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Urbannizer Jun 26, 2015 3:55 PM

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...expand-to.html

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Originally Posted by HBJ
Mexico's largest hotel operator to expand to Houston

Houston will be one of the first five U.S. cities to receive a Live Aqua hotel when the parent company expands outside of Mexico for the first time.

Mexico City-based hotel operator Grupo Posadas SAB de CV and New York-based private equity firm Bighorn Capital Inc. announced June 26 they signed an agreement to introduce the luxury boutique hotel brand to major U.S. cities.

Bighorn will invest $450 million to develop the first five hotels in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston and Washington, D.C. These cities were chosen for their large Hispanic populations and substantial Latin American and international tourists, who may already be familiar with the Live Aqua brand.


toxteth o'grady Jun 27, 2015 4:28 AM

I wonder if they're going to develop the hotel in the GHP building.

Urbannizer Jun 27, 2015 7:58 PM

Convention Center & Marriott Marquis

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/546/1...02e19464_h.jpg

Dolce Midtown

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/496/1...4b910532_h.jpg

Capella Museum District

Crane on the right.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/370/1...64a34905_h.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/...7af838aa_h.jpg

3400 Montrose

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/256/1...9f9e6fcd_h.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/319/1...93fab9a8_h.jpg

Looking out towards the west:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/459/1...0879bbf6_h.jpg
Photos by Andrew Rebman on Flickr

TexasPlaya Jun 27, 2015 8:33 PM

Wow, best type of update pics!

Urbannizer Jun 29, 2015 6:05 AM

Some pano shots from the top of Astoria.

c/o reddit: http://imgur.com/a/oWjcc

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/540/1...042fcf7b_k.jpg

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JoninATX Jun 29, 2015 6:52 AM

Houston Rising!

Urbannizer Jun 29, 2015 4:55 PM

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...le_KAW_003.jpg

Full Article: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...dly-finds.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by HBJ
Chronicle's downtown building reportedly finds potential buyer

Houston-based developer Hines reportedly is in talks to buy the Houston Chronicle’s building downtown, according to Realty News Report.

The deal, which has not been finalized, could be for roughly $50 million to $55 million, according to Realty News Report.

The Chronicle building hit the market without an asking price in April. The property is two blocks south of Market Square Park and includes a 10-story office building at 801 Texas and a parking garage. HFF is marketing the property.


Urbannizer Jun 30, 2015 2:24 PM

The Fulcrum

Proposed 400,000 sq ft mixed-use development @8705 Katy Fwy (Memorial Villages).

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...y/#entry504663

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/388/1...ff0beb24_b.jpg

Urbannizer Jun 30, 2015 4:40 PM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/9...9dafa33e_b.jpg

Full Article: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...spaceport.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by HBJ
Prepare for liftoff: Houston approved for spaceport

The Federal Aviation Administration granted a launch site license for Ellington Airport, making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the U.S., the Houston Airport System announced June 30.

Now, HAS can turn its attention to establishing the required infrastructure and support facilities needed to accommodate reusable launch vehicles, which will launch horizontally like commercial aircraft, rather than vertically.

The spaceport could be used to launch micro satellites, train astronauts, conduct zero-gravity experiments, manufacture spacecraft and other potential activities, HAS said.


Urbannizer Jun 30, 2015 9:49 PM

River Oaks senior housing project gets $50 million for construction

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...-construction/

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...06/VILLAGE.jpg

Urbannizer Jul 2, 2015 4:54 AM

Energy Gateway District

Activity on site, Cemex USA is rumored to be a tenant for the first office tower (Phase I).

http://swamplot.com/whats-going-into...hq/2015-07-01/

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/528/1...6fdeef38_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/...41e9275f_b.jpg
Photos by Triton on HAIF

BuzzBuzzEva Jul 2, 2015 6:23 PM

The River Oaks has released pricing and floor plans! They've also got a Video Tour that looks pretty real, it's hard to believe some of it is just renderings. You can check it all out at BuzzBuzzHome: http://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/the-river-oaks

Urbannizer Jul 2, 2015 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7079111)

Update:

Hines will demolish the structure in 2017 for a new office tower.

https://www.bidclerk.com/project/3144909.html

Quote:

Demolition, site work, and new construction of a mixed-use building in Houston. Conceptual plans call for the demolition of an existing ten-story office building and the construction of a mixed-use tower to contain office, retail and restaurant space...

The Best Forumer Jul 3, 2015 4:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7082340)
Energy Gateway District

Activity on site, Cemex USA is rumored to be a tenant for the first office tower (Phase I).

http://swamplot.com/whats-going-into...hq/2015-07-01/

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/528/1...6fdeef38_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/...41e9275f_b.jpg
Photos by Triton on HAIF

They probably picked the worst place in town for this.

weatherguru18 Jul 3, 2015 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7083240)
Update:

Hines will demolish the structure in 2017 for a new office tower.

https://www.bidclerk.com/project/3144909.html

So I'm a bit confused, which admittedly isn't unusual for me, but if they're having trouble getting tenants for Capitol Tower, what makes Hines think they can fill a new highrise? I assume once their new 48-story building is complete, it's only going to deplete the lease-pool even more. What am I missing here?

I would assume based on nothing that any tower that is developed probably wouldn't be very tall, right? Their 48-story tower is the tallest project in the city in quite some time. No reason to believe it would surpass anything Hines has done recently.

Urbannizer Jul 3, 2015 7:10 PM

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Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 7083798)
So I'm a bit confused, which admittedly isn't unusual for me, but if they're having trouble getting tenants for Capitol Tower, what makes Hines think they can fill a new highrise? I assume once their new 48-story building is complete, it's only going to deplete the lease-pool even more. What am I missing here?

I would assume based on nothing that any tower that is developed probably wouldn't be very tall, right? Their 48-story tower is the tallest project in the city in quite some time. No reason to believe it would surpass anything Hines has done recently.

The office market for Houston is expected to rebound by 2017. It's 2yrs out and Skanska believes they'll find a tenant soon for Capitol Tower. The height of the building will most likely depend on how strong the office market is by that time.

Another thing - 609 Main & BG Group Place were built on spec. Wouldn't be surprising if this one goes the same way.

Urbannizer Jul 3, 2015 8:05 PM

Uptown Park

New renderings. The new owners plan to move ahead with Phase I of this proposal soon.

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...ian%20view.jpg

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...%20concert.jpg

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...en%20space.jpg

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...den%20park.jpg

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...lic%20park.jpg

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...evelopment.jpg

https://aiahouston.org/media/uploads...rial_edite.jpg

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...t%20aerial.jpg

http://www.bdgap.com/images/design/u...ite%20plan.jpg

The Best Forumer Jul 4, 2015 4:47 AM

The missiles give it a very terminator-ish feeling.

JManc Jul 4, 2015 5:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7083240)
Update:

Hines will demolish the structure in 2017 for a new office tower.

https://www.bidclerk.com/project/3144909.html

That's always been the plan for that building. It's in bad shape and way too expensive to repair.

TexasPlaya Jul 4, 2015 6:31 AM

^^^^

Hellz yea! Give me two marijuana licenses!!!!


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