HOUSTON—In this week's wrap up of southwest and Texas deals…

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*Roofing Supply Group LLC has continued itsexpansion with the opening of two new locations in the Woodlands,TX (North Houston Area) and Baton Rouge, LA. These two newlocations will strategically position RSG to better serve customersin both markets. The Woodlands branch will be led by DistrictManager Damien Katzenmeyer and the Baton Rougelocation will be led by Branch Manager BobbyFreedman. Geoff Craft is the Regional Senior VicePresident in the Southwest Region and will have responsibility forboth of these locations. These openings represent the16th and 17th branch locations in theRegion.

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*As Third Avenue Development LLC, the realestate division of Taylor Consulting Inc.,continues building a portfolio of West Texas real estate assets,home values in the region are breaking records. In the city ofMidland, home values grew by more than 23% year-over-year lastmonth, pushing the city's median price to the No. 1 slot in Texasfor the second time this year. According to the latest data fromthe Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, more than $70.8million was spent or financed on real estate purchases in Midlandin June, about 50% more than in June 2013. The city set a newrecord for its median home price last month, and the number oftransactions surged last month to the highest level in Midland'srecorded history as the oil and gas industry attracts a flood ofnew workers, businesses and families to the region. Midland'sgrowth echoes a statewide trend. Home sales across Texas were attheir highest volume last month since 2006, and the total value ofhome sales topped $7.4 billion—a new record. Through Third AvenueDevelopment, TAYO is building a strong portfolio of West Texas realestate assets as new workers and residents continue to pour intothe region. The company has already acquired multiple propertieslocated on or near the Permian Basin as well as executed a letterof intent to form a property development joint venture with TheHome Masters Inc.

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*Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the realestate brokerage network operated by HSF AffiliatesLLC, recently revealed that Prudential Real EstateCenter has joined the network and is operating asBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real EstateCenter. The brokerage, which is independently owned andoperated, joins a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network that hasgrown to more than 31,000 agents and 919 offices in 46 states sinceits launch last September.

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*Cassidy Turley has been selected byBrookfield Property Group to lease and manageRiverside Commons in Irving, TX. Riverside Commons is a sixbuilding asset totaling 453,303 square feet. The class-A officespace is located at the gateway of Las Colinas's UrbanCenter. Significant renovations are planned for the 13 acrecampus site. Riverside Commons marks the fourth Metroplex propertyBrookfield Property Group has awarded to Cassidy Turley for leasingand management.

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*Stanton Road Capital LLC, together withVancouver-based Second City Real Estate, hasacquired 3660 Regent Blvd., a 159,000-square-foot office buildinglocated in the Freeport submarket of Dallas. Sourced off-market,the property was 100% leased at the time of acquisition. Developedin 2000, the two-story property was originally a build-to-suit forFord Motor Credit, which occupied 100% of the property until 2008.In 2009, the property was converted to a multi-tenant building andis currently occupied by four national tenants.

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*Sealy & Co. has acquired the GardnerTanenbaum Holdings project in Oklahoma City, OK, through the Sealysponsored investment fund Sealy Strategic Equity Partners. The highquality, newly constructed, 280,000-square-foot industrialbuild-to-suit is located in a prime distribution and warehouse areaat I-35 and Britton Road in north Oklahoma City. With room toexpand by 90,000 square feet, the property features state of theart construction with energy efficient materials. The tenant,national utility tape manufacturer ShurTech Brands, has enjoyedsignificant growth over the last 10 years. ShurTech recentlyexecuted a 15-year lease.

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