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Chevron to sell millions worth of Houston real estate — Chevron Corp. is unloading two major parcels in its local real estate holdings, as the oil giant shuffles employees and adjusts plans for growth amid the worst energy downturn in years. Today, employees there work in a range of disciplines, including pipeline, business services and human resources.

Chevron selling parcels in Bellaire and west Houston — Chevron is selling two of its larger Houston-area real estate holdings, including more than 100 acres on the west side of town and a 10-story office building in Bellaire. The Bellaire facility at 4800 Fournace Place near the West Loop is being sold as part of an effort to "maximize our office space usage," Chevron spokesman Cam Van Ast said in an email Friday.

Stewart Information Services earnings rises 38 percent — Stewart Information Services Corp. reported second-quarter net income of $23.6 million, up 38 percent from the same period in 2015.

Exxon Energy Corridor office Boxer Property PM Realty — PM Realty Group, the Houston company that last year announced a now shelved $1 billion mixed-use development planned for an old ExxonMobil Chemical facility in the Energy Corridor, is now out of the deal.

In Houston real estate, it's Hines, not Heinz

'Ashby high-rise' developers talk nearly 10 years of turmoil — In this episode of Looped In, Erin and Nancy interview the developers of the so-called Ashby high-rise. They discuss traffic studies, the city's reaction to the project and what their plans are going forward for 1717 Bissonnet.

Developer adds to maturing baby boomer housing market — A Houston home builder, who last year promised a new housing option for aging baby boomers, has completed his first home, offering 3,000 square feet of living space all on one floor for those who may not want to downsize too much.

Building for the baby boomer market — Houston homebuilder Larry Zomper recently finished construction on the first of what he hopes will be a growing line of single-family houses designed for baby boomers who want a modern, open floor plan for entertaining, but don't want stairs or the maintenance of a large yard.

Major medical center-area project financed and underway — Medistar Corp. has closed on a construction loan and broken ground on a previously announced hotel and multifamily development next to the Texas Medical Center. The new project will include 375 luxury apartments and an InterContinental hotel with 353 guestrooms and suites, Medistar said this week.

Exxon Mobil's property tax dispute with appraisal district heats up — The Harris County Appraisal District has filed a motion in court asking a judge to order Exxon Mobil Corp. to release documents related to its sprawling campus near The Woodlands, the latest move in an ongoing legal dispute between HCAD and the oil giant over property taxes and the value of its new corporate home.
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Jul 22, 2016

RT @chrisandrewsCDA: A bunch more trees added on Leona Street at Hardy Yards. Some sort of soil stabilizer being added also.

Jul 21, 2016

Downtown #Houston's about to get Houston a crop of new restaurants near @GRBCC. Grotto, Bud’s BBQ, new @ChefHugoOrtega concept Xochi & more.

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