It’s incredible how quickly 2018 has zipped along to the end. This is the time of the year we pause and reflect, analyze the year behind us and look ahead with great anticipation for the year to come. We consider what went well and look for opportunities for growth.
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Tarantino Properties was pleased to introduce our newly revamped website and online community where we frequently share insights, knowledge, and experience in the form of daily articles, videos, press releases, and other information. The real estate industry is ever changing, but Tarantino remains ahead of the competition by embracing innovative practices by covering a variety of topics that may help provide valuable information about commercial and multifamily property management and real estate.
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Honored at 2018 World Homeless Day Awards
Tarantino Properties was humbled and honored to be recognized at the 2018 World Homeless Day Awards. The event recognizes partners of the Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit aimed at ending homelessness in and around Houston. Tarantino Properties was named a “Harvey Hero” for the exemplary work they did to help the community recover. The Coalition for the Homeless noted the incredible commitment that Tarantino showed in those weeks and months after the storm.
Tarantino Honored at 2018 World Homeless Day Awards
Investing Tips for Beginners
Commercial real estate investing represents the potential to build massive wealth. It offers several advantages over smaller, residential investments including higher income potential, steady cash flow, and lower vacancy risks. With all the possible benefits, it can seem like a safe bet. However, without doing your due diligence, you could get stuck with a less than desirable property.
Commercial Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners
Looking Forward to 2019
It’s our honor to serve all your management, brokerage, leasing, and renovation services needs. We thank each one of you for your continued partnership and trust. At Tarantino Properties, we are excited to see all 2019 will bring to our valued clients. Here’s to a festive New Year’s Eve and the best year yet in 2019. From all of us at Tarantino Properties, Happy New Year!
Tarantino was awarded the management and leasing for Harlingen Corners, a 228,208 square foot retail center, located at the major intersection of Dixieland Street and US Expressway 83 in Harlingen, Texas. The retail center, built in 2008, 2014 and 2016, consists of a strong National tenant mix. Some of the major tenants are Logan’s Roadhouse, Burlington, Verizon, Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshalls, Ulta, Kirkland’s and The Children’s Place.
Harlingen is ranked #3 in the nation for having a low cost of living according to the Council for Community and Economic Research and is situated in the heart of the booming Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. In addition, the property has significant frontage on US Expressway 83 (1,285 feet), the main traffic corridor within the Rio Grande Valley. The area is the highest density of retail space in the city and the property sits directly across the street from the new Bass Pro Shops and Valle Vista Mall, which both draw increasing regional traffic to the area.
Tarantino has a strong presence in the Rio Grande Valley servicing the area including Brownsville, Port Isabel, and Harlingen, for over 20 years with major retail centers and multifamily properties.
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Tarantino Properties was humbled and honored to be recognized at the 2018 World Homeless Day Awards. The event recognized partners of the Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit aimed at ending homelessness in and around Houston.
The Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development, advocacy, and coordination of community strategies to prevent and end homelessness. For several years, the Coalition has commemorated World Homeless Day and honored those who are critical to the work being done.
After Hurricane Harvey
After Harvey, The Coalition for the Homeless began reaching out to partners of The Way Home (the local homeless response system) to get up to the minute information on shelters and other services, and provided updates as frequently as possible. Without the help and assistance of these partners and volunteers, many stranded Houstonians would not have received the timely help they needed.
Tarantino Properties: A Harvey Hero
Tarantino Properties was named a “Harvey Hero” for the exemplary work they did to help the community recover. The Coalition for the Homeless noted the incredible commitment that Tarantino showed in those weeks and months after the storm.
Putting Community First
Hurricane Harvey devastated Southeast Texas, with the greater Houston area seeing at least 50 inches of rain. Hundreds of thousands of families were driven from their homes due to massive flooding. Tarantino Properties jumped into action, offering their time and resources to help their fellow Houstonians, and they continue to put the community first.
The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston needs your help. Please visit their site to volunteer, donate, or learn more about the work they do in Houston/Harris County.
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On September 11, 2018, Peggy Rougeou, Tarantino’s Director of Leasing, was pleased to speak at the Women in Real Estate Summit in Houston, Texas. The event focused on the contributions of women in the commercial real estate sector, the challenges they face and the industry as a whole.
Each path into this industry was different, but women can definitely participate in commercial real estate and be leaders in the industry. – Peggy Rougeou
Women in Real Estate: Houston
The event featured several discussions focused around the gender gap, lessons learned from industry leaders, and a look to the future. Peggy sat on a panel with 4 other distinguished speakers and 1 moderator to discuss the early female pioneers that emerged in the commercial real estate industry.
The Discussion Panel
- Moderator: Gary Maler, Director, Texas A&M Real Estate Center
- Edna Meyer-Nelson, President & CEO, The Richland Group
- Cyndee Smith, Sr. VP/Retail/Land Services, Oldham Goodwin
- Rhonda Sands, Sr. VP, Green Bank
- Peggy Rougeou, Tarantino Properties, Director of Leasing
Past, Present and Future
The panel discussed early female pioneers in the commercial real estate industry, and how they broke into the male-dominated sector. They reviewed the challenges encountered and the initial reaction to women in the industry. They reflected on potential mistakes made or things that could have been done differently, then looked ahead at the future of women in the business.
Peggy summed up her experience with the following closing thoughts: “I enjoyed being one of the many panelists for the Women’s In Real Estate Summit, which was a very informative round of discussion on how to hire, develop, buy, finance and lease commercial property. When the summit was over I had learned a lot about where women started in this business and where they are going. I was totally impressed with each panelist that brought something new to the table. Women are definitely navigating their path through this male-dominated business and their future is bright!”
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Tarantino announces the acquisition of a 280-Unit luxury apartment home community, Ascension on the Bayou, a Class-A mid-rise, located at 150 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77024 with best-in-class amenities and condominium quality construction. Ascension on the Bayou is beautifully nestled in a convenient, infield location within the high-end Memorial residential community in West Houston. With the growth of Houston, the location provides close and easy access to multiple employment, retail, dining and entertainment amenities.
The Ascension completed construction in 2017 and was one of only four Houston Business Journal 2018 Landmark award finalists. The current occupancy is 95%. “Because of the location on the 6-mile Terry Hershey hike and bike trail, our vision for Ascension is to grow as a desirable healthy, lifestyle community,” says Anthony Tarantino, President of Tarantino Properties. “As seasoned property managers and active investors, we are thrilled to add the Ascension to our growing portfolio.”
Ascension on the Bayou features over 30 different floor plans of one- and two-bedroom units, some of which also include a study, high-end finishes, island kitchens with breakfast bars, full-size washers and dryers, recessed lighting, walk-in closets, and every unit has a patio or balcony. Community amenities include an infinity-edge pool, grilling area, fire pit, covered fitness plaza with ping pong tables, indoor fitness center, entertainment lounge, business center, and pet park.
Teresa Lowery, Senior Managing Director, Multifamily Houston, with Colliers International represented the seller. Managing Director, Cortney Cole, and Analyst, Sterling Curry, with Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) represented the borrower for financing.
About Tarantino Properties, Inc.
Tarantino Properties is a real estate investment and service company based in Houston, Texas, specializing in income-producing properties since 1980. The company manages more than $2 Billion in assets throughout the United States providing a full complement of quality services including property management, brokerage, leasing, and construction services for multifamily and commercial properties.
Tarantino Properties, Inc.
7887 San Felipe, Suite 237
Houston, TX 77063
Tarantino Properties Inc. Announces Selection to Manage and Lease Apartment Community in Texarkana, Texas
Tarantino is pleased to have been selected to manage and lease a portfolio of 3 garden-style apartment communities in Texarkana, Texas. The 3 apartment communities include The Park and Summerhill, The Commons and Westridge Apartments.
The Park and Summerhill have 184 units and is located at 5201 Summerhill Road. The Commons Apartments has 196 units and is located at 333 Nichols Lane. Westridge Apartments has 176 units and is located at 700 Sowell Lane, Texarkana, Texas.