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Developer dreams of communal enclave in Acres Homes

houstonchronicle.com — When Heidi Eagleton gazes across the field she owns in Acres Homes, she can picture families gardening in their yards, parents with babies strolling a tree-lined path and residents relaxing on their front porches and talking with neighbors.

Swift Energy leases former Exxon space

blog.chron.com — After announcing it will cut 75 percent of its 2015 budget amid the plunge in crude oil, Swift Energy has decided to keep its offices in Greenspoint. Previously, the company had considered moving into new space elsewhere. The Houston-based exploration firm plans to move into former Exxon Mobil space in the Five Greenspoint Place 19-story building at 17001 Northchase Drive.

Eagle Ford producer leases Exxon’s old space

fuelfix.com — After announcing it will cut 75 percent of its 2015 budget amid the plunge in crude oil, Swift Energy has decided to keep its offices in Greenspoint. Previously, the company had considered moving into new space elsewhere. The Houston-based exploration firm plans to move into former Exxon Mobil space in the Five Greenspoint Place 19-story building at 17001 Northchase Drive.

Developer nixes apartments after neighborhood outcry

blog.chron.com — Last week, the Chronicle reported that a major Houston developer redesigned a mixed-use project planned along Memorial Drive in response to concerns from neighboring property owners. Midway, which is developing the project, said it no longer plans to build apartments at the site and focus on luxury homes and commercial space.

Apartment rents slip while occupancy grows

blog.chron.com — Houston-area apartments continue to fill up even as more units are delivered and the oil price crash clouds the outlook for this segment of the real estate market. Occupancy ticked up at the end of February to 94.2 percent, compared with 93.9 percent the previous month, according to new data from apartment research firm Axiometrics.

City hires help to deal with surge of requests for building permits

houstonchronicle.com — For roughly the past six months, the city has been working with a Dallas office of Bureau Veritas, an engineering services firm with an expertise in plan evaluation and review, said Mark McAvoy, executive director of the Houston Permitting Center.

Report: Sprawl damaging to health and the economy

blog.chron.com — A group that advocates for "smart growth" communities, neighborhoods of densely packed housing close to jobs, shopping and services, has published a report describing how sprawl is harmful to the nation's economy and Americans' health. Sprawl costs the U.S.

Investors down on Houston office market

blog.chron.com — The value of Houston office buildings could plummet by as much as 15 percent this year amid a rocky economic outlook, according to investors surveyed in a first-quarter PricewaterhouseCoopers real estate report . Survey participants said the instability of oil prices will affect leasing, property values and investor interest.

Houston economist: home prices to stagnate for several years

blog.chron.com — Last week, longtime Houston economist said Barton Smith said Houstonians would have to be naïve to think the area will avoid a housing downturn following the collapse in oil prices.

Robert Durst’s mini Houston real estate empire

blog.chron.com — Since buying his first unit in a luxury condominium tower near Rice University in 2007, Robert Durst has purchased two more and now owns nearly $1.5 million worth of high-end Houston real estate in the building, property records show.
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Mar 24, 2015

Midway nixes apartments after neighborhood outcry; read its letter explaining why blog.chron.com/primeproperty/… @HoustonChron

Mar 24, 2015

4 companies accounted for 965k sq ft of new sublease space in Houston: Sasol, BP, Worley Parsons and Statoil -@CBREHouston research.

Mar 23, 2015

Grocers keep ratcheting their offerings. New @WholeFoods on Voss (opening 4/8) will have a Ramen station featuring “Texas Ramen.”

Mar 23, 2015

Latest #Ashby-style lawsuit has luxury condo owners fighting to stop sr housing project houstonchronicle.com/business/real-… by@ErinMulvaney@HoustonChron

Mar 23, 2015

"Tired" and "unattractive" stretch of Broadway near @HobbyAirport could get major revamp houstonchronicle.com/business/real-… by@ErinMulvaney@HoustonChron

Mar 23, 2015

"It's above any peak we've experienced in terms of volume." -City official on bldg permits in Houston houstonchronicle.com/business/colum… @HoustonChron

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