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Leslie Lerner - Houston Business Writes About Leslie Lerner Properties: Houston Realtor doubles sales with unconventional fee structure

Leslie Lerner of Leslie Lerner Properties gets to dig in deep with HBJ about doubling her sales with this unusual fee structure.

Congrats to our friend Leslie for her recognition and success in the Houston real estate market!

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WJ Interests named top wealth management firm by Houston Business Journal

Sugar Land, TX (September 11, 2014) -- WJ Interests, LLC, has been recognized as a top Houston-area wealth management firm by the Houston Business Journal. The annual ranking, also known as The List, was published in the July 4 edition.

“We are excited to be included on The List in the Houston Business Journal this year,” said Bill Jameson, president of WJ Interests. “This kind of recognition reflects our accomplishments in Fort Bend County as well as in Houston. It is gratifying to be acknowledged for keeping our clients’ interests at the forefront of everything we do.”

It's official: World's largest ethane export terminal coming to Houston

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Houston Business Journal - The world's largest ethane export terminal is coming to the Houston Ship Channel.

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) announced that it will construct a refrigerated ethane export facility in Houston to build off of the ongoing domestic shale boom.

Enterprise had previously narrowed down the location to the Texas Gulf Coast before deciding on the Houston Ship Channel.

Houses traded for apartments for new Energy Corridor project

Houston Business Journal - A Dallas-based development group plans to build a high-rise apartment complex on land it recently bought in the Energy Corridor that contains a small neighborhood.

Blackhaw Partners LP, a subsidiary of JDMco LLC and J.D. McCaslin & Co. Inc., purchased 21 contiguous residential lots in the Addicks Dam Subdivision for an undisclosed amount to build a 10-acre redevelopment project.

The lots are north of Interstate 10 and the proposed extension of Park Row Boulevard near Eldridge.

New homebuilder focuses on River Oaks, high-end perks

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Houston Business Journal - Houston-based Al Ross Luxury Homes, relatively new to the scene, will bring even more luxury and a unique set of amenities to the inner-Loop.

The company sold its first home, a 7,710-square-foot house at 3868 Olympia Drive, earlier this year for an undisclosed price, and has another on the market for $4.9 million. The company has two more under construction.

Unlike other homebuilders, Al Ross Luxury Homes focuses exclusively on River Oaks.

Towne Lake says 'ahoy' to new major grocer, retail development

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Houston Business Journal - Forget the car. Residents of Towne Lake, a community known for the 300-acre lake that anchors the community, will now be able to pull their boats up to get their groceries.

Caldwell Companies is developing a 250,000 square-foot, mixed-use project at Barker Cypress and Tuckerton Road that will include a 120,000-square-foot Kroger, as well as space for retail and restaurants. Additional tenants were not disclosed.

These five communities saw the most new home construction starts

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Houston Business Journal - A Sugar Land community with high-end amenities reigns supreme when it comes to new home starts over the past year.

Riverstone had 756 home starts from the second quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014, according to Houston-based MetroStudy. It also has one of the highest HOA fees compared to other communities with high new home starts. Homeowners pay from $895 to $1,595, depending on whether the home is situated on a lake and/or in a gated portion of the community.