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Danting Li Selected as HBJ 40 Under 40 Honoree

The Houston Business Journal will once again honor an exceptional group of business and community leaders in the 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. Among the honorees are several founders, CEOs and other leaders of both for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. The list includes a woman whose nonprofit quickly grew due to the pandemic, an […]

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Rayzor Ranch town houses, single-family homes bring more rentals amid rising demand

A new rental community will begin leasing three- and four-bedroom town houses and single-family homes near Rayzor Ranch in earnest this summer.

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Community of Townhomes Single Family Rentals Begins Leasing In Denton

Community of townhomes, single-family rentals begins leasing in Denton The builder said it owns close to 3,000 lots in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for future projects.

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HBJ’s 2022 Landmark Awards: Residential Development winner and finalist

Clearwater at Balmoral is a build-to-rent community featuring 94 upscale townhomes in the Balmoral master-planned community. The two-story homes are duplex- and triplex-style properties, each with a two-car garage in the back of the structure.

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Top Amenities for Single-Family Rentals

Over the past decade, the single-family rental sector has bloomed from a niche market driven by mom-and-pop entities to a full-blown sector. The pandemic turned it into one of the top desired housing options for renters and one of the top opportunities for investors. The SFR resident base continues to expand, fueled primarily by the Millennial generation, which needs more space for their families and for home offices.

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A GROWING FAD. The Pandemic has accelerated a build-to-rent trend that was already well underway.

BIZJOURNALS.COM – (By Florian Martin) – The pandemic, which has led to more demand for space and skyrocketing home prices, has accelerated a trend that was already well underway. Houston developers are jumping into the exploding build-to-rent market / The pandemic has accelerated a build-to-rent trend that was already well underway. When Robert Clay, long-time owner of Houston-based industrial real estate firm Clay Development & Construction, was looking into new business opportunities about two years ago, he came across something that piqued his interest. His daughter, who is in the commercial mortgage business, showed him a build-to-rent deal she was working on.

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Houston Business Journal names real estate projects as finalists for 2022 Landmark Awards

BIZJOURNALS.COM – (By HBJ Staff) – The Houston Business Journal is proud to present the 2022 Landmark Awards finalists. The Landmark Awards recognize real estate projects that make a significant impact on Houston and help sculpt the look, feel and image of the city. Our panel of judges selected 45 finalists in 16 categories for this year’s awards. Some finalists appear in more than one category.

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2022 Fire Awards: 4 top diversity innovators

BIZJOURNALS.COM – (By HBJ Staff) – Meet the 4 Houston-based diversity companies on the 2022 Fire Awards list.

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Master-planned community Balmoral to add more than 1,000 new units in Humble

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM – (By Wesley Gardner) – Land Tejas, the developer of master-planned community Balmoral in Humble, announced a new partnership with Wan Bridge that will add more than 1,000 new build-to-rent units to the community. Balmoral—a 750-acre, master-planned community in Humble—will add more than 1,000 new build-to-rent units as a result of a new partnership between Balmoral developer Land Tejas and Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent communities.

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Wan Bridge and Land Tejas expand Texas pipeline

CONSTRUCTIONGLOBAL.COM – (By Dominic Ellis) – Texas-based developer Wan Bridge grows Texas pipeline and plans 20 to 30 new BTR communities in the Houston, Dallas, and Austin suburbs. Wan Bridge Group - a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities - and Land Tejas have announced an expansion pipeline of more than 1,000 additional BTR units throughout the state of Texas, starting with the North Houston community of Balmoral.

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WAN Bridge, Land Tejas Announce Build-To-Rent Unit Expansion Across Texas

BUILDERONLINE.COM – (By Symone Strong) – The build-to-rent developer and master-planned community innovator to lead with 200 units at Balmoral community in North Houston. Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities, and Land Tejas announced an expansion pipeline of more than 1,000 additional BTR units throughout the state of Texas, starting in the North Houston community Balmoral.

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Partnership Plans 1,000 BTR Units Across Texas

Wan Bridge and Land Tejas will begin the pipeline expansion with 200 units at Balmoral community in North Houston, TX. Builder and operator of BTR communities, Wan Bridge and developer Land Tejas plan to develop a pipeline expansion of more than 1,000 BTR units across Texas.

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Upscale lagoon community expands with 200 new units in north Houston

HOUSTON.CULTUREMAP.COM – (By Steven Devadanam) – Some 200 new units are coming to Balmoral. As the Greater Houston area continues its residential real estate boom, one trend has emerged that shows no sign of slowing: build-to-rent homes.

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Wan Bridge to add hundreds of build-to-rent homes in Houston-area communities

BIZJOURNALS.COM – (By Florian Martin) – Rendering of Wan Bridge's planned townhomes within Land Tejas' Balmoral master-planned community. The Houston-based homebuilder plans to add a total of 1,000 rental homes in Land Tejas communities across Greater Houston.

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Houston developer Wan Bridge expands ‘build to rent’ program in Balmoral

HOUSTONCHRONICLE.COM – (By Katherine Feser) – Wan Bridge developed the Clearwater at Balmoral a community of new rental townhomes in the Houston area. The Houston builder Wan Bridge will add two new sections of townhomes built for the rental market to Balmoral, a Land Tejas community in Humble northeast as part of its Texas expansion.

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Houston Business Journal reveals finalists for its first-ever Inno Fire Awards

BIZJOURNALS.COM – (By Chris Mathews) – These 25 Houston-area companies, selected from nominations and Inno's editorial team, had breakout years in 2021, and we expect big things from these companies through the rest of 2022. We're excited to highlight some of that local momentum with Houston Inno's first-ever Fire Awards. The 25 Houston-area companies on this list, selected from nominations and Inno's editorial team, had breakout years in 2021.

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Inside Texas’ Hot SFR Market

MULTIHOUSINGNEWS.COM – (By Anca Gagiuc) – Wan Bridge President & CEO Ting Qiao on why the Lone Star State is a magnet for the product. Single-family rentals or built-to-rent communities seem to be the answer to a housing demand that has been rising extraordinarily over the past 18 months, bolstered by the new lifestyle brought on by the pandemic.

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Wan Bridge Expands Growing Portfolio With Its First Build-to-Rent Single Family Community in Central Texas Town North of Austin

MULTIFAMILYBIZ.COM – (By Multifamily Biz) – Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder, and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities announced the company’s first community in Georgetown, a central Texas town just north of Austin. The community, Georgetown Heights, is part of a multi-billion expansion plan the company recently announced that includes a goal of breaking ground on 20 to 30 new BTR communities in the Houston, Dallas and Austin suburbs within the next 12 months.

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Wan Bridge Underway on 50-Unit Build-to-Rent Community in Georgetown, Texas

REBUSINESSONLINE.COM – (By Taylor Williams) – WAN Bridge, a Texas-based builder, and operator is underway on the construction of Georgetown Heights, a 50-unit build-to-rent community that will be located on the northern outskirts of Austin. The community will feature three- and four-bedroom, two-story duplexes ranging in size from 1,400 to 2,100 square feet, as well as walking trails and green space. The development team is aiming to deliver the first model home by February.

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Build-to-rent community coming to Georgetown

KVUE – (By Britny Eubank) – Georgetown Heights will include build-to-rent duplexes ranging from 1,400 to 2,100 square feet. Wan Bridge Group will build and operate Georgetown Heights, a community of duplexes that will be located at 512 Northwood Drive in Georgetown. The two-story duplexes will feature three- and four-bedroom plans between 1,400 and 2,100 square feet.

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New build-to-rent community coming to Georgetown

AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL – (By Michelle Pitcher) – Dozens of similar communities to break ground in Texas over next year. Georgetown Heights will consist of for-rent duplexes. This company plans to break ground on up to 30 new build-to-rent communities in the Dallas, Houston and Austin areas within the next year. After that, the goal is 30,000 new homes across the state over the next five years.

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‘A great place for business and growing families’: Wan Bridge builds first build-to-rent community in Central Texas

AUSTIN JOURNAL – (By Steven Hughes) – Wan Bridge plans to build the company’s first build-to-rent (BTR) community called “Georgetown Heights” in the Central Texas suburbs over the next five years after noticing a population growth in the state. These homes are for families as renters at Wan Bridge are starting families of their own, the Houston Business Journal reported.

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Wan Bridge Announces its First Build-to-Rent Community in Central Texas

Expanding Texas footprint with trademark balance of modern style and functional layouts, the rapidly growing company extends its portfolio to Georgetown, TX HOUSTON, TX – November 9, 2021 – Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities, announced today the company’s first community in Georgetown – a central Texas town just north […]

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Wan Bridge receives ‘multibillion-dollar investment to develop build-to-rent communities

HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNALS – (By Jeff Jeffrey) – Wan Bridge CEO Ting Qiao said the investment will allow the company to build 30,000 homes in 50 Texas markets, including North Texas, over the next five years. Houston-based homebuilder Wan Bridge has landed a multibillion-dollar capital commitment to help the company develop build-to-rent single-family home communities across Texas.

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Wan Bridge receives ‘multibillion-dollar investment to develop build-to-rent communities

DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNALS – (By Jeff Jeffrey) – Wan Bridge CEO Ting Qiao said the investment will allow the company to build 30,000 homes in 50 Texas markets, including North Texas, over the next five years. Houston-based homebuilder Wan Bridge has landed a multibillion-dollar capital commitment to help the company develop build-to-rent single-family home communities across Texas.

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Investment kicks off major growth plans for Texas build-to-rent developer

HOUSTON CHRONICLE – (By Katherine Feser) – Wan Bridge will rapidly expand its network of rental home communities in major metros across Texas after securing a multi-billion dollar commitment from a new investment partner. The multiyear investment from an unnamed U.S. institutional investor will enable Wan Bridge to build up to 30,000 houses for the rental market over the next five to seven years, according to the Houston-based company.

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This developer plans to put up 30,000 rental homes in Dallas, Houston, Austin suburbs

DALLAS NEWS – (By Ann Grehan) – Wan Bridge says it will make a multibillion-dollar investment over the next five years. Houston builder Wan Bridge is ready to place a big bet on the continuing popularity of build-to-rent housing. The company says it will use a “multibillion-dollar capital commitment from a well-capitalized, investment-grade U.S. institution” to put up 20 to 30 build-to-rent communities in the suburbs of Dallas, Houston and Austin within the next year. The investment also will help finance its next five to seven years of growth.

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Wan Bridge Starts Community – Build-To-Rent on Lake Conroe

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder of build-to-rent communities, is building Lakeside Conroe near the shores of Lake Conroe north of Houston in Montgomery. The build-to-rent community will include 169 single-family detached homes and 140 duplexes ranging from 1,979 to 2,426 SF.Some of the homes will be waterfront and have appealing views of Lake Conroe. The development, one of several Wan Bridge is building in Texas, is located just north of Highway 105.

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Real estate transactions: Company inks Energy Corridor headquarters lease

HOUSTON CHRONICLE – (By Katherine Feser) – Wan Bridge, a developer of rental home communities in Dallas and Houston, unveiled Lakeside Conroe, the company’s first waterfront development. The community is planned for 169 single-family homes and 140 duplexes ranging from 1,979 to 2,426 square feet. It is north of Texas 105 on Crescent Cove Drive in Montgomery, about 55 miles from downtown Houston. Amenities include a community park, boat dock, pavilion, benches and walking and biking trails.

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New waterfront development offers lush lakeside living in north Houston

CULTURE MAP HOUSTON – (By Steven Devadanam) – Lakeside Conroe offers waterfront living without the stress of homeownership. The explosion of Newstonians from the West Coast and more locals looking for quality-of-life options, more Houstonians are choosing nature-focused living. With that in mind, a new waterfront development offers an active lifestyle in growing Montgomery County along Lake Conroe.

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Rental community Lakeside Conroe debuts on Lake Conroe

COMMUNITY IMPACT HOUSTON – (By Anna Lotz) – The new single-family residential rental community anticipates 169 single-family detached homes and 140 duplexes. Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder, unveiled Lakeside Conroe, a waterfront rental development, Sept. 22 near Lake Conroe, according to a release from Wan Bridge.

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Wan Bridge unveils plans for lakeside build-to-rent community in Montgomery County

HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL – (By Jeff Jeffrey) – The new community marks Wan Bridge’s third major development announcement in the past year. Lakeside Conroe is being built just north of Highway 105 on Crescent Cove Drive in Montgomery and will ultimately include up to 169 single-family homes and 140 duplexes, ranging from 1,979 square feet to 2,426 square feet. Some of the homes will be built along the Lake Conroe waterfront.

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New Lake Conroe Waterfront Development Offers Options for Renters

CONROE COURIER – (By Noor Adatia) – Designed for single families who prefer renting rather than owning a home. Real estate company Wan Bridge is working on construction for its new waterfront community of build-to-rent homes on Lake Conroe and will have some homes ready by next month.

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Wan Bridge Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Partnership to Significantly Enhance Growth

This transformative strategic partnership is a catalyst for scalability, differentiation and market leadership, accelerating the Company’s build-to-rent portfolio across Texas Houston, TX – October 19, 2021 – Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities, today announced a multi-year, multi-billion dollar capital commitment from a well-capitalized, investment-grade U.S. institution. The capital infusion […]

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Wan Bridge Unveils First Lakeside Build-to-Rent Community in Texas

Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities in Dallas and Houston, today announced the company’s first waterfront development – Lakeside Conroe. With a reputation for delivering bespoke, in-demand communities, this newest BTR concept marks the company’s third recent major project announcement alongside Clearwater at Balmoral and Palm Bay Galveston.

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Build to Rent Boom: Wan Bridge Expanding

HOUSTON – (By Michelle Leigh Smith for Realty News Report) – Is there a new take on the American dream on the horizon? Wan Bridge Group, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities near Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, says heck, yes.

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Why Houston’s suburbs are exploding with build-to-rent homes

With their lease coming to an end, Destiny and Michael Darden started looking to rent a house near their apartment in League City last spring. They wanted something bigger with room for their three children and Yorkie puppy.

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Houston Business Journal reveals honorees of third-annual Innovation Awards

Houston is full of pioneering companies across all industries, and 20 have been selected for the Houston Business Journal's third-annual Innovation Awards. See the list of honorees at the end of the story.

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New Bellaire home development invites Millennials to enjoy lock and leave lifestyle

Why build to rent? The idea, says Edison Park developer Wan Bridge, an outfit with presences in Houston and Dallas, is to offer the home life to a young, aspiring Millennial market while alleviating landscaping and home maintenance.

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Build to Rent Boom: Beijing, Bellaire and Beyond

In mid-June, Wan Bridge Group introduced two of their six new patio homes in Edison Park, south of the Galleria off of Glenmont Drive and South Rice Avenue. It’s just north of the city limits of Bellaire, where new homes sell for more than a million.

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Wan Bridge Unveils Newest Product – Luxe Patio Homes for Lease in Edison Park

The hybrid virtual and in-person event gave attendees a first look at the company’s newest product offering located in the heart of Houston HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wan Bridge, a Texas-based developer and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities in Dallas and Houston, yesterday hosted a showcase event to introduce its most luxurious product line at Edison Park, their latest […]

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Houston-area execs named 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast Awards finalists

Several Houston-area executives were named finalists for Ernst & Young's 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast Area Awards. including Ting Qiao, CEO of Bellaire-Based WAN Bridge

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Wan Bridge Delivers First Clearwater at Balmoral Homes and Unveils Name of Build-to-Rent Property Management Division

Wan Bridge, a Texas-based developer, builder and manager of build-to-rent (BTR) communities, today announced the completion of 30 units and a model home in its Clearwater at Balmoral community nestled within the prolific Land Tejas lagoon development, while also revealing the name of its in-house property management team – TBD Management (TBD).

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Wan Bridge Joins International WELL Building Institute as a Cornerstone Member

Wan Bridge Joins International WELL Building Institute as a Cornerstone Member The membership provides significant resources to ensure enhanced communities that allow for all.

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Build-to-rent communities are flourishing in Houston, but at what cost?

Original Source – Houston Chronicle R.A. Schuetz, Staff writerApril 29, 2021Updated: April 30, 2021 9:46 a.m.Comments For more than four decades, D.R. Horton has built homes for homeowners, but this past winter, it tried something new. In a pine-nestled neighborhood just north of The Woodlands, it built 124 houses not for homeowners, but for renters. It leased […]

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HBJ’s 2021 Landmark Awards: Residential winner and finalists

Here are HBJ's 2021 Landmark Awards winner and finalists for the Residential category.

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HBJ’s 2021 Landmark Awards: Multifamily winner and finalists

Here are HBJ's 2021 Landmark Awards winner and finalists for the Multifamily category.

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Homebuilders Chase SFR Market

Investors and residents are gobbling up single-family rentals, so developers–both traditional homebuilders and multifamily specialists–are clamoring to feed their growing appetites.

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Built-to-rent homes are the newest Houston housing trend

As the nation adapts to working around the pandemic, Houston-area subdivisions that were stalled are back in progress. After all, new data shows that the pandemic hasn't had a massive effect on home sales in this region. At least not yet.

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New Texas beach community floats active lifestyle for residents

Like much of Texas, the real estate market in Galveston is red-hot and shows no sign of cooling, so it's an appealing choice for a beach house. To that end, Texas developer Wan Bridge has made plans to develop a build-to-rent community in the area.

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New Galveston Island development floats active lifestyle for residents

As locals know, the real estate market in Galveston is red-hot and shows no sign of cooling. To that end, a Houston-based developer, Wan Bridge, has announced plans to develop a build-to-rent community in the area.

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Wan Bridge To Develop First Build-to-Rent Community In Galveston

As the BTR model of single family homes continues to gain popularity, it is changing the way of how we look at what is possible in residential real estate and in this case, even beach front and bayside communities have the opportunity to embrace this change

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94 townhome rentals added to master-planned Balmoral community

As part of the master-planned community of Balmoral, Texas-based developer Wan Bridge is adding a series of rentable townhomes to the mix.

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Wan Bridge to build rental townhome community in Balmoral

Clearwater at Balmoral will be the first community within Balmoral that will offer duplex townhomes for rent.

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Wan Bridge Builds First Build-to-Rent Homes in Balmoral Lagoon Community

Wan Bridge builds first and only homes for lease in the Balmoral Lagoon community, Clearwater at Balmoral. Wan Bridge’s Clearwater at Balmoral will be an upscale duplex and triplex community with 94 units ranging from 1,400 to 1,800 square feet with three to four bedrooms each.

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