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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Community Impact News-  Accredo Packaging, a Sugar Land-based sustainable flexible packaging supplier, has started its third expansion on the 32-acre campus at 12682 Cardinal Meadow Drive, Sugar Land. The company is investing $50 million into constructing 200,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space, according to a release. The expansion project-slated to be complete in 2019-is being ...read more
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Houston Business Journal-Texas is generally known for its low cost of living, and a recent study has reaffirmed that. Financial technology company SmartAsset compared median income and cost of living nationwide and found that Fort Bend County residents have the second-highest purchasing power in the U.S., following Williamson County in Tennessee. In fact, of the top 10 counties for purchasing ...read more
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Chron.com- The developers of Sugar Land Town Square have completed a renovation of the plaza that brings a shade canopy, picnic tables, fun furniture, free Wi-Fi and other improvements. Planned Community Developers manages and leases the 1.4 million-square-foot Sugar Land Town Square, which was acquired by Houston-based Lionstone Investments in 2013. See Full Story Here
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Fort Bend Herald-At the special joint Rosenberg City Councand Rosenberg Development Corp. meeting last week, council and RDC board members got an update on the possible impact of a multi-modal freight hub in Rosenberg.This project is part of the RDC's threeyear strategic plan for 2017-2019. See Full Story Here
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Realty News Report- The Houston area added 94,600 new jobs in the 12-month period ending in June, one of the strongest job growth reports in years. More than 3.1 million people are now employed in the Houston area, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.The June job total represents a "significant jump" from the 81,200 jobs created in the 12-month period ending in May, reports economist ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
RLCLO- Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling MPCs through a rigorous search of high-performing communities in each state. In this update for mid-year 2018, we have surveyed MPCs throughout the country to establish the updated rankings following the release of the top selling master planned communities of 2017.   * Sienna Plantation No 15 Cross ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Realty News Report- Builders are nearing completion of the first model homes in Vanbrooke, a new residential community developed by Land Tejas.The 250-acre community is located four miles south of Interstate 10, near Highway 359, near Fulshear. See Full Story Here
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
WCJC Press Release- Elected officials joined Wharton County Junior College representatives this week in celebrating the completion of a $1.75 million project at the Richmond Campus. Held on Tuesday, June 26, at the Richmond Campus, the event included a ribbon cutting and brief remarks by District 18 State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, District 85 State Representative Phil Stephenson, City of Richmond ...read more
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Friday, June 22, 2018
Chron.com - Smart Financial Centre is enjoying its first year of operation and touting its success. In its year-in-review as the region's first state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue, the center achieved major milestones during its inaugural year, earning national recognition by ranking number 12 in the world on Pollstar's Top 200 Theatre Venues list, according to a news release. Smart ...read more
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Friday, June 22, 2018
Swamplot- Here's a nugget from the latest draft of Sugar Land's 2018 land use plan:the map above, showing the 7% of acreage that still hasn't been developed within the 32.2-sq.-mi. town and its roughly 20 sq.-mi. of extraterritorial jurisdiction.See Full Article Here 
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Houston Business Journal-  New York-based Thor Equities is expanding its shopping center in Katy as new tenants continue to open, according to a press release. The company, which provides real estate development, leasing and management, has begun construction of a new 12,000-square-foot building at The Shoppes at Cinco Ranch. Identity Architects designed it, and Sun Builders Co. is the general ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Press Release-  The University of Houston at Sugar Land is UH, Tier One higher education in greater Fort Bend County. An institute of the University of Houston, UH Sugar Land welcomes students who are core-complete and ready to pursue studies in our innovative programs, or major in one of the unique UH programs offered here. We are industry partners, student-centered and community inspired, ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Press Release-  Fulshear City Council unanimously approved an employment agreement with Jack Harper on March 20, making him the Fulshear City Manager effective April 9, 2018. Mr. Harper, a native Texan, has over 25 years of municipal experience. He currently serves as an Assistant City Manager with the City of Waco, a role he has held since 2014. Prior to that, he served as City Manager of ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
The City of Richmond has named Cameron Goodman Director of Economic Development. In this position, Cameron also serves as the Executive Director of the Development Corporation of Richmond. His past experience includes serving as the Economic Development Administrator for the City of League City and as a Program Analyst in the City of Waco's Housing and Economic Development Department. His ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
City of Rosenberg-  Bret Gardella has recently been named the City of Rosenberg's new Economic Development Director.  Bret just moved here from Rock Island, IL and is in his 12th year in Economic Development. He's worked for the City of Rock Island, Parker, SD, DeSmet SD, and Avery County in NC. He has a bachelors degree in Communications from St. Ambrose University and an extensive history in ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Houston Business Journal- From April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, Riverstone, Aliana and Sienna Plantation landed the top three spots for communities with the most new home starts. All fall within the West Southwest area, spanning from Sugar Land to Katy and extending out to Fulshear.  Five of the Top 10 Are In FBC: Riverstone, 454 startsAliana, 440 startsSienna Plantation, 420 startsBridgeland, ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
UHSL-    "I always wanted to be an educator." Dr. Charles Dupre, superintendent of the Fort Bend Independent School District, is adding the title of 'professor' to his resume. Dupre is currently teaching a course at the University of Houston at Sugar Land. The course on school law is part of the M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision program, a hybrid principal preparation program offered ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
UHSL-    There is a bit more chatter in the hallways of the University of Houston at Sugar Land. There are more students, many sporting red shirts or UH hats, eagerly opening books and laptops at the tables in the Albert and Mamie George building. Students are lining up to get student IDs and parking permits (free this year). Food trucks are a mainstay, and on pretty (read: not as humid) days, the ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
John Burns Real Estate-   Masterplan sales surged in 2017. Irvine Ranch, The Villages, Lakewood Ranch, and Summerlin all captured over 1,000 net homes sales in 2017. Sales in a number of western US communities swelled, while many communities in Florida and Texas captured fewer sales as they wind down or face more competition. Texas usually dominates the top 25 ranking, but ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
BisNow-   A 57-acre land tract in a southwest Houston master-planned community will be transformed into a walkable, high-end retail development. Houston-based NewQuest Properties bought 57.2 acres in Aliana, a master-planned community in Fort Bend County around 30 miles southwest of Houston. JLL's Simmi Jaggi and Elizabeth Clampitt brokered the sale on behalf of Aliana Development Co. See full ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Realty News Report-  Ridge, the industrial development arm of Transwestern Development Co., has acquired 29 acres at the corner of Beltway 8 and Highway 90 in southwest Houston for a major industrial development.Ridge plans to break ground in May on a 477,355-SF speculative industrial project, with expected delivery in early 2019. Transwestern is leasing the project. See full story here
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Press Release-  Fulshear City Council unanimously approved an employment agreement with Jack Harper on March 20, making him the Fulshear City Manager effective April 9, 2018. Mr. Harper, a native Texan, has over 25 years of municipal experience. He currently serves as an Assistant City Manager with the City of Waco, a role he has held since 2014. Prior to that, he served as City Manager of ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Houston Business Journal-  LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch has been sold to PGIM Real Estate, part of Prudential Financial Inc.'s (NYSE: PRU) businesses, on behalf of institutional investors.Mark Seedorff, Atlanta-based executive director of south region transactions at PGIM Real Estate, led the transaction, according to a press release. Financial terms were not disclosed. See full story here 
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Houston Business Journal- Construction has begun and leasing is heating up at District West, a 100-acre mixed-use development within the west Houston master-planned community of Parkway Lakes near the Grand Parkway.  Locally based Parkway Lakes Development Inc. recently signed two restaurant tenants - Luna Y Sol and Los Cucos Mexican Café - and a ground lease for a 90-room hotel at District West, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Houston Business Journal-  Wedge Properties Management, a subsidiary of Houston-based Wedge Group Inc., bought the six-story, 154,263-square-foot Class A property earlier this month for an undisclosed price. The seller was Houston-based Radler Enterprises Inc., which acquired the property from American General Life Insurance after the property's original owner defaulted on its loan around four ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
BisNow-    Hines, with $600M to drop on logistics real estate, is gearing up a business park that could bring 2.2M SF of distribution space to Katy. It is joint venturing with Katy Partners to build a 150-acre business park at the northwest corner of Interstate 10 and Igloo Road, smack dab between Amazon and Igloo's distribution centers. Pintail Crossing business park could be built out to 2.2M ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Realty News-   Taylor Morrison, a home builder based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has acquired 107 acres from the Brazos Bend Trust for an expansion of the Avalon at Riverstone community.The property will provide 300 lots for the builder's two brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. See full story here
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Houston Business Journal-   About a year after finishing construction on Stafford Grove Industrial Park, Crow Holdings Industrial has sold the property.The Dallas-based developer sold the industrial park - which includes three Class A industrial warehouse buildings totaling 351,960 square feet - to an investment platform sponsored by Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment firm ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
BisNow-    Thousands of communities across the U.S. will soon have built-in incentives for investors to put money into their real estate and businesses thanks to the new Opportunity Zone federal program. Where those zones will be is beginning to come into focus.  See Opportunity Zone designations in Fort Bend County HERE See full story here
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Realty News Report-    A partnership led by Vincent Giammalva of Giammalva Properties of Houston has acquired 84 acres on Interstate 10 just west of the Grand Parkway, in one of the most significant land deals of 2018. Bill Byrd and Barkley Peschel of Colliers International represented the seller, Masaud Baaba, president of Omega III Investment Co. The site, marketed as The Village at Katy, is ...read more
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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Community Impact News-   The Brazos River has seen record high river crest elevations from torrential rain events since 2016, creating a sense of urgency when it comes to the rate at which the river is eroding dry land in its path. Officials with the city of Sugar Land are conducting a study to develop a proactive approach for addressing the erosion. This will help to gain more knowledge regarding ...read more
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Realty News Report-  Ridge, the industrial development arm of Transwestern Development Co., has acquired 29 acres at the corner of Beltway 8 and Highway 90 in southwest Houston for a major industrial development.Ridge plans to break ground in May on a 477,355-SF speculative industrial project, with expected delivery in early 2019. Transwestern is leasing the project. See full story here
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Chronicle.com-  Insperity has opened a district office in Sugar Land Town Square.The company has leased 4,093 square feet at 2245 Texas Drive, suite 100, according to Planned Community Developers. The deal brings the building to 96 percent leased. See full story here
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Chronicle.com-  Insperity has opened a district office in Sugar Land Town Square.The company has leased 4,093 square feet at 2245 Texas Drive, suite 100, according to Planned Community Developers. The deal brings the building to 96 percent leased. See full story here
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Texas Government Insider-   The deadline was March 21 for governors to submit their recommendations for Opportunity Zone designations to the U.S. Department of Treasury, unless the state requests a 30-day extension. After receipt of the state's nomination, the Treasury will have 30 days to certify the nominated Opportunity Zones or provide further guidance to the state. The federal tax bill passed ...read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Texas Government Insider-  The deadline was March 21 for governors to submit their recommendations for Opportunity Zone designations to the U.S. Department of Treasury, unless the state requests a 30-day extension. After receipt of the state's nomination, the Treasury will have 30 days to certify the nominated Opportunity Zones or provide further guidance to the state. The federal tax bill passed ...read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Houston Business Journal-   In 2017, the southwest region of Katy had the most single-family home sales for the second year in a row, according to data from the Houston Association of Realtors.  Last year, the neighborhood bordered by the Grand Parkway on the east and extending out to Fulshear on the west, had 2,377 home sales, about 3.5 percent fewer transactions than the previous year when it ...read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Press Release-  UH Sugar Land welcomed local, state, and federal dignitaries to break ground Friday on the new building which will house the College of Technology.  The 100,000 square foot building will house classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratory space, as well as areas to accommodate industry partnerships. See More Information Here
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Houston Chronicle-  Fewer people are moving to the Greater Houston region - that is what data estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday morning revealed.  According to the data, the 13-county Houston region added more than 95,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017, placing it just behind DFW. That is down from just a year ago when it added more than 135,530 residents. Fort ...read more
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Houston Business Journal-  Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR), which has a major presence in the Houston area, has been awarded a contract for mechanical construction of a facility in Freeport. MEGlobal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Equate Petrochemical Co., is building the monoethylene glycol manufacturing facility at Dow's Oyster Creek site.  Fluor's work will include installing equipment, steel and piping ...read more
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Friday, March 23, 2018
Texas Government Insider-   The deadline was March 21 for governors to submit their recommendations for Opportunity Zone designations to the U.S. Department of Treasury, unless the state requests a 30-day extension. After receipt of the state's nomination, the Treasury will have 30 days to certify the nominated Opportunity Zones or provide further guidance to the state. The federal tax bill passed ...read more
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Houston Chronicle-  Fewer people are moving to the Greater Houston region - that is what data estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday morning revealed.  According to the data, the 13-county Houston region added more than 95,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017, placing it just behind DFW. That is down from just a year ago when it added more than 135,530 residents. Fort ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Chron.com-  On March 2, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert was a recipient of the University of Houston Master of Public Administration Program's Public Official of the Year award for 2018.Hebert, along with three other Houston metropolitan elected and appointed officials, were honored and recognized at the awards luncheon held at the Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom at the University of Houston Hilton.The ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Houston Business Journal  When driving to the Katy Mills mall on Kingsland Boulevard, there's a large plot of land with piles of dirt, a couple of construction trucks and an excavator.  That's the future site of the massive Katy Boardwalk District, and the mixed-use development is about to complete at least two elements, said Kayce Reina, director of marketing and public relations for the city of ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Houston Business Journal- Augsburg, Germany-based Man Diesel & Turbo SE is moving its North American headquarters to a new business park west of Houston. The company - which provides large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications - will be the first tenant in the business park at Twinwood, according to a press release.  The 650-acre business park at Twinwood is ...read more
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Monday, March 05, 2018
BisNow  For the sixth consecutive year, Texas took home Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup, awarded to the state with the most economic development projects. Texas dropped from 642 projects in 2016 to 594 in 2017 but still finished well in front of runner-up Ohio's 467. Nebraska took home the title for most projects per capita.  See full story here 
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Sunday, March 04, 2018
Texas Tribune-  Between statewide races and those for seats in Congress and the Texas Legislature, there are 215 races on the 2018 Democratic and Republican primary ballots. Which ones are on my short list this week? For this highly subjective, recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas, I've ranked contests by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level ...read more
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Houston Business Journal- Sugar Land-based refiner CVR Energy Inc.'s (NYSE: CVI) new top executive is planning some corporate restructuring, he said during the company's most recent earnings call on Feb. 22.Although the company has released few details as to what the restructuring will entail, CEO David Lamp said during the call that one of his strategic initiatives for 2018 would be to ...read more
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Friday, February 23, 2018
Houston Business Journal  Pittsburgh-based Niche is a data provider that analyzes public data based on public data sets and reviews to produce rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S. Niche's 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Chron.com-  A combined movie theater and microbrewery is planned for the Harvest Green community in Fort Bend County. The new Flix Brewhouse is the first entertainment anchor announced for the Hub at Harvest Green, a 300,000-square-foot upscale shopping, dining and entertainment project planned at Grand Parkway and West Airport Boulevard.See full story here
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Houston Business Journal-  BNSF Railway Co. will spend $375 million in Texas track maintenance and expansion this year, the company announced Feb. 15.  Projects like resurfacing 1,400 miles of track and replacing 40 miles of rail and 450,000 ties will account for half of the capital spending. The rest will be spent on expansion projects, according to the Fort Worth-based railroad.  See full story ...read more
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Monday, February 19, 2018
Chron.com-  New elevated wooden decks with picnic table seating, free outdoor Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved LED lighting and other improvements totaling $1.5 million are soon to be installed at the Sugar Land Town Plaza.Proposed plans to transform the 1.1 acre plaza area outside Sugar Land City Hall into a more interesting outdoor space were recently presented to Mayor Joe Zimmerman and the ...read more
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Monday, February 19, 2018
Bisnow-  With more value being placed on transit access and walkability, location is more important than ever for suburban development, but precious few parcels of land remain available to develop in areas that make sense. Many older corporate campuses occupy well-positioned land, and developers and municipalities alike are looking for ways to leverage them. See full story here
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Press Release-  The top-ranked nursing program in Texas is University of Houston College of Nursing, according to RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing. The organization made its selection based on the programs that supports students towards licensure and beyond. They ranked the top 50 nursing programs in Texas by analyzing current and ...read more
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Friday, February 09, 2018
ABC13.com-  The I-69 widening project will double the capacity of the Southwest Freeway as it extends through Fort Bend County. Long-suffering drivers in Sugar Land, Richmond and Rosenberg know a huge stretch of the freeway has been under construction since 2014, but the end is in sight. A major portion of the project is scheduled for completion in May of next year. See full story here
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Houston Business Journal- The blockchain craze has crossed over into the rail industry, as Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. announced Feb. 5 it's joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. "Blockchain technology has the potential to change several aspects of the transportation industry and it is important that the industry comes together to align around a set of standards," said Muru ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Chron.com-  Rosenberg will have a new grand entrance into the city via an extension of Airport Avenue connecting Interstate 69 to FM 2218 between the current Reading Road and FM 2218 exits.The long-awaited project will be expedited due to the recent approval of a performance agreement between Rosenberg Development Corp. and Village Crossing LLC, developer. The developer and RDC will partner to ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Houston Business Journal-  Sugar Land-based Minute Maid, a business unit of Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), got a new president earlier this month.  John Hackett took over the position on Jan. 1, according to the company's website. He most recently was senior vice president of Global Juice, Dairy & Plant-Based Beverages. Before that, he led the company's Global Juice & Stills team and ...read more
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Realty News Report-  A year into office, Donald Trump remains something of an unlikely figure: a self-promoting and well-heeled demagogue who leads a bedraggled coalition of piratical capitalists, southerners, and people from the has-been or never were towns of Middle America. His fiercest opponents largely come from the apex of our society: the tech oligarchy, a rabidly hostile press and the ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Patch.com- The city of Sugar Land has reinvented a vital part of its history. For nearly 80 years, the Imperial Sugar refinery was the mainstay of Sugar Land before it closed in 2002, and is even the reason why the city bears such a sweet name.On Saturday, the city hosted a ribbon cutting and official unveiling of the Sugar Land Heritage Museum located within the former sugar refinery. See full ...read more
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Houston Business Journal- The numbers are in.Though there's still room for growth, Houston's industrial market is no longer totally overshadowed by that of Dallas-Fort Worth.Thanks in large part to a slew of new industrial development that broke ground last year, Houston's industrial market currently contains 510 million square feet of product, CBRE's Bill Rudolf said. Just five years ago, the ...read more
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Realty News Report- Texas home builders registered a strong year for sales in 2017, according to a report by HomesUSA.com."We are coming off one of the best years in recent Texas new home construction history, despite the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey," said Ben Caballero, owner of HomesUSA. "For builders and buyers, new home sales appear to be starting the year strong as buyers are ...read more
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Houston Chronicle-Texas transportation officials on Thursday approved $600,000 to study a rail line connecting Freeport and Rosenberg, which will need tens of millions of dollars and private investment to keep an anticipated flood of cargo containers from landing on Houston-area freeways. "We trying to move the ball a little bit further down and we're kind of on our own two-yard line at the ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Houston Business Journal- Rich Pancioli was quick to note that many of the positive stats coming out of Houston's office market shouldn't be overhyped - even the fact that last quarter, Houston saw positive absorption for the first time in 18 quarters."(It's) phenomenal," Pancioli said. "We look at it as baby steps."Pancioli, a senior vice president and office tenant rep at CBRE, was speaking at ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
BisNow-  When Frito-Lay decided to open a manufacturing facility in 1982, the snack manufacturer wanted to find a place where it could grow. The company decided on Rosenberg, Texas, a community 30 minutes from Downtown Houston in Fort Bend County. Frito-Lay chose Rosenberg for its proximity to the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and the opportunity for expansion. The 470K SF facility ...read more
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Press Release- As University of Houston students return to campus for the spring semester, they can rest assured they're making a good investment in their futures. The University of Houston has been included in the 2018 edition of "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck,"released by The Princeton Review® earlier this week. Comprehensive ...read more
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Press Release- Matrix Metals LLC announces the opening of its new North American headquarters in Stafford, Texas with an inaugural event at the new location:  Stafford Grove Industrial Park, Suite 100, 10643 West Airport Boulevard.  "We are very excited to launch our North American headquarters today at Stafford, a prominent business location in the state of Texas.  We are committed to rapid ...read more
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Monday, January 22, 2018
REBusiness Online-  HFF has arranged the sale of Stafford Commerce Center, a 68,300-square-foot, Class A distribution warehouse in the southwestern Houston metro of Stafford. Built in 2016, the property features 24-foot clear heights, a 130-foot truck court, 14 dock-high loading doors and 8,548 square feet of office space. See full story here
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Press Release- Eight Wharton County Junior College instructors have been recognized for their dedication and commitment to their particular fields of study by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Front row, from left, are Brenda Bode, Instructor of Dental Hygiene; Amanda Smith, Instructor of Biology; and Mushira Shamsi, Instructor of Education and Early Childhood ...read more
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Fort Bend Star- The message came through loud and clear last Wednesday at a meeting hosted by Newland Communities and the City of Sugar Land to give residents a look at revised preliminary development plans for the southeast corner of Highway 59 and University Boulevard near the Smart Financial Centre.Although there were no plans for apartments included in the revised plan and repeated assurances ...read more
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Press Release-  Launching a new round in a long-running fight, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to curb soaring property taxes in Texas by restricting how much additional revenue cities, counties and school districts can spend each year. The plan -- which promises to be a centerpiece of Abbott's reelection campaign -- would place a 2.5 percent cap on revenue growth from property taxes ...read more
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Realty News Report- Houston and its hurricane victims can look forward to tax breaks and massive federal funding to continue the city's recovery, elected officials say.An update was presented Friday afternoon at Houston's City Hall by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Mayor Sylvester Turner. See full story here
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Community Impact News- The city of Sugar Land commissioned Huitt-Zollars for a Brazos River erosion study.  Assistant City Manager Chris Steubing is in the process of gathering data and compiling information from city staff and the city's consultant. Geotechnical experts from Texas A&M University met with the city staff members in late December to help them better understand the geomorphology ...read more
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Monday, January 08, 2018
BisNow- Q4 data shows that with 92.7% occupancy, Sugar Land's Class-A office market is rising above the tide sinking other areas across Houston. With the lowest office vacancy of Houston's major submarkets, what is Sugar Land's secret to bucking office leasing trends?  In Q4 the Fort Bend/Sugar Land submarket posted 55K SF of quarterly absorption, bringing the yearly total to 151K SF. See full ...read more
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Friday, December 29, 2017
The Bond Buyer-   Most municipal utility districts in coastal regions of Texas enter 2018 on solid ground four months after Hurricane Harvey swept ashore, according to credit analysts and other economic reports. "On the whole, the hurricane's negative effect on the sector was slight, with only 3% of the portfolio experiencing pressure, and the positive rating actions outweighed the negative," S&P ...read more
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  Despite a CEO change and a private equity investment, Sugar Land-based Healix is not looking to radically alter its business plan as it grows next year. The health care company is planning to hire in 2018, but specifics on the number of new employees weren't disclosed, said Brit Pim, whose CEO position was effective Dec. 15. Pim, a former chief executive at St. ...read more
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Houston Agent Magazine-  A driving factor for many homebuyers is choosing a home is a high-ranking school district in order to give their children the best opportunities possible. Children at Risk, a Texas nonprofit, recently assessed and ranked all public elementary schools in the state.  Three Houston-area schools made it on the statewide top 10 list: Buckalew Elementary in Montgomery County, ...read more
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  Thanks to its diversity and numerous Fortune 500 company headquarters, Houston is the No. 1 city for 2018 graduates. That's according to Online Degrees, a company owned by Foster City, California-based QuinStreet Inc. (Nasdaq: QNST). The online-degree resource website profiled 59 U.S. cities with a population of more than 750,000 and then ranked each city on a variety of ...read more
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Friday, December 22, 2017
RCLCO-  The "Tax Cut and Jobs Act" (TCJA) has passed, cutting corporate tax rates from 35% to 21%, with a goal of stimulating economic growth, encouraging investment and bringing back funds currently parked overseas to avoid taxation. The changes to the tax code affect a wide range of the economy, with particular provisions affecting real estate. These include shrinking income tax deductions for ...read more
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Realty News Report- The new Stafford Grove Industrial Park, a 352,000-SF in Houston's southwest market, has reached 85 percent occupancy.The spec project, completed in January 2017, is owned by Crow Holdings Industrial.Notable tenants that have signed leases at Stafford Grove include Jackson Supply, Tire Centers, Mester Lighting Corporation, Matrix Metals, QRC Valve Distributors, Chaoda Supply and ...read more
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  A popular Italian eatery with a speakeasy is opening its third Houston-area location in Katy.Grazia Italian Kitchen will debut at 22764 Westheimer Parkway in Transwestern's mixed-use development Villagio Town Center in the spring, according to a press release. The concept, which is owned by Houston-based Jade Hospitality LLC, has two other locations in Pearland and Clear ...read more
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
UH Press Release-  Paula Myrick Short, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Houston and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Houston System, announced Jay Neal as Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer University of Houston at Sugar Land and University of Houston at Katy. "I am delighted to offer this ...read more
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Friday, December 08, 2017
Realty News Report-  Patrick Jankowski, the Greater Houston Partnership's Senior Vice President, Research and Regional Economist, says he's cautiously optimistic about the Houston. economy for 2018."I'm more excited about 2018 than I was about 2017 - we were dealing with a loss of 28,900 energy jobs, a loss of one in every four in the industry since December of 2014. Oil field equipment ...read more
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Monday, December 04, 2017
REBusiness  Online-    Rubicon Realty Group has broken ground on Shops at Pebble Creek, a 15,000-square-foot retail center that will be located at the corner of State Highway 6 and Lake Olympia Parkway in the southwestern Houston metro of Missouri City. The property will offer 80-foot building depths and 5.45 parking spaces per 1,000 square feet. See full story here
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Monday, December 04, 2017
  Houston Business Journal- A 57-acre land tract in a southwest Houston master- planned community will be transformed into a walkable, high-end retail development. Houston-based NewQuest Properties bought 57.2 acres in Aliana, a master- planned community in Fort Bend County around 30 miles southwest of Houston. JLL's Simmi Jaggi and Elizabeth Clampitt brokered the sale on behalf of Aliana ...read more
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Patch-   Just in time for Giving Tuesday, The George Foundation is providing a match for funds donated to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Fund, dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, through April 1st, 2018.  The George Foundation match funds will be directly granted to nonprofit organizations supporting disaster relief in Fort Bend County. Donate HERE See full story here
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Monday, November 27, 2017
BisNow-    Houston's market may have strong fundamentals and plenty of resilience, but good luck getting anything done. Since the price of oil plunged in 2014, capital markets have redlined Houston, creating headaches for developers and investors. But in the second half of 2017 several notable projects received financing. Are the deals a sign of the market turning or will Houston's financing ...read more
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Houston Business Journal-     Austin-based Big Red Dog Engineering and Consulting continues to grow with the acquisition of MSP Engineering Group PLLC, a structural engineering firm based in Sugar Land. The six-person Sugar Land office will remain open and will be Big Red Dog's fifth office in Texas, according to a spokesman. The deal closed Nov. 15.   "The MSP addition contributes great ...read more
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
BisNow-  The city of Houston is second in the nation for housing starts in 2017. The new home growth is despite having to deal with Hurricane Harvey. Through the third quarter of 2017, Greater Houston saw the production of almost 28 thousand new homes during the previous twelve months. That's 13-percent behind Dallas, which leads the nation in housing starts according to MetroStudy, a national ...read more
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Chron.com-   Capital Plastics International sold its 70,000-SF office/distribution building on Cash Road in Stafford to Tarhong Properties. Jim Pratt and Trey Erwin of Colliers International represented Capital Plastics. Michael Brent with the City of Industry, California Lee & Associates office represented Tarhong Properties. See full story here
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Patch.com-   The City of Sugar Land has been recognized by the Center for Digital Government as one of the nation's top five cities that successfully use technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement. Sugar Land competed against cities ranging in populations from 75,000-124,999 in CDG's 2017 Digital Cities Survey. See full story here
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Houston Business Journal-   The University of Houston and Rice University have two of the best entrepreneurship programs in the country.UH's Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C.T. Bauer College of Business and Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business have ranked on the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine's Top 25 Undergrad & Grad Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies lists for several ...read more
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Chron.com-   Katy residents may have a chance this spring to vote in a municipal bond election that would provide funds intended to reduce flooding risks.City of Katy officials talked Nov. 7 of a possible spring bond election to fund a four-part drainage package recommended by engineers to reduce flooding risks in the Pine Forest subdivision, which has flooded twice in the last 18 months. See ...read more
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Houston Business Journal- One of the largest Hispanic-owned food companies in the U.S. is planning an expansion to its processing facility in Brookshire, Texas. Jersey City, New Jersey-based Goya Foods Inc. will add 324,000 square feet of production warehouse, distribution warehouse, production office and auxiliary buildings to its current North American Processing Center, according to a press ...read more
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Chron.com-  Motorists in Katy may see more construction before the Grand Parkway offers better traffic flow. The Texas Department of Transportation will expand a 6.6-mile mile stretch of Texas 99 between Interstate 10 and FM 1093 from four lanes to six lanes. A start date for the project has not been set yet. See full story here
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  Minneapolis-based Target Corp. unveiled its first newly designed store in Richmond in Fort Bend County.  The 124,000-square-foot store inside Aliana Market Center at 10241 W. Grand Parkway South held a soft opening Nov. 8 and will host a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12. See full story here
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Chron.com-  LT Foods USA, an importer and distributor of Basmati rice, has purchased a Class A industrial building in Missouri City.The 49,778-square-foot facility, located in the Lakeview Business Park at 14523 Fairway Pines Drive, will allow the company to expand their operations and product lines in Houston. The building, built in 2009, has 14 docks, 24-foot ceilings and about 4,500 square feet ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Press Release-    TxDOT has kicked off its $2 million project to prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 36A corridor, a key part of the 36A coalition's plan for a new transportation corridor.  The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council committed $2 million toward an environmental impact statement to study the potential impact of the development of the Highway ...read more
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
BisNow- Houston's red-hot industrial sector is getting even hotter. Best Buy has inked a deal for a 550K SF distribution facility in Missouri City.  Long overlooked for Dallas, Houston is becoming a hub of distribution. Best Buy's new distribution center will service 60 stores in Texas and Lousiana. Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot and IKEA have all opened distribution centers in the Houston area ...read more
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Retailer Best Buy will build a 550,000-SF delivery distribution center near Highway 90 in Missouri City on the southwest side of Houston. Best Buy plans to open the distribution center prior to the 2018 holiday shopping season. The facility will distribute large items — including products ranging from major appliances to large televisions — to nearly 60 Best Buy stores throughout Texas and ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Press Release- An innovative approach integrating classroom instruction and research at the University of Houston will be spread to five colleges and universities around the country with a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Rupa Iyer, principal investigator on the grant and founding director of the biotechnology program in the UH College of Technology, will implement the key ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Realty News Report- Houston home sales were up 5 percent in July, as 7,440 single-family houses were sold, compared to 7,083 in July of 2016, the Houston Association of Realtors reported. The continued strength of sales virtually guarantees that this year will be the best year for home sales that Houston Realtors have ever seen.See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Global Trade- At May's announcement that the leading manufacturer of air-cooled heat exchangers and axil flow fans would be relocating its manufacturing plant from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Rosenberg, Texas, Walker remarked, "Hudson Products had several options outside of Texas, but the pro-business climate in this state is second to none."See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Chron.com- As the saying goes, everything's bigger in Texas. Leading the nation in population growth, the population of Texas grew 10.8 percent between 2010 and 2016. Harris County led the way in terms of numerical increase while Fort Bend County experienced the highest percentage growth. See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
FastCasual- La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe has completed the first phase of its refranchising program. Sugar Land, Texas-based HZ LM Casual Foods, led by Amin Dhanani, one of the general partners of The Dhanani Group, has purchased 26 la Madeleine bakeries in Houston, Austin and Louisiana and secured development rights for 57 additional locations, according to a company press release.See Full ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Press Release-  With the snip of scissors held by Houston Community College (HCC) dignitaries and area elected officials, HCC officially opened for business once again in the Missouri City community. The new $21 million, 69,340 square-foot campus is also home to the HCC Center for Entrepreneurship, Technology & Health and was built to support economic growth within the surrounding area.See Full ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Fort Bend Commercial Brokers- Grady Mapes, TxDOT FortBend/Waller Area Engineer provided an updated to the Fort Bend Society of Commercial Brokers on Fort Bend TxDOT projects, providing project scopes, costs, and estimated completion dates. Please see presentation, posted on our website, by clicking here. 
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Chron.com-  Crews are nearing completion on a $21 million extension of University Boulevard from US Highway 90A to Stadium Drive that is expected to relieve congestion and provide easier north and south travel in Sugar Land. The extension was first identified for the city's thoroughfare plan in the 1990s, but wasn't planned for completion until 2020, according to City of Sugar Land Project Manager ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Realty News Report-  The Houston area economy added 54,200 new jobs over the last year, one of the strongest job growth reports since job growth tailed off in 2015, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The report covered a 12-month period ending July 31, 2017. Houston's unemployment rate in July was 4.9 percent, down from 5.3 percent in June and 5.8 percent in July 2016.Source: Texas ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
National Real Estate Investor-  Office building owners and developers pondering how to bridge the urban-suburban gap may want to set their sights on what you might call "urb-suburban" settings.  Owners and developers of suburban offices that fail to embrace the urb-suburban vibe might find it harder to justify new projects or attract new tenants, industry observers say.See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  The city of Houston and Texas Central Partners have confirmed the general site for the Bayou City's passenger station for the proposed high-speed train between Houston and Dallas. The city and company signed an agreement Aug. 17 to plan the economic development of the bullet train together, according to a press release.See Full Story Here
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Monday, August 07, 2017
BisNow- Construction has begun on TierOne Development's 39K SF spec MOB at 7619 Branford Place in Sugar Land. Slated for completion in the second quarter of 2018, the Class-A building will be just outside of the Telfair residential community with unobstructed frontage on Highway 59 South, just east of University Boulevard adjacent to Costco.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, August 07, 2017
Realty News Report- Sunrun Inc., one of the largest residential solar power companies, has leased space in Sugar Land as part of its entry into the Houston market. The San Francisco-based rooftop solar panel company leased 12,150-SF in the Sugar Land Business Park, according to the Colliers International real estate firm.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Chron.com- Congratulations to FBISD and LCISD, each had elementary schools make the list of top 50 elementary schools in Texas.  FBISD's Commonwealth, Cornerstone, Colony Meadows, and LCISD Bess Campbell made the list of top 50.See The List Here
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Realty News Report-   Stronger oil prices and the Trump administration's pro-energy stance could be very good for the Houston economy, says financial broadcast journalist Tyler Mathisen. Mathisen, keynote speaker at Colliers International's Trends 2017 event at the Houston Country Club Tuesday night, said President Donald Trump is putting pro-growth stamp on the nation in his first days in ...read more
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