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Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Housing Authority Demolish Vacant Buildings ... - RealEstateRama (press release)


Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Housing Authority Demolish Vacant Buildings ...
RealEstateRama (press release)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Residents living at Houston Housing Authority's Kelly Village Apartments can expect to have a park right outside their front doors in a couple of months. Today, Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston ...


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Exempt Market Issuer Rockspring Capital Profits on Sale of Texas Lots - Fort Mills Times


Exempt Market Issuer Rockspring Capital Profits on Sale of Texas Lots
Fort Mills Times
Houston-based, privately-owned real estate investment firm Rockspring Capital, one of the Canadian Exempt Market's newest real estate Issuers, today announced the sale of the remaining residential lots of the Whitewing property in New Braunfels, Texas.

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Jury awards $170000 to lesbian Catholic school teacher sacked after artificial ... - Daily Caller


Jury awards $170000 to lesbian Catholic school teacher sacked after artificial ...
Daily Caller
A teacher has won the federal anti-discrimination lawsuit she filed after she was sacked by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2010 because she got pregnant via artificial insemination. On Monday, a jury in Cincinnati found that the church ...

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Crowd expected at service for Houston firefighters - Salon


Crowd expected at service for Houston firefighters
Salon
HOUSTON (AP) — Firefighters from Texas and across the nation will join their colleagues in Houston at a memorial service Wednesday for four Houston firefighters killed last week in a massive motel fire. As many as 40,000 people were expected at ...


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San Jacinto College offers real estate courses - Ultimate Pasadena


San Jacinto College offers real estate courses
Ultimate Pasadena
"Kevin Morris, who teaches real estate at San Jacinto College, says that the Houston housing real estate market is perhaps stronger than it ever has been," according to a college press release. Morris also serves as interim dean of business and ...


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HSBC To Be Sued By New York Over Foreclosure Abuses - Huffington Post


HSBC To Be Sued By New York Over Foreclosure Abuses
Huffington Post
... bust with their <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/candler-family-foreclosure-losses_n_1890911.html?1347906436" target="_hplink">real estate development company losing $37.5 million to foreclosure since the Great Recession began</a ...


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Buyers rescue landmark downtown Dallas skyscraper from debt woes - Dallas Morning News


Buyers rescue landmark downtown Dallas skyscraper from debt woes
Dallas Morning News
“It's one of the best buildings in Texas,” Moczulski said. “It may not be very well ... In downtown Houston, the real estate company owns the landmark Bank of America Center in partnership with the General Electric Pension Trust. Johnson and Burgee ...


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John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team - Sacramento Bee


John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team
Sacramento Bee
Today the Houston market has 98 employees and caters to companies that want to finance their growth strategies with a special focus on manufacturing, service, commercial real estate, energy, healthcare and home builder firms. That expertise combined ...


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Interest Rate Woes Changing Tone at ‘REIT Week’

Interest rate concerns are poised to jolt the conference, which kicks off Wednesday in Chicago.
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Fred Caldwell to speak at CBL on June 11 - Your Houston News


Fred Caldwell to speak at CBL on June 11
Your Houston News
Fred Caldwell, the founding partner of Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group in 1990, now known as Caldwell Companies, will be the guest speaker at the June 11 Tomball Christian Business Luncheon (CBL). ... investment, and development services focused on ...


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Wilshire Bancorp Reinstates Quarterly Cash Dividend at $0.03 Per Share - NASDAQ


Wilshire Bancorp Reinstates Quarterly Cash Dividend at $0.03 Per Share
NASDAQ
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wilshire State Bank operates 25 branch offices in California, Texas, New Jersey and New York, and eight loan production offices in Dallas and Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA, Aurora, CO, Annandale, VA, Fort Lee, NJ, Newark, CA ...


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Tall Towers Lure Property Investors

Until recently, the landscape for big office-tower deals was an arid one. But now those sales, it seems, are in vogue.
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PROFILE: Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC - Multi-Housing News


PROFILE: Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC
Multi-Housing News
In 2011, Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC occupied for the first time the number one spot as the nation's largest apartment manager. That may not come as ... in April 2012, says Wise. Other current projects are located in Raleigh, N.C., Dallas and ...


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John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team - Wall Street Journal


John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team
Wall Street Journal
Today the Houston market has 98 employees and caters to companies that want to finance their growth strategies with a special focus on manufacturing, service, commercial real estate, energy, healthcare and home builder firms. That expertise combined ...


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Builders Urge Congress to Pursue Pro-Housing Policies to Spur Job and ... - RealEstateRama (press release)


Builders Urge Congress to Pursue Pro-Housing Policies to Spur Job and ...
RealEstateRama (press release)
Edward Martin, president and CEO of Tilson Home Corp. based in Austin, Texas, and president of the Texas Association of Builders, also participated in the congressional hearing. He told lawmakers that worker shortages in residential construction are ...


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John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team - Wall Street Journal (press release)


John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team
Wall Street Journal (press release)
Today the Houston market has 98 employees and caters to companies that want to finance their growth strategies with a special focus on manufacturing, service, commercial real estate, energy, healthcare and home builder firms. That expertise combined ...

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John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team - Daily Markets


John Sarvadi Joins Texas Capital Bank's Houston Team
Daily Markets
Today the Houston market has 98 employees and caters to companies that want to finance their growth strategies with a special focus on manufacturing, service, commercial real estate, energy, healthcare and home builder firms. That expertise combined ...


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Realtor stays humble, keeps focused on her clients' needs - Houston Chronicle


Realtor stays humble, keeps focused on her clients' needs
Houston Chronicle
The honors and awards Renae Jackson has received throughout her career as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors would fill pages and include Top Producer, Million in a Month Club, International Diamond Society, International ...


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Houston is an attractive location for real estate investors - Houston Chronicle


Houston is an attractive location for real estate investors
Houston Chronicle
Global commercial real estate investments topped $100 billion for the first time in five years in the first quarter, Jones Lang said in a report in April. New York, Washington, Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles ranked among the world's top 10 cities for ...

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World Chasing US Yield With 25% Increase in Deals: Real Estate - Businessweek


World Chasing US Yield With 25% Increase in Deals: Real Estate
Businessweek
Singaporeans, South Koreans, Israelis and Norwegians are accelerating purchases of U.S. real estate as a growing economy and rebounding prices lure yield-hungry buyers from overseas. International ... New York, Washington, Atlanta, Houston and Los ...


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World Chasing US Yield With 25% Deal Jump: Real Estate - Bloomberg


World Chasing US Yield With 25% Deal Jump: Real Estate
Bloomberg
Singaporeans, South Koreans, Israelis and Norwegians are accelerating purchases of U.S. real estate as a growing economy and rebounding prices lure yield-hungry buyers from overseas. International ... New York, Washington, Atlanta, Houston and Los ...

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Warehouse deals in works for southern Dallas County - Dallas Morning News


Warehouse deals in works for southern Dallas County
Dallas Morning News
Houston-based Grocers Supply Co. is looking at a development site south of I-20 on Cleveland Road where it would build a $50 million, 740,000-square-foot regional food warehouse. The planned distribution center ... The warehouse will serve Grocers ...


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Austin is keeping it weird — and so should we - SaportaReport (blog)


Austin is keeping it weird — and so should we
SaportaReport (blog)
Until recently, the Texas capital's explosive growth has been overshadowed by its neighbors, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. But in this year's Forbes listing of the fastest growing cities in the country, ... When I first started coming here in the ...


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Duro-Last Inc. opens regional hub in North Texas - Dallas Business Journal


Duro-Last Inc. opens regional hub in North Texas
Dallas Business Journal
The deal came after Duro-Last was unable to negotiate on a different property, opening up the company's real estate search, said Joe Santaularia, market director of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, who represented the company, along with Brock ...


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House of the Week: And the Winner Is…

Find out which home took top billing in our latest House of the Week poll.
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Real-Estate News: Stake in GM Building Is Sold

Here is a look at real-estate news from the weekend and today in the WSJ.
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Windows 8: Some VARs Aren't Selling It, They're Replacing It - CRN


Windows 8: Some VARs Aren't Selling It, They're Replacing It
CRN
"Personally, I like the new OS and plan to purchase a Surface Pro [tablet] in the next few months," Debbie Ward, director of IT at Heritage Texas Properties, a Houston-based real estate firm, told CRN. "Further, I have a Windows 8 phone [a Nokia Lumia ...


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Windows 8: Some VARs Aren't Selling It, They're Replacing It - CRN


Windows 8: Some VARs Aren't Selling It, They're Replacing It
CRN
"Personally, I like the new OS and plan to purchase a Surface Pro [tablet] in the next few months," Debbie Ward, director of IT at Heritage Texas Properties, a Houston-based real estate firm, told CRN. "Further, I have a Windows 8 phone [a Nokia Lumia ...


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Worst storms over in East, South but more coming - MyFox Phoenix


Worst storms over in East, South but more coming
MyFox Phoenix
... focus on being a firefighter. But about a month after graduating from the Houston. ... More than four dozen real estate speculators and two companies nationwide have been charged with illegally fixing foreclosure auctions in three states. At the ...


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Dallas Housing Market Dominates Largest Texas Metros and Continues to ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)


Dallas Housing Market Dominates Largest Texas Metros and Continues to ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
They do things bigger in Texas, and when it comes to growth in the Dallas real estate market, that state slogan could not ring truer. Prudential ... In other words, Dallas homes are being valued at almost twice the price of Houston and San Antonio homes.

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For Chrysler stores, blue sky is back - Automotive News


For Chrysler stores, blue sky is back
Automotive News
Last year, AutoNation paid $8.8 million for goodwill as a part of its purchase of a Chrysler store in Spring, Texas. Add a comment. Thought Leadership ... In December, AutoNation, the country's largest automotive retailer ranked by 2012 new-vehicle ...


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Real estate transactions - Houston Chronicle


Real estate transactions
Houston Chronicle
Burton Construction, a general contracting firm with headquarters in Houston, has purchased a 12,000-square-foot building on 2 acres at 10550 Westpark. Gary Lawless with Cresa ... at 6601 Kirby Drive. The buyer plans an 800-square-foot expansion ...


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Deal of the Week: Firm to add 193 units to city's apartment mix - Houston Chronicle


Deal of the Week: Firm to add 193 units to city's apartment mix
Houston Chronicle
Houston-based M-M Properties plans to break ground on another community, the Hermann Park Plaza Apartments, adding to the frenzy of multifamily developments in Houston's Inner Loop. The proposed complex near the Texas Medical Center will sit on a 2.1 ...


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Terrorism fears have led government to cloak the danger of hazardous chemical ... - Houston Chronicle


Houston Chronicle

Terrorism fears have led government to cloak the danger of hazardous chemical ...
Houston Chronicle
Until the local fertilizer company in West, Texas, blew up last month and demolished scores of homes, many in that town of 2,800 didn't know what chemicals were stored alongside the railroad tracks or how dangerous they were. Even rescue workers didn't ...

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Cybersecurity tops Obama's agenda for China talks - Houston Chronicle


Cybersecurity tops Obama's agenda for China talks
Houston Chronicle
The meeting at the 200-acre Sunnylands estate once owned by late publishing tycoon Walter Annenberg is their first since Xi took power in March. The talks also are coming months before the leaders originally had planned to meet, underscoring growing ...

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Small-business Q&A: Can't tap typical credit sources? There's hope - Houston Chronicle


Small-business Q&A: Can't tap typical credit sources? There's hope
Houston Chronicle
A: If you are a small-business owner or even an entrepreneur with an idea, you may qualify for a loan from Accion Texas - a registered nonprofit organization that provides credit and service to small and startup businesses with limited access to loans ...


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Mike Copeland : Raising Cane's manager given statewide honor - Waco Tribune-Herald


Mike Copeland : Raising Cane's manager given statewide honor
Waco Tribune-Herald
Mark Strouse, general manager of the Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers restaurant at 4212 Franklin Ave., was named 2013 Manager of the Year by the Texas Restaurant Association, according to a TRA release. Strouse on June 24 will receive a crystal trophy ...


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Foreclosure Auction Scams Face Federal Crackdown - Huffington Post


Foreclosure Auction Scams Face Federal Crackdown
Huffington Post
But the auctions were generally short affairs — often because real estate speculators were illegally fixing the bidding process. ... In April, real estate investor Mohammed Rezaian pleaded guilty to participating in similar scams in Northern ...


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Pulte’s Reasons for Relocating: Customers, Incentives

PulteGroup Inc., the nation’s biggest home builder by revenue and a Detroit-area institution since its founding in 1950, is moving its corporate headquarters to Atlanta. What pushed the company to head south?
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Hines-led team readies for massive Frisco project - Dallas Business Journal


Hines-led team readies for massive Frisco project
Dallas Business Journal
Houston-based developer Hines, in partnership with the Frisco Economic Development Corp., Univest and the Rudman Partnership, plans to develop a 317-acre mixed-use development in Frisco. The development tract sits off the ... "We want to create a sense ...


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Realtor stays humble, keeps focused on her clients' needs - Houston Chronicle


Realtor stays humble, keeps focused on her clients' needs
Houston Chronicle
The honors and awards Renae Jackson has received throughout her career as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors would fill pages and include Top Producer, Million in a Month Club, International Diamond Society, International ...

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Realtor View: Title insurance safeguards buyer, mortgage lender against ... - Houston Chronicle


Realtor View: Title insurance safeguards buyer, mortgage lender against ...
Houston Chronicle
As its name suggests, the homeowner buys owner's title insurance, which is in the amount of the real estate purchase, for a one-time fee at closing. It lasts as long as ... In Texas, title-insurance rates are set by the Texas Department of Insurance ...


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Coastal homeowners stagger under insurance costs - Houston Chronicle


Coastal homeowners stagger under insurance costs
Houston Chronicle
From Cape Cod to the southern tip of Texas, rates for homeowner coverage have risen sharply since 2003, pinching homeowners financially, forcing them to take greater risk by accepting higher deductibles and sparking outrage as insurance companies ...

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Fred Caldwell to speak at CBL on June 11 - Your Houston News


Fred Caldwell to speak at CBL on June 11
Your Houston News
Fred Caldwell, the founding partner of Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group in 1990, now known as Caldwell Companies, will be the guest speaker at the June 11 Tomball Christian Business Luncheon (CBL). ... investment, and development services focused on ...


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Why Houston is America's #1 Job Creator - National Journal


Why Houston is America's #1 Job Creator
National Journal
The recession in Texas was relatively mild, partly thanks to mistakes learned by the region's real estate and energy industries, said Patrick Jankowski, an economist and vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. Texas "won" the ...


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Coastal homeowners stagger under insurance costs - Houston Chronicle


Coastal homeowners stagger under insurance costs
Houston Chronicle
From Cape Cod to the southern tip of Texas, rates for homeowner coverage have risen sharply since 2003, pinching homeowners financially, forcing them to take greater risk by accepting higher deductibles and sparking outrage as insurance companies ...


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Renaissance-Style Townhouse in New York Goes Back on the Market

The four-story townhouse of Kenneth Laub, a commercial real-estate broker, is back on the market for $27.5 million.
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Obama Administration To Extend HAMP By Two More Years - Huffington Post


Obama Administration To Extend HAMP By Two More Years
Huffington Post
"HAMP is a costly and abject failure that takes money from hardworking taxpayers, bails out banks that made bad loans, and forces Americans who struggle to pay their own mortgages to also pay their neighbor's," Hensarling, of Texas, said. ... by the ...


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Waco real estate mogul David Hoppenstein dies at 97 - Waco Tribune-Herald


Waco real estate mogul David Hoppenstein dies at 97
Waco Tribune-Herald
David Hoppenstein, 97, who created a real estate empire that included downtown buildings, shopping centers on Valley Mills Drive and 1,000 rental homes, often closing a deal with a simple handshake, died Thursday at his home. Friends and colleagues of ...


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Sun Belt Shines In Commercial Real Estate - Investor's Business Daily


Sun Belt Shines In Commercial Real Estate
Investor's Business Daily
Houston, Dallas and Miami will be the top performing markets in 2013 outside of the major "gateway" cities such as New York and San Francisco, according to the consensus of commercial real estate executives polled by law firm DLA Piper. ... Houston ...


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Sun Belt Shines In Commercial Real Estate - Investor's Business Daily


Sun Belt Shines In Commercial Real Estate
Investor's Business Daily
Houston, Dallas and Miami will be the top performing markets in 2013 outside of the major "gateway" cities such as New York and San Francisco, according to the consensus of commercial real estate executives polled by law firm DLA Piper. ... Houston ...

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Presence of explosive chemicals often kept secret - Houston Chronicle


Presence of explosive chemicals often kept secret
Houston Chronicle
Until the local fertilizer company in West, Texas, blew up last month and demolished scores of homes, many in that town didn't know what chemicals were stored alongside the railroad tracks or how dangerous they were. Even some of the rescue workers ...


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Obama Administration To Extend HAMP By Two More Years - Huffington Post


Obama Administration To Extend HAMP By Two More Years
Huffington Post
... bust with their <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/candler-family-foreclosure-losses_n_1890911.html?1347906436" target="_hplink">real estate development company losing $37.5 million to foreclosure since the Great Recession began</a ...


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People in Real Estate - Houston Chronicle (blog)


People in Real Estate
Houston Chronicle (blog)
CBRE announced the hiring of Chuck Greene to real estate manager at Southwest Corporate Center, a 534,437-square-foot office building in southwest Houston, and Darlene Tietze has been named senior real estate manager at The Woodlands Professional ...


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In Real Estate - Houston Chronicle (blog)


In Real Estate
Houston Chronicle (blog)
CBRE announced the hiring of Chuck Greene to real estate manager at Southwest Corporate Center, a 534,437-square-foot office building in southwest Houston, and Darlene Tietze has been named senior real estate manager at The Woodlands Professional ...

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Texan gets 25 years in prison for Saudi envoy plot - Houston Chronicle


Texan gets 25 years in prison for Saudi envoy plot
Houston Chronicle
Arbabsiar lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, working in real estate and automobile sales since moving to the United States in 1977. The government said he intended to kill the ambassador by planting explosives at a Washington restaurant and that he ...

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Housing Market Continues Climb as Pending Home Sales Rise

The number of prospective buyers signing contracts to buy previously owned homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three years, another sign the housing market's rebound is well under way.
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TexMessage: Republicans to discuss minority outreach at Austin gathering - Houston Chronicle (blog)


TexMessage: Republicans to discuss minority outreach at Austin gathering
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Interactive graphic: Which states donate the most to Texas congressional candidates? Reader Comment of the Day ... The National Association of Realtors releases data on real estate transactions at 10 am. ☆ A House Transportation and ... Today in Texas ...


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Banks Are Not Lending Like They Should, And With Good Reason - Forbes


Banks Are Not Lending Like They Should, And With Good Reason
Forbes
In Texas, real estate closings take place at a land title insurance company. I spoke with a local Houston title company who confirmed that not only were banks verifying and re-verifying borrowers income, that they too were rechecking the banks work to ...


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Real Estate Investor Phill Grove and Former Cowboy Michael Irvin are Featured ... - PR Web (press release)


Real Estate Investor Phill Grove and Former Cowboy Michael Irvin are Featured ...
PR Web (press release)
National real estate speaker Phill Grove and Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin of the Dallas Cowboys will be featured guest speakers at the Big Live Event tour, May 30-31 in Houston, Texas. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ ...

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Financial roof falls in on pair of TV house flippers - Houston Chronicle


Financial roof falls in on pair of TV house flippers
Houston Chronicle
Real estate investment was the pair's bread and butter, but they don't own any property, Malaise said. They rent a house, which their bankruptcy petition shows is in The Dominion. They've had their share of financial troubles since “Flip This House,” a ...

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10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas - BBC News


10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas
BBC News
"The unconventional oil and gas boom has helped turn Texas into an economic juggernaut, particularly world energy capital Houston, but growth has also been strong in tech, manufacturing and business services." Critics have questioned whether the "Texas ...


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Small Lenders Win in Consumer Bureau Rules

After significant pushback from small lenders, a federal regulator has decided to give small banks more flexibility to make home loans under a new set of mortgage rules.
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Parkbridge Capital Closes $6.5 Million Deal for Luxury RV Resort - Houston Chronicle


Parkbridge Capital Closes $6.5 Million Deal for Luxury RV Resort
Houston Chronicle
Real Estate Investment Banking firm, Parkbridge Capital Group, LLC has coordinated a $6.5 million acquisition and related financing for a combination Mobile Home Park & RV resort in Texas—managing partner, Lee Meekcoms, orchestrated the deal.

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AZA's Sean Gorman Named Among Best Trial Lawyers in Texas in 2013 ... - Wall Street Journal (press release)


AZA's Sean Gorman Named Among Best Trial Lawyers in Texas in 2013 ...
Wall Street Journal (press release)
HOUSTON, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston trial lawyer Sean Gorman, a partner at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA, is being recognized as a leader in Texas general commercial litigation in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA ...

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Builder IPO Wave Grows Bigger

It’s shaping up to be the Year of the Builder IPO. Builders, along with REITs, are flocking to the public markets to raise capital as the housing market shows signs of recovery.
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Texas Entrepreneur Dennis Zedrick is a New Megacity Merchant - Houston Chronicle


Texas Entrepreneur Dennis Zedrick is a New Megacity Merchant
Houston Chronicle
Z-Acquisition Group considers Russia an ideal market as its oil industry continues to fuel tremendous growth in their real estate, retail and hospitality segments. At the launch of the new international business expansion in Moscow, Dennis Zedrick ...

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Real-Estate News: Home Sales Power Optimism

Here is a look at real-estate news from Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report.
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Culture Scene: May 30-June 6 - Houston Chronicle


Culture Scene: May 30-June 6
Houston Chronicle
... Florida real estate boom. When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through June 30; Where: Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway; Tickets: $21-$54; Info: 713-527-0123. Race: Houston premiere of David ...


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Inland Teams With Dutch Pension Fund on $600M JV - Commercial Property Executive


Inland Teams With Dutch Pension Fund on $600M JV
Commercial Property Executive
IAGM Retail Fund I Member, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc., has formed a new retail joint venture with PGGM Private Real Estate Fund, a €133 billion Dutch pension fund service provider. The $600 million ...

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IDX Broker software utilized to sync thousands of listings to website of Texas ... - RealEstateRama (press release)


IDX Broker software utilized to sync thousands of listings to website of Texas ...
RealEstateRama (press release)
EUGENE, OR – May 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest real estate professional who has chosen to integrate an IDX solution onto their website and dynamic search page: Devine, Texas Realtor Misty Houston. As a full ...

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Fashion Photographer Lists Beverly Hills Home for $13 Million

Fashion photographer Steven Meisel has put his Beverly Hills home on the market for $13 million, according to listing agent Ann M. Eysenring, of Partners Trust in Beverly Hills.
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Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator - Yahoo! News


Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator
Yahoo! News
The recession in Texas was relatively mild, partly thanks to mistakes learned by the region's real estate and energy industries, said Patrick Jankowski, an economist and vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. Texas "won" the ...
Houston called America's No. 1 job creator and a juggernaut by national magazineCultureMap Houston

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Developer Hines ready to kick off big Frisco project on tollway - Dallas Morning News


Dallas Morning News

Developer Hines ready to kick off big Frisco project on tollway
Dallas Morning News
Houston-based Hines has completed broad plans for a 317-acre development in Frisco that will include office buildings, shopping and residential space on a prime corner. The commercial ... The Frisco and West Plano office markets are the strongest North ...


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People in Real Estate: Construction - Houston Chronicle (blog)


People in Real Estate: Construction
Houston Chronicle (blog)
He most recently ran the Dallas office and the Texas/Louisiana regional healthcare practice for a national contractor. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare construction, ... The Houston operation includes a staff of 200 employees and ...

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House of the Week: And the Winner Is…

Find out which home WSJ readers chose as their House of the Week.
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Mostyn Announces $135 Million TWIA Settlement - Texas Tribune


Mostyn Announces $135 Million TWIA Settlement
Texas Tribune
Negotiators have reached a final settlement for the majority of remaining claimants in the multi-year legal battle over the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, Houston attorney Steve Mostyn said on Tuesday. Mostyn, a major Democratic campaign donor ...


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Study: How Using Homes as ATMs Fueled Foreclosures

Amid the debate about whether a new housing bubble is forming, it’s worth looking at a recent paper that challenges conventional wisdom about the housing crisis.
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Real Estate News: Flippers Ride Housing Wave–Again

Here is a look at real-estate news from the long weekend and today in the WSJ.
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As Texas Housing Market Recovers, Online Continuing Education For Realtors ... - Houston Chronicle


As Texas Housing Market Recovers, Online Continuing Education For Realtors ...
Houston Chronicle
The Lone Star state is experiencing a continued housing recovery, according to the Texas Association of Realtors. Continuing Education for Licensing, Inc., (CELI) reports a surge in enrollment as real estate professionals seek to satisfy their ...

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Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator - The Atlantic


Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator
The Atlantic
The recession in Texas was relatively mild, partly thanks to mistakes learned by the region's real estate and energy industries, said Patrick Jankowski, an economist and vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. Texas "won" the ...

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SoCal Economy Not Keeping Up - City Watch


SoCal Economy Not Keeping Up
City Watch
These rankings were way below those registered in the country's emerging economic powerhouse, Texas, which placed a remarkable four regions in the top 10 (Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin) or rising burgs such as No. 2, Nashville, No. 3, Salt Lake ...


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High-tech pushes growth in Texas again - Dallas Morning News


High-tech pushes growth in Texas again
Dallas Morning News
Whether that's an advantage depends on your point of view: Startups here pay considerably less for labor (as well as real estate), but they also see a lot of top talent bolt for higher pay on the east and west coasts. While high-tech is big in Texas ...

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Schnurman: High-tech pushes growth in Texas again - Dallas Morning News


Schnurman: High-tech pushes growth in Texas again
Dallas Morning News
Whether that's an advantage depends on your point of view: Startups here pay considerably less for labor (as well as real estate), but they also see a lot of top talent bolt for higher pay on the east and west coasts. While high-tech is big in Texas ...


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Energy industry impacts real estate activity - Houston Chronicle


Energy industry impacts real estate activity
Houston Chronicle
Across the Greater Houston area, the overall vacancy rate for office buildings fell from 12.5 percent a year ago to 10.7 percent at the end of 2012, according to a local commercial real estate firm. Vacancy rates for the city's most desirable downtown ...


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The Admiral lends a hand to high schoolers - Pensions & Investments


Pensions & Investments

The Admiral lends a hand to high schoolers
Pensions & Investments
The program is funded by Hilton Worldwide and Admiral Capital Group, with educational support from the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and hotel developer and manager American Liberty Hospitality ...


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Lawmakers advance restrictions on drones - Houston Chronicle


Lawmakers advance restrictions on drones
Houston Chronicle
But it includes more than a dozen exceptions for law enforcement, fire suppression and chemical spill investigations. Other exceptions would allow low-flying drones, low-resolution cameras and drone photography on public property. Real estate agents ...

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Real estate transactions - Houston Chronicle


Real estate transactions
Houston Chronicle
Wysocki Investment has purchased a 16,000-square-foot building at 10020 Fairbanks North Houston. Fred Ash of Commercial Realty Co. represented the buyer. Mike Spears and Mark Ward of the National Realty Group represented the seller, Black Gold.


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Etienne Syldor, Orlando Man, Faces Foreclosure Despite Claims He Paid His ... - Huffington Post


Etienne Syldor, Orlando Man, Faces Foreclosure Despite Claims He Paid His ...
Huffington Post
... bust with their <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/candler-family-foreclosure-losses_n_1890911.html?1347906436" target="_hplink">real estate development company losing $37.5 million to foreclosure since the Great Recession began</a ...


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Calendar turns to a big week for New York Yankees - SILive.com


Calendar turns to a big week for New York Yankees
SILive.com
So instead of exchanging three-game home-and-home series that were always scheduled for prime weekend real estate, it will be one four-game weeknight series between the Yanks and Mets, Monday through Thursday, two games in each borough. Deemphasizing ...

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Deyaar Development Appoints New Chief Financial Officer - Zawya (registration) (press release)


Deyaar Development Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Zawya (registration) (press release)
Deyaar Development ( Deyaar ), a leading real estate developer and services provider, today announced the appointment of Hawary Marshad as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. As part of his role, Marshad will provide both operational and ...

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Report Suggests Another Strong Year in Real Estate - The Watch


Report Suggests Another Strong Year in Real Estate
The Watch
TELLURIDE – A new 28-year market analysis, recently published by Telluride Consulting, offers a detailed review of the Telluride region's cyclical real estate history and offers a positive outlook for 2013. Statistics compiled in the report suggest a ...


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With its trails, air quality, accessibility to grocery stores, Colleyville ... - Dallas Morning News


With its trails, air quality, accessibility to grocery stores, Colleyville ...
Dallas Morning News
Driving through town on Highway 26, not much distinguishes Colleyville from other Texas bedroom communities. There's a Sonic, a locksmith shop, ... As of March, the median price of a home in Colleyville was $415,400, according to the North Texas Real ...


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Houston home-buying bonanza shows no let-up - Your Houston News


Houston home-buying bonanza shows no let-up
Your Houston News
The record pace of home sales is the direct result of robust economic conditions led by further growth in hiring, with the Texas Workforce Commission reporting more than 111,000 jobs created in Houston over the past year, as well as continued low ...


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Favorite vacation home spots of Houstonians - Houston Chronicle (blog)


Favorite vacation home spots of Houstonians
Houston Chronicle (blog)
The photos show properties in the top vacation-home spots for Houstonians, based on a search analysis from real estate website Trulia. “People tend to look at vacation areas close to home rather than across the country,” said Trulia's chief economist ...

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Newly Public REITs Back in Investors’ Favor

Real estate investment trusts are receiving more love from investors for their initial public offerings as these companies show Wall Street the money.
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Realtor View: Real estate math problems? Get help from a professional - Houston Chronicle


Realtor View: Real estate math problems? Get help from a professional
Houston Chronicle
Texas, and Houston in particular, never saw the rapid rise in property values that parts of California, Arizona, Nevada, and a few other states did. Texas has many of the healthiest real estate markets in the nation, including Houston. Also keep in ...


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Market knowledge essential when dealing with relocation sellers - Houston Chronicle


Market knowledge essential when dealing with relocation sellers
Houston Chronicle
Apart from the additional paperwork and addendums, there are expectations on both sides of the transaction that need to be managed, especially given the current Houston real estate market, with only about 3 to 3 ½ months of inventory. This means that ...

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Texas Pastor Surrenders to Face Fraud Charges - Courthouse News Service


Texas Pastor Surrenders to Face Fraud Charges
Courthouse News Service
HOUSTON (CN) - A self-styled pastor and real estate investor surrendered to federal authorities on charges that he conned $650,000 from a woman, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Samuel Ray Palasota, 52, of Houston, turned himself in following the ...


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South Congress food trailers moving out - KHOU


South Congress food trailers moving out
KHOU
I do love new architecture, new buildings that's a part of good real estate," said Burro Cheese Kitchen owner Justin Burrow. Burrows said his trailer will be moved out by Sunday. He said he's already squared away a new spot nearby on S. Congress Ave.


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Whitney Bank hopes to expand by shrinking branches - Houston Chronicle


Whitney Bank hopes to expand by shrinking branches
Houston Chronicle
Whitney Bank plans to close eight of its 14 branches in the Houston area, said Randy Gartz, Texas market president. Customers will be notified next week and until then, Gartz won't say which branches are slated for ... of a typical branch. The bank is ...

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Summer travel forecast: Better, but no blowout - Houston Chronicle


Summer travel forecast: Better, but no blowout
Houston Chronicle
Patrick Veling, the owner of a California real estate data analysis and consulting business, says he's taking his "most expensive vacation ever" this year. Instead of the normal one-week vacation, he and his wife Susan are taking their two adult kids ...

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New Report Shows Higher Rents World-Wide

Rental prices around the world are on the rise as companies increasingly look to expand in emerging markets, according to a new report by Knight Frank.
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Brownsville man sentenced to nearly 14 years in money laundering conspiracy - Corpus Christi Caller Times


Brownsville man sentenced to nearly 14 years in money laundering conspiracy
Corpus Christi Caller Times
De la Torre helped lead a group who transported cocaine from South Texas for distribution in Houston, Ohio and Michigan. The funds generated by the cocaine business were invested in real estate to help conceal the illegal source of the funds, according ...


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Kristy Goldman and Jason Wright Join King Law Group - PR Newswire (press release)


Kristy Goldman and Jason Wright Join King Law Group
PR Newswire (press release)
(PRNewsFoto/King Law Group PLLC). AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The King Law Group PLLC announces that Kristy M. Goldman and Jason W. Wright have joined the firm as Of Counsel. ... Kristy has a broad range of experience in ...

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Texas Securities Board Bulletin: Russell Erxleben stays put - Your Houston News


Texas Securities Board Bulletin: Russell Erxleben stays put
Your Houston News
Investors often stuff alternative assets in this type of IRA – real estate, promissory notes, and ownership interests in businesses, among others – in the belief their skill and judgment can earn better returns than traditional IRAs or 401(k) plans ...


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Numerous Houston ZIP codes flooded with underwater homes - Houston Chronicle


Numerous Houston ZIP codes flooded with underwater homes
Houston Chronicle
A new report found numerous Houston neighborhoods are full of homes with negative equity, but as a whole, Texas is in much better shape than the rest of the nation, according to a new report. A Zillow report released this ... Both numbers are far below ...

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Texas Pastor Indicted In Real Estate Investment Scam - KWTX


Texas Pastor Indicted In Real Estate Investment Scam
KWTX
HOUSTON (May 23, 2013)—Samuel Ray Palasota, 52, of Houston, who authorities say portrayed himself as a pastor running a religious-themed investment program, is charged with 24 counts of fraud for what federal prosecutors say was a real estate ...


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Pritzker's ties to thrift, tax haven eyed - Houston Chronicle


Pritzker's ties to thrift, tax haven eyed
Houston Chronicle
Roy Blunt, R-Mo., praised Pritzker's business acumen. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, praised her support for free trade. Pritzker has led several companies and currently serves as chair of investment firms Pritzker Realty Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners.

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BGC PARTNERS, INC. : BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of ... - 4-traders (press release)


BGC PARTNERS, INC. : BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of ...
4-traders (press release)
Based in Houston, Texas, these hires mark a strategic expansion of BGC's geographic footprint in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/MM38935LOGO) ... Through the NGKF brand, the Company offers a wide range of commercial ...
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Federal indictment in real estate investment scam - Houston Chronicle


Federal indictment in real estate investment scam
Houston Chronicle
HOUSTON (AP) — A 52-year-old Houston man who portrayed himself as a pastor running a religious-themed investment program is charged with 24 counts of fraud for what federal prosecutors say was a real estate scheme that cost a Mississippi woman ...

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BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of Eleven Leading Brokers in ... - Wall Street Journal (press release)


BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of Eleven Leading Brokers in ...
Wall Street Journal (press release)
Based in Houston, Texas, these hires mark a strategic expansion of BGC's geographic footprint in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/MM38935LOGO). "These hires mark an exciting ... a leading global brokerage company ...

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BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of Eleven Leading Brokers in ... - PR Newswire (press release)


BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of Eleven Leading Brokers in ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Based in Houston, Texas, these hires mark a strategic expansion of BGC's geographic footprint in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/MM38935LOGO). "These hires mark an exciting ... a leading global brokerage company ...
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BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of Eleven Leading Brokers in ... - MarketWatch (press release)


BGC Strengthens its Energy Practice with the Hire of Eleven Leading Brokers in ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Based in Houston, Texas, these hires mark a strategic expansion of BGC's geographic footprint in North America. "These hires mark an exciting new chapter for BGC as we launch a ... Through the NGKF brand, the Company offers a wide range of commercial ...

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Meet Bobby Patton, Colonial chairman and Dodgers owner - Fort Worth Star Telegram


Fort Worth Star Telegram

Meet Bobby Patton, Colonial chairman and Dodgers owner
Fort Worth Star Telegram
... to a big-league investor, deftly working his money with private equity whizzes at Guggenheim Partners; dabbling in local real estate; ranching cattle in South Texas, New Mexico and Kansas; becoming an investor in Fort Worth, Texas magazine; and ...


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Mountain Real Estate looking to San Antonio as part of Texas growth plan - San Antonio Business Journal (blog)


Mountain Real Estate looking to San Antonio as part of Texas growth plan
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)
Charlotte-based equity firm Mountain Real Estate Capital (MREC) is looking to expand its investment platform in Texas. And San Antonio could ... Known as Harmony, the community will boast 2,000 residential home sites in Houston. Its amenities will ...

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Deal cracked codes in Cold War, made career in real estate - San Antonio Express


Deal cracked codes in Cold War, made career in real estate
San Antonio Express
While still in the service, Deal earned a bachelor's degree in economics and military science and a master's in business management. Just a year before retiring in 1979, he earned a Texas Realtor Brokers License. He opened Bill Deal Realty, listing and ...


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Four Reasons Why Home Sales Are Looking Healthy

At first glance, Wednesday’s report that sales of existing homes gained by just 0.6% in April, after adjusting for seasonal factors, seems unremarkable. But the modest gain understates what was a relatively solid report.
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Culture scene: May 23 - Houston Chronicle


Culture scene: May 23
Houston Chronicle
... premiere of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 2008 musical inspired by the lives of Wilson and Addison Mizner, brother entrepreneurs and adventurers whose early-20th-century exploits spanned the Alaska gold rush and the 1920s Florida real-estate ...


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Small Footprints, Tall Towers: Skinny Condos Take Manhattan

Another day, another plan for a soaring, skinny Manhattan condo tower.
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On a diet? New restaurant's menu features items 475 calories or less - Houston Business Journal


On a diet? New restaurant's menu features items 475 calories or less
Houston Business Journal
The first Houston location is at 4410 Westheimer Road in Millennium High Street, an inner-Loop multifamily project being developed by the Dinerstein Cos. and Coventry Real Estate Advisors. It opens May ... Its other Texas locations are in Plano and Dallas.


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