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On 1/10/2019 at 10:31 AM, Luminare said:

 

Apparently this is in need of some serious reform. Unfortunately it seems like its another one of those items where both sides of the aisle would like to do something about it, but when each party takes power they seem to kick the can down the road in order to use it themselves. With that being said, I'm nearly 100% confident that every other nation probably has a backdoor through the process like this. While its been mostly used by Chinese investors to get into the US, I'm pretty confident that China has the exact same thing, but in reverse for US investors.

I doubt many US investors get Chinese citizenship.

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^^ There is a long sting above you request that will tell you as much as anybody knows about what is going on. 

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I guess it’s safe to assume they want to do things right with the amount of work they’re putting in their leasing office. 

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47 minutes ago, SMU1213 said:

They're redesigning. Building a lot less retail (still plenty) and a lot more residential. 


Hopefully no loss of height or number of highrises! 

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On 12/19/2018 at 9:25 AM, West Timer said:

Give it to the Vy troll. She's the one that can't stop the pointless bitching about Houston. Unlike her, I can afford to live anywhere I want and I think Houston is fabulous and getting more fabulous by the day.

 

But I guess I'm probably being too insensitive. Really, I have nothing but pity for those poor pathetic losers who are handcuffed to places they would rather not be and aren't smart enough to be able to figure out how to do anything about it except whine about it on the internet and then proceed to blame our great city for their own personal issues and shortcomings.

 

 

 

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46 minutes ago, hindesky said:

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Starting to look like a leasing office I can get behind. Wonder how long it will take before they start breaking ground on the towers?

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On 12/18/2018 at 10:35 AM, H-Town Man said:

 

Thanks for this.

 

More information in the news on EB-5 -> With the amount of scrutiny on EB-5 I wouldn't be surprised if this project gets further delayed.

 

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/capital-markets/eb5-mastroianni-usif-brook-lenfest-doug-litowitz-defamation-lawsuit-chinese-97342?&utm_source=outbound_pub_68&utm_campaign=outbound_issue_772&utm_content=outbound_link_1&utm_medium=email

 

And if you look here below you can find renderings for the Marlow, Hotel Allesandra, Kirby Collection, Arabella and more

 

https://eb5projects.com/projects?utf8=✓&investment_type_id=-1&open=&verified=-1&state=Texas&name=&commit=Search&project_category_id=-1&regional_center_id=-1&size=-1&documents_available=-1&videos_available=-1

 

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For the record, there were a number of references to the small building as being a "leasing office."  This is probably going to be a sales office for the condos. 

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Wow..... I think you should both have your funny bone licenses taken away. Sometimes its better to resist the temptation. No encore performances..... please.

 

 

 

 

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On 2/20/2019 at 9:53 AM, TBooze said:

Wow..... I think you should both have your funny bone licenses taken away. Sometimes its better to resist the temptation. No encore performances..... please.

 

 

 

 

Sorry, no.
The LOL's outnumber the Booze.

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Say what you will about RD... But he is a bit of a pioneer. He goes to the areas we all say "we need to have something here" and builds something. Other developers tend to follow along.

 

I am hopeful the new design is still striking. I would love for the buildings around Buffalo Bayou to have significant architectural integrity, as they will be in plain sight for the foreseeable future.

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I hate to sound like a downer, but I am not looking forward to the new design... I imagine it will be seriously value-engineered, similar to the way they reduced the glass exterior at Arabella.  Especially with all the recent bad news surrounding the EB-5 program, which is how DC finances its projects.

 

I hope I'm wrong, but I really have a hard time thinking this design will be equal to or better than the original.

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54 minutes ago, CREguy13 said:

I hate to sound like a downer, but I am not looking forward to the new design... I imagine it will be seriously value-engineered, similar to the way they reduced the glass exterior at Arabella.  Especially with all the recent bad news surrounding the EB-5 program, which is how DC finances its projects.

 

I hope I'm wrong, but I really have a hard time thinking this design will be equal to or better than the original.

 

I'm feeling the same way, hope I'm wrong, but it's just a gut feeling.

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12 hours ago, CREguy13 said:

I hate to sound like a downer, but I am not looking forward to the new design... I imagine it will be seriously value-engineered, similar to the way they reduced the glass exterior at Arabella.  Especially with all the recent bad news surrounding the EB-5 program, which is how DC finances its projects.

 

I hope I'm wrong, but I really have a hard time thinking this design will be equal to or better than the original.

 

Well I suspect you must know something.

 

That shall prevent me from starting a GoFundMe campaign in the Fourth Ward for the $40 million required to make it super sexy.

 

I’d already got commitments for $83.

 

Ah well, that’s Houston. But that’s why I like it.

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But unfortunately there is no place to hide a hideous disaster on the Bayou if it is value engineered. These are special tracts that will affect the overall image of downtown. Plus they'll block out downtown from the west.  And if Randall Davis is involved that means we will have something proposed in renderings, and then the real deal which will look nothing like the renderings.

I know they are building a very detailed leasing office but that doesn't mean anything. If you go down to the area around the old Rainbow Lodge site, you will find a very well constructed leasing office for a now defunct project called the Orion. The developer now lives in this leasing office. I went to his birthday party there and it wasn't a cheap  building.

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Can anything be worse than Memorial by Windsore and the housing project next door lol?

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25 minutes ago, iah77 said:

Can anything be worse than Memorial by Windsore and the housing project next door lol?

Good point, but let's see what Randall comes up with.

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14 minutes ago, bobruss said:

Good point, but let's see what Randall comes up with.

 

Wait...when did RD enter this conversation? Is he the architect now? I wouldn't be surprised if he would be made architect of record with another doing the design, but as the design architect? what?

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4 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

Wait...when did RD enter this conversation? Is he the architect now? I wouldn't be surprised if he would be made architect of record with another doing the design, but as the design architect? what?


Davis is the "D" in "DC Partners" 

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3 hours ago, AREJAY said:


Davis is the "D" in "DC Partners" 

 

Right, and the C stands for Cockerspaniel.

 

Edit: /s

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This is from a release about the Arabella. I highlighted the Randall Davis relationship.

 

 

Jan Sparks and Michael Snodgrass of Transwestern arranged the financing on behalf of developer Randall Davis of D.C. Partners. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which was part of the equity, allows foreign nationals to obtain an expedited green card in exchange for stimulating the U.S. economy through job creation.

 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

Do we actually know this to be true?

 

48 minutes ago, Triton said:

 

Right, and the C stands for Cockerspaniel.


I'm mostly echo chambering what I've heard a few places, but it makes sense to me - he's definitely involved. I'm assuming the "C" is Roberto Contreras 

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26 minutes ago, AREJAY said:

 


I'm mostly echo chambering what I've heard a few places, but it makes sense to me - he's definitely involved. I'm assuming the "C" is Roberto Contreras 

 

yes, it's Davis Contreras Partners so yes, Randall is involved.

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51 minutes ago, swtsig said:

 

yes, it's Davis Contreras Partners so yes, Randall is involved.

 

...sigh

 

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I wish he would stay in the Galleria Uptown area and leave downtown for the big boys.

He just doesn't have the design chops and finishes down to be screwing up our skyline.

 

 

 

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On 3/5/2019 at 1:24 PM, swtsig said:

 

yes, it's Davis Contreras Partners so yes, Randall is involved.

 

With respect, the name of the company is not "Davis Contreras Partners."  The company is named "DC Partners".  Do you have first-hand knowledge that the D in DC Partners, stands for Davis?  (Not wishing to be tendentious, but I have not been able to unearth any evidence that Randall Davis is part of DC Partners, so I'm genuinely curious.)

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1 hour ago, Houston19514 said:

 

With respect, the name of the company is not "Davis Contreras Partners."  The company is named "DC Partners".  Do you have first-hand knowledge that the D in DC Partners, stands for Davis?  (Not wishing to be tendentious, but I have not been able to unearth any evidence that Randall Davis is part of DC Partners, so I'm genuinely curious.)

This is from a release about the Arabella. I highlighted the Randall Davis relationship.

 

 

Jan Sparks and Michael Snodgrass of Transwestern arranged the financing on behalf of developer Randall Davis of D.C. Partners. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which was part of the equity, allows foreign nationals to obtain an expedited green card in exchange for stimulating the U.S. economy through job creation.

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53 minutes ago, bobruss said:

This is from a release about the Arabella. I highlighted the Randall Davis relationship.

 

 

Jan Sparks and Michael Snodgrass of Transwestern arranged the financing on behalf of developer Randall Davis of D.C. Partners. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which was part of the equity, allows foreign nationals to obtain an expedited green card in exchange for stimulating the U.S. economy through job creation.

 

Interesting.   Thank you.  But it's from Transwestern, not from DC Partners or Randall Davis, so not quite conclusive. 

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On 3/4/2019 at 4:15 AM, Urbannizer said:

Free event being held Thursday March 21st for a “first look” at The Allen. The new design will likely be shown here.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-residences-at-the-allen-friends-family-event-tickets-57735629823?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Anyone planning to attend? 6PM at the Arabella

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1 hour ago, Urbannizer said:

 

Anyone planning to attend? 6PM at the Arabella

 

Should be attending. Anybody want to meet up?

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1 hour ago, Urbannizer said:

 

Anyone planning to attend? 6PM at the Arabella

 

Should be attending. Anybody want to meet up?

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