Examiner-area business

September 17, 2018


Harry Reed & Co., represented by Barrett Von Blon of Davis Commercial, sold three land tracts totaling 6.1 acres. At Hiram Clarke Road at Brentwood Park Drive, just south of U.S. 90, Streetwise Properties purchased a 2.8-acre northeast corner tract for a convenience store or gas station, and Bayron De Leon and Maria De Leon Vasquez purchased a 1.9-acre southeast corner tract for future development. Garza Home Rentals purchased 1.4 acres on Beltway 8 near Lee Road.

Reach Stretch Studios has leased 2,100 square feet at Rice Boulevard and Kelvin Drive in the Village. Josh Friedlander and Bob Conwell of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord, RPI Management. Richard Buxbaum of Radius Realty Advisors represented the tenant.

Evin J. Thayer sold his 6,824-square-foot photography studio at 405 Avondale in Montrose and will relocate to Sabine Street Studios, 1907 Sabine. Buyers Bruce and Adrea Wiggins, represented by Jim Vergas of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, will use the 1912 house as both a residence and office for The Drywater Band, a special events and corporate entertainment company. Barrett Von Blon of Davis Commercial Real Estate represented Thayer in both transactions. Lauren Goodwin of the Deal Co. represented the landlord.


Exterran Energy Solutions has leased 58,857 square feet at 11000 Equity Drive in northwest Houston’s Westway Park development. The three-story, 63,600-square-foot building was designed by Kirksey Architecture and built by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, which is headquartered there but will be moving out. Eric Anderson and Tyler Garrett of Transwestern represented the landlord, The Seligman Group. Louie Crapitto and Dan Bellow of JLL represented the tenant.

SMI Machine Tools renewed 5,800 square feet at 5829 W. Sam Houston Parkway. Jim Autenreith and Chris Ochterbeck of Moody Rambin represented the landlord, Gupta Investments.

Cynosure Technologies has leased 1,494 square feet at 2401 Fountain View. Jack Parsons with Finial Group represented the landlord, Fountain View Office Center.

Allied Orion Group has been retained to manage the Bella Palazzo apartments in the Energy Corridor. Owned by R. West Development, the 242-unit complex at 13098 Westheimer has residents complimentary services such as a personal Wi-Fi network and IP-TV for streaming video. Units range from one to three bedrooms and contain 631 to 1,328 square feet. Amenities include a resort-style pool, fitness center, yoga room, gazebo and grilling areas and a social lounge.


Abundant Living Real Estate has leased 2,065 square feet, and Urgensee and HomeAid Houston have leased 4,610 square feet of office space at the historic Heights Clock Tower, 611 W. 22nd Street. Ashely Casterlin of Davis Commercial represented the landlord, Heights Clock Tower.

Lennar has opened Chapel Heights, its sixth in-town community in the Houston market. Chapel Heights is two miles north of Loop 610 in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest area. The gated community will offer 18 townhomes starting at about $320,000. The development, on 1.6 acres near the southwest corner of Pinemont Drive and North Shepherd Drive, backs up to Lennar’s Neumann Oaks community. Lennar’s two-story Urban Villas Collection townhomes have island kitchens, large master suites, loft space and private driveways. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhomes range from 1,423- to 1,758 square feet.

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