You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.

H-E-B buys Northeast Austin property to house regional offices


Highlights

H-E-B’s current regional offices are scattered in several leased properties across Austin.

Initial plans call for H-E-B to occupy one of the complex’s two buildings beginning in June.

H-E-B’s Austin regional office is getting a new home.

The area’s dominant grocer said Friday it has purchased a 100,000-square-foot office complex at 8100 Cameron Road in Northeast Austin.

The complex, which sits on a 6-acre site and was built in 1985, consists of a pair of two-story brick buildings. One spans about 60,000 square feet, records show; the other is about 40,000 square feet.

A purchase price was not disclosed. The Travis Central Appraisal District valued the complex at $7.1 million in 2016, up from $6.9 million the year before.

The seller was Oxley Leasing of Austin LLC, according to county records. Oxley had owned the property since 2010.

H-E-B’s current regional offices are scattered in several leased properties across Austin, including in The Crescent, a shopping center undergoing redevelopment at Airport and North Lamar boulevards.

A training center is located nearby in another shopping center that’s being revamped, The Linc, adjacent to the former Highland Mall.

“This move will bring our entire Austin support team under one roof and allow us to work together as a stronger unit, enabling our team to keep up with the growth and demands of our dynamic region,” H-E-B senior vice president and general manager Jeff Thomas said.

“We will soon be celebrating an 80-year relationship with our Central Texas customers and we look forward to enhancing our support to our stores’ commitment to unparalleled customer service.”

Initial plans call for H-E-B to occupy one of the two buildings beginning in June, the San Antonio-based grocer said. More than 100 employees will work out of the new office, including regional management, operations support staff and trainers.

A filing with the city indicates H-E-B plans to spend about $3.6 million to renovate the building.

An existing tenant will remain in the second building, H-E-B said.

The acquisition of a new regional headquarters comes at a busy time for H-E-B, which has 81 stores and 20,000 employees in Central Texas.

A new store in Lakeway opened in late 2015, followed by one in Hutto last year. An H-E-B-branded convenience store with a Whataburger drive-through opens at the Hutto store Monday, along with the first H-E-B optical store.

Plans to build a larger Marble Falls store were recently unveiled.

The retailer has also made several land purchases, including ones in the Dripping Springs area, in the Del Valle area near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and an existing shopping center at South Congress Avenue and East Oltorf Street in South Austin, near one of the city’s longest-running H-E-B stores.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers
Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers

Austin-based Yeti Coolers is continuing its crusade against companies that make products it contends are “confusingly similar” to the ones it manufactures, suing three more companies this month. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, attorneys for Yeti say tumblers sold by RELYMedia, CreekFire and Nine Line Apparel too closely resemble...
Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers
Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers

Austin-based Yeti Coolers is continuing its crusade against companies that make products it contends are “confusingly similar” to the ones it manufactures, suing three more companies this month. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, attorneys for Yeti say tumblers sold by RELYMedia, CreekFire and Nine Line Apparel too closely resemble...
How to teach Austinites about CodeNext? Let’s try Legos
How to teach Austinites about CodeNext? Let’s try Legos

For those looking to learn more about how CodeNext could affect the city, two Austin organizations say the best learning tool might be an old childhood favorite — Legos. The city’s land development code rewrite, known as CodeNext, is expected to be one of Austin’s most impactful long-term policies. But some residents have criticized...
Up the Ladder

Banking & finance Chase has named Marcus Kline vice president and Austin-area manager of business banking. Community The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Luis Rodriguez president and chief executive officer. Manufacturing & retail Factory Mattress has named Sarah Johnson chief financial officer. Technology Umbel has named Mike...
Have a great workplace? Let us know

Help us spread the word about the best places to work in Austin. Nominations remain open for the American-Statesman’s 2017 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin project, with the nomination deadline extended until July 7. The project recognizes employers that stand for the best in leadership, vision, an employee-centered culture and other qualities...
More Stories