Houston Rockets Owner Buys River Oaks District for $450 Million

by Hayden Spiess

Houston — Fertitta Entertainment Inc., an entity controlled by Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, has purchased River Oaks District, a 664,308-square-foot mixed-use development on Houston’s west side. Multiple local news sources, including the Houston Chronicle, report that the sales price was $450 million.

As a shopping and dining destination, River Oaks District features 302,668 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Tenants include Hermes, Cartier, Dior, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Brunello Cucinelli, Balmain, Le Colonial, Toulouse, Bari, Steak48 and Little Hen. River Oaks also houses an Equinox fitness facility and an IPIC Theaters location.

River Oaks is also home to the five-story Grey House Apartments, which consists of 279 units in one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Residences feature stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and European cabinetry. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, screening room, conferencing facilities and onsite concierge service.

River Oaks, which also features 67,060 square feet of boutique office space, is located at 4444 Westheimer Road. The 14-acre development benefits from a surrounding population in excess of 200,000 people — with an average annual household income of $158,600 — within a three-mile radius.

Barry Brown, Erin Lazarus, Colby Mueck, Ryan West, Jeff Hollinden and Dustin Selzer of JLL represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction and procured Fertitta Entertainment as the buyer. The new ownership did not say whether it is planning any immediate renovations or capital improvements to the property, which is about 10 years old.

“River Oaks District represents an exceptional investment opportunity with its prime location within Houston, as well as its premier luxury offerings,” says Brown.

— Taylor Williams

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