Mark IV Expands La Frontera Office Campus

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The new building will be adjacent to the 87,186-square-foot Summit I, purchased by Mark IV in 2013 from Moore & Associates. The asset is the largest office building under construction in the Austin submarket.
by Razvan Cimpean | Jul 21, 2017

Mark IV Capital broke ground on Summit II at La Frontera, a 95,000-square-foot office building in Round Rock, Texas. The asset is the largest office building under construction in the Austin submarket.

PLANS FOR LEED CERTIFICATION

Located at 710 Hesters Crossing Road, the two-story asset offers convenient access to Interstate 35 and State Highway 45. The new building will also be adjacent to the 87,186-square-foot Summit I, purchased by Mark IV in 2013 from Moore & Associates. The project will aim for LEED certification and will include a 10,000-square-foot courtyard with shaded seating areas and parking for local food trucks. Another LEED-proposed development in the Austin area includes Austin Community College’s Leander campus, which was recently topped out last month. Additionally, Summit II will also feature a fitness center and flexible floor plans. 

“The development of Summit II at La Frontera is another opportunity for us to expand our portfolio in the Austin market through the addition of high-quality assets in targeted growth areas,” said Mark IV CEO Paul Cate, in a prepared statement.

Mark IV selected Don Quick & Associates to be in charge of leasing for the upcoming office building.

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Sanchez brothers discover real estate success — even when competing with each other

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By Jan Buchholz     February 23, 2017

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Two brothers from a large Round Rock family have found their career niche competing — and sometimes collaborating — with each other on commercial real estate deals in the retail sector.

Michael Sanchez, 34, of Don Quick & Associates Inc. and Gabe Sanchez, 31, of Weitzman never expected to be in the same business let alone have ample opportunity to work together. But that’s how the plot unfolded.

“We try to do as much business as we can together,” Michael Sanchez said. “Even though we work with competing firms what we do is very complementary.”

They both know the restaurant business inside and out. Michael even attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Their parents operated a Round Rock eatery for years.

“(My parent’s) restaurant was Michael’s Tacos,” Michael said. “I am the first-born so I had the honor of having it named after me.”

When their parents retired, Michael opened his own iteration of Michael’s Tacos in February 2010, but sold it in March 2012 after the death of his mother. After the emotional loss of the family matriarch, Michael took some time off.

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Don Quick & Associates, Inc. Brokers 237 Acre Land Deal with the City of Pflugerville

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Sports complex planning kicks off following land acquisition

Pflugerville approves nearly $4.3 million for facility site

By Emilie Shaughnessy      September 30, 2015

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The city of Pflugerville approved the purchase a 238-acre property in August for a new athletic complex that could include up to 24 fields. The purchase comes nearly two years after a study determined the city needed to build such a facility to accommodate its growing youth sports leagues.

City Council approved the acquisition of the $4.276 million Rosa Pfluger Tract off Cameron Road on Aug. 25 and is requesting bids from architecture and engineering firms interested in designing the sports complex. The site is large enough to also include a community park and nature areas, Mayor Jeff Coleman said.

“This gives us a lot of acres to grow into,” Coleman said. “The topography is beautiful. It has elevation changes, and it has a creek running through it. It gives the planners a lot of possibilities.”

Coleman said he hopes to see final design plans for the site by early next summer. The city will begin developing the southern portion of the property into athletic fields and spend the next decade turning the rest of the land into a recreation destination, he said.

The land purchase is funded through an $11 million bond voters approved in November for a sports complex, according to city officials. At the time of the bond, the city was considering several locations for the complex but had not selected a site, officials said.

Jesse Pedraza, president of the Pflugerville Area Youth Soccer League, said the new complex cannot come soon enough. Currently the league only has dedicated practice space for its competitive teams and has to share public park space with other organizations.

“I don’t know what it is, but [the Pflugerville area] is a magnet for soccer clubs,” he said. “We’re pretty much on top of each other trying to find practice space.”

Pedraza said PAYSL enrolls about 1,400 children and has been growing by about 9 percent each season.

“If we grow more we just don’t have anywhere to put more teams,” he said. “It’s a good problem to have, I guess.”

In addition to the soccer clubs, there are baseball, football and other sports leagues vying for practice space at Pflugerville’s city parks, middle schools and elementary schools.

Pflugerville Little League President Michael Owens said his organization is in a challenging position because its complex is not city property. Although PLL is also short on practice space and in need of several facility improvements, it must rely on participant fees and concessions to fund the program.

Owens said he hopes the new complex will allow PLL to relax its fees and take some of the burden off board members, who Owens said spent Labor Day fixing plumbing issues in the complex’s restrooms.

“It’s all stuff we are responsible for maintaining,” he said. “The new complex will be great, but [the time span] from purchasing to actually breaking ground still puts us off for years.”

Coleman said a new sports complex was his top priority when running for re-election and that the city will continue to make it a primary goal.

“We promised citizens we would create a sports complex because we are in desperate need of [practice and game space],” he said. “I’m very pleased it’s going to be well on the road while I’m mayor, and we’ll be able to enjoy it after I’m mayor.”

Cortec Precision Sheetmetal Breaks Ground at 130 Commerce Center, Pflugerville

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CORTEC PRECISION SHEETMETAL BREAKS GROUND AT 130 COMMERCE CENTER, PFLUGERVILLE

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (April 15, 2016)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced that Cortec Precision Sheetmetal Inc. broke ground this week on an approximately 120,000-square-foot building planned for its new location at 3801 Helios Way in Pflugerville. Cortec plans to occupy 60,000 square feet, and the additional 60,000 square feet will be available for lease.

Exterior construction on the building is expected to be complete this fall, and Cortec plans to relocate its 120 full-time employees to Pflugerville early next year.

The high-quality sheet metal business is family owned and operated and was founded in 1975 in San Jose, Calif., where the company headquarters are located with a staff of more than 300.

Cortec will make a $20 million capital investment in this new location at 130 Commerce Center, a rapidly growing mixed-use development at the southwest corner of SH 130 and Pecan Street in Pflugerville.

The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony April 14. Chamber President and CEO Patricia Gervan-Brown spoke about the significant growth of Pflugerville, and PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison welcomed Cortec to the community. Pflugerville City Councilman Brad Marshall and Texas Regional Director from the office of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Carl Mica also spoke at the event. Lastly, Cortec General Manager Richard Corrales discussed his excitement to move and expand his business in Pflugerville.

“We are so proud to see a longtime Pflugerville resident make such a substantial investment in our community, where we will support him and celebrate his continued success after more than 40 years in business,” Madison said. “This is a great day for Pflugerville and we want to offer you a sincere ‘welcome home’ to all of you at Cortec.”

Approximately two years ago, Cortec purchased an 8-acre tract of land from the PCDC for this project. Though the PCDC offered up to $228,000 in incentives to Cortec and sold the land at a reduced cost, the economic development corporation secured more than $500,000 in net profit in the sale of the land even after all incentives are paid to the company.

According to a 2014 study conducted by Austin-based Impact DataSource, during the next 15 years Cortec’s move to Pflugerville will generate at least 200 permanent direct and indirect jobs, result in $19 million taxable sales and purchases within Pflugerville, and generate $20 million in additional tax revenue for the City of Pflugerville.

 

About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation promotes Pflugerville as a desirable place for new businesses to operate. The organization also supports existing businesses by helping to address their needs. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to businesses to begin doing business in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects. Located 16 miles northeast of Austin and just south of Round Rock, Pflugerville is well-situated in Central Texas. New state highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 all offer direct access to other nearby cities and the region’s main airport. For more information, visit www.pfdevelopment.com.

Don Quick & Associates Brokers Round Rock Land Sale to Eagle Bank

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DON QUICK AND ASSOCIATES BROKERS ROUND ROCK LAND SALE TO EAGLE BANK
102-year-old, Texas-based community bank expands to Round Rock, plans to open in November.

ROUND ROCK, Texas—Commercial real estate firm Don Quick and Associates, Inc. today announced that agent Brent Campbell brokered the sale of a 2-acre tract of land in northeast Round Rock to Eagle Bank, which will break ground at 11 a.m. today on a 4,300-square-foot, single-story building at 2260 North A.W. Grimes Blvd. in a Round Rock Chamber of Commerce ceremony.

Eagle Bank, which is a branch of Round Top State Bank, plans to open in November. This will be the community bank’s first location in Round Rock, and the second in Williamson County.

“Even with all the growth northeast Round Rock has recently experienced, there are still more than 1,200 home sites planned for this quadrant of town. Eagle Bank needed a location that provided accessibility in the heart of this growth,” Campbell said. “Eagle Bank is a reputable, trustworthy community bank that has been in business for more than a hundred years and takes the time to get to know their customers. I’m proud to have had a part in bringing a bank that provides this level of personal customer service to my hometown.”

Round Top State Bank is a privately owned community bank with more than $400 million in total assets. The bank was chartered in Round Top, Texas, in 1912. Round Top State Bank acquired Eagle Bank in Jarrell in 2011 and kept the name because of the company’s planned expansion to Round Rock. The Eagle Bank brand will be used in the Austin area.

Johnnie Mikeska joined Eagle Bank in January 2013 as Regional President for the Austin area. He has 25 years of experience in commercial lending and has resided in Taylor for 12 years. Mikeska has worked with Campbell on previous projects, and hired Don Quick and Associates for Campbell’s expertise.

“We had certain specifications for our bank in Round Rock, and we knew Don Quick and Associates was the right firm to find the perfect location to meet our business needs,” Mikeska said. “Brent knows the market extremely well, and he took the time to understand what we wanted to accomplish as a business and presented us with several solid options for a location.”

La Grange-based architecture firm Cutright & Allen, Inc. designed the building, and Cedar Park-based Braun and Butler Construction is the general contractor.

The Round Rock location is the sixth community bank for Round Top State Bank, including the two Eagle Bank locations in Williamson County. Eagle Bank-Round Rock will focus on commercial real estate, farm and ranch, equipment financing, lines of credit, construction and mortgage lending.

 

About Eagle Bank

Eagle Bank is a branch of Round Top State Bank, a privately owned community bank with more than $400 million in total assets. Round Top State Bank was chartered in Round Top, Texas, in 1912 and specializes in commercial real estate, farm and ranch, equipment financing, lines of credit, construction and mortgage lending. The bank has branches in LaGrange, Giddings, Lexington and Round Top, and two Eagle Bank branches in Jarrell and Round Rock. The nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, Bauer Financial, has given Round Top State Bank the highest rating of Five Stars for 38 consecutive quarters. For more information about Round Top State Bank and Eagle Bank, visit www.roundtopstatebank.com.

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Amy Stansbury
March 7, 2014
Stansbury Public Relations
512-968-4511
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California developer plans high-end office space in Round Rock

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Newport Beach, Calif.-based Mark IV Capital tentatively plans to break ground on Round Rock’s first Class A office space beginning this summer. The 82,000-square-foot building will be the second building at The Summit at La Frontera office park near the intersection of Hesters Crossing Road and La Frontera Boulevard.

The architect, engineer and general contractor have yet to be selected.

Mark IV Capital purchased the land and the adjacent Summit I office building in October 2013 from Maryland-based Moore & Associates Inc. The 87,000-square-foot Summit I is a Class B property built in 2001. It’s almost 95 percent occupied with tenants that include Broadcom Corp., HDR Engineering, Prime Lending and SmartNote.

Robert Shore of Don Quick and Associates Inc. represents Mark IV Capital with the leasing of Summit I and the preleasing of Summit II.

“We are targeting a large user requiring 15,000 to 20,000 square feet or more of Class A office space in Central Texas for Summit II,” Shore said. “We are already working with several companies who are looking to enter the greater Austin area and require this type of office space.”

This is Mark IV Capital’s first investment in Austin. The company researched the Austin market for about 10 years before committing capital here.

“Round Rock is a magnet for attracting businesses due to progressive city leaders and a pro-business climate,” said Justin Basie, asset manager for Mark IV Capital.

Mark IV Capital is active in real estate acquisitions and developments in Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Southern California.

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Don Quick and Associates Brokers $4.1 Million Land Sale for New FedEx Facility in Pflugerville

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DON QUICK AND ASSOCIATES BROKERS $4.1 MILLION LAND SALE FOR NEW FEDEX FACILITY IN PFLUGERVILLE

Broker Charles Harvey secures international buyer for 33-acre tract at 130 Commerce Center.

 

ROUND ROCK, Texas—Commercial real estate firm Don Quick and Associates, Inc., today announced that Charles Harvey, a vice president with the firm, brokered a $4.1 million land sale representing the seller, the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC.) The 33-acre tract is located within 130 Commerce Center, a mixed-use development under construction at the southwest corner of SH 130 and Pecan Street in Pflugerville.

Scannell Properties, which develops and owns FedEx locations all over the U.S., closed March 4 on the land purchase from the PCDC. Scannell will oversee construction of a 250,000-square-foot facility on the property, then will lease the entire building to FedEx Ground.

Harvey marketed this tract of land to Scannell and FedEx, showcasing the immediate access to SH 130 in one of the only communities with utilities in place along the tollroad.

“Scannell was looking for a large enough tract of land for FedEx Ground to expand and construct a new facility, and immediate highway access to ensure prompt shipment deliveries was key,” Harvey said. “The PCDC was targeting a user that needed a strategic location with highway access, and one that would be complementary to the other businesses located at 130 Commerce Center. FedEx turned out to be the perfect fit.”

The FedEx tract was the last remaining industrial land within the first phase of 130 Commerce Center.  We continue to market the 130 Commerce Center as a regional development, in what’s been proven as a strategic location, with three additional phases at the intersection of SH 130 and Pecan.  The subsequent phases range in size from 70 to 400 acres.

Though the PCDC sold the land at a discount as part of an economic development initiative, the 4B corporation cleared a net profit of $2 million on the sale of the land.

The relocation to 130 Commerce Center, expansion and consolidation of offices will make the new Pflugerville location the largest FedEx Ground facility in Central Texas.

The 33.424-acre tract of land was sold for $4,096,250.

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March 7, 2014
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Don Quick and Associates Expands Staff, Office Building in Round Rock

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DON QUICK AND ASSOCIATES EXPANDS STAFF,
OFFICE BUILDING IN ROUND ROCK

Forty-four-year-old company adds on to its historic office building to accommodate growth,
expands real estate brokerage services to include Class A office.

ROUND ROCK, Texas—Commercial real estate firm Don Quick and Associates, Inc., today
announced the company is expanding with additional staff and approximately twice as much
office space to accommodate the company’s growth and success providing Central Texas
with office, retail, industrial, land and multi-family commercial real estate services. Construction
is expected to begin next month and be complete in the fall on a 2,300-square-foot, single-story
office expansion at the company’s longtime location in an historic, 160-year-old building at 1000
N. IH 35 in Round Rock.

To support the growth of the business and add significant experience in Class A office and large
industrial sales and leasing, the company added five new members to its team during the past
year, including three commercial real estate agents, a marketing professional and an
administrator. The company has a staff of 14, including brokers, agents and administrative staff,
three of which are D. Quick Commercial Management, Inc., employees who work out of the
same offices.

Don Quick and Associates experienced record leasing revenue last year.

“During the past four decades, we have developed our reputation and industry relationships
serving the Central Texas commercial real estate market with solid execution and the best
customer service,” said Don Quick, founder of Don Quick and Associates. “Our continued
growth is a testament to the well-rounded team we have built. Our agents and brokers have a
wide range of commercial real estate expertise in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander,
Cedar Park, Hutto, Taylor and Georgetown.”

Don Quick and Associates works with owners and rental tenants on commercial projects of all
sizes in office, retail, industrial, land and multi-family commercial real estate.

Commercial real estate agent Robert Shore joined Don Quick and Associates as vice president
last year. He comes to Don Quick and Associates from Austin-based AQUILA Commercial and
brings substantial industry contacts and experience in Class A office space—a growing segment
for Don Quick and Associates.

Shore is a principle contact at Don Quick and Associates for large industrial and Class A office
projects.

“I saw the significant growth and commercial real estate opportunity that lies in North Austin
and the Central Texas suburbs, and no one serves that market better than Don Quick and
Associates,” Shore said. “I joined the team because I support the company’s philosophy of
becoming entrenched in the markets and working hard for clients. It was a perfect fit for me and
for the company.”

Soon, Don Quick and Associates plans to announce the first Class A office space available in
Round Rock.

Commercial real estate agents Anya DeNio and Michael Sanchez, marketing professional
Meredith Case and administrative assistant Kay Benson also joined Don Quick and Associates in
the past year.

Don Quick and Associates has operated since 2000 out of an historic building (previously a
home and later, the Inn at Brushy Creek) located off Chisholm Trail Road. Based on historical
records, the building is estimated to have been constructed in 1862.

The office building extension, which was approved in August by the City of Round Rock
Historic Preservation Commission, will be connected to the south side of the existing building.
Architect George Lewis designed the project, and Brad Lean with Truitt Group Commercial is
the general contractor.

About Don Quick and Associates
Don Quick founded his commercial real estate firm in Round Rock in 1970, when the
community had a population of just a few thousand. Today, the 44-year-old company is the
unrivaled leader in commercial real estate sales and leasing serving Austin, Round Rock,
Pflugerville, Leander, Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander, Taylor and Georgetown. Don Quick and
Associates works with owners and tenants on commercial projects of all sizes in office, retail,
industrial, land and multi-family commercial real estate. For more information on our company,
our agents and brokers, and our commercial property listings, visit www.donquick.com.

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March 4, 2014 Amy Stansbury
Stansbury Public Relations
512-968-4511
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San Diego Company Purchases South Austin Property

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Quadra Properties, LLC, located in San Diego, California, purchased a Starbucks and Jiffy Lube located at 2300 S IH-35 in Austin, Texas. The retail property, situated at the corner of Oltorf Street and IH-35, serves the Travis Heights neighborhood.  Brent Campbell of Don Quick & Associates, Inc. represented the seller, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management/ Specialty Asset Management-Real Estate Services. Eagle Bank of Round Rock was the lender for the buyer. This is the second sale made by Brent Campbell in this corridor in the last twelve months for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management/ Specialty Asset Management-Real Estate Services. The first sale with this group was for a property that backs up to Austin’s Rainey Street, located at 78 East Avenue, which closed in July of 2013.

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