Which Company Is the Best at Halloween?
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You're probably asking, "does Bisnow have to turn everything into a competition?" And the answer is, well, even asking that question shows you're weak and will probably be eaten first in the Zombie Apocalypse. We love seeing your creative side, so we rounded up the best Commercial Real Estate costumes and Halloween shenanigans.
Allen Harrison Co went full spooky for the Houston Apartment Association’s 24th annual Chili Fest Fundraiser this weekend. Here’s Allen Harrison's Morticia (Ashley Rule), Wednesday (Heather Jewell), Pugsley (Nicholas Revuelta), Baby Gomez (Aiden Revuelta), Cousin Itt (Ethan Jewell), Grandmama (Monica Hamm), and Uncle Fester (Joe Damery) handing out refreshments and chili from a coffin. The firm won first place for its booth. Over 4,200 people attended HAA’s event, which raised money for the Houston Apartment Foundation ($33,300) and the local American Red Cross ($7,500).
Moody Rambin got its team together for spooky bowling last night. Here's Brad Kovach, Sheila Puerta, Derek Beck, Griff Jaggard, Kurt Kistler, Jim Autenrieth, Leslie Dockins, and Pam Cleveland proving criminals and superheroes aren't always at odds.
Moody Rambin’s employees looked the part for their annual Halloween Bowling party. Through the strikes and the gutter balls, fun was had by all who attended. Prizes were given out for the best costumes, most team spirit, most gutter balls (we didn't include that name to protect the innocent), and the highest scoring team.
Gensler created spooky box-cars for its annual children’s Halloween party, which included a mini drive-in theater for employees’ kids. Each studio built a car out of cardboard boxes for the kiddos to relax in while watching Hotel Transylvania at last night's party.
All 22 entries were judged--the winner was this detailed Batmobile.
SMPS hosted its Monster Mash last week, bringing 180 people to the Houston Zoo. The costume party raised over $30k for Casa De Esperanza de los Ninos. It was the 20th anniversary of the SMPS Gala, and was emceed by Comedy Central/Last Comic Standing's Bob Biggerstaff. Pictured: Anslow Bryant's Lori Grubbs, Brave Architecture's Brandi Johnson (gala co-chair), Brookstone's Kimberly Derry, JQ's Matt Connor (SMPS prez), Burton's Charity Mayo (gala co-chair), Telios' Ben Willey, Clark Condon's Jill Hope, and Henderson Engineer's Kyle Kaufman.
SMPS honored Memorial Hermann at the gala--here's Marshall Heins accepting an award from m Strategic Partners' Richard Morris. (How embarassing, they both wore the same costume.)
Wilson, Cribbs & Goren's Katy Odom, Connie Crowe, Alexandria Barrera (to truly appreciate her costume, Google ”receptionist in Beetlejuice”), Melanie Gonzalez, Denise Short, Derek Pershing, and Rhonda Russell.
Our Houston reporter Catie Dixon and her daughter Kayla busted out their costumes at the Renaissance Festival last weekend. They tried out the crossbows and watched the mud show but were stopped about a dozen times by little girls wanting their picture with Belle. (Her daughter told her “you’re probably in a lot of Facebook pictures tonight!”)