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Low oil prices cloud outlook for commercial real estate Investors pumped plenty of money into Houston commercial real estate in 2015, but low oil prices could dampen activity next year. Overall office vacancy rates are 16 percent and rising as energy companies cut jobs, consolidate and put sublease space on the market, according to commercial real estate firm JLL. [...] owners of buildings filled with companies in good financial shape will lik...
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The developers of Memorial City hope a planned new Hotel Zaza will become a focal point as the area on Houston's west side continues to transform into a mixed-use mecca of office towers, retail and high-end restaurants. MetroNational, the real estate company that owns Memorial City Mall and much of the land around it, and Hotel Zaza manager Z Resorts announced Friday that construction will begin this month on what will be the city's second Zaza;...
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Mortgage lender talks about new rules for home loans Beginning Oct. 3, home buyers should have an easier task when it comes to understanding and comparing the terms of their home loans. Gone are the days of last-minute rush closings, resetting movers and activating utilities, which alleviates stress most importantly on our home buyers and sellers. [...] the industry is more accountable to provide accuracy of all fees with the initial Loan Esti...
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Few pets live outdoors, so they might as well be comfortable. See what Houston home builders are doing to accommodate dogs:
Fido is the latest family member to grab the attention of homebuilders in Houston as a small but growing number of houses are designed with built-in nooks for dog beds and pet supplies. U.S. pet owners are projected to spend $60.59 billion on food, vet care, grooming, boarding and other pet services this year, the American Pet Products Association reports. "The boomer generation, they're really replacing their millennial children with pets," sa...
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Lots of pizza companies are in expanding in Houston. 
The Ohio-based company, which is known for toppings that extend to the edge of the pizza, is in development conversations for franchise locations in Katy and The Woodlands. Mellow Mushroom, which ranks No. 20 with 160 locations and $191 million in sales, will anchor a redevelopment of an automotive building by Braun Enterprises. The report noted that Texas is attracting pizza chains aimed at serving the tastes of transplants from the West Coast...
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Los Angeles-based Oak Coast Properties, which likes to buy older properties with upwards of 400 units and make improvements to boost rents, purchased the property with Invictus Commercial Investment Corp., which will manage the property. Oak Coast Properties looks for communities in high-growth cities with limited supplies of apartment units on the market. "Owners are reaping the benefit of great fundamentals in the marketplace and enjoying gre...
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The new rules apply to home loans and refinances, but not home equity lines of credit or reverse mortgages. Marvin Stone, senior vice president, business integration and the CFPB program manager at real estate services firm Stewart, has been working for more than three years to help the industry prepare for this sweeping change. New easier-to-understand disclosure forms called the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure that replace the GFE (Good ...
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Slim Chickens will open in Katy in November, and other Houston-area locations will follow next year.
Slim Chickens is preparing to open a restaurant in Katy, the first of a dozen or so locations planned in the Houston market. The menu will include chicken wings, grilled or fried chicken tenders, c...
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The deal marks the entry into the local office market for Equus, a private equity real estate fund manager based in the Philadelphia area with a portfolio totaling more than 24 million square feet. Equus is seeking to buy additional buildings with good price and risk metrics where it can add value through upgrades, Turner said.It will look at areas such as the Galleria, Westchase, the Energy Corridor, The Woodlands and downtown. Improvements pl...
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Update on Houston apartment investments.
Situated in an urban area north of San Felipe just outside Loop 610, the community was completed in 2008 and contains units from 638 to 1,573 square feet. Interiors include stained concrete finishes, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and extra high ceilings, according to IMT. "The out-of-town perception is Houston has been redlined," said Todd Marix, a senior managing director of commercial real estate firm HFF. Some other commun...
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This private equity firm doesn't expect to ever top its 1987 investment, where it made 44 times its money in less than a year selling Cain Chemical. But it's got money to invest with the closing of a new fund.
The Sterling Group, a Houston-based private equity firm founded in 1982, is in buying mode. Armed with $1.25 billion from its new Sterling Group Partners IV fund, the group is set to acquire 10 to 12 companies across the continent over the next six years. In total, the firm has invested over $2 billion in 46 platform companies, or initial investments, with an enterprise value of $10 billion. Focused on the industrial sector, the companies do ever...
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