Houston’s Most Anticipated New Mixed-Use Development Reaches a New Milestone — Inside The Allen’s Rise

Leading the welcome to some 200 guests was Roberto Contreras, CEO of DC Partners, developer of the project, along with the DC Partners team, Tianqing Real Estate Development, Westmont Hospitality Group, HOK, Abel Design Group and Gary Leach of GT Leach. “This is a significant milestone for The Allen,” Contreras says.  “Our goal is to change the way Houstonians think about high-rise living and deliver a lifestyle that is representative of luxury hotel living without sacrificing all the privacy of your own home.” Read More >>

DC Partners Breaks Ground on Six-Acre Mixed-Use Project in Houston

HOUSTON — Houston-based DC Partners has broken ground on The Allen, a six-acre mixed-use project located near Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston. The development will include a 99-unit condominium building, a Thompson-branded luxury hotel, an office building and retail and restaurant spaces. The grand opening of The Allen is slated for the first quarter of 2021, though the hotel is not scheduled to be complete until 2023. DC Partners is developing the project in partnership with Tianqing Real Estate Development and Westmont Hospitality Group. Read More >>

Luxury hotel, condo project 80% presold; developer hints at more (slideshow)

The Arts Residences at the Thompson San Antonio hotel, downtown’s new high-end development, has hit two new milestones. Not only has the project topped off, or finished its vertical construction, but it has already presold 80% of its condos, a notable feat for a building that is almost a year from completion. Read More >>

Houston Pushes to Become a World Class Hotel City — Ambitious New Wave of Projects is Changing Perceptions

Houston’s standing as a world-class city is never in doubt — unless you happen to be a visitor staying in one of its unremarkable hotels. For the fourth largest city in America, Houston still comes up short in standout hotels. Read More >> 

DC Partners’ Residential Expansion Shows Houston Is Ready To Embrace Luxury Condo Living

The rise of the luxury condo market has made way for DC Partners’ biggest project yet. The Allen will tout a Thompson Hotel, retail and office along the Allen Parkway, but perhaps most notable is the residential component — high-end condos, something still not attempted often in Houston. Read More >>

The Tease of Houston’s New $500 Million Development Draws a Powerful Crowd

We simply don’t know what to say when guests start arriving at a commercial open house an hour before the doors officially open. Such was the enthusiasm for The Residences at The Allen that more than 300 interested parties joined DC Partners for a preview of the first phase of the $500 million project rising on Allen Parkway, just east of the Federal Reserve. Read More >> 

Arabella Wins HBJ Landmark Awards

The Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards recognize real estate projects that make a significant impression on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel, and image of the city. We are excited to announce Arabella won a Houston Business Journal Landmark Award last night for the Multifamily category! Read More >>

Marlowe & Arabella Nominated for HBJ Landmark Awards

DC Partners is proud to announce that two of our projects have been nominated for Landmark Awards. The Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards recognize real estate projects that make a significant impression on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel, and image of the city.  Read More >>

Filling in San Antonio’s skyline: An update on 10 major downtown construction projects

A slate of luxury apartment towers, state-of-the-art headquarters and hotels under construction promise to fill in the downtown San Antonio skyline — but residents may have to wait a while longer to see the results.


Construction on The Arts Residences at the Thompson San Antonio — a $116 million high-rise at 123 Lexington Ave. — is expected to wrap in early 2020. The tower will have 63 luxury condominiums and 162 premium hotel rooms.

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Bank Offers Zero-Down Mortgages At Luxury Condo Tower

At Arabella, a high-end condominium tower along the West Loop, buyers with good credit can qualify for a mortgage with just 10 percent down.

But those with an M.D. after their name can get a mortgage without putting down a penny.


Banks have been making zero-down mortgage loans to doctors in recent years as they’ve realized that while physicians may be in debt from medical school, their salaries are high and they make good banking customers.

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