McCord Development – (11/2016) Announced the relocation of their headquarters from downtown Houston to 250 Assay St. in the Redemption Square district located in Generation Park. McCord Development Inc., the developer behind Generation Park, will occupy 17,309 square feet in the building, which is set to deliver in June 2017. McCord will be more than doubling its Houston-area footprint. Currently, McCord Development occupies 6,843 square feet at 1021 Main St. in downtown Houston. Page Southerland Page Architects designed the five-story, Class A office building in partnership with McCord Development, and E.E. Reed Construction LP is the general contractor. There’s one floor of the building remaining for lease.Restaurant and retail space is available on the ground floor of 250 Assay St., the spokesperson said. Houston-based Transwestern is leasing the retail space and McCord is leasing the office space. Over the summer, Houston-based FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI) moved more than 1,000 employees into its new headquarters at Generation Park.

Shoppes at Kingsgate – (10/2016) A 18,600 sf Aldi grocery store and 9,500 sf Dollar Tree has been announced to open in 3Q 2017. Other recent announcements include Fur Babies (5,600 square feet), Liberty Tax (1,100 square feet) and restaurant Wok Wok (1,500 square feet) and Cell Phone Doc (800 square feet).  Schreer Partnership recently purchased the 153,000 square-foot Kingwood Shopping Center where Steinmart is located and plan to change the name to the Shoppes at Kingsgate. Long-term contracts with Steinmart, the dry cleaning business and many of the other existing businesses within the new Shoppes at Kingsgate have been secured. They plan to make each of the buildings have a unique look, change the lighting and landscape to transform it into a gated shopping center that is very user-friendly.

White Lightning – (9/2016) The owners behind Moon Tower Inn and Voodoo Queen will build a 21,000-square-foot country-style bar and lounge at 9506 N. Sam Houston Parkway in April 2017. Main partner Brandon Young says, “We want more of a Vegas-style, really nice (establishment).” He hopes to invite musicians like outlaw country performer Rex Griffith, along with other Texas and big country acts. Young will incorporate some of the Tiki-style drinks from Voodoo, along with some of the carefully chosen local craft beer selections he offers at Moon Tower Inn. “There will be a little bayou lounge with daiquiris, and in the bar and grill we’re gonna have a bunch of craft beer, a small cocktail menu,” he says. As for the food, it will be “Southern fare. Chicken-fried lamb chops, fried black-eyed-peas, gumbo, burgers.” A mechanical bull will also be included.

JLA Realty – (9/2016) Leasing a new space in Kingwood Town Center in order to expand services in the Lake Houston Area.

Escape Room – (9/2016) Recently opened in retail strip center located on Beltway 8 northbound service road just west of West Lake Houston Parkway.

Home2 Suites by Hilton – (8/2016) – Under construction at Northpark Drive and Hwy 59 North Service Road in Village of Northpark – South. Home2 Suites by Hilton provides spacious and stylish suites while our community space offers guests a friendly and casual environment in which to work or play. At each hotel, you’ll find services and amenities that emphasize convenience and customization which includes free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, multi-functional lobby, the Oasis, pet friendly, saline swimming pool, integrated laundry and exercise facility, patio grills, walking path, and more.

Home Depot – (8/2016) – Will be constructed in Summerwood in the Summerwood Village Shopping Center at the Northeast corner of Beltway 8 and West Lake Houston Parkway, located to the left of HEB, behind Chase Bank.

Main Event – (8/2016) – Humble city council has approved plats for MAIN EVENT Entertainment to build in Humble, Texas. Main Event will be located near Costco in Townsen Landing. Main Event is considered a top choice for family entertainment destination for bowling, billiards, laser tag and more.

Whataburger – (8/2016) – New Whataburger under construction at 59 and Will Clayton just south of the Shell Station on East side of the freeway, near the new Woodspring Suites.

Nola’s Oyster Bar & Patio – (8/2016) A New Orleans-inspired full service restaurant that will deliver traditional Louisiana cuisine. Original from the Crescent City, with more than 30 years of experience, Nola’s restaurants plans to open this fall, October 2016 in Kingwood Town Center next to Chachi’s.

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria – (7/2016) The first Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria franchise in Texas opened on July 28, 2016 in the Park Lakes Landing shopping center near Wilson and the Beltway 8 (toll road) at 9635 N Sam Houston Parkway E #400 Humble, TX 77396. Persona’s Neapolitan-style (thin crust) pizza is modeled after the famous pizzerias in Naples and hand-makes their toppings and sauces every morning from local Lake Houston Area-grown veggies. Persona offers customers the ability to pick and choose from over 30. Once you assemble your pizza, Persona bakes it in one of their imported Italian Marra Forni wood fired ovens at 800 degrees with special flour transported from Naples, Italy and cooked in just 90 seconds or less. Persona currently has locations in Santa Barbara, California; Santa Rosa, California; Columbia, South Carolina; and Chicago.

Insperity – (6/2016) Insperity was founded and still headquartered in Kingwood, Tx by a group of local residents nearly 30 years ago. Today Insperity is one of Houston’s premier employers and is one of LHA’s largest employers. They are a comprehensive, full service HR company who provides administrative relief, access to better benefits, reduced liabilities and dedicated HR support so that business owners can spend more time growing their business. In 2016 Insperity announced plans to expand at their current headquarter location at Highway 494 and Kingwood Dr. Phase I of the 32 acre expansion calls for a new four story building, four story parking garage that will house 200 employees currently located at offices throughout Houston. Ground breaking took place October 2015 with a planned completion timeline of Q1 2017. The new building called “Center Four” is a 100,000 square foot, four story building with an adjacent three-level garage. Derek Laws, managing director of corporate real estate facilities operation at Insperity said “We wanted something that fits into the campus, but take the next steps in terms of design and providing updated space for our employees; so, very high ceilings, very airy, very bright, very efficient.”

Chiron Communications Services – (5/2016) purchased the 4,000 sf office building on 1.5 acres at 1226 Hamblen Road in Kingwood for its headquarters. Mark Wimberly of Houston Commercial Development represented the seller, Aviation & Marketing International.

Atascocita Retail Strip Center – (4/2016) Baker Katz has started to redevelop a retail center at 7140 FM 1960 near West Lake Houston Parkway in Atascocita. Verizon Wireless will open a 4,000-square-foot store in the development, which consists of two buildings totaling 33,000 square feet. The 15 current tenants will remain open during construction. Baker Katz purchased the property last summer. Updates to the parking lot and new signage is planned as part of the renovations.

Schlotzsky’s – (4/2016) leased 2,740 square feet at 12230 West Lake Houston Parkway. Mark Raines and Matt Parsons of JLL represented the tenant. TPC Real Estate’s Peter Licata represented the landlord, West Lake Village, LLC.

Party City – (3/2016) will re-locate to the Deerbook Marketplace (Hwy 59 North, before Townsen Blvd). The new, larger store site will be situated next to the Justice tween and girls clothing store, across the street from the strip center where Ulta, Kirkland’s and Pier One Imports is located. The store stated an opening date of October 2016.

Petco – (3/2016) A new and updated Petco location is under constructed in Humble, Texas. The new location will be in the Humblewood Shopping Center and will move into a large retail space vacated by previous tenant Conn’s HomePlus. Conn’s will occupy the anchor site which formerly housed Kroger’s which re-located to a new Kroger Signature Store just a few blocks away on FM 1960 East.

Costco – (3/2016) Located in Townsen Landing, 21802 Townsen Boulevard West, Humble, TX 77338, the site is 18.9 acre with a 148,000 sf facility. A grand opening ceremony was held on March 18, 2016.   . Not only does Costco provide savings for products to businesses and consumers the company has been recognized throughout the country for providing its employees with real living wages – the highest in the industry – and for its ethical business practices.

Rooms To Go – (3/2016) The City of Humble announced a new Rooms To Go distribution facility will be constructed in Air 59 Commerce Park at Hwy 59 between Will Clayton Pkwy and Burdom Rd.

Waffle House – (3/2016) the sale of a 0.7 acre tract of land at the northwest corner of Will Clayton Parkway and Vine Forest Drive in Humble was announced in late February. The site will be the location of a Waffle House restaurant. Construction is expected to start by Q4 2016.

Buffalo Wild Wings – (1/2016) Buffalo Wild Wings has signed a lease to move into the Atascocita Plaza shopping center at 6900 FM 1960 East.

Back Pew Brewing – (1/2016) Back Pew Brewing is setting up shop in an old church located at 26452 Sorters McClellan Road in Porter. Houston native and owner Bobby Harl also uses his scientific knowledge to create consistent brews. There are two buildings on the site. Harl is transforming a large metal structure into a production site, the older sanctuary will become a tasting room. The property consists of 14 acres and Harl plans to take advantage of the space, bringing out food trucks and encouraging his customers to bring out chairs and sit outside for a picnic along with Saturday tours of the production facility, complete with beer tastings. Bars all around the Houston area are already interested in setting up taps for Back Pew brews.

Plain’s State Bank – (1/2016) Recently completed construction of a Plains State Bank Annex on a tract of land near Bush Intercontinental Airport adjacent to the 12,000 sf. Plains State Bank headquarters building located at Business FM 1960 West at Kenswick Dr. The new facility will house bank back office operations. “Our focus is to prioritize bank services to owner-managed private businesses,” CEO Milan Saunders said. “We provide government guaranteed loans and we also specialize in loans to small businesses. We have state-of-the-art technical services, which bring banking technology directly to their offices with Internet banking and remote-capture banking devices. We give quick attention to our customers.” Lori Geiger, executive vice president of Plains State Bank and Saunders’ daughter, said, “We’re a true community bank.” Plains State Bank gives personal attention to the customers and is another alternative to big banks. It’s a community conscious financial institution providing well-paying jobs to their employees who are very professional and most of them have master’s degrees.

Dick’s Sporting Goods – (1/2016) General Growth Properties announced a lease to open a new Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2016 at Deerbrook Mall.

Westlake Marketplace – (1/2016) Fidelis Partners is building a new retail center on over 65 acres at the northwest corner of the Betway 8 and West Lake Houston Pkwy intersection, in front of Summer Creek High School. The shopping center will provide 600,000 SF of commercial retail with a proposed movie theater. Construction of the 125,000 sf Kroger anchor began in late 2015. Kroger shared their plans to be “more than just a grocery store” by offering; fresh and organic products, house wares and small appliances, children’s essentials and a Baby World section, pet care, a pharmacy with two lanes for prescription pick-ups, fashion and apparel items, chef-prepared items, a Wellness area, an 18 pump fuel center, Murray’s Cheese shop, expanded craft beer and wine selection and a sit-down section for guests to enjoy a Pan-Asian bistro and prepared sushi. Kroger plans to employ 350 full-time and part-time jobs. Other confirmed tenants that have been announced (8/2016) include Osh Kosh, Carter’s Kids, Famous Footwear, Nails of America, Old Navy – 12,500 sf,     Marshalls – 23,000 sf, Ross – 25,000 sf, Ulta, PetSmart – 17,041 sf, Michaels, Burlington – 50,000 sf, Dick’s Sporting Goods – 50,088 sf, Five Below, Wendy’s, Menchies, UPS Store, Sports Clips, James Avery, Summer China Diner, GNC, Massage Heights, Amazing Lash, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Freebirds, MOD Pizza, Mama Fu’s, T-Mobile, Mattress Firm, UPS Store, Taco Cabana, Signature Smiles, The Pho, and SuperCuts.

FM 1960 Commercial Development – (10/2015) Three separate commercial projects taking place on the parcel of land situated on westbound side of FM 1960 between Deerbrook Park Blvd and Townsen Blvd. One section will be a 50,000 sf Trampoline park featuring a zip line, human hamster ball and more. Another development in this tract of land is a proposed 80,000 sf retail center, of which the particular tenants have not yet been announced. Finally a 228 unit multifamily development with two and three story buildings called Willow Bend.

West Lake Village – (8/2015) 39,000 sf retail strip center located at West Lake Houston Pkwy across from Summer Creek High School, adjacent to Texas Bay Area Credit Union. (4/2016) – Mama Fu’s Asian House leased 2,350 sf in Westlake Marketplace at 10373 N. Sam Houston Parkway along with (8/2016) Akashi Sushi and Schlotzsky’s Deli.

ShowBiz Cinemas – (8/2015) Dallas-based ShowBiz Cinemas plans to nearly double its number of theaters in Texas, adding three new locations in the Houston area. Two upcoming Lake Houston Area locations include: Beltway 8 and Highway 90, will have 12 screens; a northeast Houston location, at Beltway 8 and Wilson Road, will have 10 screens and 14 bowling lanes. Prior to the expansion, ShowBiz Cinemas only had one Houston-area location, in Kingwood, where construction is currently underway on an expansion to add an SDX auditorium and a bar amenity. SDX auditoriums include floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall 70-foot screens and immersive Dolby Atmos sound. See conceptual site map here.

Kroger Signature Store Humble – (8/2015) The new Kroger Signature store is around 45,000 square feet larger than their previous location along the U.S. Highway 59 feeder and Business FM 1960. The new 104,000 sf store is located at 9475 FM 1960 Humble. The previous Kroger has been serving customers for 36 years; many customers and community agree that it is time for a newer and larger grocery store. The demographics for this particular store are interesting since it is one-third caucasian, one-third Hispanic and one-third African American; there are a lot of products this store will have that none of other stores will have because it is what our customers purchase often at this location.

Hampton Inn Atascocita – (8/2015) a new hotel is being built at the intersection of FM 1960 and Moon Trail Drive in Atascocita, the official name of the property will be the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Houston/Atascocita. “The property will have 73 rooms and expected to open the first quarter of 2017″ says Tiffany Wilson, with Hampton Hotels.

Summerwood Veterinarian Clinic – (8/2015) will break ground on a new location on West Lake Houston Pkwy at Beltway 8.     

Shops at Breakwater – (7/2015) Located at northeast corner of West Lake Houston Pkwy and Breakwater Path Dr. total 15,000 sf center, 1,200 – 15,000 sf space for lease, and 1.3 acre pad site ground lease or build to suite.

FM 1960 overpass @ railroad tracks – (12/2015) The eastern portion (directly behind Harris Construction) was purchased by a company who shared conceptual plans to build a medical Office Facility. The western portion (near the RR and the Cemetary) has been tentative plans for a storage unit facility.   

Neighborhood Wal Mart – The new 38,000 sf Eagle Springs Neighborhood Wal Mart will create 90 jobs and offer added convenience to Eagle Spring and surrounding residents a quick and close place to purchase groceries without having to travel further away through heavily congested residential traffic in the area. Scheduled to open early 2015.

Xcution – In 2014 Xcution, a management consulting firm founded in Kingwood, ranked #10 on the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 List. In 2013 Xcution made #13.

GHL Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation – Lake Houston Area based business ranked #25 in 2014 by the Houston Business Journal 2014 Fastest Growing Women Owned Businesses. They ranked #20 on that same list in 2013.

Proje Inc – Lake Houston Area based business ranked #28 by the Houston Business Journal 2014 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Effex Management Solutions – Lake Houston Area based business ranked #59 by the Houston Business Journal 2014 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Best Western Humble – The LHA EDP is working with an individual who purchased a piece of commercial property on FM 1960 just east of Wilson Rd. with plans to construct a medium to small sized hotel. Nov 2014

The Egg And I Restaurant – Opened a 3600 sf restaurant located in the IZZY Plaza at Sam Houston Parkway and Wilson Rd. in late 2014. David Miller, Director of Real Estate for E&I Holdings, Inc. says, “This will be our 1st restaurant in Humble and our 13th in the Greater Houston area”. The restaurant will also offer a free private meeting room, free Wi-Fi and a great patio area. Northwinds Commercial Realty says “the four building retail center, Izzy Plaza, is about 70% occupied with lots of strong, interested parties coming out every day.

Cavendar’s – Opened summer 2014. Located at 9225 FM 1960 Bypass in Humble, TX.

La Quinta Inn – Located at Atascocita Rd. and Town Center Blvd. Scheduled to open end of summer 2014. Business and leisure travelers will be able to take advantage of free breakfast, free high-speed internet, and a fitness center. 

Firehouse Subs – Plan to open a new location in Humble, located in the Townsen Crossing Center on FM 1960 W near Wal-Mart and newly constructed Kroger. This location opened in June 2014.

Valero Corner Store – (3/2014) Big Diamond has purchased two acres on the north side of FM 1960 just west of Townsen Blvd in Humble. Jim Bavaset represented the buyer. The seller, 5P Development, was represented by Todd Edmonds of Colliers International and Mark Davis of Davis Commercial Real Estate.

Kingwood Enclave – (3/2014) Houston-based Davis Commercial Development is currently in the process of securing For Sale, Lease or Build-To-Suit tenants for an office building site located near 19700 Kingwood Drive, just one block west of Kingwood Medical Center. This project features eight individual building sites that can accommodate buildings from 3,000 SF to 6,000 SF and can be combined to accommodate up to 20,000 SF.

Domino’s Pizza – (3/2014) Announced it has leased 2,500 SF in the Atascocita Plaza Shopping Center.

APAC Customer Services – a leader in global customer care outsourced services and solutions, has added 1000 jobs in its Humble, TX service center. APAC is a global leader of Customer Care business process outsourcing services and solutions including sales, customer care, technical support, and back-office services. APAC Customer Services’ clients include some of the most recognized brands in the world across all major market verticals. APAC operates via a world-class technology and operational delivery platform that spans North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Humble Office located at 3200 FM 1960 West. For more information –

Mattress One – leased 4,200 SF in West Lake Crossing at F.M. 1960 East near W. Lake Houston Pkwy. Feb 2014

Courtyard by Marriott – Located at the intersection of Northpark Plaza Dr and Eastex Freeway Service Rd. at entrance of Kingwood, opened January 28, 2014. The 115 room hotel features The Bistro, a 200 person meeting room a separate boardroom for conferences and meetings and employs over 35 workers.

Holiday Inn Express – Located at 5616 FM 1960 next door to Spring Hill BBQ. Created over 15 new jobs for the area. Opened March 2014

Parkway Family Mazda – The Kingwood car dealership is undergoing a $2 million renovation project, which broke ground in August and is expected to wrap up some time in early 2014.

Commercial Pad Sites Available – (1/2014) New commercial property recently went on market on Southside of Northaprk Dr & Loop 494 and will soon be occupied by retail businesses. No news on specific future tenants at this point due to confidentiality.

Aldi Discount Grocery – Known for its low prices, sells produce, meat and other grocery items generally sold under its own label, will open one of 15 new Houston stores at 6900 FM 1960 East. Aldi’s Humble store at 8755 FM 1960 will open Jan. 23, 2014.

Union Kitchen – After opening their first location three years ago in 2011 in the Bellaire Area and a second in Memorial The Union Kitchen opened their third location in Kingwood at 23918 Hwy. 59 N in October 2013.

CVS Pharmacy – Newly constructed CVS Pharmacy located at 8800 FM 1960 in Humble. Opened November 2013.

Petco – The national chain recently opened a new location in Kingwood at 810 Kingwood Dr. Opened in October 2013

Grand Texas Theme Park – Site work began in July 2013, and ground breaking was scheduled to begin later that year. The park will feature seven theme areas related to Texas history and culture. The 640-acre park will have seven theme areas related to Texas history and culture. Grand Texas will be managed by Innovative Leisure Partners. Brae Burn Construction Company, based in Houston, will serve as the contractor for the first phase of construction. Dallas-based GHA Architects will design the park.

Fall Creek Plaza – Newly constructed retail strip center located on the eastbound Sam Houston Pkwy/Beltway 8 in Fall Creek at 15400 Vantage Parkway West. The Combined 100,000 SF retail strip center opened late 2013.

Dunkin Donuts – Opened a 3,806 SF in the Orleans Shopping Center on West Lake Houston Pkwy. First location in the Houston expansion for DD. Jonathan Hicks of Davis Commercial rep’d the tenant; Janet Maas of century 21 represented the land lord Compass Care Holdings. Opened October 2013

Longhorn Steakhouse – Opened a new facility in Humble on a pad site at Deerbrook Mall in 2013.

Red Wing Shoes – Celebrated the grand opening of new retail location at 9441 FM 1960 West in July 2013.

Gateway Buildings I and II – Lausrus Corp. a private real estate investor/developer has acquired the two Class A, 270k (combined) SF buildings located at 15333 John F Kennedy Blvd Houston, TX 77032. The six and eight story buildings will undergo upgrades and renovations to the lobby, corridors and bathroom facilities. Opened in June 2013

HEB Summerwood – Located at 12680 West Lake Houston Pkwy in Summerwood. An 88,000-square-foot stand-alone with all of the features of a grocery store in addition to a car wash and gas station with regular and diesel gas for customers. Opened in September 2010. A new Carl Jr’s was constructed on a pad site at HEB Summerwood and opened in late 2013.

The Overlook – Opened May 2013, located at 20114 Pinehurst Drive Atascocita, TX 77346. The Overlook made significant remodel and improvements on the previous 22 acre Atascocita Country Club and will provide beautiful spaces and dining for weddings, corporate events, private retreats, reunions and more.

Johnny’s Pizza House – The new location is at Kings Lake Estates, 20669 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. The establishment will provide a sports bar themed atmosphere serving food and beverages. Opened in April 2013.

At Home Store – Opened a new location at 9450 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W, Humble, TX 77338 in 2011.

Academy Sports and Outdoors has leased 95,000 SF, and Burlington Coat Factory has leased 73,000 SF of the former Kmart store. Cheddar’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, and Freebird’s also built restaurants on pad sites in the front. Opened in 2011

Goody Goody Liquor – Opened their first large scale liquor store in the Houston Area in Humble at 9805 FM 1960 west of Pappasito’s.

Commercial State Bank – Opened in June 2011 located at 10203 Birchridge Drive Suite 100 Humble, TX 77338.

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