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October 2017- Houston

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THE POST OAK Developer: Tilman Fertitta Address: 1510 West Loop South Completion Date: 2018 Tilman Fertitta's 38-story tower that's rising next to his Landry's world-headquarters building on Post Oak Boulevard will have just 20 residences and a 250-room luxury hotel with the largest ballroom in the Galleria and Uptown area, Mastro's Steakhouse and Willie G's restaurants and a Rolls-Royce showroom. These residences will be among the most coveted (and most expensive) rents in the city. Houston's most famous billionaire may have a new toy (he's the owner-to-be of the Houston Rockets), but anyone who watched season two of his Billion Dollar Buyer CNBC television show knows just how special and personal The Post Oak is to him. Hoops will not take Fertitta away from making sure his legacy building is perfect in every way. See more on The Post Oak on page 44. 86 KIRBY COLLECTION Developer: Thor Equities Address: 3200 Kirby Drive Completion Date: December 2017 This $125 million residential, retail and office project from Thor Equities will lord over one of Houston's busiest streets in the Upper Kirby District, and its elliptic tower shape is designed to make sure every unit has a view. The 25-story residential tower has 199 units with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop terrace, clubhouse, cabanas and a Sky View lounge, as well as 65,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. MARLOWE Developer: Randall Davis, and Roberto Contreras, DC Partners Address: 1311 Polk Street Completion Date: 2018 Developer Randall Davis saved the landmark Rice Hotel 22 years ago by converting the historic building into the Rice Lofts, thus ensuring it would not become another Houston teardown. He's back downtown with an ultra- modern 20-story building, with the recent topping out of the Marlowe. With a soaring lobby, this tower brings a sense of showmanship to downtown living with its façade resembling a pin-stripe suit and its 22 floor plans named Brando, New man and Redford. The Marlowe is short walk to The Toyota Center and Discovery Green, and has all the requisite massage, sauna and steam rooms. Residents receive memberships to the Downtown Club and its tennis, racquetball, squash, basketball, and exercise facilities. After all, you'll want to look good getting your mail in this building. MANDELL MONTROSE D e v e l o p e r : M i d t o w n / U p t o w n Development Partners Address: 2312 Commonwealth Completion Date: 2019 One of Houston's most coveted and historic neighborhoods has been one of the slowest high-rise lifestyle adopters. Mandell Montrose wants to change that. This new 24-story, seven-story mid-rise, designed by Mirador Group and inspired by New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, took over the site of another canceled mid-rise. There will be only four condos per floor, with residences averaging 2,400 square feet of living space. Outdoor terraces are standard, keeping with the Montrose neighborhood feel. Kirby Collection Marlowe Mimosa Terrace MIMOSA TERRACE Developer: Citiscape Address: 2240 Mimosa Drive Completion Date: Not determined Why can't you have a yard in the sky? This new seven-story, 11-unit Upper Kirby mid-rise project aims to redefine how people look at green spaces in condominiums. Mimosa Terrace's units come with a terrace, some as large as 3,200 square feet. With a maximum of two units per floor, Citiscape chief designer Victoria Lee has enough room to make the outdoor spaces a priority. Then again, with the residences ranging from 4,400 square feet to the 9,800-square- foot, top-floor penthouse, space itself is one of Mimosa's luxuries. Mimosa Terrace The Moderne Rice Village THE MODERNE RICE VILLAGE Developer: 1 Tangley 2016, LP Address: 2406 Tangley Road Completion Date: December 2017 Jacob Sudhoff brings a youthful touch to a Houston development scene, and there's no building where this may show more than The Moderne, with but one residence per floor. — The Moderne is a sleek seven floors with but six units, with no doorman, fitness center or pool in order to keep association fees low. Units start at $1.4 million and all are 2,690 square feet, with private keyed elevator access to each unit. Privacy and high-tech amenities are a priority, so it shouldn't be a surprise when Sudhoff lets slip that he's considering using a drone delivery service at The Moderne. "You need to be thinking three, five, 10 years ahead when you're planning these buildings," he says. "You can't become outdated." Designed by Cameron Armstrong Architects and Mirador Group, the building sits on the property where the late Houston artist Charles Schorre had his home and studio. (continued on page 88)

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