Real estate is expanding in Houston and across the country, which is a welcome sight for top real estate investors. The steady increase that is being shown in Houston transfers across the United States. A demand is being made for prime residential properties, which include condos, townhomes, single family homes as well as a steady increase that is affecting commercial properties such as industrial warehouses, office buildings and other light industrial properties. These investments present the best opportunities to create wealth in Houston.
One broker who is already ahead of the market is Haidar Barbouti who represents his family as a specialized real estate agent and investor in the affluent Highland Village. The Highland Village is the first luxury strip plaza built in Houston circa 1941. Mr. Barbouti invested millions into the restructuring and remodeling of the strip plaza. He seems to have a Midas touch in that what he touches turns to gold. The affluent plaza is a luxury high spot for shopping today or for dining in Mr. Barbouti’s gourmet restaurant, the Up Restaurant.
The Highland Village Shopping Center is part of the high-end real estate market in Houston. Haidar Barbouti has been the broker for this property since 1991, and the four major anchor stores include Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma. There all also four excellent restaurants in the plaza: Escalante’s, RA Sushi Bar, Smith & Wollensky and Barbouti’s restaurant, the Up Restaurant. The novelty of this property is displayed in that the first Starbucks in Houston selected Highland Village to launch their first shop.
Highland Village is a unique plaza and enjoys national notoriety. Barbouti’s more recent venture into gourmet food is expressed in the Up Restaurant. Real estate investments are climbing in Houston, and there has never been a better time to invest in property there.