The City of Kyle may be known as the Pie Capital of Texas. But city and Hays County officials also want everyone to know the area is wide open for business. Alliance Industrial Company is putting their stake in the ground with the new Kyle 35 Logistics Park. The 1.4 million SF industrial development sits right off I-35 on the stretch known as the Texas Innovation Corridor. PRISM produced an animation for project marketing and leasing.
Summertime… the livin’ is easy and family time is plentiful! PRISM team members are making memories all over the place. From a family wedding in North Carolina, to a fairytale visit to Disneyland, and exploring the jungles and beaches of Costa Rica, we are loving the time together with family and friends.
Good food and great conversation! PRISM recently visited with our friends at CDA Architects over breakfast. It was the perfect way to hear what they’ve been working on and what’s on the horizon. How can we connect with YOU? We always love meeting with our clients and readers. Just tell us when! Reach out to Deborah Gross at
- Improved safety – clear and well-lit signage can lower the risk of vehicular collisions
- Increased property value – homes tend to sell more quickly and for higher prices in neighborhoods with signage vs. those without
- Clearly defined borders – residents and visitors see the distinction between adjacent neighborhoods
- Greater community pride – well-kept, attractive entrance signage can signal an engaged community
Mill Creek Residential recently acquired 16 acres near the burgeoning Beltway 8/Highway 288 intersection for its newest apartment community in the Houston area, Modera Cottingham. The sprawling three-story community will feature 360 contemporary apartment homes contained in 11 buildings, and an expansive clubhouse.
In keeping with the brand definition, home interiors will be distinguished by distinctive design and luxe finishes. The community will include refined amenities and extensive resident services. PRISM developed interior and exterior renderings for Mill Creek’s marketing and leasing packages.
Modera Cottingham is situated just north of Beltway 8 and east of Highway 288. The location provides easy access to the Texas Medical Center, Hobby Airport and Pearland’s newest business districts – Lower Kirby and the South Belt Central Business Park. Modera Cottingham will provide a desirable housing option for the rapidly growing employment base in and around Pearland.
Residents can choose from one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with an average size of 1,027 square feet. Home interiors feature wood-plank style flooring, nine-foot ceilings, 42-inch custom cabinetry, kitchen islands with granite countertops, and spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets. The community will also offer an onsite dog park with a dedicated dog run, a large clubhouse and outdoor pool, separate grilling areas and an outdoor kitchen, a 24-hour fitness studio and free WiFi. Residents will also have access to rentable private garages.
Homes are expected to be available in spring 2023.
Wolf Capital Partners can see past some rough edges. The commercial development firm founded in 2019 by Zachary Wolf already has six fully leased properties that they redeveloped.
Two more redevelopments are underway, one in the Washington Corridor and the other in Greater Heights. Both areas are indisputably home to some of Houston’s hottest new restaurants. Wolf hired PRISM to develop exterior renderings depicting the fully refreshed exteriors of each development.
At 1131 E. 11th Street in Greater Heights, Wolf acquired a historic building that had been partially damaged when a car struck it. Previously, the disjointed façade had a variety of colors and awnings. Wolf will unify the scheme with a modern, fresh wall color and dark trim, and an entrance canopy running the full width of the building. Four tenants are renewing their existing leases. Wolf is leasing two storefront units of 1,518 s.f. and 1,240 s.f. respectively. Construction is expected to start soon and be completed by the end of the year.
Just south of Sawyer Yards, Wolf is redeveloping a 7,540 s.f. building at 2311 Washington Ave. The current home of a billiards company, the narrow property has its main entrance on Washington Ave. With parking at a premium, there are 24 coveted parking spots alongside the building.
Glue, cheerleader, wrangler – she’s all that, and more! Happy Birthday to our VP of Operations Sarah Amos. She holds us together, is a tireless encourager, and keeps us all on the same page. Thank you, Sarah, for your influence, ambition, expertise, and for just being you. Cheers to you!
The deeper we understand our clients’ businesses, the better we can serve them. With this premise, Jing recently returned to Rice University. She completed the Real Estate Investment and Development course. Learning how to analyze the commercial viability of real estate investments and developments has turned out to be an invaluable investment for PRISM.
Twelve years after completing her MBA at Rice University, Jing recently returned to Jones Business School and completed the Real Estate Investment and Development course. It turned out to be one of the best investments for our business.
In the past few years, the number of our clients in commercial real estate has increased significantly. Interestingly, when these clients come to us, their projects are usually in the feasibility study phase, well before engaging an architect. Our client's primary goal is to acquire funding or entitlement during this phase. By enlisting PRISM to develop a conceptual design with compelling renderings or animations, our clients can present their development vision to all stakeholders and move projects forward.
Working with owners and developers on these early-phase projects has definitely resulted in a different kind of relationship. Clients require us to step out of the typical vendor role and become a trusted advisor, providing consultation and guidance on their design vision. They rely on us to help reach their development goals.
"After completing this course, I have a deeper and more holistic understanding of commercial real estate developments, including opportunities, risks, and rewards. This new perspective helped me understand better our client's business model, process, and challenges. As a result, I can now work closely with our clients while speaking their language and figuring out a unique solution for each project," Jing said.
Trying to align our business strategy with our clients is another way we provide exceptional value to their business success.
What do you get when you add pink boots and bubbles to bingo? A big donation to Sky High for Kids! Thanks to the industry organization Houston CREMM, their annual Pink Party raised over $15,000 to help pediatric cancer patients and their families. PRISM proudly sponsors CREMM and their work in our community.
True leadership is continually learning and investing in yourself and your development. I was privileged to attend the EntreLeadership Summit 2022, my seventh time since 2016. This world-class experience has had a significant impact on my leadership journey. It’s also been an inspiration in my pursuit of servant leadership every day.
In late May I attended the EntreLeadership Summit 2022 in Nashville. EntreLeadership is a training program that fuses the passion of entrepreneurs and the character of leaders to win in business. I have been attending Summit since 2016. Of course, I very much appreciate my awesome team members, who always hold down the fort, so I am able to work on myself.
The world-class experience has had a significant impact on my leadership journey. I’ve been particularly grateful to learn from phenomenal leaders who possess exceptional leadership qualities and genuine humility.
The EntreLeadership Summit 2022 speakers inspired me to focus on my pursuit of servant leadership every day. For many entrepreneurs, the thought of their work is being the best at what they do. But it's more important to remember the real purpose of work comes from serving others.
These were powerful leadership concepts that resonated with me:
“People don’t perform without positive emotional climates. You have to guard that, you are a steward of that.” – Dr. Henry Cloud on “Boundaries for Leaders”
“In a critical situation don’t think of plays, think of players.” – Coach Nick Saban on coaching
“Your job is not to do it all, it’s to make sure it all gets done.” – Patrick Lencioni on “The Six Types of Working Genius”
"Put others first. That's true leadership. Everybody leads. Decentralize command.” – Jocko Willink on “Leadership is the Solution”
“You have to be unreasonable to see a world that does not yet exist.’ – Will Guidara on “Unreasonable Hospitality”
"Your purpose is not the thing you do. It is the thing that happens in others when you do what you do." – Jade Simmons on “How to Move Like a Maverick”
“Take care of the people you have, and they will help you get the people you need.” – Ken Coleman on “Rules of Engagement”
“Train yourself to stand back and observe yourself. It will revolutionize the way you make rules. It will revolutionize your creativity and your intelligence.” – Dr. Caroline Leaf on “How to Train Your Brain to Learn Better, Focus Longer, and Stress Less”
“When you change your relationship with rejection, you change your life.” – Jamie Kern Lima on “Building a Billion-Dollar Business”
“If you don’t have love, everything around you turns to ash.” – Dr. John Delony on “Stand by Me”