22 October 2014

Venetian Estates News - October 2014

A New Season

Turning a New Leaf
We proudly announce the new name of our office building, The BancorpSouth Building, Sugar Land!

As many of you know, after Frost Bank’s departure we have had a great deal of interest in the former lobby space from other banks as well as office and retail users. However, we take pride in this piece of real estate, which is an integral part of our neighborhood, and held out for the “right” tenant--a “neighbor” with employees and a business model with whom we would like to work. Our patience paid off!

BancorpSouth is a large, NYSE-listed, regional bank based in Tupelo Mississippi. They recently restructured upper  management (adding a few Texas folk) and are on a solid path of growth. Just as important, we really like the people who run the bank and this local branch.

BancorpSouth already has numerous corporate clients in the area. The Sugar Land lending team is currently occupying a suite in our building while we complete the lobby renovations. The “new” lobby should be open by the end of the year.

We look forward to working with them and hope you will, too! BancorpSouth is busy making loans and is working quickly toward being able to run retail operations for checking accounts, etc. from this location. We will keep you posted on progress, but call  us in the mean time if you have questions or would like an introduction.

Fall For It
I am beyond excited to officially announce FBRE’s new listing at 715 Salerno. Kelly Ferguson and I are marketing this property located on one of the very best lots in the neighborhood. The custom home that was designed perfectly to take advantage of expansive lake views will take your breath away! It was built with care and is full of luxury appoitments. Trade up! This is the first opportunity for a current VE resident to purchase a practically new-construction home...and, to boot, live on the very center of Lake Venice! View the pictures on
http://u.har.com/f4KWsO But don’t say I didn’t warn you...you’re going to fall in love!

New Neighbors
Our new neighbors at 110 Capri (former home of Judy and George Tenney) are Nemat and Abdul Helal. The Helals moved from Houston where they had lived in the same house for 40 years! Abdul is a civil engineer and Nemat is a retired CPA.  They have three children and five grandchildren.  One son, an investment broker, lives in Austin with his wife and three children. The Helal’s daughter, who recently moved from California, is a teacher and has two children. She is now living in the Helal's home in Houston - where she grew up!  Nemat and Abdul’s youngest son is a dentist who lives and offices in Greatwood.

Its Fall Fun and Games
The Halloween Hayride is Fri, Oct 31! This year’s trick-or-treat stops will be on San Marino, Bel Mar, Salerno and Sorrento. If you will be joining the hayride, meet at the corner of San Marino and Lombardy at 5:30. If you live on one of the referenced stops, please leave your front porch light on from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  If you don’t live on one of the “stop” streets, please feel free to meet us at the corner of one of the “stop” streets! The hayride will start at San Marino and head south, stopping at Bel Mar first.

And don’t forget to begin Thanksgiving Day on the right foot with our own Turkey Trot!  Meet at the BancorpSouth building at 8:00 am on Thanksgiving to run or walk our neighborhood circle. 

Walkers/runners are encouraged to make a donation to the Wounded Warriors  Project. (A $20 donation per family is suggested but, of course, not required) The mission of WWP is to honor and empower wounded service members by raising awareness of and directly meeting their needs.  The vision is “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”  The turkey trot is a wonderful way to show our servicemen and women how thankful we are for their service. 

After completion of the "Turkey Trot" hang around the parking lot to visit a while with your neighbors. FBRE will provide hot or cold refreshments depending on what the temperature is that day!

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