Real Estate Representation Representative Matters

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  • Represented developer in drafting subdivision restrictions and related property owner association governance documents.
  • Represented real estate developers in the acquisition of raw land for residential construction.
  • Represented the buyer of a privately-owned golf course in Austin County, Texas.
  • Represented the borrower in a $65 million refinancing of the retail component of a mixed-used development.
  • Represented the developer in the acquisition and development of a multi-building industrial business park, including a multi-building lease with an international chemical manufacturing company.
  • Represented an international plastics and chemicals manufacturer and distributor in the acquisition, lease and rail service of a build-to-suit, rail-served industrial distribution center.
  • Negotiation of Chapter 380 and development and reimbursement agreements with various utility districts and private water and wastewater service providers.
  • Represented the purchaser of waterfront property adjacent to the Port of Texas City from a subsidiary of Dow Corning.
  • Preparation of restrictive covenants for master-planned mixed-use communities in Dallas-Fort Worth region, including various subordinate restrictive covenants and condominium documentations.
  • Representation of a developer and operator of multi-unit Alzheimer’s residential facilities
  • Representation of the developer of a multi-phase, mixed-use, urban infill development in the negotiation of the underlying development services agreement and the negotiation of a long-term lease agreement with a regional grocer as the key tenant for the first phase.
  • Represented an oil and gas processing company in the sale of 44 acres of property along with related operating assets in Baytown, Texas, to a newly-formed portfolio company focused on purchasing and developing refined-products logistics and processing assets.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition out of bankruptcy of petrochemical refinery, including vested rights for development of barge facilities.
  • Represented purchaser, a railroad service/logistics provider, in $250 million acquisition of 11,000 acre industrial park, reputed to be the world’s fifth-largest industrial park, including 57 miles of rail infrastructure, barge terminals and Houston Ship Channel access.
  • Represented the developer of master-planned communities in the purchase of raw land for residential construction.
  • Represented Midway in $150,000,000 refinancing of major mixed-use development in Houston, Texas.
  • Represented Midway in amendments of master ground lease with Texas A&M University and preparation of multi-tiered subleases in connection with development of an approximately 50 acre mixed-use project in College Station, Texas.
  • Represented various landlords and real estate developers in the negotiation of office and retail leases with national chains and local tenants.
  • Represented the developer of a luxury hotel in downtown Houston in the acquisition and development of the property, including capital formation and construction financing.
  • Preparation of condominium declaration and related governance documents for mixed-use condominium project in the City of Houston, Texas.
  • Represented developer/purchaser of 100+ acres ($9MM) in Bexar County (San Antonio area) in acquisition and negotiation of development agreements with adjacent owners and San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) for provision of utility service.
  • Represented developer/purchaser in acquisition of 300+ acres in Harris County ($6MM) and negotiation of water and sewer service contracts.
  • Represented developer/purchaser of acreage and residential lots in Fort Bend County, and related negotiation of development and cost reimbursement agreements with City and municipal utility district.
  • Represented developer in drafting of subdivision restrictions and related property owner association governance documents for mixed-use project in Frisco, Texas.
  • Represented Houston-based development company in its purchase, finance and re-finance of various warehouse, office and manufacturing spaces in Houston and surrounding areas.
  • Represented Trendmaker Homes, Inc. in the sale of its developer rights to Cross Creek Ranch, a master-planned community located outside of Houston.
  • Represented private equity investors in the formation of partnership and syndication for acquisition of 942 acres of land in Napa Valley for development of vineyards and winery.
  • Represented a major developer in connection with development, construction and leasing of multiple mid-level office complexes on Sandhill Road in Silicon Valley.
  • Represented a physician group in connection with establishing a commercial condominium for medical facilities and offices.
  • Represented 130 ac. petrochemical plant for nearly 10 years in connection with a variety of real estate matters including easements for pipeline corridors, plant expansions, environmental issues, industrial district agreements and other property tax issues, street abandonments, licenses and leases with abutting property owners, analysis of bulkhead permits and leases of submerged lands in Houston Ship Channel, and coordination and appraisal of real estate collateral for corporate financings.
  • Represented a petrochemical plant as the host plant in connection with development of electrical cogeneration facility in Channelview, Texas.
  • Represented family office for high net worth individuals from the Middle East in connection with the acquisition, environmental matters and disposition of multiple 100+ acre tracts in Galveston, Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties, and 12-acre residential tract in River Oaks, Houston.
  • Represented Eastman Chemical Company as the host plant in connection with development of electrical cogeneration facilities in Columbia, South Carolina and Longview, Texas.
  • Represented Sugarland Properties in connection with modification of 2-unit retail/apartment complex commercial condominium in Sugar Land Town Square to establish a second-tier sub-condo regime for residential sales in apartment complex unit.
  • Represented The Woodlands Development Company in connection with the sale of land for multi-family project.
  • Represented a California private equity investor in connection with entity formation, acquisition and renovation of three multi-family projects in Texas.
  • Represented an international shipping terminal company in connection with comprehensive title analysis and detailed assessment of numerous rail, utility and pipeline easements, licenses, leases and rights in 600+ acre industrial complex, including lease of submerged lands in Houston Ship Channel.
  • Represented an international investment group in connection with the structural stabilization of 10-story office building after exfoliation of stone paneling from building exterior, including implementation of emergency safety measures, coordination of emergency repair contractors and engineers with City Code enforcement officials, structural assessment and pre-development issues.
  • Represented an owner in connection with the sale of multi-tenant industrial warehouse for $16,000,000.
  • Represented Canyon Johnson Urban Fund and Centurion Investments joint venture in connection with sale of Hotel Icon, Houston, Texas.
  • Represented a Houston-based real estate industrial acquisition and development company in connection with various build-to-suit industrial developments nationwide, including acquisition, disposition and capital formation.
  • Represented a major regional health care system in the disposition of a 138-unit retirement and health care center.
  • Represented the purchaser of an approximately 55,000 square foot, single-tenant facility located within the Tuscany Technology Center, a 600,000 square-foot multi-building office and industrial park development in northeast Austin, Texas.
  • Represented the developer of master-planned communities in the sale of retail parcels to a national retail developer.
  • Represented the seller of a pair of Class A office buildings with approximately 200,000 total square feet to a national real estate investment fund.
  • Represented a developer in connection with the acquisition of raw land and development of stand-alone acute and emergency care medical facilities throughout Texas.
  • Represented the purchaser of a multi-tenant retail center located in the Energy Corridor, Houston, Texas.
  • Represented a large residential developer in the sale of approximately 45 acres for retail development at the intersection of Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway.
  • Represented Midway in the financing and development of office, retail and multifamly projects related to the revitalization of Levy Park in the Upper Kirby area of Houston.
  • Represented developers and acquirers of retail, multifamily, single purpose build-to-suit and other income producing property in sale-leaseback transactions.
  • Represented a Houston-based development firm in land acquisition and construction of mid-rise office building product in Houston and Austin.
  • Represented a Houston-based development firm in the land acquisition for and construction and leasing of low and mid-rise office and/or medical office buildings (buildings of approximately 150,000 – 250,000 square feet) in Houston, Austin and Dallas.
  • Represented a Houston-based full-service real estate company for over 25 years in connection with the acquisition and leasing of multiple office buildings in the Houston and Austin markets.
  • Represented a Texas-based real estate company in the acquisition and repositioning of over 2 million square feet of office building product in Houston.
  • Represented a Houston-based developer of mid-sized shopping centers in Houston area.
  • Represented a Houston-based developer of strip centers and retail pad developments in Houston, Austin and surrounding areas, including build-to-suit and ground lease transaction.
  • Represented a Houston-based developer in the acquisition, leasing and construction of community shopping centers in master planned communities in Houston and vicinity.
  • Development of Bull Creek Center, Austin, Texas, on ground lease from owner.
  • Acquisition and Repositioning of West Hill Mall, Huntsville.
  • Represented a local development group in connection with the development of mixed-use lifestyle center in Houston.
  • Represented a Brown Fields Redevelopment Company in connection with the acquisition of former electrical generating facility for redevelopment of a residential community.
  • Represented an international investment group formed by Houston-based developer in the acquisition, redevelopment, financing and sale of the 200-acre office park in Northwest Houston, and conversion to mixed-use residential and commercial master-planned project.
  • Represented an Austin-based development company in connection with 100+ acre Austin business park development.
  • Represented a large residential development and home-building company in the  development of a 3,000 acre mixed-use residential and commercial subdivision in Ft. Bend County, Texas.
  • Represented a large residential development and home-building company in the development of approximately 300 acre residential subdivision in Fort Bend County/Hwy 288 area.
  • Represented a large residential development and home-building company in the development of a 550+ acre large-lot subdivision in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Represented a large residential development and home-building company in the development of a 3,000 acre residential mixed commercial and residential subdivision in far West Houston, near Grand Parkway.
  • Represented a large residential development and home-building company in the development of a 400+ acre residential subdivision in far West Houston, Fry Road/I-10 area.
  • Represented a local developer in the development, acquisition and expansion of distribution and warehouse facilities in Houston.
  • Represented a Houston-based development company in connection with purchase to build for resale of lease warehouse, office/service and manufacturing space, including crane-served warehouse buildings, in Houston and surrounding areas, and leasing of existing building portfolio.
  • Represented a New York-based real estate hedge fund investor in connection with the development of the San Antonio 1,000-room Grand Hyatt Convention Center Hotel.
  • Represented a developer of the Houstonian, a complex including high-rise condominium product, a hotel and conference center, a health and fitness club and related amenities, beginning with land assembly, construction, financing and sale.
  • Lead counsel for a global leader in resort and executive center business in connection with acquisition, development, financing and disposition of conference resorts and conference hotels in the United States, Canada and Europe.
  • Represented a Houston-based development company in land acquisition, financing, construction and disposition of multifamily properties in Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida.
  • Represented a Houston-based real estate company in development, acquisition and disposition of multifamily projects in Houston and surrounding areas.
  • Represented developer in connection with construction, development, ground leasing, leasing and management of medical office buildings.
  • Represented METRO as lessee in connection with 230,000 sf office lease, largest lease in City of Houston in the year lease was executed; represented METRO in connection with land acquisition and construction contract for development of owner occupied 14-story office building.
  • Represented an international engineering and manufacturing company in the acquisition of land; construction contract and construction financing for initial manufacturing facility; coordination of engineering and capacity contracts with regional drainage facility for off-site detention; additional land acquisition, design/engineering and construction of expansion facilities.
  • Represented an English investment fund in connection with acquisition and redevelopment of multiple retail shopping center projects in California.
  • Represented an English private equity group in connection with acquisition, renovation, leasing, management and disposition of portfolio of office buildings in Houston.
  • Represented Kelsey Seybold Clinic in land acquisition, design and construction of headquarters facilities near Texas Medical Center, and multiple suburban primary care clinics in the Greater Houston area.
  • Represented Kelsey Seybold Clinic in connection with the sale of land in Texas Medical Center for development of SLEH/John O’Quinn Medical Tower, lease of temporary medical office and medical treatment facilities during construction, and anchor lease in new Medical Tower.
  • Represented TGS Cedar Port Partners, L.P. in connection with the acquisition of the largest industrial park in the greater Houston market, comprising of approximately 10,600 acres of unimproved land, a 300,000 square-foot rail-served warehouse on approximately 18 acres of land, and approximately 56 miles of rail and associated storage yards, switches and appurtenances.

Business Group Contacts

Steve Kesten

  • Shareholder, Business Group Chair
  • 832.615.4246
  • E-mail Steve

Gary W. Miller

  • Founding Shareholder, Business Group
  • 832.615.4218
  • E-mail Gary