Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tiffany & Co. Opens at Market Street – The Woodlands; Brooks Brothers and Allen Edmonds to Open Spring 2011


Jenny Taylor

THE WOODLANDS, TX (June 1, 2010) – A wave of new lease deals totaling more than 33,000 square feet of retail space, highlighted by an agreement with one of the most prestigious names in retailing, have been signed at Market Street – The Woodlands.

Tiffany & Co., whose jewels have adorned women from film stars to first ladies, has leased approximately 4,000 square feet in Market Street to open its second Houston-area store. “The Blue Box is coming to Market Street and our tenant mix is taking a major turn for

the better as we are in serious negotiations with several other iconic brands,” beamed Terry Montesi, Chairman and CEO of the lifestyle center’s owner Trademark Property Company.

Market Street’s Tiffany & Co. store is expected to open in November in transformed space formerly occupied by Z Gallerie. The Z Gallerie store has relocated to a new corner location within Market Street.

Besides landing Tiffany & Co., Market Street has recently seen women’s fashion retailers Langford Market and LMD Boutique as well as Bobby Chan, the maker of upscale casual wear for men, all have signed and are now open in addition to Stadia Sports Grill & Bar.

“We have never experienced leasing activity like this,” added Montesi. “It’s a testament to Market Street’s position as the premier shopping and entertainment destination in suburban Houston and to the strength of the growing Woodlands-North Houston trade area.

Located in The Woodlands 40 minutes north of Houston, Market Street is owned by a joint venture between an affiliate of Trademark Property Company and International Mall Investors. The project is located across from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, one of the world’s top amphitheaters.

Market Street also is home to Texas’ only Tommy Bahama Cafe & Emporium and one of two Norton Ditto stores in Houston among its collection of more than 70 fashion retailers, boutiques and restaurants, several of which are locally owned and operated.

In December, the project welcomed the posh, 70-room AVIA boutique hotel.

“We are always looking to create a shopping experience that presents a collection of retailers unlike any other shopping destination in the region,” explains Market Street General Manager, Jill Liccioni. “To be successful as a leisure destination, you have to have a real ‘wow’ factor and certainly the addition of Tiffany & Co. gives us that.”



Founded in 1991, Fort-Worth-based Trademark Property Company has developed or acquired nearly $1 billion worth of retail and mixed-use space. Trademark is currently the most active mixed-use developer in Texas and one of the premier mixed-use developers in the country, having completed nearly six million square feet of retail and mixed-use development/redevelopment projects. For more information, please visit


Jeff Higgins Joins Trademark Leasing Team


Nellie Simpson (817) 810-5307

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 1, 2010) – Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Co. today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Jeff Higgins who is joining the company’s leasing team as a full-time consultant. Higgins began his new role on November 17.

“We are pleased to bring someone of Jeff’s caliber to Trademark,” said Trademark SVP – Director of Leasing, Les Garrett. “He will be an integral part of our growing leasing team. With his background in luxury mall and lifestyle center leasing, he will be a great asset to the company and to our clients.”

Higgins will be assisting with several Trademark properties, including Market Street – The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas, Watters Creek in Allen, Texas, and Westland Shopping Center in Westland, Michigan. He will also play a role in growing the company’s third-party asset management and leasing business.

He joins Trademark from The Taubman Company in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he served as a leasing agent for six years and was consistently one of the top producing leasing executives. Higgins was also regarded as the company’s restaurant specialist. He has 18 years of retail real estate experience and is a Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) through the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Trademark Property Company is a retail and mixed-use Investment, Asset Management and Development firm. The company serves as operating partner for large institutional and private investors and provides third-party services to strategic clients and partners including asset and property management, leasing, development/re-development, planning and strategic advisory. Its 98-person team currently operates a 5.3-million-square-foot retail and mixed-use portfolio from Detroit, Michigan, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Trademark has invested in, or developed, over $1.2 billion worth of retail, land and mixed-use assets since its inception in 1992.

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