Monthly Archives: December 2011

Trademark Under Contract to Buy Staples Center in Corpus Christi


Fremon Baker

Trademark Property announced today that two retail centers located across from La Palmera mall in Corpus Christi, Texas are currently under contract.The two conjoined properties, the 15.53-acre Staples Center and the 3.81-acre Mt. Vernon Center, will undergo a redesign and major renovation scheduled to begin early 2012.

The Joint Venture Partner on the La Palmera project is Institutional Mall Investors, LLC (IMI), an institutional investment entity jointly owned by the California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS) and an affiliate of Miller Capital Advisory (MCA).The new design will complement La Palmera, which underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and IMI purchased the property in 2008. Details of the redesign will be forth coming; Trademark will pursue LEED certification for the facility from the U.S. Green Building Council.

La Palmera’s management team will manage the new center.

Anthropologie, Ann Taylor and Soma Open at Watters Creek


Vince O’Toole

Allen, Texas (December 1, 2011) – Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is pleased to announce that Anthropologie opened its doors on September 2 featuring its vintage-chic collection of women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, home furnishing, gifts and decorative items. Anthropologie occupies 9,000 square feet of retail space in a prime corner location across from Victoria Secret and Apricot Lane.

Also open just in time for the holidays are Ann Taylor with their assortment of chic career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes and accessories; and Soma Intimates known for their luxurious bras, panties, sleepwear, active wear and patented Vanishing Edge Collection.

About Watters Creek

Come see why Watters Creek was named “Best New Shopping Center 2010” by D Home, the special 52-acre setting features a resort-style design with pond and running creek, open green space, more than 500 trees and lush landscaping, as well as interactive public art. The mixed-use development offers 1.15 million sq. ft. of retail, restaurant, office space and high-end loft apartments. When the property opened in May 2008 it was the first retail development in the State of Texas to be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is located at U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive at 970 Garden Park Drive in Allen, Texas. For more information call 972-747-8000 or visit