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    administrative / operations / management professional, with an abundance of love for the city of houston and greater houston, tx region. TEXAS LONGHORN for life!

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  1. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/09/12/fertitta-s-new-post-oak-hotel-becomes-houston-s.html Fertitta’s new Post Oak Hotel becomes Houston’s only AAA Five Diamond recipient https://www.chron.com/life/article/The-Spa-at-The-Post-Oak-Hotel-earns-prestigious-13723777.php The Spa at The Post Oak Hotel earns a prestigious five-star rating @kennyc05 this brand new and extremely DYNAMIC houston edifice of hospitality... is now garnering 5-star accolades across the industry. therefore, who really cares about how it looks upon it's exterior. THE POST OAK HOTEL is finally placing houston upon the map in the burgeoning world of ULTRA POSH / LUXURIOUS hotels. you can bet your bottom dollar that because of the 5-star success of this newest hospitality gem of houston, other luxury brands are now viewing houston in a brand new light. i for one, cannot wait until BOB McNAIR'S new project starts to take flight with his yet to be named ROSEWOOD HOTEL BRAND. houston shall become a hospitality powerhouse...
  2. Houston-based Hines announced April 4 it broke ground on the towering 46-story apartment high-rise known as The Preston downtown. The luxury apartments will be where the old Houston Chronicle parking garage was, at the corner of Preston and Milam, and about a block from the newspaper’s old headquarters, where Hines and Ivanhoe Cambridge are developing the 47-story Texas Tower. The site is located within an Opportunity Zone. The greater Houston area counts 148 zones, with 105 in Harris County alone. Hines is developing The Preston with the Cresset-Diversified QOZ Fund, a fund started by Cresset Partners and Diversified Real Estate Capital in 2018 to invest in qualified Opportunity Zones around the country. The Opportunity Zone Act, part of the 2017 tax changes, lets property investors create "Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds" that can be used to reinvest proceeds from the sale of long-held properties back into Opportunity Zones.Landlords are eligible for tax breaks if they reinvest at least 90 percent of the gains from those sales back into the federally approved Opportunity Zones, according to a report by the American City Business Journals, the Houston Business Journal’s parent company. New rules related to Opportunity Zone investments haven't yet been released. Unlike prior community-investment programs, the new law doesn't require property investors to meet specific job-creation or affordability mandates. The Preston will be Hines’ most impressive residential community to date, Kevin Batchelor, senior managing director, said in a statement. The 373-unit project will also be the tallest apartment building downtown, the statement read. Retail and restaurant space will take up about 6,800 square feet of The Preston's ground floor. The project should be complete by the third quarter of 2022. The Preston's amenities include: Event space, catering kitchen and an outdoor patio 24-hour concierge Valet service Electric vehicle chargers Fitness center with on-demand virtual trainer 10th-level amenity deck with a zero-edge pool, shaded cabanas and daybeds, yoga lawn, covered terraces and an outdoor kitchen pavilion with gas grills Multiple social lounges with complimentary beverage and coffee bars Guest suites Wine tasting room Pet spa Bike shop and storage facility Resident coworking and conference spaces The project team includes Munoz + Albin, design architect; Mayfield and Ragni Studio (MaRS), interior architect; TBG, landscape architect; and Harvey Builders, general contractor. All are either based in or have an office in Houston.
  3. ^^^ i am indeed praying that this proposed TEXAS TOWER mirrors these aforementioned UBER GORGEOUS renders/concepts. what an absolute asset this newest and gleaming addition shall be to the downtown houston skyline. gorgeous indeed...
  4. ^^^ @hindesky my pal, this is one totally cool illustration. WOW!
  5. ^^^ or is "SOUTH MAIN BUILDING" one completely strange moniker to have upon a brand new edifice in the 21st century? i mean, just think about it... it's not like this is the ONLY building standing upon SOUTH MAIN... right? are they really going to go with this....?
  6. ^^^ much obliged @keaton well done!
  7. ^^^ actually, it's the NEW me. "monarch" is now considered antiquated, and GCLASS is more aligned with my avatar. therefore, open your "eyes" (fully) and feast upon the new horizon...
  8. ^^^ if allowed to proceed forward, this prospective GATEWAY STATION at the TMC development would/should become an instant tourist destination in itself. just think about it for a second... incorporating the right mix of hospitality/transit/retail... who wouldn't want to be here?
  9. ^^^ so brave... so courageous... SO CUTE!
  10. ^^^ @Timoric @brijonmang ALEXANDER GARVIN – WHAT MAKES A GREAT CITY Alexander Garvin is an esteemed architect, urban planner, professor and author who has been studying Post Oak Boulevard for years. In his latest book, What Makes a Great City, Garvin features projects at the forefront of creating public realms for the twenty-first century, including Uptown Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard; Place de la Republique, Paris; Brooklyn Bridge Park; Atlanta’s BeltLine Emerald Necklace; and Waterfront Toronto. "I think it's a project that's going to affect the rest of the country. I think it will become the grandest boulevard in the United States." —Alexander GarvinUrban Planner and Yale University Adjunct Professor
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