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The Don Quick & Associates, Inc. team understands that your business is likely experiencing disruptions resulting from the current COVID-19 outbreak. Our mission here at Don Quick & Associates, Inc. has been and always will be to serve our clients as best as we can, and that is not limited to serving in the realm of commercial real estate. As one method of assistance, we have compiled a collection of helpful links and resources that we believe may be useful to you and/or your business at this time. We hope this helps and it is a privilege to continue to serve our local business community the best we can.
Small Business Administration Loans Deferred:
- All existing SBA loans are deferred to the end of 2020 – https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/carranza-implements-automatic-deferment-existing-sba-disaster-loans-through-end-2020
U.S. Department of the Treasury – COVID-19 Tax Credit
- The refundable tax credit is 50 percent of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer
Small Business Assistance:
- SBA economic relief opportunities
- Disaster Assiatance – https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
- Texas State (helpful info for application process for above) https://sbdc.mccoy.txstate.edu/Disaster-Recovery.html
- Paycheck Protection Program – Forgivable SBA Loan (Passed House vote 03/27/20)
– For Businesses, 501(c)(3)s, with less than 500 employees
– Loans up to 2.5 times one month’s payroll
– Current requirements base the average month’s payroll
– The great news is if employees are retained, the loan is forgivable!
– Click here to Learn More
- Round Rock Cares – https://rrcommunityfoundation.org/project/round-rock-cares/
- Texas Restaurant Relief Fund – https://mailchi.mp/txrestaurant.org/txrestaurantrelieffund
- Facebook Small Business Grants – https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants
Other helpful links:
We will continue to monitor conditions closely and we hope to return to business as usual as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our agents with any questions or concerns you may have at this time.
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ON JANUARY 16TH Don Quick & Associates, Inc. donated $10,000 to Round Rock ISD through the Partners in Education Foundation. This donation will not only pay off all current free and reduced lunch debt for 16 Round Rock schools, but it will also benefit two more extremely important RRISD programs.
Don Quick & Associates, Inc., represented by Joshua Brito and Rick Honrales, presented the $10,000 at the first Council of PTAs meeting of 2020. The donation was made on behalf of Quick Family Teachers who were represented at the event by both Don Quick’s brother, Larry Quick, and his wife Lynn.
“Service in education is a strong family value for the Quicks. All total, the family of Oscar and Carolina Quick of Round Rock have contributed 346 years to careers and service in public education,” said Larry Quick during his brief presentation that received a standing ovation from members of the Round Rock ISD’s Council of PTAs.
This donation is a tribute to the 13 Quick Family Members who have served a combined 346 years in public education.
- Signe Quick, RRISD – 51 Years
- Agnes Quick, RRISD – 52 Years
- Marjorie Beaumont Quick, RRISD – 32 Years
- Lynn Enger Quick, RRISD, Laredo, Phoenix – 35 Years
- Clarence Quick, RRISD School Board – 3 Years
- Linda Quick Carriere, Dayton ISD, Hamshire ISD, Pollock ISD – 24 Years
- Danielle Carriere Johnson, Stephen F. Austin University, Waskom ISD – 23 Years
- Marilyn Quick Richardson, Nacogdoches ISD, Shepherd ISD – 8 Years
- Carin Sue Richardson, Pollock Central ISD – 2 Years
- Joe T. Richardson, Stephen F. Austin University, Central Heights ISD – 24 Years
- Hazel Quick Knaak, Pflugerville ISD, Houston ISD – 30 Years
- Joy Knaak Riley, Austin ISD – 45 Years
- Ann Knaak Kowald, Polk County Schools Florida – 17 Years
The donation of $10,000 will be broken up into three parts:
Round Rock ISD FiT (Families in Transition) Program – $2,500
This $2,500 donation will pay for hotel vouchers, blankets and air mattresses for students who are attending school, but don’t necessarily have a place to live.
Round Rock ISD PTA Clothes Closet (campus direct giving) – $4,000
This $4,000 donation will pay for new socks, underwear, warm-ups, & shirts for campus direct devlivery support for all title one schools and all high schools. It will also pay for socks and undergarments for Clothes Closet.
Round Rock ISD Free and Reduced Lunch Account Balances – $3,500
This $3,500 will pay off all current lunch debt for students on the free and reduced program for 5 high schools and 11 middle schools.
From Left: Lynn Quick, Larry Quick, Dr. Steve Flores (Superintendent of RRISD), Joshua Brito, Rick Honrales
“Since 1883, the Quick Family has been a proud part of Round Rock. With our long history of teachers, we are ecstatic to help RRISD in anyway that we can. We are proud to have called Round Rock home for over 100 years and we don’t intend to leave!” – Don Quick
Through a nice surprise, one of Lynn Quick’s former students was actually scheduled to be the guest speaker – Texas State Representative, James Talarico. See his post below.
This donation is just a small part of Don Quick & Associates, Inc.’s 50 Year Celebration. Don Quick & Associates, Inc. is celebrating 50 years in business by serving 50 charitable organizations in 2020.
Learn more by visiting donquick.com/50.
ON APRIL 18TH Perfect Game, a baseball scouting organization, announced plans to relocate their HQ to Hutto – a 300,000 SF behemoth that will seat 13,000 people and will be a part of a mixed-use-development “project that is expected to pump $200 million annually into the local community,” a major jump from the current economic generation of Hutto which is $30 million. (Community Impact)
This announcement marks the 3rd major project along US 79, coinciding with proposed improvements to US 79 from I-35 to east of FM 1460 (AW Grimes) that will include widening the road to include an additional travel lane in each direction. (TxDot) See their website here for more information on the US 79 project.
Here are the breakdowns of each development:
- Property Summary: 355 AC Indoor water park, resort & convention center
- Total Property Size: 355 AC – 4.13x the size of Dell Diamond
- 975 Guestrooms & suites
- 200,000 SF Convention center
- 5 Signature restaurants
- Tom Foolery’s Adventure Park: 80,000 SF
- America’s largest water park: 223,000 SF
- Breaking Ground Date: May 2018
- Projected Finish: November 2020
Hutto Co-Op District
- Property Summary: Hutto’s first mixed-use development that includes a new city hall building, space for civic activities, retail shopping, restaurants, & a farmer’s market
- Total Property Size: 35 AC, 500,000 SF dynamic business, retail, entertainment and residential destination
- Hutto City Hall: 40,000 SF – now open
- Restaurants List (as of 4/24): Top Notch Burgers, Southside Market & BBQ
- Flix Brewhouse: 39,000 SF – opening 2nd quarter 2020
- Breaking Ground Date: November 2018
- Projected Finish: First phases early 2020
Perfect Game/Indoor Sports & Event Center Development
- Property Summary: Baseball scouting org Perfect Game will anchor this $800m mixed-use development project.
- Total Property Size:
- 300,000 SF stadium that will be able to seat 13,000
- 30+ Turf/regular ball fields & 6 multipurpose fields
- Additional office, commercial and residential components
- Convention hotel
- Breaking Ground Date: Summer 2019
- Projected Finish: Perfect Game grand opening will be no later than Memorial Day 2021
- Projected to pump $200m annually into the local community and generate more than 150,000 hotel room nights annually.
Diamond Oaks: Approximately 13,000 SF of new construction multi-tenant retail and restaurant space
Shops @ Legends Village: 14,400 SF office/retail site across the street from Kalahari
Don Quick & Associates, Inc. was ranked 18th overall in the Austin Business Journal’s list of top commercial real estate brokerage firms for 2018 in the Austin area – and 1st for Williamson County. The companies are ranked by transaction values for sales and leases for 2018. The company moved up to 18th from 23rd the previous year.
Don Quick & Associates, Inc. Complete Rankings:
#1 in Total Transaction Value of 2018 Sales & Leasing in Williamson County
#18 overall in Total Transaction Value of 2018 Sales & Leasing in Austin MSA
#4 in Breakout: Transaction Value: other Client Sales/Purchases for Pad Sites and Land
#5 in Austin Operations: Total Acreage Buy/Sell on Client’s Behalf During 2018
#8 in Breakout: Of Total Building Transaction Values, What Portion is for Multifamily Portion
#8 in Austin: SF of Multifamily Portion
#9 Austin: No. of Multifamily Units Sold
#13 in Austin SF Leased
#16 in Breakout: Aggregated Transaction of Leases
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Whole Foods Market Vendor Picked Up by Snap Kitchen
Whole Foods Market Vendor, Treasured Earth Foods, is now available through Snap Kitchen.
Treasured Earth Foods creates delicious baked goods that taste amazing and happen to be gluten-free, paleo, and, most importantly, diabetes-friendly. Ruth Noel, the creator of the family-run company, explained how the idea for healthy delicacies stemmed from her father’s inability to consume sweets due to his diabetes. Through much experimentation in the kitchen, Ruth’s mother created a truffle that her husband could enjoy without worrying about his blood sugar levels. Eventually and without any medication, Ruth’s father was no longer diabetic. Soon, that truffle, the Chocolate Kika Truffle (named after Ruth’s mother), became the first product Treasured Earth Foods sold at the Sunset Valley Farmer’s Market around 2009.
Ruth, a Texas A&M grad, had previously owned a state processing facility for meat on their ranch called Tesoro Terra Farms, which roughly translates into Treasured Earth Farms. She decided to change paths and started Treasured Earth Foods in 2009, modifying her mom’s truffle invention and creating new healthy desserts. After years of selling their products primarily at farmer’s markets and creating local buzz, the company finally got into Whole Foods Market in 2013 and was even asked to create a brand new product, specifically for the opening of the Whole Foods Market Domain location in 2014. Later that same year, Whole Foods Market decided to put Treasured Earth Foods in its Southwest region that includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Besides Whole Foods Market and Snap Kitchen, you can find their products in Austin at Fresh Plus, People’s Pharmacy, Wheatsville Co-Op and online.
Treasured Earth Foods currently operates out of their commercial kitchen just north of Austin. Ruth explained how it is a great location for their kitchen because it allows her to make her deliveries on time – especially when they are delivering to different cities and states. She plans on opening a brick-mortar store for her healthy baked goods one day. Learn more about Treasured Earth Foods on their website or their Facebook page.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan Feb.
Photo: Mark Sprague, director of information capital at Independence Title, shared a 2019 economic outlook with the Round Rock Chamber on Feb. 26. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Round Rock City Council voted unanimously Thursday, Feb. 14, to approve an agreement with the developers of The District, a 65-acre mixed-use project planned for SH 45 just east of IH 35. The City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with Mark IV Capital for the project in November 2017.
In return for the company building 1 million square feet of Class A office, retail and residential space, the City will contribute $12.56 million toward public infrastructure such as streets, sidewalks and utilities. The City projects the development will generate over $1.5 million per year in tax revenues to the City when it is completed.
The development is also expected to create 5,000 jobs when it is fully developed.
“We are excited to partner with Mark IV on the development of The District in Round Rock,” Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said. “This is exactly the type of unique project we need in this high-growth area.”
“We are very excited about our continued partnership with the City of Round Rock on The District, which is our third project within the community,” said Justin Basie, Regional Vice President, Mark IV Capital. “The District is a dynamic mixed-used development that will combine working, living and retail in one prime location. This is a great opportunity to bring an unmet need to the city and one that will have long-term benefits for the region. We look forward to breaking ground on this unique project, and we are proud to be involved in what will soon be a landmark in Round Rock.”
According to the agreement, Mark IV would have to reach the following performance milestones: 120,000 square feet completed by 2022; 250,000 square feet by 2029; and 1 million square feet by 2039. Mark IV would be required to repay the City if it fails to meet those performance measures.
The City will fund the infrastructure improvements with its half-cent, Type B sales tax revenues. Type B funds are limited specifically for economic development projects, including transportation improvements.
“We’re thrilled about this development project, which along with other projects recently completed or breaking ground this year, will unlock opportunity for our growing community,” said Nichole Vance, Director of Business Attraction, Round Rock Chamber. “The District will transform the southern area of Round Rock and will be an ideal location for the types of companies looking for high-end office space in Round Rock.”
Originally posted by City of Round Rock on February 14, 2019.
View the original article here.