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Loop Central is enjoying a good run of leasing that's outperforming the Galleria submarket--it's filled up 34% in the last 18 months while the Galleria posted 3% absorption. (That's good news for anyone who took a chance on Loop Central in their property fantasy league.)
When the Loop Central team--Transwestern's Doug Little and Kelli Crutchfield, Behringer Harvard's Joyce Harberson, TIER REIT's Kmeal Winters, and Transwestern's David Baker--started working on deals 18 months ago, there were more than 25 options of two floors or more in the market area for prospective tenants. That meant each deal faced significant competition, so they implemented an aggressive citywide marketing campaign to fill the nearly 200k SF available in Loop Central Three. It worked--they've leased 197k SF since, bringing the 576k SF Loop Central complex to 95% leased.
The team says the activity is spurred by significant capital improvements to the complex last year--Loop Central Three got a major lobby renovation, new elevator interiors, and renovated restrooms and deli. Doug, David and Kelly most recently signed 80k SF, including UniversalPegasus (44k SF expansion, bringing it to 219k SF in Loop Central Two and Three, repped by CBRE’s Lucian Bukowski) and McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy (22k SF in Loop Central Three, repped by Senterra’s Neil and Kevin Tofsky). They tell us recent deals have been attracting new tenants from several submarkets, including stealing from the CBD and Greenway.
Keith Lloyd joined Marcus & Millichap as a director in its national office and industrial properties group. He will focus on the sale of Houston office buildings. Keith was previously with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; over his career, he has closed $250M in transactions.
An industrial developer purchased 36 acres in the northeast quadrant of Beltway 8 and US 90A in Missouri City. Colliers’ Tom Condon Jr repped the seller and NAI Houston’s Ed Bane and Jon Michael repped the byer. Alamo Title’s David Pitschmann, Mesha Noble and Marcus Starkey coordinated closing.
John Beeson purchased 0.7 acres at 2101 W Loop S. NewQuest’s Cullen Kappler repped the buyer and Avison Young’s Hunter Jaggard repped seller Houston-Westcreek Partner.
Domala Ventures purchased 21.4 acres at FM 1093 and McKinnon in Fulshear. NewQuest’s Jeff Lokey and Ryan Sweeney repped seller Danmarc I, and Fincher Cos’ Terry Nehls repped the buyer.
TIOBI purchased 21.5 acres on Kenswick Drive. NewQuest’s Jeff Lokey and Ryan Sweeney repped seller Houston Intercontinental Trade Center LP. CBRE’s Glynn Mireles repped the buyer.
DNA Partners purchased Mason Village Shopping Center in Katy. Wulfe & Co’s Kristen Barker and Wes Miller will handle leasing.
A local company purchased two BlueWave Express Wash properties in Houston, one on Eldridge Parkway and one on Jones Road. The properties were built in ’07 and had more than 20 years remaining on their original triple-net leases at TOS. Marcus & Millichap’s Jason Vitorino repped the seller. The closing date was extended to allow the seller additional time to find a replacement property. Marcus & Millichap’s Farhan Kabani arranged the loan, bank financing at 4.45% interest and 65% LTV.
Isolation Technologies leased 45k SF in World Houston Business Park. JLL’s Jarret Venghaus and David Buescher repped the tenant and Insite’s Rives Nolen repped the landlord (EastGroup Properties).
Jermar Co leased 18k SF in Cottingham Industrial Park at 4680 S Sam Houston Pky E. JLL’s Mark Nicholas repped the tenant and Colliers’ Brad Beauchamp repped the landlord.
Standard Alloys leased a new 15k SF industrial spec building at 1101 Howard Dr in Deer Park. NAI Houston’s John Ferruzzo repped the landlord and TNRG’s Thomas Leger and Chase Cribbs repped the tenant.
Carnegie Strategic Design Engineers leased 10k SF at 400 North Sam Houston Pky E. JLL’s David Buescher and Anya Marmuscak repped the tenant, and Parkway’s Rachel Williams repped landlord Pky North Belt.
Iron Access leased a 30k SF facility at 3815 Hollister St. Michael Hill repped the tenant and TNRG’s Chase Cribbs, Thomas Leger and Robert McGee repped the landlord.
Texas Children’s will be adding 19 floors to the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. The 25-story tower will be completed in 2018 and house a 130-bed ICU, new operating rooms with the latest tech, and Texas Children’s Heart Center. The hospital is also renovating its emergency center and other areas in the West Tower. The expansion is supported by the system’s $475M Promise Campaign, which is also funding Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands (opening 2017).
Cadence McShane has completed construction of Legacy at Falcon Point, PinPoint Commercial’s 82-unit assisted living and memory care facility in Katy. The property is within a mile of memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Katy Mills Mall. It’s a two-story, 64k SF luxury community. This is Cadence McShane’s third senior housing assignment with PinPoint. Three Square Design provided comprehensive architectural services.