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National think tank to promote suburban growth — Joel Kotkin, a writer and lecturer who studies how economic, societal and demographic trends affect cities, has launched a national think tank with a home base in Houston. It's not a complete surprise that New York-born Kotkin, who now lives in Southern California, picked Houston for his new endeavor.

Google-inspired office space in downtown Houston — The kitchen in Level Office's new workspace at 802 Milam has a stocked bar, a keg of beer and a small wine fridge. But if alcohol's not your thing, there's also a high-tech coffee system that can brew a cappuccino in 15 seconds.

Downtown tower has deal with new buyer — A deal for 1000 Main is back on with a new buyer after an earlier plan to sell the downtown tower fell apart due to low oil prices, Real Estate Alert reported. The New Jersey-based trade publication said Seattle-based Metzler Real Estate is under contract to pay $435 million, or $520 per square foot for the 36-story tower located in front of the Main Street Square light-rail stop.

Hines expanding retail specialty — Hines, the developer of Houston shopping mecca the Galleria, has launched a retail division to grow its expertise in the industry. The company's Kenton McKeehan has been tapped to lead the new Retail Resources Group, which will assist all company-wide retail development, acquisition and redevelopment efforts, Hines said in a statement.

Too busy to shop for furniture? This house has it all — The young company has focused its building and remodeling efforts in neighborhoods around the Texas Medical Center where Darbonne said there is a lack of one-story homes with distinctive designs. The builders see a demand from busy physicians who work in the Texas Medical Center and don't want to spend the time working with an architect and homebuilder.

Activist investor urges the sale of Stewart Information — An investment group that owns about 5 percent of Houston-based title insurance giant Stewart Information Services Corp. said the company should be sold and is attempting to take control of its board. In a Feb.

European-style village to promote relaxed community feel inside Loop 610 — Luxury homes rising three and four stories will line new streets and small parks being built on 46 acres inside the northwestern corner of the 610 Loop. By and large, the homes won't have private yards but there will be community gardens, dog parks and other green spaces with benches designed to hold wine buckets.

New listing in Woodside, but it’s not just the house that’s for sale — A small Houston builder recently listed this one-story house just inside the South Loop for $2.386 million. The price includes every piece of furniture inside the walls of the 4,565-square-foot property. It's something Trey Lewis and Calvin Darbonne started doing when they launched their homebuilding company, Lewdonne, here in 2009.

Webster hospital to expand — Medical developer Medistar Corp. is almost doubling the size of the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster. The company plans to build a four-story expansion to the five-story, 232,000-square-foot general acute care hospital, which now has 104 beds and five operating rooms. The additional floors will increase the number of patient beds to approximately 200.

Across the city, waiting for the fallout from falling oil prices — The city's real estate community, after a years-long rally from the depths of recession, has lost much of its exuberance as oil prices tumble and energy companies issue pink slips by the thousands. [...]
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Mar 04, 2015

A new store for those needing a new watch battery but can't be bothered to get out of the car… @HoustonChron

Mar 04, 2015

@JoelKotkin launches national think tank promoting suburban growth. Based in Houston, of course.… @HoustonChron

Feb 27, 2015

Activist investor urges the sale of Houston property title insurance giant Stewart Information… @HoustonChron

Feb 26, 2015

Morgan Group has broken ground on a new high-end rental complex in SW Austin. Here's what the pool will look like.

Feb 26, 2015

Inner-Loop foodies: Sprouts on Yale and I-10 will open on March 11 @sproutsfm

Feb 26, 2015

"Two things market research says we have to cater to is wine and dog lovers."… via @HoustonChron

Feb 25, 2015

Before Midtown and Washington Ave there was the Richmond strip. Check out the great 80s photos… @HoustonChron

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