Houston's Most Expensive Homes

Houston’s most expensive homes sold in June 2018

Houston’s most expensive homes sold in June 2018 include the sale of 920 Kirby Drive, a 9,300-sq.-ft. house built in 2017 and listed for $8.5 million. So far, it appears to be the highest listing price for homes sold in 2018. [Read more] About SwiftLease SwiftLease is focused specifically on assisting our small business clients […]

5th & Brazos

5th & Brazos to rise 32 stories high, contain hotel, apartment tower

5th & Brazos, a long-awaited plan to build a skyscraper at the northeast corner of Fifth and Brazos streets, is finally moving forward via a Chicago-based developer. Magellan Development Group LLC in partnership with Ryan Companies US Inc. will break ground on the 32-story hotel and residential tower in the fourth quarter, a Ryan Companies […]

Moving to Texas

Moving to Texas: Where are all these new Texans coming from?

Moving to Texas is big business. In 2016, 531,996 people moved to Texas, averaging about 1,458 per day. When you account for the number of Texans who leave, we’re one of the fastest-growing states via migration. [Read more] About SwiftLease SwiftLease is focused specifically on assisting our small business clients through the office space leasing […]

Zoes Kitchen

Zoes Kitchen to be purchased in $300M deal

Zoes Kitchen, a Plano-based Mediterranean fast-casual concept, announced Friday that it’s being purchased in a deal valued at $300 million. CAVA Group Inc., a fellow Mediterranean restaurant chain headquartered in Washington D.C., has agreed to pay $12.75 per share for each of Zoes’ outstanding shares, representing a 33 percent premium over the restaurant’s closing price […]

W Hotel

W Hotel proposal for downtown Houston set for vote

W Hotel proposal would bring the highly anticipated brand, owned by Marriott, to downtown Houston, and be the third in Texas. If approved by Houston First, the plan would move to the Houston City Council for a final vote. The plan calls for developer Texas Hospitality Partners to build the hotel atop Partnership Tower, which houses […]

Walmart sales

Walmart sales rise at quickest clip in more than 10 years

Walmart sales posted its strongest growth in a key sales metric in more than a decade and said its U.S. online division accelerated in the second quarter, sparking a sharp rally in its share price. The Arkansas-based retailer said comparable store sales in the US rose 4.5 per cent — the strongest growth in more […]

Cityplace Tower

Cityplace Tower, 42-story skyscraper in Dallas, gets new owner

Cityplace Tower on North Central Expressway is the tallest building outside of downtown Dallas. The high-profile building on the edge of Dallas’ Uptown district was acquired by Dallas’ Highland Capital Management. [https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/08/16/dallas-landmark-cityplace-tower-new-owner] About SwiftLease SwiftLease is focused specifically on assisting our small business clients through the office space leasing process, which includes locating space, arranging […]

Wayfair

Wayfair enters Houston market with 100K SF industrial lease

Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online furniture retailers, is making itself at home in Houston. The company leased 103,635 square feet in an industrial building at 20510 Hempstead Rd. owned and developed by Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corp. [Read more] About SwiftLease SwiftLease is focused specifically on assisting our small business clients through the […]