Manhattan Construction Company Named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC, Achieving Elite Status in Safety, Education and Culture

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company, a top-performing national construction services firm, today announced that it has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) by Associated Builders and Contractors, the 18th year it has earned the credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. Only 229 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2020.

“As a fifth-generation, family-owned company, there is an authentic care and concern for those who work for and with Manhattan,” said Manhattan Construction Company President John Reyhan. “Our AQC designation is a meaningful affirmation of our wide-ranging quality, safety, education, health, and wellness programs that nourish the lasting success of our client relationships, team members, project partners, and trade partners.” ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:

• Quality
• Safety performance
• Talent management
• Craft and management education
• Community relations, inclusion, diversity, and equity

“Accredited Quality Contractors are the types of companies I want to work for and do business with because of the priority placed on world-class safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said 2021 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Steve Klessig, vice
president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, Wisconsin. “Congratulations to the leadership and employees of Manhattan Construction Company for your daily commitment to corporate and community service; you exemplify the merit shop philosophy and what’s best about ABC membership.”

In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving Gold, Platinum or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. AQC members also take the following pledge:

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services, and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principles of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients. AQC is recognized by Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners.

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About ABC
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

About Manhattan Construction Company
Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Company is a fifth-generation family-owned company that provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s portfolio of work includes mission-critical, sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, science & technology, aviation, transportation, industrial, convention, casino, and hospitality
facilities. Manhattan is an 18-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an ABC 2019, 2020, and 2021 Top Performing Contractor, a nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 and 2021 National Safety Pinnacle Award winner. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Here Are Your 2021 REDnews Awards Winners

Nearly 300 commercial real estate professionals gathered at the Briar Club ballroom last Thursday, August 5 to celebrate this past year’s biggest deals and the movers and shakers behind them during the REDnews Awards. And there was certainly much cause for celebration after the hardships and challenges presented during 2020 and beyond. However, the CRE industry has proven resilient and we would like to honor those who continue to set a high bar for excellence in the field.

Dozens of entries vied for the 29 different award categories and after much deliberation, the individuals and companies listed below earned their spot on the list of winners. We would like to thank all the nominees and award winners who made this year’s REDnews Awards a big success and we invite all to stay in touch with our team through LinkedIn and Twitter. And Until next year’s awards take place, please be sure to keep an eye on the various panel events and mixers scheduled throughout the rest of the year.

REJournals CFO Todd Phillips

Below is the complete list of the 2021 REDnews Award winners

Best Technology Pivot:
Hartman Income REIT: NeedlePoint Bi-Polar Ionization (winner)

City/Municipality of the Year:
City of Seabrook (winner)

Most Significant Investment Sale of 2020:
Katy Multifamily (winner)

Suburban Multifamily (Market Rate):
The Park at Tour 18 Apartments (winner)
The Lane at the Waterway
Two Lakes Edge
he Crawford at Grand Morton

Urban Multifamily (Market Rate):
Crimson Gables Signature Collection
Tower 5040
The Montrose at Buffalo Bayou (winner)

Industrial, Manufacturing and Science:
Katy Prairie Business Park
Landmark at the Grove
Nexus Park Northwest
Parc 59 (winner)

Office Project:
Avidian Wealth Management
Village Towers Phase 1 (winner)

Interior Design (Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality):
Eden Salon Suites (winner)

Interior Design (Office, Industrial and Corporate):
Centurion Pipeline L.P. Corporate Office
2nd MD Corporate Office
OCI Methanol (winner)

2020 Broker Pivot of the Year:
David Baker of Transwestern (winner)
Kimberly Morris of Keller Williams Platinum

Redevelopment and/or Historic Adaptive Reuse:
3201 Allen Parkway
Baybrook Terrace Shopping Center remodel
Meyerland Market H-E-B at Meyerland Plaza redevelopment (winner)

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Welcome Wilson, Sr of the Welcome Group

Real Estate Lawyer of the Year:
Derek Pershing of Wilson Cribbs & Goren (winner)

Retail/Restaurant:
Bellaire Town Center
Meyerland Market H-E-B at Meyerland Plaza (winner)

Best COVID Plan:
Goree Headquarters
HHCares (winner)
Hartman Income REIT

2020 Superstar:
Kimberly Morris of Keller Williams Platinum
Grant Pearson of Jackson-Shaw (winner)

Brokerage Firm of the Year:
Belvoir Real Estate Group
Caldwell Brokerage Company
Cushman & Wakefield
Transwestern Real Estate Services (winner)

Emerging Leader of the Year:
Will Curtus of KW Commercial City ViewMike Pittman II of Urban Partnerships Community Development Corporation
Vince Strake of Cushman & Wakefield (winner)
Myra Vorrice of RESOLUT RE

Social Media Influencer of the Year:
Will Curtis of KW Commercial City View
Tiffany Ryland of Arvo Realty Advisors (winner)

Most Significant Lease Transaction:
Park Towers Relocations
Western Midstream at The Woodlands Towers at The Waterway (winner)

Broker of the Year:
Brandon Clarke of JLL
Jim Foreman of Cushman & Wakefield (winner)
Kyle Fischer of Belvoir Real Estate Group
Doug Little of Transwestern
Reed Vestal, SIOR, CCIM of Junction Commercial Real Estate

Property Manager of the Year:
Robert Paul Brezina III of Fidelis Realty Partners
Kaci Hancock of REIS Associates
Laura Harvey of Stream Realty Partners
Natali Juarbe of Granite Properties (winner)
Lan Nguyen of Fidelis Realty Partners

Architect/Engineer of the Year:
Ben Allsop, P.E. of Kimley-Horn & Associates
F. Sabir of FS Group Architects
Melissa Turnbaugh of PBK (winner)

Executive of the Year:
Shane Cawood of Hartman Income REIT
Matthew Goldsby of Belvoir Real Estate Group
Michael G. Scheurich of Arch-Con Construction (winner)

Woman of the Year:
Dianna Bridger of Cushman & Wakefield
Lynn Davis of Fidelis Realty Partners (winner)
Helena Finley of Morgan Group
Susan L. Hill of JLL
Edna Meyer-Nelson of Richland Investments
Kimberly Morris of Keller Williams Platinum

General Contractor of the Year:
E Contractors USA
E.E. Reed Construction (winner) Rosenberger Construction

Mortgage Broker/Banker of the Year:
Hernan Garcia of Oakdale Mortgage
Tucker Knight of Berkadia (winner)

Developer of the Year:
Skanska USA Commercial Development The Howard Hughes Corporation (winner)

Lender of the Year:
Veritex Community Bank (winner)

Hartman Earns Excellence in NPS Survey from Tenants

August 10, 2021 (Houston, TX)—Hartman Income REIT Management Inc., a leading owner and operator of 60 commercial real estate assets in Texas, announces that it has earned the high-ranking Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 60 from its surveyed tenants. The score is considered excellent based on global NPS standards.

NPS is a market research tool used to gauge the loyalty of a company’s customers. Hartman tenants are prompted to complete a voluntary survey that asks respondents to rate their likelihood of recommending the company.

For the sixth consecutive survey since Q3 2018, the Hartman Management Team has increased its NPS score. A positive upswing in Hartman’s NPS score firmly reflects the company’s commitment to upholding its core values. Hartman’s tenant mix includes thousands of small businesses and some of the nation’s most recognized brands, including Oracle, Gulf Interstate, Chase Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Aldi, and Floor and Décor.

“We are thrilled to receive such high NPS scores from our tenants. The accolade is a testament to how hard our Property Management Team works to deliver top-notch customer service and how sincerely we care about the experience our tenants have in our buildings. At Hartman we strive for nothing but the gold standard,” commented Angel Gonzales, Hartman’s VP of Property Management.

According to ClearlyRated.com, compared to other top commercial real estate firms, Hartman’s NPS results rank Hartman in the top 6% of all commercial real estate companies participating in the survey, and benchmarked the firm significantly higher than the average commercial real estate firm score of 43. For wider context, Honda, a highly trusted car manufacturer, received a Net Promoter Score of 49. Intel, a tech giant known for reliable computer hardware and software systems, earned a Net Promoter Score of 52.

Describing the firm’s excellent Net Promoter Score, Al Hartman, President and CEO, shared, “Our team here at Hartman takes customer service very seriously. Different from other commercial real estate firms, we are vertically integrated and manage everything in-house. This has allowed us to stay hyper-focused on our tenant’s needs and maintain a superior white-glove service standard.”

Seven of Hartman’s 60 commercial properties received perfect accolades from its tenants. These properties were Hartman’s office buildings 7915 FM 1960, Timbercreek, 1400 Broadfield, Hartman’s retail properties Haute Harwin, One Mason, and Fondren, and one industrial property, Richardson Tech Center. The tenant’s stories highlighted that Hartman has “brought to life” the company’s culture and commitment to white-glove service. One such tenant remarked, “I have had nothing but GREAT experiences since I leased my office! The management goes out of their way to accommodate my needs. They also find plenty of ways to show their appreciation to the tenants,” shared Bridgette Rubin, an office tenant of Hartman’s.
If you are looking to lease office, retail, or industrial space in Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio, please contact a Hartman leasing agent for more information. A leasing representative can be reached by phone at 800-880-2212 or by email at leasing@hi-reit.com.

About Hartman:

Hartman is a premier property management company in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio markets with more than 59 properties totaling over eight million square feet. Hartman has owned and operated commercial office properties since 1983, offering premium office space at attractive rates. With more than 38 years of commercial leasing expertise in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas, Hartman knows exactly what their customers require. For more information, visit www.hi-reit.com.

Contact: Anthony Trollope
Marketing Director
Hartman Income REIT Management, Inc.
713.467-2222

Stan Johnson Company Announces Launch of Affiliate Debt Services Company, Four Pillars Capital Markets, Along with Strategic Hire, Farhan Kabani

Farhan Kabani joined Four Pillars Capital Markets at its inception in 2021 as Partner. Kabani is passionate about achieving success for his clients and specializes in securing debt and equity financing. His approach to transparency and building relationships, along with his extensive knowledge of capital markets, have proved to be successful over the last 15 years. He has closed more than 4,000 transactions totaling $5.0 billion in funded loans.

Dallas, Texas, 2021 Stan Johnson Company, one of commercial real estate’s leading investment sales brokerage firms, has announced the launch of a new affiliate debt services company, Four Pillars Capital Markets. The new firm will provide debt and equity financing solutions for commercial real estate investment properties. Four Pillars Capital Markets is a company built on the following principles: Service, Excellence, Collaboration and Access. The firm’s professionals are committed to providing personalized, white-glove service to clients along with access to best-in-class insights, market data and capital providers. By leveraging the latest technology, a unified shared services platform and deep relationships with capital sources, investors in the historically underserved middle market now have a new choice in capital markets that is built on a legacy of client service.

“As part of our strategic growth plan, we have identified an opportunity to provide better service to our existing clients, attract new clients and offer a diversified capital markets platform,” said Stan Johnson, President and CEO.

To help lead this new service line, the firm has also announced the hire of Farhan Kabani. Previously with Mark One Capital, an affiliate of Marcus & Millichap, Kabani has more than 15 years of commercial real estate finance experience and has secured over $5.0 billion in debt and equity capital for clients. Kabani joins Four Pillars Capital Markets as Partner and, with support from the Stan Johnson Company executive team, will lead the new real estate capital markets brokerage.

“I’m honored to embark on this new opportunity,” said Kabani. “The Four Pillars national platform offers access to a deep pool of capital sources, and we have a unique opportunity to build a team that will provide unparalleled service to clients in the middle market. This is a very exciting opportunity to elevate the standard of service and client experience that investors expect when hiring a firm to source the best capital solution for their real estate financing needs.”

Four Pillars Capital Markets has identified key geographies for future expansion in order to provide the best national coverage for clients.

About Stan Johnson Company:

Stan Johnson Company is one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firms that focuses on investment sales transactions involving retail, office, industrial, healthcare, and specialty properties. The firm and its affiliates provide acquisition, disposition, sale-leaseback, capital markets, and advisory services for institutions, developers, investment funds, corporate occupiers, and private investors across the United States. With a historic focus in the single-tenant net lease sector, Stan Johnson Company is now in its fourth decade of operation and has expanded its service platform in order to better serve its valued clients. The firm has completed more than $40 billion in transactions nationwide and continues to be regarded as the Net Lease Authority® as it focuses on continued growth and expansion into other industry sectors and services. To learn more about Stan Johnson Company, please visit www.stanjohnsonco.com.

About Four Pillars Capital Markets:

Four Pillars Capital Markets, an affiliate of Stan Johnson Company, is a real estate capital markets brokerage firm dedicated to providing the highest level of client service. With over $5.0 billion in capital sourced and decades of industry experience, Four Pillars Capital Markets provides debt and equity financing to commercial real estate investors as they acquire or refinance office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multifamily and specialty assets. To learn more about Four Pillars Capital Markets, please visit: www.fpcm.com.

Bradford Commercial Real Estate Announces Recent Lease Deals in Texas

Installation Delivery & Storage LLC has leased 10,000 square feet of warehouse space at 3530 Dilido Rd., Dallas, from 75032 Investments LLC. Noah Dodge, senior associate of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, and Michael T. Grant, senior vice president and managing partner, represented the landlord in the direct deal.

Baley’s Bridal Inc. has leased 5,042 sf of retail space in Midway Center, 14472 Midway Rd., Farmers Branch, from Kennington Midway Center LLC. Melanie Hughes, senior vice president of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Center, and Elizabeth Hooper, market director, represented the landlord. Sara Bodzy and Carley Keiser of TIG Real Estate Services Inc. represented the tenant.

Weg’s Guns has leased 3,934 sf of retail space in Midway Center, 14430-76 Midway Rd., Farmers Branch, from Kennington Commercial. Melanie Hughes, senior vice president of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Center, and Elizabeth Hooper, market director, represented the landlord in the direct deal.

NAI Partners Announces Recent Deals in Texas

NAI Partners recently arranged a +15 acre sale for the Cleveland-based NRP Group to build a 324-unit Copernicus Apartments.

NAI Partners’ Carlos Marquez and Brett Lum brokered the transaction. NAI Partners is still marketing the remaining 52.33 acres at the site.

The NRP Group recently completed The Stella Apartments on the East Side and has several active projects in the area including the Flats at River North and Acero near downtown.

The NRP Group is a vertically integrated developer, owner, builder, and manager of best-in-class multifamily housing. Since its founding in 1994, NRP has developed more than 43,000 apartment homes, and currently manages over 23,000 residential units. The company utilizes the entire breadth of its in-house capabilities to fulfill its mission: creating exceptional rental communities for individuals and families, regardless of income. Through its disciplined approach to vetting opportunities, NRP has established a track record of delivering impressive returns for investors. The company’s formidable size and depth of talent provides the experience and infrastructure necessary to execute developments of varying degrees of complexity and scope in both urban-infill and suburban locations, including market rate, affordable, and senior housing.

NAI Partners recently arranged the sale of 8725 Meadowcroft Drive, a 20,900-sq.-ft. industrial property in West Houston.

NAI Partners’ Michael Keegan and Andrew Laycock represented the seller in the transaction. Hunter Johnston with Bridge Commercial represented the buyer in the transaction.

The buyer, U.S. Living, is a subsidiary of Sade Capital that specializes in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily assets across the U.S.

NAI Partners recently arranged the sale of 1302 Boyles Street, a 11,880-sq.-ft. industrial property in East Houston.

NAI Partners’ Michael Keegan and Andrew Laycock of the company’s Industrial Services Group arranged the transaction.

The buyer, ED Produce, specializes in the wholesale distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables. This will be its second location overall and first location in Texas.

NAI Partners recently completed the sale of 3815 Hollister Street, a 30,194-sq.-ft. industrial property in Northwest Houston.

NAI Partners’ Michael Keegan and Andrew Laycock of the company’s Industrial Services Group arranged the transaction.