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  1. M.D. Anderson, Health Science Center break ground on research facility Houston Business Journal - 1:46 PM CDT Tuesday, April 10, 2007 The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are collaborating on a new imaging research facility. The organizations broke ground Tuesday at The University of Texas Research Park on what will become the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research, dedicated to developing technologies that will detect heart disease, cancer and other illnesses at their earliest stages. The facility, scheduled for completion in late 2009, is being built in cooperation with GE Healthcare and the Texas Enterprise Fund. Link to article. Wow, not only am I getting a 1.1-million-square-foot teaching hospital within walking distance of my condo and a connection to N. Macgregor via Cambridge, but I'm also getting a 315,000-square-foot facility just down the street! I was hoping for more verticality, but I can live with it. Edit: MD Anderson South Campus is located within the UT Research Park Complex.
  2. The one along Holly Hall crosses freight tracks owned by UP or Houston Belt & Terminal, but the frequency of trains is very low and almost never during the daytime. At night, small trains drop off and pick up cars at the Grocers Supply Co. distribution center on Holcombe, which is where the line currently ends, but that is the only user of the tracks of which I'm aware.
  3. Someone please tell me more about this project. This would be for the Texas Medical Center at the corner of Main & Holcombe, where the Bank of America building sits. http://www.slideshare.net/QingjingZuo/smilodon-rendering-collection-20154-47319504
  4. The University Center Tower was built in 1975 and commands a highly visible position close to the Texas Medical Center. The twenty-five stories of the facility house a variety of University academic and administrative functions while also providing lease space to a variety of tenants. https://www.uth.edu/index/maps/inside/uct.htm
  5. Kirby Interchange is a 8-building Life Science Business Park located at the intersection of Kirby Dr. & W. Bellfort Ave. This is actually one of many BioTech campuses in the area. Hospitals serve the TMC proper, while the outskirts are filled with Pharmaceutical, Device Manufacturing, and BioTech companies. Here's the Transwestern leasing flyer. https://transwestern.com/property/kirby-interchange I stopped by this weekend and took a picture of the leasing signage. One or more of the buildings have an address of 8955 -8981 Interchange Dr.
  6. With the BioTech explosion happening in Houston right now I figured I would create a thread for the random updates with the latest news and happenings in the industry. I believe a year ago we were listed around the 7th emerging BioTech cluster. Last month I read a report that said we are the 2nd largest emerging cluster. Now, since the TMC BioPart development was made public, I wonder if that 500-acres and 100,000 jobs make us the largest emerging BioTech cluster. Looking forward to the future market reports.
  7. Top one might by the UT Health Science Center's new Fayez Sarofim building. Not 100% on that. With regards to the Canal Place photos, looks like the same thing to me.
  8. UMP is composed of two medical office buildings. Addresses are 7501 Fannin and 7505 Fannin. I always liked University Medical Plaza 1. Great addition to the southern part of the TMC. Wanted to add to our TMC database and include it. http://www.camproperties.net/properties.html https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/7501-Fannin-St-Houston-TX/21412321/
  9. This place is gonna be huge. Also, what is a curtain-wall high-rise? http://www.bizjourna...-sets-huge.html http://www.generationpark.com/ Last year's info from Swamplot http://swamplot.com/...ark/2011-06-09/
  10. Beacon Capital Partners is a life-science oriented development company based out of Boston, MA. They do amazing projects. Website: https://beaconcapital.com/ I stopped by TMC Helix Park yesterday and noticed the tower crane base for 2 Dynamic Way (formerly 2 Discovery Way) was removed. This is a bad sign for 2nd tower to go up soon. I thought more rebar was being added for the vertical construction? On the latest TMC Helix Park master plan, it appears at one point, Beacon was going to develop parcels E, A, J, and Dynamic 1/2. Hope they are still able to move forward! I also noticed Beacon Capital Partners dropped out of TMC BioPort. Really unfortunate news! It seems as @H-Town Man was correct about the sluggish Life Science sector right now. Hopefully the market gets a boost soon so some of these projects can move forward! Before: After: The BioPort Development Team was a dream!! All-star lineup! Hopefully someone else provides private equity to fund the project. Alexandria Real Estate Equities?
  11. Here is something recently mentioned on Swamplot. Does anyone know anything about this project? http://www.kirksey.com/project/buffalo_lakes_master_plan Page 10 of this PDF http://www.ridemetro.org/ProjectsPrograms/PDFs/90A_Media_Briefing_020711.pdf shows rail going through the project.
  12. U.S. grants Lexicon $1.9 million for antiterrorism research By: BURTON SPEAKMAN, Villager staff 01/05/2005 Lexicon Genetics Incorporated (Nasdaq: LEXG) was awarded a $1.9 million grant for the discovery of drug targets that could provide resistance to ricin poisoning from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases for a one-year initial term. "Lexicon's proprietary gene knockout technology, coupled with our comprehensive system for analyzing the physiological effects of genes in mammals, can provide the Army with important information in its effort to combat the harmful effects of bioterrorism and biological warfare agents," said Arthur T. Sands, M.D., Ph.D., company president and chief executive officer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ricin is a water-soluble poison made from the waste produced during the processing of the castor bean and can be produced in pellet, powder or mist form. The goal of the program is to ultimately identify target agents and to develop protective drugs, Sands said. Lexicon will complete the testing for 250 genes within the term the grant. Genes will be tested to evaluate their potential to block the body's reaction to ricin, he said. This technology does not work in the same manner as current treatments for either diseases or poisons. Current treatments work to eliminate toxins or infections from the body, Sands said. Drugs developed through this gene therapy will keep the toxin or infection from reacting with the agent it uses to damage the body. "Any agent - whether it be a poison or a virus - must use an agent to interact with the body," he said. Currently it is unclear what kind of reaction ricin produces that infects the body. Another advantage to gene treatment is that toxins and diseases can mutate, making current treatments invalid, Sands said. This would not be the case for drugs that affect the target agent. "Genes within the human body don't mutate," he said. "This could be the beginning of a whole new class of therapy." "We believe the methods we will be using to find host factors for ricin resistance could have broader applications for other toxins or infectious agents," Sands said. This is one of the initial steps that could bring the new therapeutic treatments to wider use, he added. The grant from the U.S. Army is the first grant that Lexicon Genetics has ever received, Sands said. Burton Speakman may be reached at bspeakman@mail.hcnonline.net.
  13. Lockmat discovered this development from a link that TheNiche posted in the "Dome over Houston" thread. Europa at Houstonian Lakes, a 500-acre master planned community. LandQuest development group (or L Star, they've recently partnered with Starwood development) is the developer. http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm99/YahTrickYah57/22.jpg http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm99/YahTrickYah57/23.jpg http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm99/YahTrickYah57/25.jpg http://www.enzoinv.com/brochure/brochure.htm (pg. 20-23) Edit: TMC BioPort:
  14. Industrial Makeover by Stephen Jovicich, AIA The re-creation of the former Nabisco plant celebrates the structure
  15. Thought I would create a dedicated thread for the newest company joining the TMC Helix Park development. The more Houston Biotechnology exposure the better! Portal Innovations is a life sciences venture capital firm that offers crafted capital to fuel breakthroughs. We support early-stage biotech and medtech. https://www.portalinnovations.com/ Portal Innovations is a life sciences venture capital firm that offers crafted capital to fuel breakthroughs. We support early-stage biotech and medtech. Portal Innovations is a venture capital firm that helps exceptional life sciences innovators build their companies where they live. We surround these entrepreneurs with the resources and community they need: Seed capital, fully equipped lab space, and expertise and introductions to other investors and partners Nice looking buildings! TMC Helix Park featured on the front page!
  16. The highly visible plot of land on Rice's campus on the corner of Main St and University Blvd. will house The Collaborative Research Center. Designed to be LEED certified by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, the tower will contain 477,000 square feet for class/lab space for bioscience and biotech research. Rice will operate the center in conjunction with Baylor, MD Anderson, UT Health Science, Texas Children's and a host of other TMC institutions. The building will have 3 levels of underground parking and 10,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space that faces Main St. Plans call for the design to allow for the addition of another tower on top of this one and another on adjacent land...
  17. New to the Houston office tower world...and I'm wondering why Phoenix Tower (former Bank United Tower at 3200 Southwest Freeway) in Greenway Plaza seems like a bit of an under appreciated asset. It is a beautiful all-glass tower with nice angles and views in a seemingly strong location. The ownership is implementing some major changes including a new Jack Nicholas Putting Green on its 1/2 acre green space atop its enclosed all glass-facade parking garage. Additionally, the ownership is currently replacing the spandral panels on the Tower with contrasting silver bands of glass. Looks like a promising redevelopment project. Curious if people are favorable towards this tower?
  18. https://retailtxok.cbre.us/property/former-sams-club-1615-s-loop-w/ https://retailtxok.cbre.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1615-S-Loop-W-Former-Sams-Club-property-flyer-061418.pdf Hard corner location with freeway frontage with designated exit ramp. Within 1 mile of the Texas Medical Center – the largest medical complex in the world – encompassing 50 million developed square feet with over 106,000 employees and 8 million patient visits per year. Adjacent to NRG Park & Stadium (hosts 500+ events each year) Access to public transit via the METRORail line. https://www.loopnet.com/xNet/Looplink/TmplEngine/ListingProfilePage.aspx?LID=15272430&siteid=3349&LL=true
  19. There is a sign up near the Bass Pro shops construction at the Spectrum exit off 288 showing the "Waterlight District" with a water taxi in the picture. Anyone know about this Woodlandsesque development?
  20. Alexandria Real Estate Equities, ARE, is another life science focused real estate developer. Would love for them to make a big "splash" and move into the area. Their website lists all the infamous Bio Tech clusters but does not mention Texas, or Houston. Hopefully once all our brand new life science space fills up we will be considered a cluster. Website. https://www.are.com/ ARE had their sites on developing the former Sam's Club on South Loop West but I believe the market went sour so they backed out? They recently completed a Bio Tech Campus located in The Woodlands. Here's the campus at 8800 Technology Forest Place in The Woodlands.
  21. I discovered a cool Bio Technology company located near my neighborhood. The business is called Biotex, Inc. and here's a small blurb about their company: Biotex is a premier product development accelerator for new medical technology. In addition to our own product portfolio, we partner with entrepreneurs and early stage companies to provide product development, intellectual property guidance, regulatory strategy, and commercial manufacturing. Our team of designers and engineers transform ideas into incredible products that look and work fantastic! Biotex has secured over $15 million in federal and private grants to create a pipeline of exciting products, two of which were successfully commercialized through spin-off companies (Visualase, Inc. – recently acquired by Medtronic, and Base Pair BioTechnologies) and others which were licensed for commercialization by others. Today, we continue to innovate and partner with others to develop new and exciting medtech products. https://www.biotexmedical.com/ That area south of the TMC Hospital Campus has so much BioTech/Medical Manufacturing it's wild. All around Kirby, Fannin, West Bellfort, Willowbend, Buffalo Speedway, Holmes, etc.
  22. BioHouston engineers footprint for new biotech business park By Mary Ann Azevedo - Houston Business Journal - Aug 13, 2006 https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2006/08/14/story6.html Despite the underlying notion of dueling biotech parks, the planners behind a new biotech resource center and business park that was announced this week insist the venture will not compete with the nearby UT Research Park. BioHouston outlined plans this week for the new BioHouston Resource Center and Genesis Biotechnology Park, a conglomeration of office and lab space designed to assist start-up life science companies on the road to commercialization. The Houston-based organization plans to move its headquarters from the Houston Technology Center in Midtown to the new biotech park at 2555 Holly Hall near the intersection of El Rio, which is about a mile south of the Texas Medical Center. Sixteen life science companies already lease space in the six-building area, which will now be known as the Genesis Biotechnology Park, according to BioHouston President and CEO Jacqueline Northcut Waugh. Those companies include Introgen Therapeutics Inc., PLx Pharma Inc., Nanospectra Biosciences Inc. and ThromboVision Inc. Waugh says Genesis Biotechnology Park will not compete -- and will collaborate -- with the much-ballyhooed UT Research Park, a joint venture between The University of Texas M.D. Anderson and the UT Health Science Center at Houston that is also located in the Med Center. Waugh says the Genesis Park is more about creating a conglomeration of life science firms than building real estate from the ground up. The landlord of the six buildings that make up the park, Western General Holding Co., "gets the concept of biotechnology," says Waugh, and as such, has created a welcoming environment for life science start-ups.
  23. I keep on seeing this Knight Road Loopnet listing so I decided to look on Google Satellite to see the industrial campus. I never knew this was here to be honest. I guess Stream Realty, or Stream Industrial is handling the leasing? Looks to be a total of 9 buildings situated between Knight Road & Almeda Road. I also see all that forest land. Some day that will be developed! Loopnet listing: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/9051-9087-Knight-Rd-Houston-TX/11737768/
  24. Noticed this on JLL's website. This is outside of UT's 307-acres on Willowbend Blvd. The executive summary mentions it's a premium infill location. Also mentions TMC3 and Levit Green since TMC is only 3-miles away. Maybe long-term redevelopment? https://www.us.jll.com/en/investorcenter/industrial-logistics/willowbend-business-park-houston-tx-unitedstates
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