Baker Katz, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail tenant representation, investment sales, project development and leasing, partnered with the City of Brenham to host a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the construction and leasing progress on Brenham Crossing, the new retail development on the southwest and southeast corners of Highway 290 and Chappell Hill Road in Brenham, Texas. The event featured remarks from Brenham Mayor Milton Tate, Brenham City Manager James Fisher, Baker Katz Development Principal Kenneth Katz, and Washington County Judge John Durrenberger. Brenham Crossing is a 50-acre project, initially featuring 163,518 square feet of retail space. Five retailers have signed leases, including Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, Five Below, Burke’s and Petsmart. The project was developed by Houston-based Baker Katz, the project’s financing was brokered by Jeff Stein at Dallas-based CBRE Group, Inc. The project is slated to open next year.