Real Estate Representation Representative Matters

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  • Represented private property owner in negotiation of quasi-public easement construction and maintenance agreement with the City of Waco
  • Represented purchaser in connection with acquisition of retail properties
  • Represented local landlord in negotiation and preparation of various retail leases with both national chains and local businesses
  • Represented tenant company in negotiation and preparation of office leases for branches statewide, including the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and South Texas metroplexes
  • Representation of the developer of a multi-phase, mixed-use, urban infill development in Houston.
  • Representation of a developer and operator of multi-unit residential facilities.
  • Represented a North American midstream energy logistics and infrastructure company in connection with securing a long-term ground lease covering approximately 75 acres of unimproved land for the development and operation of a rail terminal.
  • Represented the developer of a 30-acre mixed use development in College Station, Texas, including multifamily, hospitality and retail components.
  • Preparation of condominium declaration and related governance documents for mixed-use condominium project in Houston.
  • 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 the developer of master-planned communities in the purchase of raw land for residential construction.
  • 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 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 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