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.
Outdoorsy chooses Round Rock for second Austin location
Sitting in cozy camping chairs enjoying the beauty of an indoor fire pit, we talked growth with Outdoorsy’s VP of Customer Operations, Nino Cavenecia, in their brand new space in Round Rock.
Just one year after moving their headquarters from San Francisco to Downtown Austin, Outdoorsy, the “Airbnb of RV’s”, expands to Round Rock with a new location for operations. The three-year-old tech company has major plans for growth and expansion, especially after raising another $50 million in Series C funding just this past January. Nino Cavenecia, VP of Customer Operations since January 2018, says he’s been eyeing Round Rock even before he moved from the Bay Area three years ago. Larger tech companies like Apple and Dell have already spilled over into Williamson County; however, according to Cavenecia, newer tech companies/start-ups continue to fearfully avoid the “sleepy suburbs.” Outdoorsy is more forward-looking and understands the need to create connections in the cities that surround the strong tech capital. Cavenecia explained how they offer the modern benefits of a tech company without the massive living expenses and brutal traffic of Austin. As Williamson County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Outdoorsy has positioned itself ahead of the curve, taking advantage of both the ever-increasing workforce and the lower lease rates just north of the Texas capital. Cavenecia says he plans to hire local talent, rather than pulling from Downtown Austin.
“Outdoorsy’s mission is to create value for people,” simply by connecting adventurers to otherwise underutilized RVs and their owners. The company plans to move beyond just being the “Airbnb of RVs” and wants to include outdoor experiences in their offerings – a “one-stop shop for the outdoors,” as Cavenecia said. Moreover, Outdoorsy plans to expand internationally, with focuses on Europe, Canada, and especially Australia and New Zealand where it’s summer all year long. The company currently has about 31,000 vehicles signed up but is projected to move closer to 65,000 by the end of the year.
Outdoorsy’s new location at Old Town Square will focus on customer support, claims, and trust & safety. Outdoorsy prides itself in being proactive in terms of customer service and safety. According to Cavenecia, the company prides itself on being prepared, perfectly suiting one of its industry’s precepts and the camper’s mentality. Currently, the operation has about 25 employees but plans to hire dozens more over the next few months. Learn more about job postings on Outdoorsy’s website.
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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.
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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.
By Jan Buchholz February 23, 2017
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.