This Week's Houston Deal Sheet
Angler Construction broke ground on a 725K SF tiltwall design-build project for Packwell Industries. Angler Construction worked with Packwell Industries’ senior leadership team to design what will be a resin packaging facility on a site at the Port of Houston selected based on its proximity to one of Packwell's largest suppliers, allowing efficient processing of plastic pellets.
The Port of Houston raised a plot of raw land to an elevation that was development-ready. Angler Construction, Powers Brown Architecture, CobbFendley & Associates, Advanced Rail Solutions and BNR Engineering worked with Packwell Industries to bring the project vision to reality.
The facility will have the capacity for more than 700 rail cars, roof height increases in strategic locations for packaging equipment, trailer storage and numerous dock doors for loading into 53-foot trailers. It will be ready for occupancy in late 2023, according to Angler Construction.
Chris Bergmann Jr. joined CBRE’s Houston team as executive vice president. Bergmann brings seven years of experience in urban and suburban land sale, urban redevelopment and corporate relocation.
Prior to joining CBRE, Bergmann was executive vice president at JLL, specializing in land acquisitions and dispositions for owners, developers and end users. Over the past seven years, he has closed transactions with a total consideration in excess of $750M.
Cushman & Wakefield hired Sam Pouns as senior director. He will be based in the firm’s Houston office on the office and industrial tenant representation teams.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Pouns was a managing director at SquareFoot. He spent nine years at Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, where he served tenants across a variety of industries, serving office and industrial companies across the country, including a 100K SF lease for an oil and gas company and a 75K SF lease for a technology firm.
Hines promoted Crystal Castille-Cromedy to senior vice president of talent and chief diversity officer. Castille-Cromedy will lead the firm’s talent and DEI strategy to help Hines attract, train and retain diverse individuals and achieve more equitable diversity representation.
Castille-Cromedy first joined Hines in 2020. She previously served as the vice president of human resources and head of the HR executive office at BP.
The Grove at Harper’s Preserve, a 21K SF retail development at 9662 State Highway 242 in Conroe, executed several new leases. Gulf Coast Commercial Group built the center and oversees management, while Main Street Commercial Partners' Anderson Smith and Brett Levinson handle leasing for the property on behalf of the landlord.
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, a group fitness gym, will occupy 2K SF. Franchisee Danrich Fitness LLC was represented by Ryan Chandler of The Retail Connection. Thrive Massage has signed a lease for 2K SF.
Natural pet food, goods and services provider Pet Supplies Plus, represented by Lunden McGill of Baker Katz, signed a 6K SF lease, and Heartland Dental will occupy 4K SF. Shireen Owlia of NewQuest Properties represented Heartland Dental.
AT&T, Freebirds World Burrito, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Cookie Co. all recently opened in the center.
SVN | J. Beard Real Estate — Greater Houston represented the seller and buyer of a 93K SF grocery-anchored retail center in Magnolia. On the northeast corner of the major intersection of FM 1774 and FM 1488, Renaissance Center is anchored by Brookshire Brothers and features Woodforest National Bank, Petsense and Anytime Fitness.
Matt Knagg represented the seller, and Brittany Jameson represented the buyer, both of which were undisclosed.
THIS & THAT
Two Houston-area projects won awards from WoodWorks — Wood Products Council, which recognizes excellence and innovation in mass timber, heavy timber, light-frame and hybrid build design. The annual awards chart wood’s growth as a construction material.
San Jacinto College Anderson-Ball Classroom Building in Pasadena won for wood in schools. Kirksey Architecture was the architect on the project, Walter P Moore was the structural engineer, Tellepsen was the contractor and San Jacinto College is the owner.
Houston Endowment Headquarters won for regional excellence. Kevin Daly Architects and Productora were the architects, Arup was the structural engineer, W.S. Bellows was the contractor and Houston Endowment is the owner.