By Joel Scanlon
Weeks Robinson Properties, a real estate investment and promotion organization based in Atlanta, in collaboration with Avera Companies based in Houston, declared that together they would be promoting a new development in Houston.
The project, Rampart Corporate Center, is a well thought out industrial park spread over 40 ac at West Little York Road and Holliston Road at the center of Houston’s northwest industrial market section. Rampart Corporate Center will include 3 buildings spread over 562,000 sq. ft. Building 100 extends over 131,000 sq. ft. and is a rear-load building that is currently being built and is scheduled to be completed in October.
About 70,500 sq. ft. of Building 100 have already been pre-leased by Restoration Hardware. The second structure is intended to be a 300,000-square-foot cross-dock facility and the third a 132,000-square-foot front-load facility. Infrastructure and site work is on-going for these two buildings.
The CEO of Weeks Robinson Properties, Forrest Robinson, expressed pleasure to come into the Houston construction market along with Avera Companies. He added that the vibrancy of the Houston market is clear from the fact that about 50% of the first building at Rampart has already been pre-leased. Considering the low level of vacancy in Houston’s northwest market section and the very few projects being developed, the project will definitely have many takers.
Building 100 is being designed by Powers Brown Architecture and is being built by Angler Construction. Faron Wiley from the CBRE Group is in charge of leasing Rampart Corporate Center; Carl Mullis and Billy Gold from the CBRE Group represent Restoration Hardware.