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Houston (May 9, 2017)— Construction has started on phase one of the Buffalo Heights District, a new mixed-use real estate district located on Washington Avenue between South Heights Boulevard and Studemont Street. Community and business leaders celebrated the milestone at a ground-breaking ceremony on the construction site of the first phase. The initial construction will be a new 7-story mixed-use building which includes a new H-E-B, 230 upscale multi-family apartment units, and three floors of boutique office space. An additional 2,000 square feet of retail space is available next to H-E-B. “Houston is changing – just like a lot of other cities around the country,” said Russell Gordy the project’s owner and founder and President of SG Interests. “We are seeing people want to live closer to the city and not drive as much. We are hoping to make this a place where people can live, play and work.” Anchoring the property will be a new urban prototype H-E-B designed as an integrated part of the mixed-use building and purposefully redesigned to be unique from the traditional single-level stores typically found in suburban locations. With an expected completion of spring 2019, this H-E-B helps cement the district’s goal of creating a walkable community where a healthy lifestyle is cultivated via easily-accessible fresh food, outdoor activity and a wealth of natural spaces. The 96,000 square foot H-E-B will include a walk up coffee and food concept, providing both on-the-go and leisurely dining opportunities for residents and employees of the surrounding businesses. “We are excited about unveiling a new H-E-B prototype, which is ideal for the Washington corridor,” said Scott McClelland, President, H-E-B Houston. “When we learned of the plans for Buffalo Heights, we knew it was just the type of community more of Houston is going to want.” In addition to the H-E-B, the new building also includes five levels of multi-family apartments (the St. Andrie), and three levels of boutique office (One Buffalo Heights). Designed around the ideas of social connection, luxury and convenience, the St. Andrie MIDWAY | midwaycompanies.com


will set a new standard in apartment living within the Buffalo Heights District. The community will feature 230 apartment homes and offer such amenities as large interior courtyards, and a state-of-the-art fitness and yoga studio overlooking a resortstyle pool. Residents can relax fireside in an open-air breezeway lounge perfect for entertaining with large TVs, or host a party inside in the amenity lounge and game room that includes a private dining room, demonstration kitchen and Wi-Fi business lounge. St. Andrie residents will enjoy easy access to the shopping, dining and entertainment on the Washington Avenue corridor, The Heights, and Downtown, as well as the trails and natural spaces of both Buffalo Bayou Park and Memorial Park. New project renderings, St. Andrie logo, and image credits available here. Additionally, in the renovated and re-purposed 22 Waugh Drive, Gordy & Sons Outfitters opens this month. Gordy & Sons is an ultra-luxury outfitter specializing in heritage firearms, the world’s finest fly fishing equipment and sporting art—all curated for adventure. “We’re marking a significant milestone for Buffalo Heights and the future of this corridor. It’s the unfolding of the Gordy family’s vision to create an innovative urban district in this thriving area west of Downtown,” said Jonathan Brinsden, CEO of Midway. Houston-based Midway was tapped to redevelop the property on behalf of the Gordys. About H-E-B H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 370 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com. About the Buffalo Heights District Buffalo Heights is an exceptionally high quality, 50+ acre mixed-use district ideally located in proximity to Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park, Memorial Park, The Heights, Washington Avenue Corridor and Downtown. This innovative mixed-use district will offer a complete lifestyle built around outdoor activity, healthy local food, and signature greenspace in the region’s most desirable and accessible urban infill location. New development and upgrades to existing buildings will elevate the experience for everyone who lives, works, shops and plays “In the Heart of Houston.” ▪

H-E-B 3663 Washington Avenue

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Houston, TX 77007 ▪

St. Andrie 3663 Washington Avenue Houston, TX 77007

One Buffalo Heights 3663 Washington Avenue Houston, TX 77007

55 Waugh Drive 55 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007

100 Waugh Drive 100 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007

Gordy & Sons Outfitters 22 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007

Memorial Heights at Washington 201 S Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77007

Bayou Park 4400 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77007

About BKR Memorial II, LLC Headquartered in Houston, BKR Memorial is a privately held, family business under the management of Russell Gordy. In addition to the real estate investment and development business, Mr. Gordy has a long history as a successful company founder primarily engaged in oil and natural gas businesses, as well as other natural resources, ranching, and a variety of other non-core businesses in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and throughout the United States. BKR Memorial’s real estate investment activities include strategic acquisition and innovative development of a diversified portfolio of assets with a long-term focus on quality and maximizing value. The company is redeveloping Buffalo Heights as a leading edge, mixed-use district in one of the most desirable locations in the greater Houston region. The Gordy family’s intent is to create a generational project and legacy for Mr. Gordy’s grandchildren and the city. About Midway Our purpose is to create enduring investments and remarkable places that enrich people’s lives. Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate MIDWAY | midwaycompanies.com


investment and development firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for more than 49 years. The Midway portfolio of projects completed and/or underway consists of approximately 45 million square feet of properties in 23 states and Northern Mexico ranging from mixed-use centers, corporate headquarters, multi-family, entertainment, hospitality, business and industrial parks, and master-planned resort and residential communities. Since its inception in 1968, Midway has created projects of distinction, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for its investors, clients and local communities. For more information on Midway, visit midwaycompanies.com.

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Houston (December 18, 2016)— Midway has announced the anchor tenant for Buffalo Heights, an integrated, mixed-use property being developed at Washington Avenue and South Heights Boulevard. H-E-B has agreed to plans for a store location in the first phase of Buffalo Heights. The new H-E-B is expected to be an innovative departure from traditional single-level, suburban-style stores. “We are looking forward to creating a unique shopping destination for our neighbors along the Washington corridor,” said Scott McClelland, President, H-E-B Houston. “Our new store will be reminiscent of the community it serves and add to the longevity of this distinctive development.” Offering proximity to the Washington Avenue corridor as well as Buffalo Bayou Park, hiking and biking trails, Memorial Park, Downtown, and Houston’s most walkable neighborhoods, the new H-E-B launches the first phase of a redeveloping district that is attracting upscale apartments and gourmet eateries. The property is owned by BKR Memorial II, LLC, a Houston-based, privately held company of the Russell and Glenda Gordy family. “The vision for the property is to create a legacy for future generations, under the long term ownership of the Gordy Family,” Russell Gordy said. “There is no location like this one in Houston.” Houston-based Midway, best known for its regional mixed-use destination CITYCENTRE on Houston’s west side, was tapped to redevelop the property on behalf of the Gordys. “Buffalo Heights affords the rare opportunity to reinvent a community by delivering a healthy lifestyle built around local fresh food, outdoor activity and signature green spaces,” said Jonathan Brinsden, CEO of Midway. “This first phase will be a catalyst for more innovative and transformational developments to come.” MIDWAY | midwaycompanies.com


H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 370 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.

Headquartered in Houston, BKR Memorial is a privately held, family business under the management of Russell Gordy. In addition to the real estate investment and development business, Mr. Gordy has a long history as a successful company founder primarily engaged in oil and natural gas businesses, as well as other natural resources, ranching, and a variety of other non-core businesses in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and throughout the United States. BKR Memorial’s real estate investment activities include strategic acquisition and innovative development of a diversified portfolio of assets with a long-term focus on quality and maximizing value. The company is redeveloping Buffalo Heights as a leading edge, mixed-use district on more than 50 acres in one of the most desirable locations in the greater Houston region. The Gordy family’s intent is to create a generational project and legacy for Mr. Gordy’s grandchildren and the city.

Our purpose is to create enduring investments and remarkable places that enrich people’s lives. Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for more than 48 years. The Midway portfolio of projects completed and/or underway consists of approximately 45 million square feet of properties in 23 states and Northern Mexico ranging from mixed-use centers, corporate headquarters, multi-family, entertainment, hospitality, business and industrial parks, and master-planned resort and residential communities. Since its inception in 1968, Midway has created projects of distinction, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for its investors, clients and local communities. For more information on Midway, visit midwaycompanies.com.

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ABOUT THE DISTRICT What: Buffalo Heights is an exceptionally high quality, mixed-use district ideally located in proximity to Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park, Memorial Park, The Heights, Washington Avenue Corridor and Downtown. This innovative real estate development will offer a complete lifestyle built around outdoor activity, healthy local food, and signature greenspace in the region’s most desirable and accessible urban infill location. Improvements will enhance proximity to the trails and bayou, and more than 1,500 acres of parkland in the urban core of the city. New development and upgrades to existing buildings will elevate the experience for everyone who lives, works, shops and plays “In the Heart of Houston.” Infrastructure improvements are planned to make the area more attractive to walk, bike and enjoy the natural assets, streamline movement around the property and parks, and ease access to Downtown, Uptown, Neartown, and all parts of the city. Who: Ownership: Phase One of the Buffalo Heights District is owned by BKR Memorial II, LLC, a Houston-based, privately held company of the Russell and Glenda Gordy family. A successful businessman with wide-ranging business interests, Russell Gordy grew up and lives in Houston. Gordy’s vision for Buffalo Heights is to create a place of enduring value as a legacy for his grandchildren and a district that will be enjoyed by generations of Houstonians. Developer: Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate development and investment firm that has provided the highest quality service and value to clients and investors for more than 49 years. Midway’s portfolio of mixed-use projects in Houston includes CITYCENTRE, Kirby Grove, GreenStreet and Kings Harbor, the redevelopment of the former headquarters of KBR as East River, and Century Square in College Station.

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FIRST PHASE OF NEW DEVELOPMENT: The first phase of Buffalo Heights is a mixed-use project on approximately 4 acres at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Heights Blvd. This project includes: 

H-E-B Washington Market—at approximately 96,000 square feet, a new urban prototype H-E-B and the first to be fully integrated into a mixed-use project with office, residential, retail and structured parking.

St. Andrie—a five-story, luxury multifamily community of 230 apartment homes designed to deliver every convenience at the resident’s door.

One Buffalo Heights—approximately 37,000 square feet of office space designed to differentiate and elevate the business brand. Companies will set themselves apart in a cutting edge location that provides easy access to major employment centers, while embracing the city’s signature green space on Buffalo Bayou Park.

Retail—an additional 2,000 square feet of retail at the ground floor of the residences and adjacent to H-E-B is ideally located for a chef-owned bistro or shop catering to clientele who are attracted to Buffalo Heights and its upscale, active urban lifestyle.

Phase One Development Team: Owner: BKR Memorial II, LLC Developer: Midway Design Architect: Ziegler Cooper Architects Architect of Record: Ziegler Cooper Architects Landscape Architect: Kudela & Weinheimer Landscape Architects Multifamily Amenities Design Architect: MaRS New Concept in Renovated Building: 

Gordy & Sons Outfitters – open in May 2017, a unique lifestyle retailer providing ultraluxury outdoor goods and jewelry in the renovated and repurposed 22 Waugh Drive. Design Architect: Craig Stiteler of Craig Stiteler Design Architect of Record: Craig Stiteler of Craig Stiteler Design Landscape Architect: Heath J. Thibodeaux of HJT Landscape Architects Interiors: Locati Architects of Bozeman, Montana

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EXISTING DEVELOPMENT: Within the Buffalo Heights District a variety of existing real estate assets benefit from the ongoing transformation of one of the city’s most desirable and unique urban redevelopments. 

Office Buildings — 100 Waugh Drive, 6 story office building managed by Midway 55 Waugh Drive, 12-story office building managed by Midway Both office properties offer commanding views over Buffalo Bayou Park and convenient locations for jogging and bike paths, quick access to I-10, Downtown, the Galleria, Memorial Park, and Washington Avenue, as well as the city’s most desirable close-in neighborhoods.

Multifamily Communities— Memorial Heights, a 436-unit multifamily community in a prime 19-acre location on Washington Avenue and Studemont Street and adjacent to Spotts Park.  Managed by Midway  201 S Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77007 Bayou Park, a 689-unit, garden style multifamily community, located on 15 acres close to Memorial Park and River Oaks shopping, dining and entertainment.  Managed by Berkshire Communities  4400 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.BuffaloHeightsDistrict.com

PRESS INQUIRIES: Ann Taylor, Midway 713-629-5200 ataylor@midwaycompanies.com

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The first phase of the new Buffalo Heights mixed-use district includes an urban prototype H-E-B, the first to be fully integrated into an office and multifamily development with structured parking. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Midway High resolution image available upon request

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The new Buffalo Heights district offers proximity to Buffalo Bayou Park hike and bike trails, and the opportunity to deliver a healthy lifestyle built around local fresh food outdoor activity and signature green space. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Midway High resolution image available upon request

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The view of Spotts Park from 55 Waugh, one of the existing office buildings in the area being redeveloped as Buffalo Heights. The location offers commanding views over signature green space and jogging and bike paths, quick access to I-10, Downtown, the Galleria, Memorial Park, and Washington Avenue, as well as the city’s most desirable close-in neighborhoods. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Midway High resolution image available upon request

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The view toward Memorial Drive to the south from 55 Waugh, one of the existing office buildings in the area being redeveloped as Buffalo Heights. Foreground: 100 Waugh, 6-story office building. The location offers commanding views over signature green space and jogging and bike paths, quick access to I-10, Downtown, the Galleria, Memorial Park, and Washington Avenue, as well as the city’s most desirable close-in neighborhoods. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Midway High resolution image available upon request

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One of the existing office buildings in the area being redeveloped as Buffalo Heights is 100 Waugh, a 6-story property with commanding views over Buffalo Bayou Park and jogging and bike paths, quick access to I-10, Downtown, the Galleria, Memorial Park, and Washington Avenue, as well as the city’s most desirable close-in neighborhoods. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Midway High resolution image available upon request

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One of the existing office buildings in the area being redeveloped as Buffalo Heights is 55 Waugh, a 12-story property with commanding views over Buffalo Bayou Park and jogging and bike paths, quick access to I-10, Downtown, the Galleria, Memorial Park, and Washington Avenue, as well as the city’s most desirable close-in neighborhoods. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Midway High resolution image available upon request

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The Memorial Heights multifamily community, 436 residences managed by Midway in a prime 19acre location, will benefit from the transformation of one of the city’s most desirable and unique urban redevelopments as Buffalo Heights. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Midway High resolution image available upon request

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