AUSTIN—Changes in the at-risk and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD) set-asides are some of the most notable changes proposed in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ (TDHCA) 2008 draft qualified allocation plan (QAP), according to Robbye Meyer, director of...
Austin City Limits
Austin’s booming economy is supporting a positive outlook for the multifamily market, even though there has been an uptick in vacancies through the first three quarters of 2007.
Texas is Tops for Luraline Sales
Lighting manufacturer Luraline has announced its annual Sales Achievement Awards winners. Two out of three of the company's top-selling sales agencies for 2006 hail from Texas. The Lighting Alliance of Dallas, which covers a sales territory ranging from New Mexico to northern Texas and eastward to...
Even as the apartment market here softens, with property managers offering concessions and new construction slackening, out-of-state investors are beginning to discover Corpus Christi.
Houston’s Young Guns
Trammell Crow Residential’s development team in Houston may be young, but they’re hungry.
One Family at a Time in Austin
Austin, Texas— A former addict who’s now in job training and reunited with her daughter, a video editor studying business management with plans to start his own theater center, and a small-plane pilot who lost his home after a back injury and is now working to become a physicians’ assistant: These...
Whole Foods, Austin, TeXas
CHALLENGE Far from the sterile environment of a conventional supermarket, the inviting atmosphere of the Whole Foods Markets encourages shoppers to explore and linger. While retailers favor bright lights to lure customers to displays, general concerns over the use of traditional lamps, specifically...
Commendable Achievement, Outdoor - Frost Bank Tower
With a significant presence both day and night, the Frost Bank Headquarters has created a signature feature for the Austin, Texas, skyline. As lighting design firm Cline Bettridge Bernstein (CBBLD) explains, 'the architect wanted a building that comes to a singular statement at the top; a clear...
Austin, Texas: Incentives to Aid AffordableProjects
The Texas capital is trying to meet its affordable housing demands with an incentive program called SMART (Safe, Mixed-Income, Accessible, Reasonably Priced, Transit-Oriented) Housing.
Austin revives Developers who began their projects in the darkest days of Austin’s apartment crash are finishing their units just in time for a recovery.
Austin, Texas – The leasing office at the Triangle has been busy since the first apartments in the project’s 335-unit first phase opened their doors in fall 2005.