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Heights builder starts first-floor addition in ‘jacked-up house’ — The little green house at 500 Teetshorn is getting a downstairs neighbor. The builder who bought the property last year recently lifted the 1,200-square-foot bungalow 15 feet in the air and has started framing up a first-floor addition that will more than double the size of the house.

Tower to bring luxury condos to The Woodlands — "There has been a great demand escalating for high-rise living in the heart of The Woodlands Town Center for the last few years," Paul Layne, executive vice president of master-planned communities for the Howard Hughes Corp. said in a statement.

German fund focused on Houston real estate despite oil collapse — The new owner of downtown's 1000 Main office tower was not deterred from its recent purchase of the property despite the fact that oil prices were collapsing at the same time, a company official said Thursday.

Mayors help kick off ULI spring meeting in Houston — Mayors from three U.S. cities gathered in Houston Wednesday to discuss the challenges and opportunities around transportation, the sharing economy, gentrification and other issues facing growing urban areas across the country.

Economist says area job creation off, but recession unlikely — Bill Gilmer, director of the Bauer Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston, said in a semiannual speech on the health of the local economy that after several years of blistering hot job growth, as few as 13,000 local jobs could be created in 2015.

Economist: Houston employers to create as few as 13,000 jobs this year — Houston should be able to skirt an economic recession thanks largely to a boom in petrochemical plant construction on the east side of Houston and along the Gulf Coast, a Houston economist said Tuesday at a semi-annual event on the local economy that brings out hundreds of area professionals in the development, homebuilding and banking industries among others.

Downtown post office sale under negotiations — Once again, the U.S. Postal Service appears to be close to finding a buyer for its soon-to-close downtown post office, a 16-acre property the USPS has been trying to sell for years. After at least three attempts to sell the site at 401 Franklin, the property went back on the market earlier this year after a deal to sell if fell through.

Midtown project to combine Whole Foods, luxury apartments — A new Whole Foods in Midtown will be the centerpiece of a posh real estate development with more than 200 high-end apartments on a prime urban site between downtown and Montrose. The ambitious project, planned at a time when the local economy has started to slow, will be developed by Houston-based Morgan, which has built other upscale apartment complexes in Midtown, elsewhere in Houston and in other cities.

National real estate conference invites visitors to discover Houston — Visitors who parachute into Houston for a business meeting and immediately return home miss seeing and experiencing many of the improvements that city leaders, private developers and philanthropic donors have made in recent years to boost the area's oft-maligned quality of life.

Heights remodeler jacks up house to add on below — Between a small apartment complex and a red brick commercial building on a quiet block in the Woodland Heights, a 1,200-square-foot house hovers 15 feet in the air, supported by four beams resembling oversized Jenga towers.
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May 14, 2015

We don't have zoning but we have a large number of deed-restricted neighborhoods. With few seems to be working - Moos @Hines

May 14, 2015

In Houston "we don't have zoning per se, but we have economic zoning." @HInes' John Mooz #ULISpring15 @UrbanLandInst

May 14, 2015

@Hines bought 919 Milam in dt Houston for $44 million, spent $15 million fixing it up and sold it for 102 million 18 mos later #ULISpring15

May 14, 2015

RT @RyanHoleywell: Texas Medical Center considering a raised monorail for its new innovation campus that would connect to light rail #ULISpring15

May 14, 2015

The average occupancy of individual workplaces is only 42% on a typical day. @AECOM @UrbanLandInst #ULISpring15

May 14, 2015

RT @RyanHoleywell: Texas Medical Center considering amazing "TMC|3 Innovation Campus," could break ground next yr #ULISpring15

May 14, 2015

RT @KrisHudsonWSJ: Dallas Fed: Houston economy slowing, construction employment contracted at 4.8% abnnual rate frm Dec to March.

May 14, 2015

"There’s no easier way to get a green card." -Jeffrey Berkowitz on #EB5Visa investment #ULISpring15 @UrbanLandInst

May 14, 2015

RT @RyanHoleywell: WOW -- Parking at Texas Medical Center produces $100 million/yr in revenue. #ULISpring15

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