real Estate…read more →