Monthly Archives: October 2013

ULI Capital Markets + Real Estate Roundtable in the News


Following Mayor Annise Parker’s speech on her top 8 reasons why Houston is a magnet for inbound investment, a roundtable of capital markets and real estate investment experts discussed their long-term outlook for the market. Although tempered by an eventual, inevitable rise in rates and exposure to global shocks, the mood was buoyant in the sold-out Rice University Grand Hall. Tom Fish of Jones Lang LaSalle moderated the conversation with Mark Hanrahan, Principal Real Estate Investors, Michael McAfee, Wells Fargo Bank, Ron Miller, Invesco Real Estate, and Glenn Lowenstein, Lionstone … Read More

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Kinders $50 million parks gift largest in Houston history

Writing an edtiorial for today’s Houston Chronicle, Bill King thanks the Kinder Foundation for generously making the largest gift to parks in Houston’s history, also one of the largest grants to public parks in the Nation. He also credits real estate developer, Houston Parks Board Chair, and ULI Member Tom Bacon for both the grand vision and dogged determination to see the project through. “I got my first briefing on the project from a real estate developer named Tom Bacon. Bacon, a University of Texas at Austin and Rice University … Read More

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Announcing the 2014 Award Finalists


Media Contacts: Ann Taylor;; (713) 349-8821 Claudia Morlan;; (832) 725-6884 HOUSTON – October 21, 2013 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced 5 finalists, 2 honorable mentions and 1 Vision Award for Exemplary Leadership for the 2014 Development of Distinction Awards. The signature awards define the standard for excellence in the practice of real estate development in the Houston region. The award recognizes developments that exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, community health, marketing and management. This year marks the … Read More

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Imagine a Better Block in Eastwood on Oct. 20

Better Block Houston 2013 Media Contact:  John Gardosik 713.568.9208 Better Block Houston reimagines the city on October 20th HOUSTON, TX – October 14, 2013 – This October Better Block Houston brings a vision of Complete Streets to the Tlaquepaque Market in Houston’s Eastwood neighborhood. On October 20th, one block of Telephone Road east of Lockwood will become a showcase for community-oriented street activity. From noon until 5pm, temporary bike lanes, street furniture and trees will enliven the street while entertainers, food trucks and educational booths engage visitors. Live music … Read More

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Haynes Whaley Associates becomes Cardno Haynes Whaley

Structural Firm Haynes Whaley Joins Global Infrastructure Company Cardno Enhances Domestic and International Capabilities in Public, Commercial and Institutional Markets Houston, TX. (October 9, 2013) – Haynes Whaley Associates, a 93-person structural engineering firm, has merged with Cardno, an 8,000 person professional infrastructure and environmental services company with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Larry E. Whaley, P.E., President and CEO of Haynes Whaley Associates, remarked, “Haynes Whaley Associates’ focus has always been to provide our clients structural engineering expertise … Read More

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ULI Retail Expert on Big Box Move


ULI Senior Resident for Retail, Maureen McAvey was interviewed by David Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle on the reasons that prompt a retail relocation. ULI Members have access to the best minds in the real estate development industry, through publications, research studies, expert advisory panels, and face-to-face. To read the entire article on a recent big box move in West Houston, click here.

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