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Florida Firm To Open New Distribution Facility in Burleson, Texas

Texas Business reports:  AxoGen Inc., based in Alachua, Florida, which has commericialized  surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, and the City of Burleson, Texas, entered an agreement to support the opening of a new AxoGen distribution facility in Burleson.


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Cousins Properties Announces New Leases at Colorado Tower

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Cousins Properties Incorporated signed three leases, totaling 79,000 square feet, at Colorado Tower in Downtown Austin. 

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Avison Young acquires Dallas-based tenant representation firm Dillon Corporate Services/Cresa Dallas

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—Avison Young of Toronto acquired Dallas, TX-based commercial real estate firm Dillon Corporate Services, Inc. (doing business as Cresa Dallas) in an asset sale. 

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Coastal research community suggests ways to deal with severe storms, coastal erosion and climate change

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—Global sea level is rising at an accelerated rate in response to climate change, and to ensure a sustainable future, society must learn to anticipate and adapt to the dynamics of a rapidly evolving coastal system, according to a new article from the international coastal research community. 

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Legal Action Resolved Against Cameron County Colonia Developer

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—The Texas Attorney General’s Office resolved the state’s enforcement action against a Cameron County developer who unlawfully subdivided and leased several residential lots in violation of state colonias prevention laws. 

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Downtown San Antonio River System Under Study For Possible New Projects
Texas Business reports:  The Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting of the San Antonio creek system, including the downtown riverwalk, for possible new projects as well as ecostystem remedies.  Full Story »
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ClearCorrect To Relocate Base From Houston to Round Rock, Texas

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—ClearCorrect LLC, a manufacturer of clear aligners, announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility from Houston to Round Rock, Texas later this year. 

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Amid Barton Springs Road Development, Last Trailer Park Survives

As Austin has grown and changed in the past few years, so has the stretch of Barton Springs Road between South Lamar Boulevard and Zilker Park. New restaurants, including a microbrewery, have moved in to the popular restaurant row, as well as condominium and apartment developments. Amid this changing landscape, however, is a relic of Austin’s past: the Pecan Grove RV Park. 

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Precision-Guided Firearm Manufacturer, TrackingPoint, Locates In Pflugerville

 Texas Business reports: PFLUGERVILLE, Texas—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announced that TrackingPoint, Inc., an applied technology company that designs, develops and manufactures the world's first precision-guided firearms (PGFs), will relocate and expand its corporate headquarters, manufacturing, and research and development facilities to a 48,000-square-feet office space in the 130 Business Park at 130 Commerce Center in Pflugerville.


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Quantum Materials Corp selects Austin for new R&D Labs

 Texas Business reports: KINGSTON, Okla.—Quantum Materials Corporation chose the greater Austin area in Texas to relocate headquarters and to establish the company's research and development laboratories, officials announced.

 
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Laurus Corporation Acquires Gateway I & II in Houston, Texas

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—Laurus Corporation, a U.S.-based private real estate investment and development firm, completed the acquisition of the Gateway I & II Office Buildings in Houston. 

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AMD Closes Transaction to Sell and Lease-back Austin Campus, Generating Approximately $164 Million in Cash

Texas Business reports: SUNNYVALE, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas—AMD closed its transaction with 7171 Southwest Parkway Holdings LP to sell and lease-back the company’s “Lone Star Campus” located at 7171 Southwest Parkway in Austin, Texas. 

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LGI Homes Buys Additional Parcel for Residential Development at The Kalikow Group’s Luckey Ranch Site | sanant_txbz,
LGI Homes Buys Additional Parcel for Residential Development at The Kalikow Group’s Luckey Ranch Site

Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—The Kalikow Group, on behalf of KEP Luckey Ranch Global Associates, closed the sale of an 208-acre residential land parcel to LGI Homes for the development of over 800 homes at the planned 2,400-home, 610-acre Luckey Ranch project in San Antonio. 

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AMD Executes Purchase Agreement Expected to Generate Approximately $164 Million Cash

Texas Business reports: SUNNYVALE, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas—AMD entered into an agreement to sell and lease-back its “Lone Star Campus” located at 7171 Southwest Parkway in Austin, Texas to 7171 Southwest Parkway Holdings LP, an affiliate entity of real estate investment company Spear Street Capital. 

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Lockton Leases Four Floors of Dallas Building

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—Lockton Companies signed a 99,000-square-foot lease with Cousins Properties Incorporated at 2100 Ross in the Arts District. 

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers outlines Floodway modification recommendations to city of Dallas

Texas Business reports: FORT WORTH—Raising levee low spots and modifying the abandoned AT&SF Railroad Bridge were the two key recommendations for reducing flood risk made in Dallas today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, to the Trinity River Corridor Project Committee of the Dallas City Council. 

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McCord Development Sells 173-acre Plot to FMC Technologies at Generation Park

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—McCord Development Inc. made its first major land sale at Generation Park, the company's 4,000-acre master planned development on the northeast corner of Beltway 8 / Sam Houston Tollway. 

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RE/MAX Buys Master Franchise for Texas

 Texas Business reports:  DENVER—RE/MAX of Texas, with its 4,300 agents and 260 offices, becomes the 11th company-operated Region owned by RE/MAX LLC of Denver. 

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Laurus Corporation Acquires Hilton Hotel in San Antonio    | sanant_txbz, Laurus, Hilton,
Laurus Corporation Acquires Hilton Hotel in San Antonio

Texas Business reports: SAN ANTONIO—Laurus Corporation, a U.S.-based private real estate investment and development firm, completed the acquisition of the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel in San Antonio.  

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Connor Group buys third Austin apartment for $33.5 Million

Texas Business reports: Ohio-based real estate investment firm The Connor Group, which entered the Austin market in August, has purchased its third apartment community there.


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Sterling Organization Buys Grandview Shopping Center in San Antonio for $11.1 million

Texas Business reports: SAN ANTONIOSterling Organization, a privately owned retail real estate investment and services company headquartered in Palm Beach, acquired Grandview Shopping Center, a 105,328-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center located in San Antonio. 

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Connor Group Buys Austin Apartment Complex for $34.6 Million

Texas Business reports:  Three months after entering the Austin market, Ohio-based real estate investment firm The Connor Group doubled its presence there. 

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TDI To Build $50 Million Site at Las Colinas Apartment Project in Irving

Texas Business reports:  IRVING, Texas— TDI  purchased 6.65 acres of prime real estate in Las Colinas for a $50 million residential development. 

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Virginia Corporation Buys $20 Million Fort Worth Property

Texas Business reports: FORT WORTH—Gladstone Commercial Corporation purchased the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Southwest Region Records Center, a 208,234 square foot building located in Fort Worth, for $20.0 million.


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Agencies Reviewing 138-Acre Farmers Branch Commercial Development | dal_ftw_txbz, Farmers Branch,
Agencies Reviewing 138-Acre Farmers Branch Commercial Development

Texas Business reports:  Developers for a 138-acre Farmers Branch commercial development filed an application earlier this month to put dredged and fill material into the waters by the development, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 

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Crescent Resources Acquires 250 Oak Point Acres For Residential Community

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—Crescent Resources LLC, in partnership with Taylor Duncan Interests, Inc., a Dallas-based land developer, has acquired 250 acres for a new single-family residential community in Oak Point, Texas, just north of Dallas.


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Aragon Holdings Expands Texas Holdings With Sixth Apartment Purchase in San Antonio

Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—Marking its 16th acquisition during the past four years, Beverly Hills-based Aragon Holdings purchased Carmel at Deerfield, a 228-unit Class B multi-family property located in San Antonio, Texas. 

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Yodle Opens 100,000 Square Foot Office in Austin; Expects to Hire Hundreds

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Yodle, a provider of local online marketing, announced that it has moved into a leased space of 100,000 square feet in Austin, located at 12234B North IH 35.

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Texas activity continues for Connor Group

Texas Business reports: The Connor Group, an Ohio-based real estate investment firm on Friday closed the sale of Ranch at Ridgeview in Plano. 

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Connor Group enters Austin market   | aust_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, South Congress,
Connor Group enters Austin market

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Ohio-based real estate investment firm The Connor Group opened a new market when it purchased its first property in Austin, Texas.

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Rising Gulf, Erosion Complicate Galveston’s Development Planning   | hou_txbz, galveston, beach,
Rising Gulf, Erosion Complicate Galveston’s Development Planning

Work was scarce for architect David Mullican and many Galveston Island builders after Hurricane Ike. As damages were assessed, insurance claims disputed and homes were repaired piecemeal, Mullican was out of work for more than a year. 

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RealPage Acquires Rent Mine Online

Texas Business reports:  CARROLLTON, Texas—RealPage Inc., a provider of on demand software and software-enabled services to the rental housing industry, acquired RentMineOnline Inc., a software-as-a-service provider of social network marketing solutions for the multifamily rental housing industry (www.rentmineonline.com).

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Colonias Program Transforms Border Communities

The unique and inexpensive water filtration system utilized at Texas A&M and showcased this summer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. exemplified one small, but profoundly impactful way that the university is fulfilling its land grant mission in the colonias — impoverished communities in the Texas borderland where more than half a million people live without running water.

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Maryland Firm Buys Dallas’ Mrs. Baird's Distribution Facility for $6.2 Million

Texas Business reports:  American Realty Capital Properties Inc. closed on the acquisition of the fee-simple interest in a Mrs. Baird's distribution facility located in Dallas, Texas with 75,050 rentable square feet, at a purchase price of approximately $6.2 million, exclusive of closing costs.

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More Indicators Texas Housing Market Gaining Strength

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION—More indicators support the conclusion that the Texas housing market has recovered. One of those is the annual dollar volume of home sales.

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Digital Realty Buys Austin Data Center for $12.5 Million

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—San Francisco’s Digital Realty Trust Inc., a provider of data center solutions, completed the acquisition of 8025 North Interstate 35, a 62,000-square-foot data center facility located in Austin, Texas.

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$210 Million Data Center Campus To Be Built In Pflugerville

Texas Business reports: PFLUGERVILLE—Arista Data Centers plans to build a $210 million, 500,000 square foot data center campus with four to six buildings in Pflugerville. 

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Nova Mining Corp Opens New San Antonio Headquarters

Texas Business reports: SAN ANTONIO—Nova Mining Corp. opened new headquarters   at 9901 I.H. 10 West, Suite 800 in San Antonio, Texas.

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California Firm Buys 330-Unit Luxury Apartment Community in Austin

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—MIG Real Estate, a Newport Beach, CA-based real estate investment company, continues to expand into Texas through the acquisition of The Cottages, a 330-unit luxury apartment community in Austin. 

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Investcorp acquires 1,000-unit multifamily portfolio in Houston

Texas Business reports:  Investcorp's US-based real estate arm acquired an interest in a portfolio of four multifamily properties in Houston.

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Prometheus Energy Relocates Washington State Headquarters to Houston

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Prometheus Energy Group Inc., a supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions to the industrial sector, has moved its headquarters into a new, expanded space at Granite Westchase in Houston from its previous location in Redmond, Washington. 

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HFBE Inc. Announces $1 Billion Real Estate Merger

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—HFBE Capital LP, an affiliate of HFBE Inc., announced the $1 billion merger between Bailey Properties LLC and Summit Housing Partners LLC (Summit Housing) creating BSR Trust LLC. 

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Terrell Hills Estate In San Antonio To Sell At Auction
Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—A historic Texas estate set upon 1.47 acres in the heart of San Antonio's exclusive Terrell Hills neighborhood, ranked last month as one of the top 25 homes in the city by San Antonio Magazine, will be sold at auction on May 31st by Concierge Auctions.  Full Story »
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Texas Real Estate Activity continues for Ohio Firm

Texas Business reports: ARLINGTON--A month after acquiring a new property in Texas, The Connor Group sold one of its other properties in the Lonestar State.

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Affordable Housing Endangered, Neighborhoods Turn to Land Trusts   | aust_txbz, ACT, Nick Swartsell, housing trust,
Affordable Housing Endangered, Neighborhoods Turn to Land Trusts

AUSTIN — For 30 years, community organizations in the city have fought rising land prices to maintain affordable housing in their neighborhoods, often by buying, rehabbing and renting out one house at a time.

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$2.4 Million Rome Street Redevelopment to begin in June

Texas Business reports: STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton facilities planning officials are gearing up for a $2.4 million construction project that will transform the western edge of the Stephenville campus—the Rome Street Redevelopment project.

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AIC Ventures Acquires Rich Products Facility in Connecticut

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—AIC Ventures   acquired a 140,000-square-foot production facility located in New Britain, Connecticut.

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Home Prices Inching Upward

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION--Both sellers and buyers can find good news in the most recent outlook for the Texas housing market. For sellers, the good news is that 2011 Texas home prices increased for the second consecutive year and are likely to do so again this year. For buyers, the good news is that prices went up only modestly, and the 2012 home appreciation rate is expected to be less than the historical norm.

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Dallas Fed: Texas Housing and Mortgage Update

Texas Business reports:  In the aftermath of the Great Recession, it is critical to reexamine the definition of what is affordable to a homebuyer and how the measures of housing affordability play out for average households in Texas and the United States, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. 

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Weingarten Realty To Sell Wholly-Owned Industrial Portfolio

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Weingarten Realty Investors, an owner, manager and developer of shopping centers, agreed to sell its wholly-owned industrial portfolio to DRA Advisors LLC. 

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TPWD to Sell Portion of Palo Duro Canyon’s Fortress Cliff Ranch

Texas Business reports:  The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission approved a real estate deal that calls for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to sell 2,014 acres of the state-owned, 2,867-acre Fortress Cliff Ranch, while retaining roughly 850 acres to expand Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

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UT Arlington To Offer Sustainability Degree For Real Estate Professionals

Texas Business reports:  The University of Texas at Arlington is adding a new Master of Science in Real Estate - Sustainability to its portfolio of sustainability-focused academic programs.

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Ohio’s Connor Group Expands Frisco Presence   | dal_ftw_txbz, Frisco, Frisco Bridges, Connor Group, Ohio, Larry Connor, Mark Stymiest, Ryan Reid, Dirk Goris,
Ohio’s Connor Group Expands Frisco Presence

Texas Business reports: The Connor Group, a real estate investment firm based in Ohio, doubled its presence in a fast growing Dallas-area market. 

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February Home Sales Reflect Stronger Market, Improved Economy

Texas Business reports:  COLLEGE STATION—Existing home sales across the state surged in February, reflecting a stronger market, an improving economy and “better weather than February last year,” said Real Estate Center Research Economist Jim Gaines.

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UT Arlington announces first College Park restaurants

Texas Business reports:  Five restaurants including a new concept, MAVS Sports Grill, will be among the first retail tenants in UT Arlington’s 20-acre College Park District development, scheduled for completion this summer.

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EPA Proposes to Add Parker County Area to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the Circle Court Ground Water site, in Willow Park, Texas, has been proposed to be added to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment.

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Austin, a City Sitting on Old Garbage   | aust_txbz, garbage, trash dump, real estate, landfill, Chuck Lesniak,
Austin, a City Sitting on Old Garbage

 AUSTIN – They hide in plain sight, beneath vacant lots or neighborhood parks. Decades-old trash dumps dot the Austin area, holding everything from banana peels to microwaves and, in one case, medical test monkeys buried in plastic bags.

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Harwood International Reaches New Lease Agreement with Emirates in HARWOOD's Rolex Building

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—Real estate developer Harwood International reached a lease agreement with Emirates in the Rolex Building.

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The Pig's Last Stand | bea_pta_txbz, aust_txbz, The Pig's last stand, the celebration, pig stand, Gregory smith,
The Pig's Last Stand

BEAUMONT — This industrial city is poised to lose one of its most significant cultural landmarks — and for once it has nothing to do with oil, gas or the Gulf.

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Dallas’ Ryan Opens Fort Lauderdale Office, Continues Expansion Throughout Florida

 Texas Business reports: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Ryan, a tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, opened a new office location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

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HomeAway Opens Third Austin Office

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—HomeAway Inc., a provider of online vacation rentals, opened its third Austin office, which brings 235 employees from the customer service and sales teams to the Penn Field campus, located at 3601 South Congress. 

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TRT Holdings Plans to Build New Headquarters

Texas Business reports: IRVING—TRT Holdings plans to relocate and consolidate its offices from Irving to Dallas.  

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Houston's Landmark Downtown Post Office Site Chosen for 2012 Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Texas Business reports: Downtown Houston's historic post office property has been selected as the site for the tenth annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. 

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Trammell Crow Company and USAA Real Estate Company Announce New Carlisle, PA Distribution Facility

 Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—Trammell Crow Company and USAA Real Estate Company are building a 700,000 square foot Class A speculative distribution facility at Mountain Creek Distribution Center in Carlisle, PA.


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Historic Dallas Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa Becomes Luxe Hotels' First Branded Property in Texas   | dal_ftw_txbz, Stoneleigh Hotel, Efrem Harkham,
Historic Dallas Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa Becomes Luxe Hotels' First Branded Property in Texas

Texas Business reports:  LOS ANGELES—Luxe added the historic Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa in Dallas,  making it the newest Luxe branded property.  

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Nathan Grace Real Estate Expands With the Addition of the Christy/Norcross/Thomas Real Estate Group

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—Nathan Grace Real Estate, an independent real estate company based in Dallas, added the Dallas real estate group, Christy/Norcross/ Thomas (CNT). 


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Los Angeles Firm Sells Houston’s Brookhollow Central

Texas Business reports:  LOS ANGELES—Thomas Properties Group’s affiliate, TPG/CalSTRS  LLC, has completed the sale of the 806,004 square foot, three-building property known as Brookhollow Central in Houston.

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Baylor University Publishes Quarterly Real Estate Research Report

Texas Business reports:  Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business has published its quarterly Keller Center Research Report, an online compendium of academic articles focused on residential real estate research and summaries of scholarly journal articles and books relevant to real estate sales agents.


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Manhattan Software opens a new office and training facility in Frisco, Texas

Texas Business reports: MILFORD, Mass.—Manhattan Software, a provider of enterprise real estate software, opened an office in Texas as part of the company's on-going expansion.

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Texas’ Existing Home Sales Up 9 Percent

Texas Business reports:  COLLEGE STATION--Sales of existing single-family Texas homes in November were up 9 percent from a year ago, according to the most recent Multiple Listing Services (MLS) data compiled by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. 

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The Connor Group expands in Dallas

Texas Business reports: The Connor Group, a real estate investment firm based in Ohio, on Tuesday purchased Arboretum Estates in Richardson, Texas. 

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More Buyers for Surviving Bastrop Homes

Mark Sheffield's Tahitian Village house, outside of Bastrop, burned to the ground on Labor Day weekend this year. Fires burned through 1,500 homes and killed two people in the Bastrop area. Photo by Eva Hershaw.
More Buyers for Surviving Bastrop Homes

BASTROP — A month and a half after wildfires started their destructive sweep through Central Texas, Bastrop resident Mark Sheffield has finally cleaned up the debris and gotten rid of the slab on which his house once stood.

 

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Auction of 171 Homes and Three Lots in Houston Set for Nov. 12

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—“Sold” is what sellers hope to hear 174 times on November 12th at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston as the City's Housing Authority auctions off its portfolio of scattered site properties.


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SKECHERS USA Inc. Leases 10,000-SF Warehouse Outlet Store near San Antonio

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—Whitestone REIT, a real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and operates Community Centered Properties, announced that Skechers USA leased 10,000 square feet of space for a new outlet store at its Windsor Park Centre location in the City of Windcrest, near San Antonio, and plans to open for business in the spring of 2012.


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Global Income Trust Acquires $31 Million, Fully Leased Property in Texas

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—Global Income Trust Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring global real estate assets, has acquired Heritage Commons IV, a three-story Class A office building, in Fort Worth, Texas for $31 million.


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New Jersey Firm Acquires $4.9 Million Corpus Christi Industrial Property

Texas Business reports:  A New Jersey firm bought a Corpus Christi international airport property.

 Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation acquired a 46,253-square-foot industrial building located at Pinson Drive and Business Center Drive, Neuces County, Corpus Christi, Texas, at a purchase price of $4.9 million.

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California Firm Buys Houston Nursing Home, Amarillo Real Estate

Texas Business reports:  LTC Properties Inc. acquired, in a sale-lease back transaction, a skilled nursing property built in 2005 with 196 licensed beds in Pasadena, Texas, for a purchase price of $15,500,000.   Additionally, the company bought a vacant parcel of land in Amarillo, for a purchase price of $844,000 and entered into a commitment, in an amount not to exceed $8,250,000, to fund the construction of a 120-bed licensed skilled nursing property.

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National Residential Auctioneers To Auction of 171 Homes and 3 Lots Throughout Greater Houston

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—The Houston Housing Authority has directed the sale of 171 homes and 3 development lots located throughout the Houston metropolitan area. 


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Regency Centers Purchases Tech Ridge Center in Austin, Texas   | aust_txbz, Regency Centers,
Regency Centers Purchases Tech Ridge Center in Austin, Texas
Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, closed this week on the acquisition of Tech Ridge Center, a 187,529-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by H-E-B. Full Story »
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National Commercial Auctioneers to Auction More Than 100 Bank Owned Texas Residential, Commercial and Land Properties

Texas Business reports:   National Commercial Auctioneers (www.bid-reo.com) announces a five-day auction event to liquidate over 100 bank-owned properties in Texas, September 26-29, and October 3, 2011.


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GSA Awards $11 Million Lease To San Antonio Company

Texas Business reports:  The General Services Administration awarded an $11 million lease was awarded to Frost National Bank, Trustee, for a San Antonio property, according to an award notice released through Federal Business Opportunities.


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July Texas Existing Home Sales Up 18 Percent
Texas Business reports:  COLLEGE STATION--Sales of existing single-family homes in Texas in July were up 18 percent from a year earlier, according to the most recent Multiple Listing Services (MLS) data compiled by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Full Story »
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Landowner Liability for Dangerous Texas Critters

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION—When it comes to responsibility for warning guests about dangerous indigenous animals and insects, Texas statutory law generally protects landowners from claims resulting from injuries received from naturally occurring hazards.

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STAG Industrial Inc. Buys Fort Worth Plant

Texas Business reports:  STAG Industrial  Inc.  of Boston bought a 101,500-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Fort Worth.


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Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust Buys Texas Shopping Center for $35 Million   | hou_txbz, Sawyer Heights Village, Shane Garrison,
Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust Buys Texas Shopping Center for $35 Million

Texas Business reports:  An Illinois firm , Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust Inc. bought the Houston shopping center Sawyer Heights Village in a joint venture with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

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ViaWest Opens 85,000 Square Foot Data Center In Richardson | dal_ftw_txbz, ViaWest, data center, Richardson, Roy Dimoff,
ViaWest Opens 85,000 Square Foot Data Center In Richardson

Texas Business reports: ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center and managed service providers in North America, opened its twenty-second data center facility, Synergy Park, located in Richardson.  

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Historic Texas Land Auction: Camp Cooley Ranch to be Auctioned by Hall and Hall   | sanant_txbz, hou_txbz, aust_txbz, Camp Cooley, Camp Cooley Ranch, Hall and Hall, Bernard Uechtritz,
Historic Texas Land Auction: Camp Cooley Ranch to be Auctioned by Hall and Hall

Texas Business reports:  The Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin will be auctioned as a single tract on August 4 by Hall and Hall Auctions.  


 
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Somerset Association Management Adds to Austin Client Portfolio | aust_txbz, Dustan Goodell, Somerset Association Management, Associa, Towers of Town Lake, Plaza Lofts,
Somerset Association Management Adds to Austin Client Portfolio

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Somerset Association Management, an Associa company, won the management contract for the Towers of Town Lake and the Plaza Lofts in Austin.


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USAA Real Estate Company Affiliate Sells 5th Street Crossing in Garland, Texas | dal_ftw_txbz, Garland, 5th Street Crossing, Oalks Properties, Old Town Station, new urbanism, DeSoto, Trammell Crow,
USAA Real Estate Company Affiliate Sells 5th Street Crossing in Garland, Texas

Texas Business reports: SAN ANTONIO—USAA Real Estate Company sold the 5th Street Crossing, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development located on 3 acres at 351 North 5th Street in Garland's Old Town Station. 


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Lackland AFB Unit Awards AFB Private Development To Four Northeastern Firms

Texas Business reports:  The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio hired four northeastern real estate firms to create real estate developments at various Air Force installations, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.


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CLX Medical Inc., DBA Stealth Logistics Group Moves Administrative Offices | aust_txbz, CLX Medical, Stealth Logistics, transportation, real estate, Texas Business, TexasBusiness, Daniel Honig,
CLX Medical Inc., DBA Stealth Logistics Group Moves Administrative Offices
Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—CLX Medical Inc., doing business as “Stealth Logistics Group,” a motor freight transport company, has moved its administrative offices. Full Story »
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BuildFax Teams With Equifax to Deliver Property History to Insurance Sector | aust_txbz, Equifax, BuildFax, David Flam, Holly Tachovsky, property and casualty, Atlanta, Texas Business, Builderradius, Asheville, North Carolina,
BuildFax Teams With Equifax to Deliver Property History to Insurance Sector

Texas Business reports:  Austin—BuildFax, creator of the largest commercial and residential permitting database in the United States, joined forces with Equifax Inc. to give property & casualty insurance carriers a more complete view of underwriting risks while uncovering any key changes to their portfolio since policy inception. 

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A&B Properties Sells San Antonio, Texas Shopping Center For $22.5 Million | sanant_txbz, Arbor Park Shopping Center, A&B Properties, Honolulu, Ross Dress For Less, Office Max, Sun Harvest Farms, Michaels store, Norbert M Buelsing,
A&B Properties Sells San Antonio, Texas Shopping Center For $22.5 Million
Texas Business reports:  A&B Properties, Inc., the real estate subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. sold Arbor Park Shopping Center, a 139,500 square-foot retail center in San Antonio for $22.5 million. Full Story »
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Executor Returns $800,000 To Charitable Foundation Created By South Texas Rancher Robert C. East | Robert C. East, The Trust Company, Trust Company, Tom T. East, Alice K. East, Robert C. East Wildlife Foundation,
Executor Returns $800,000 To Charitable Foundation Created By South Texas Rancher Robert C. East

Texas Business reports: Corpus Christi—The Texas Attorney General’s office resolved a portion of its ongoing investigation into the disposition of the late Robert C. East’s estate.


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Two Houston Men Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage Fraud  | Adrian Levale Cole, Albert Terrance Watkins, mortgage fraud, Jose Angel Moreno, AC Homes, WT Homes, Phantom Marketing, Capri Mortgage, United National Mortgage, David Hittner, FBI, Friendswood Police, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, Melissa J. Annis, Carolyn Ferko,
Two Houston Men Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage Fraud

Texas Business reports:  Houston—Adrian Levale Cole and Albert Terrance Watkins, both of Houston, have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced.

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Dallas Businessman Erick Rulack Farrington Sentenced For Orchestrating Mortgage Fraud  | dal_ftw_txbz, Eric Rulack Farrington, mortgage fraud, Sam A. Lindsay, James T. Jacks, Eric Farrington, Eric Farrington Seminars, Prestige Capital, Farrington Mortgage Group, EFC Investmants, EFC Management, Janice Little Shepherd, EFC Capital Mortgage, Bureau of Prisons, Regis Lamont Williams, Kevin Ray Sanderson, Farco Construction, Executive certified appraisal, James Edward Jones, Edwin Terrence Bell, Micheal Lewis Andrews, Second Chance Mortgage, Robert John Mason, Oak Leaf, Marcus Allen Parker, Walt Junker Joseph Revesz,
Dallas Businessman Erick Rulack Farrington Sentenced For Orchestrating Mortgage Fraud
Texas Business reports:  Dallas—Eric Rulack Farrington, 58, of Irving, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 132 months in federal prison for largely orchestrating a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme in the Dallas area, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Full Story »
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Rusty Hardin Trial Win Named Texas’ Top Business Law Verdict of 2010 | hou_txbz, Rusty Hardin, Rusty Hardin & Associates, Stewart TItle Guaranty, business law, business law verdict,
Rusty Hardin Trial Win Named Texas’ Top Business Law Verdict of 2010
Texas Business reports:  Houston—A $2.8 million breach of contract verdict won by attorneys from Houston’s Rusty Hardin & Associates P.C., against Stewart Title Guaranty Co. has been named as Texas’ top business law verdict of 2010. Full Story »
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Houston Real Estate Developer Charged With Disaster Fraud | Jon August Henderson, Bayou City Properties, Jeffrey Holverson, Jose Angel Moreno, SBA, Small Business Administration, George C. Hanks, United States Marshals Service, Hurricane Ike, disaster fraud, F. Andino Reynal, Quality Construction,
Houston Real Estate Developer Charged With Disaster Fraud
Texas Business reports:  Houston—Jon August Holverson, the owner of Bayou City Properties, and his brother, Jeffrey Holverson, have been indicted for conspiring to obtain approximately $1 million in disaster relief funds by fraudulent means and for making false statements in connection with a benefit authorized pursuant to a presidentially declared disaster declaration, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno, announced today along with Small Business Administration Office of the Inspector General (SBA-OIG) Special Agent in Charge Scott Dennis and Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) Houston Special Agent in Charge Ronald Moore. Full Story »
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Texas Strengthens Private Property Rights  | eminent domain, beachfront property, Texas, Galveston, condemnation, public land, public use, lowball, lowball offers,
Texas Strengthens Private Property Rights

Texas Business reports:  The Texas legislature toughened private property rights in a bill which was signed into law Monday.


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Austin’s Asset Revitalization Solutions LLC Buys Florida Based Commercial Loan Portfolio | ARS, Asset Revitalization Solutions, commercial real estate loans, Everbank, Clayton Reese, Cathy Vann, REO, real estate mortgage, nonperforming,
Austin’s Asset Revitalization Solutions LLC Buys Florida Based Commercial Loan Portfolio

Texas Business reports:  Asset Revitalization Solutions LLC bought $18 million in commercial real estate loans secured by Jacksonville Area properties from an undisclosed seller.


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National Commercial Auctioneers Adds More Properties to Large South Texas Real Estate Auction | lar_txbz, mca_edi_miss_txbz, national commercial auctioneers, auction, South Texas, South Texas properties, Laredo property, mcAllen property, edinburg property, Stephen Karbelk,
National Commercial Auctioneers Adds More Properties to Large South Texas Real Estate Auction

 Texas Business reports:  National Commercial Auctioneers [www.natcomauctions.com] announces additional properties to the catalog of the two-day real estate auction event to sell bank owned properties in South Texas on May 16 and 17, 2011, according to chief executive Stephen Karbelk.


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Texas Monthly Returns to Downtown Austin with Move to 816 Congress | aust_txbz, Texas Monthly, 816 Congress, Texas State Capital, Emmis Publishing, Elynn Russell, Thomas Properties Group, University of Texas, real estate,
Texas Monthly Returns to Downtown Austin with Move to 816 Congress
Texas Business reports:  Texas Monthly, the national magazine of Texas, is moving its offices back to downtown Austin to 816 Congress, a recently renovated class-A office building that features views of the Texas State Capitol.

 

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Connor Group Closes Big Sale in Texas | connor's group, real estate, apartment complex, Plano, dal_ftw_txbz,
Connor Group Closes Big Sale in Texas

Texas Business reports:  The Connor Group completed the third largest sale in the company’s 20-year history, closing on a deal that will pay it $33.25 million for The Domaine, a 270-unit luxury apartment complex in Plano.


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Premier Business Centers Adds McKinney Location | dal_ftw_txbz, McKinney, Premiere Business Center, Jeff Reinstein, Sam Rayburn Tollway, private office space,
Premier Business Centers Adds McKinney Location

Texas Business reports:  McKinney—Irvine, California-based Premier Business Centers plans to open a new location in McKinney.


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Two Brokers Appointed To Real Estate Center | hou_txbz, real estate, broker, Port Lavaca, Spring, Mario A. Arriaga, Conroe, Russell L. Cain, Marc McDougal,

Mario A. Arriaga
Two Brokers Appointed To Real Estate Center
Texas Business reports:  College Station—Real estate brokers from Conroe and Port Lavaca have received six-year appointments to the advisory committee for their profession’s largest publicly funded research entity.

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Austin Housing Sales | aust_txbz, austin housing sales, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory, real estate,
Austin Housing Sales

Texas Business reports:  Here is the latest information on the Austin housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  


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Statewide Real Estate Figures Indicate Continued Economic Recovery in Texas | real estate, TAMU, realtors, Association of Realtors, quarterly housing report, economy, economics, housing, Texas housing, texas economics,
Statewide Real Estate Figures Indicate Continued Economic Recovery in Texas

Texas Business reports:  Austin—According to the Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas homes are continuing to maintain their value in the first quarter of 2011 despite a decrease in sales volume, indicating that the economic recovery continues in Texas.


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Dallas’ Site Selection Group LLC to Merge with Austin’s Business Economic Incentives LLC | dal_ftw_txbz, aust_txbz, Business Economic Incentives, Site Selection Group, merger, Lee Higgins, King White, location advisory,
Dallas’ Site Selection Group LLC to Merge with Austin’s Business Economic Incentives LLC

Texas Business reports:  Site Selection Group, a full-service location advisory firm, agreed to merge with Business Economic Incentives, an economic incentives firm.


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Siemens Provides $10.9 Million Real Estate Financing to Support San Antonio Rehabilitation Hospital Development

 Texas Business reports: Siemens Financial Services  Inc. (SFS Inc.), the U.S. unit of Siemens' Financial Services division, recently completed a $10.9 million real estate financing to support the development of a new San Antonio healthcare property by Mohr Health  LLC.


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Abilene Housing Market | abil_txbz, housing sales, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory, real estate,
Abilene Housing Market
Texas Business reports:  Here is the latest information on the Abilene housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.   Full Story »
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Bascom Group Acquires a 183-Unit Downtown Dallas Mixed-Use Apartment Community in Downtown Dallas  | Bascom Group, dal_ftw_txbz, Davis Building, Main Street district, Ryan Epstein, Jeffrey Fuller, Han Jang, Paul Miskowicz, LAZ Parking, Rushmore Properties,
Bascom Group Acquires a 183-Unit Downtown Dallas Mixed-Use Apartment Community in Downtown Dallas

Texas Business reports:  The Bascom Group LLC acquired The Davis Building, an urban infill mixed-use property through a receivership sale.

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Immigrations & Customs Enforcement Executes $6.8 Million Lease In McAllen | McAllen, Ice, GSA, General Services, Immigration, customs, mca_edi_miss_txbz,
Immigrations & Customs Enforcement Executes $6.8 Million Lease In McAllen

Texas Business reports:  A Virginia company won a $6.8 million contract to lease public buildings in McAllen, Texas.


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Texas Home Sales  | real estate, TAMU, total sales, Texas, Texas home sales, Texas house sales, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory,
Texas Home Sales
Texas Business reports:  Here is the latest information on the Texas housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Full Story »
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Behringer Harvard Invests in Houston Multifamily Development  | hou_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, Mark T. Alfieri, Domain at Eldridge, Briar Forest Drive, Behringer Harvard, Simmons Vedder, JPMorgan Chase,
Behringer Harvard Invests in Houston Multifamily Development

Texas Business reports:  Dallas—Behringer Harvard announced invested in The Domain at Eldridge, a 320-unit multifamily community slated for development in Houston's Energy Corridor, one of the metro's largest employment districts.


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Bond Properties Acquires Escondido Golf and Lake Club in Horseshoe Bay, Texas | aust_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, Escondido, Bond Properties, Terry Horton, Jonas Woods, Tom Fazio, Lake LBJ, Horseshoe Bay, Texas Hill country, golf course,
Bond Properties Acquires Escondido Golf and Lake Club in Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Texas Business reports:  Bond Properties acquired the remaining assets of the developers of Escondido, a luxury, private golf and lakeside residential community located west of Austin.


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Wichita Falls Home Sales | wicfal_txbz, home sales, dollar sales, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory,
Wichita Falls Home Sales

Texas Business reports:  Here is the latest information on the Wichita Falls housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

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National Commercial Auctioneers to Conduct Two-Day Bank Owned Real Estate Auction of Properties in South Texas | McAllen, mca_edi_miss_txbz, auction, south texas, national Commercial Auctioneers, Webb County, Starr County, Hildago County, Cameron County, lar_txbz,
National Commercial Auctioneers to Conduct Two-Day Bank Owned Real Estate Auction of Properties in South Texas

Texas Business reports:  National Commercial Auctioneers announces a two-day real estate auction event to sell bank owned properties in South Texas on May 16 and 17.

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BBVA Compass Announces Construction of New Eco-Efficient Corporate Office Building in Houston | BBVA, construction, Manolo Sanchez, Post Oak,
BBVA Compass Announces Construction of New Eco-Efficient Corporate Office Building in Houston

Texas Business reports:  BBVA Compass announced plans for the construction of a new eco-efficient corporate office building in Houston located at 2200 Post Oak Blvd.


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Waco Home Sales | wac_txbz, Waco real estate, TAMU, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory,
Waco Home Sales

Texas Business reports:  Here is the current information on the Victoria housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. 


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T. Stacy and Walton Street Capital Close on Refinance of Loan on Bank of America Building at 6th Street and Congress Avenue | aust_txbz, Sixth Street, T. Stacy, Walton Street Capital, Bank of America Tower, Congress Avenue, HFF, Holliday Fenoglio Flower, Brazos Street, San Jacinto Avenue, Tom Stacy, real estate, Austin,
T. Stacy and Walton Street Capital Close on Refinance of Loan on Bank of America Building at 6th Street and Congress Avenue

Texas Business reports:  Austin—T. Stacy & Associates and Walton Street Capital closed on a new loan on its Bank of America Tower at 6th and Congress that frees up all development parcels of any debt.

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Victoria Housing Sales | vic_txbz, housing sales, months inventory, total listings, median price, average price, dollar volume,
Victoria Housing Sales
Texas Business reports:  Here is the current information on the Victoria housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Full Story »
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Hilco Real Estate To Auction Former Emivest Headquarters Building in San Antonio  | Hilco Real Estate, Counsel RB, Emivest, Roberto Perez, SJ30, Boeing 707, Northbrook, sanant_txbz,
Hilco Real Estate To Auction Former Emivest Headquarters Building in San Antonio

Texas Business reports:  Hilco Real Estate and Counsel RB announced a tentative new date of April 20, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) in Wilmington, Delaware, for the auction of the former Emivest headquarters in San Antonio.


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Tyler Home Sales | tyl_txbz, home sales, TAMU, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory,

Tyler Home Sales
Tyler Home Sales

Texas Business reports:  Here is the current information on the Tyler housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

 

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Nestle Products Corporation Agrees To Sell 34.58 Acres in Houston for $1.5 Million | hou_txbz, Kemah, Nestle Products, American International, Airport Boulevard, Aldridge and Company, apartment unit, commercial development, business model,
Nestle Products Corporation Agrees To Sell 34.58 Acres in Houston for $1.5 Million

Texas Business reports:  Houston & Kemah—A Houston parcel of land on Airport Boulevard is set to sell at $1.5 million.


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American International Industries Receives $15 Million Offer For Galveston County Waterfront Property | kemah, Galveston County, water frontage, American International Industries, energy, oil, gas, natural gas, mineral, mineral lease, waterfront, beach, beach house, water frontage,
American International Industries Receives $15 Million Offer For Galveston County Waterfront Property

Texas Business reports:  Houston and Kemah—American International Industries  Inc. announced that it received an offer of $15 million to purchase the 287 acres owned by the company located in Galveston County.


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Texarkana Housing Sales | txrkn_txbz, housing market, dollar volume, median price, average price, total listings, months inventory, texarkana,
Texarkana Housing Sales

Texas Business reports:  Here is the current information on the Texarkana housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.


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Temple-Belton Housing Sales.  | kil_tem_fth_txbz, temple, belton, housing sales, dollar volume, total listings, months inventory, average price,
Temple-Belton Housing Sales.

Texas Business Reports:  Here is the current information on the Temple-Belton housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  


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South Padre Island Home Sales | south padre island, home sales, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, brn_har_txbz, mca_edi_miss_txbz, beach, beach house, beach front,

South Padre Island Home Sales.
South Padre Island Home Sales
Texas Business Reports:  Here is the current information on the South Padre Island housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  Full Story »
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Sherman-Denison Housing Market | shrm_den_txbz, sherman, denison, home sales, housing market, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory,

Sherman-Denison Home Sales
Sherman-Denison Housing Market
Texas Business Reports:  Here is the current information on the Sherman-Denison housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Full Story »
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San Antonio Home Sales | sanant_txbz, home sales, housing, dollar volume, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory,

San Antonio Home Sales
San Antonio Home Sales
Texas Business Reports:  Here is the current information on the San Antonio housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  Full Story »
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San Marcos Home Sales | sanant_txbz, aust_txbz, real estate, housing, home sales, dollar volume, San Marcos, average price, median price, total listings, months inventory,

San Marcos Home Sales
San Marcos Home Sales
Texas Business Reports:  Here is the current information on the San Marcos housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  Full Story »
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The Connor Group Buys Knightsbridge Apartments In Dallas for $27.5 Million
The Connor Group Buys Knightsbridge Apartments In Dallas for $27.5 Million

Texas Business reports: The Connor Group, a real estate investment firm based in Ohio, last week expanded its Dallas-Fort Worth portfolio by more than 300 units with the addition of Knightsbridge Apartments.


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San Angelo Housing | sanang_txbz, housing market, housing inventory, dollar volume, median price, total listings, real estate, san angelo,

San Angelo Housing
San Angelo Housing
Texas Business Reports:  Here is the current information on the San Angelo housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.   Full Story »
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Port Arthur Housing Activity | beau_pta_txbz, TAMU, real estate center, Port Arthur, housing affordability, golden triangle,

Port Arthur housing.
Port Arthur Housing Activity
Texas Business Reports:  Here is the current information on the Port Arthur housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  Full Story »
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Colonias Not Restricted to Border Towns | Guadalupe county, colonias, luz almendarez, Lady of Guadalupe, sanant_txbz, Ruby Roa, San Marcos, Hays County, Rancho Vista, Jeff Barton, Elgin Bank, Travis County,

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Colonias Not Restricted to Border Towns
Guadalupe County, Texas – Luz Almendarez lines the inside walls of her faded pink mobile home with old family photographs and images honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. Visitors to her Rancho Vista trailer home are greeted with a flourishing herb garden, and her love of cooking is obvious, with dozens of pots piled in her kitchen and utensils hanging above the sink. Full Story »
By Alexa Garcia-Ditta of Reporting Texas

AccentCare Moves Corporate Headquarters From California to Dallas | Irvine, AccentCare, home healthcare, corporate headquarters, corporate relocation, relocation, Crown Sterling Properties, Brian Griggs, Tom Dyer, Jones Lang LasSale-Americas, William Comte, Biff Comte, elderly, hospice,
AccentCare Moves Corporate Headquarters From California to Dallas

Texas Business reports:  AccentCare, a home healthcare company, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Irvine, California, to Dallas, a move that will create more than 100 new jobs in the Dallas area.


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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown moves to The Shops at Houston Center | kelsey-seybold, Houston Center, pulmonary, podiatry, sports medicine, x-ray,
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown moves to The Shops at Houston Center

Texas Business reports  Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a downtown health resource for more than 35 years, opened a larger facility at The Shops at Houston Center.


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EPA Adds Midland Site To Superfund’s National Priorities List   | Superfund,contaminated, EPA, chromium, West County Road 112, maximum contaminant, Safe drinking water, potable water, MCL, ppb, hazard, hazardous waste, remediate, remediation,

Workers in hazmat suits check the status of another cleanup site
EPA Adds Midland Site To Superfund’s National Priorities List

Texas Business reports: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added a Midland site to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. 


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Illinois firm Buys Waxahachie Shopping Center For $15.5 Million | dal_ftw_txbz, Best Buy, Inland Real Estate, Waxahachie crossing, reit,

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Illinois firm Buys Waxahachie Shopping Center For $15.5 Million

Texas Business reports:  An Illinois firm bought a Waxahachie shopping center for $15.5 million.


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SpaceX Expanding Texas Operations | McGregor, wac_txbz, SpaceX, NASA, Dragon, Bluebonnet ordnance, Space Exploration, Elon Musk, commercial rocket, COTS, ISS, international space station, orbit, space cargo,
SpaceX Expanding Texas Operations

Texas Business reports:  McGregor—Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and the City of McGregor signed a lease agreement allowing SpaceX to expand the size of its rocket development facility in McGregor.


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Christie's International Real Estate Expands Position in Texas with Addition of Dallas’ Allie Beth Allman & Associates   | dal_ftw_txbz, Christie's International, real estate, Allie Beth, Allie Beth Allman, luxury market,
Christie's International Real Estate Expands Position in Texas with Addition of Dallas’ Allie Beth Allman & Associates

Texas Business reports:  The Dallas-based Allie Beth Allman & Associates will represent the Christie’s brand in the counties of Dallas, Collin, and Denton.


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Crescent Resources To Build Student Apartment Community By UT | aust_txbz, Crescent resources, student housing, circle west, longview street,
Crescent Resources To Build Student Apartment Community By UT

Texas Business reports:  Crescent Resources  LLC plans to begin construction this month on the Circle West Campus development at Austin’s intersection of West 25th and Longview Streets by the University of Texas.


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Legal Action Resolved Against Cameron County Colonia Developers | texas attorney general, Cameron County, El Jardin, Magic Valley, Guadalupe Perez, Petra Perez, colonias,
Legal Action Resolved Against Cameron County Colonia Developers

Texas Business reports:  The Texas Attorney General’s office recently resolved the state’s enforcement action against a Cameron County couple that unlawfully subdivided, sold, and leased several residential lots in the El Jardin and Magic Valley subdivisions.


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Dallas Man Indicted in $6 Million Commercial Real Estate Investment Scheme | commercial real estate, investment scheme, Unser Towne Crossing, Parkwood Crossing, Eric Brauss, fbi, President Obama,
Dallas Man Indicted in $6 Million Commercial Real Estate Investment Scheme

Texas Business reports:  Plano—A 68-year-old Dallas man has been indicted in a commercial real estate investment scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, recently announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.


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Georgia's Edge Capital Partners Opens Dallas Office | dal_ftw_txbz, Edge Capital Partners, Atlanta, Bert Rayle,
Georgia's Edge Capital Partners Opens Dallas Office

Texas Business reports:  Edge Capital Partners LLC opened a Dallas office.


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Texas-Based Limited Partnership Closes Deal on Parcel for 50-Home Development at Summit Rock Golf Course | aust_txbz, horseshoe bay,
Texas-Based Limited Partnership Closes Deal on Parcel for 50-Home Development at Summit Rock Golf Course

Texas Business reports:  Reserve at Summit Rock LP, based in Horseshoe Bay near Marble Falls, closed recently on a 21-acre parcel overlooking holes 17 and 18 of the Summit Rock Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.


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Caringo Moves to New Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growth | aust_txbz, scalable object storage, OEM, storage software, Caringo,
Caringo Moves to New Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

Texas Business reports:  Caringo Inc., a provider of scalable object storage software for full spectrum of secure, self-managing, compliant and high performance hybrid cloud storage, today announced its move to new corporate headquarters in Austin on North Capital of Texas Highway.


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Acacia Research Corporation Moves Patent Licensing Headquarters To Texas

Texas Business reports:  Acacia Research Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Acacia Research Group LLC, has relocated its corporate headquarters to Frisco.


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USAA Selects Addison for North Texas Expansion, To Employ 200 | USAA, business expansion, Rexel, dal_ftw_txbz,
USAA Selects Addison for North Texas Expansion, To Employ 200

Texas Business reports  USAA, a financial services provider,selected Addison as the location for its new Financial Advice Contact Center, which is expected to employ up to 200 people by the end of next year.

 

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Apartment Boom In El Paso Continues
Texas Business notes this story by Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times:  El Paso's apartment building boom continues strong as developers try to meet a growing demand for apartments fueled by the growing influx of soldiers to Fort Bliss. Full Story »

Fort Worth firm Huff Partners will merge with regional office of Transwestern
Texas Business notes this story by Steve Brown of the Dallas Morning News: Fort Worth’s largest commercial real estate firm is merging its operations with competitor Transwestern’s Dallas regional office. Full Story »

Verde Realty still plans an IPO
Texas Business notes this story by Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times:  Verde Realty, a 7-year-old real estate investment trust started in El Paso, that owns almost 24,000 acres of land in Santa Teresa, reports it still plans for an initial public offering, or IPO. Full Story »

Las Palmas Marketplace sold to Dallas company
Texas Business notes this story by Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times:  Las Palmas Marketplace, one of El Paso's major shopping centers, has been sold to a Dallas shopping center operator. Full Story »

Las Colinas project developers miss funding deadline
Texas Business notes this story by Brett Shipp of WFAA:  IRVING — The Las Colinas Group, private developers of the proposed Las Colinas Entertainment Center, have missed a critical deadline for raising $50 million in private equity to help fund the $250 million music, restaurant and night club venue. Full Story »

New Courtyard Marriott Opens in Amarillo

Jonas Rios of ConnectAmarillo.com is reporting that a new Courtyard by Marriott has opened in Amarillo, Texas.

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Tom Green County to consider floodplain protest options
 — Tom Green County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency disagree about what parts of the county are in floodplains and floodways, a disagreement which may be costing people in certain areas of the county more than $1,000 in home insurance premiums. Full Story »

Apartment, retail development underway at Greenville Avenue and SMU Boulevard
Texas Business notes this story by Steve Brown of the Dallas Morning News:  Developers have broken ground on a mixed-use project just east ofSouthern Methodist University on the former site of the Shamburger Building Center, which closed in 2005. Full Story »

Centerpiece: Renovation of Mills Building finally nears completion
Texas Business notes this story by Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times:  It took almost three years, untold millions of dollars and sometimes excruciating devotion to preserving even the tiniest of architectural details to bring the historical luster back to the 100-year-old Anson Mills Building Downtown. Full Story »

North Richland Hills Firm Buys Indiana Appraisal Firm | dal_ftw_txbz, Generational Equity, Cornerstone Appraisal, CIS-Cornerstone,
North Richland Hills Firm Buys Indiana Appraisal Firm

Texas Business reports: A North Richland Hills firm bought an Indiana appraisal firm.


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GENBAND Opens Corporate Headquarters in Frisco  | dal_ftw_txbz, Genband, Plano Global,
GENBAND Opens Corporate Headquarters in Frisco
Texas Business reports:  GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and service solutions, opened its corporate headquarters in Frisco. Full Story »
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Dallas Fed: Agencies Issue Final Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines | abil_txbz, amar_txbz. aust_txbz, beau_pta_txbz, brn_har_txbz, colsta_bry_txbz, corp_chr_txbz,  dal_ftw_txbz, elp_txbz, hou_txbz, kil_tem_fth_txbz, lar_txbz, lngv_txbz, lub_txbz, mca_edi_miss_txbz, mid_txbz, odes_txbz, sanang_txbz, sanant_txbz, shrm_den_txbz,  txrkn_txbz, tyl_txbz, vic_txbz, wac_txbz, wicfal_txbz, Federal Reserve, real estate appraisal, Interagency Appraisal,
Dallas Fed: Agencies Issue Final Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines

Texas Business reports:  The federal financial regulatory agencies issued final supervisory guidance today on sound practices by financial institutions for real estate appraisals and evaluations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced. 


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Several area cities acting to annex land
Texas Business notes this story by Ray Leszcynski of the Dallas Morning News: Some cities in North Texas are going into expansion mode, with recent moves to annex land that could be important to their long-term growth. Full Story »

DART's new Green Line is ready to roll, but projects aren't
Texas Business notes this story by Steve Brown of the DalLas Morning News:  DART's new Green Line will roll out this weekend, linking downtown Dallas with stops stretching from Carrollton to Pleasant Grove.  Full Story »

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Weingarten Realty Acquires Two Retail Shopping Centers

Texas Business reports:  Weingarten Realty acquired two retail shopping centers totaling 636,000 square feet. 

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Start-up developer Lang Partners building apartments in North Oak Cliff, plans more in Fort Worth
Texas Business notes this story by Steve Brown of the Dallas Morning News:  A start-up Dallas apartment developer has two new projects – one in North Oak Cliff and one in Fort Worth. Full Story »

Dallas area's Solana business park nears foreclosure
Texas Business notes this story by Steve Brown of the Dallas Morning News:  One of the Dallas-Fort Worth area's major business parks is threatened with foreclosure. Full Story »

Decades in the making, Dallas' Cityplace is developing last 16 acres
Texas Business notes this story by Steve Brown of the Dallas Morning News: Sometime in the next week, road crews will start building streets for the last phase of Dallas' Cityplace project. Full Story »

Texas Supreme Court Rules On Beachfront Property
Texas Business reports:  The Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion this morning which decides whether  Texas recognize a “rolling” public beachfront access easement, i.e., an easement in favor of the public that allows access to and use of the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and if a landowner would be entitled to compensation under Texas’ laws or constitution other than the amount already offered for removal of houses.

 

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Relocation to Austin area has scooter maker thinking green
Texas Business notes this story by Laylan Copelin of the Austin American-Statesman:  Austin's greenness has rubbed off on National Scooter Co., which recently moved its corporate headquarters to Pflugerville and expects to have its first electric vehicles available locally by Christmas. Full Story »

Desert Springs: Ground broken at West Side development
Texas Business notes this story by Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times:  Desert View Homes marked the start of a 600-home development near Franklin Mountains State Park on the West Side with a groundbreaking ceremony. Full Story »