NAREE Houston Slideshow

If you haven’t heard, Houston is booming. The pipeline for both commercial and residential development is running full, and CPE got to tour a few sites while we were in town for NAREE’s 48th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference this June.

If you haven’t heard, Houston is booming. The pipeline for both commercial and residential development is running full, and CPE got to tour a few sites while we were in town for NAREE’s 48th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference this June.

The first stop was a LEED Platinum custom home under construction in The Heights. The owners were looking for new digs that were net-zero water and featured a big solar presence. Landscaping is also all organic and even edible in certain instances.

Next up was a $4.8 million spec house built by Al Ross Luxury Homes in the prestigious River Oaks neighborhood. While the house was impressive in its own right, perhaps most interesting was its three-year no questions warranty, an emerging trend in the luxury home market.

The editors next made their way downtown. After a short bus tour of landmarks and broken ground, we arrived at The JW Marriott Houston. The 328 suites and rooms are situated in the historic Samuel F. Carter Building, a 102-year-old, 23-story tower.