Shonda Novak, Austin American-Statesman

Shonda Novak

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Shonda:

More apartments headed to Austin's St. Elmo District, south of downtown

The five-story project will bring 274 apartment units, along with retail space, to the rapidly changing area south of Ben White Boulevard. → Read More

Hyatt sells historic Driskill hotel in downtown Austin to new ownership group

Woodbine officials say the purchase is "an opportunity to be a catalyst for the repositioning of 6th Street." → Read More

Divine digs? South Austin condo in remodeled church sells for $1.5 million

The condo is in the former St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, a 1939 Mission Revival-style structure that was transformed into four condominiums in 2018. → Read More

El Mercado's downtown Austin property sold; site to be redeveloped

The El Mercado Uptown site had been coveted by many developers through the years. → Read More

Austin's skyline keeps growing: 46-story office tower planned for downtown

Austin-based Cielo Property Group said the high-rise, named Perennial, will have 750,000 square feet of office space and three floors of retail space. → Read More

$2 billion mixed-use project planned for 156 acres in Williamson County

The Pearson Ranch development will take shape on 156 acres at the northeast corner of Texas 45 and West Parmer Lane → Read More

Another Austin apartment complex sells as rental market stays hot

The acquisition follows other recent sales of complexes in the Austin region, which is seeing a surge of new apartment construction and rising rents. → Read More

Downtown Austin office tower on Congress Avenue sells for $174 million

The new owner, Regent Properties, says it plans a number of renovations to 816 Congress, a 20-story high-rise. → Read More

Slow sales, high prices continue as influx of new Austin residents enter the housing market

November's median sale price was $470,000 across the five-county region, and was $540,000 within Austin's city limits → Read More

Plan for 20,000-seat amphitheater project near Bee Cave ignites opposition

The project, which could cost $600 million to $750 million, is facing questions about the potential impact on the environment and nearby neighbors. → Read More

Austin home prices still rising, but market frenzy slows in October

The number of Austin-area home sales dipped in October, but prices keep going up as market stays on pace for another record year → Read More

Planning for Austin growth, JPMorgan Chase leases two floors in downtown tower

The New York-based banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co will occupy about 35,000 square feet on the top two floors of 405 Colorado in downtown Austin. → Read More

Downtown's Austin Proper Hotel gets new owner, sells to Colorado-based firm

Tthe 32-story Austin Proper Hotel & Residences opened in late 2019. → Read More

Another condo project planned in Austin's booming Bouldin Creek neighborhood

Construction in Bouldin Creek is due to start in 2022. The 106 Austin condos will be priced from the $400,000s to $1 million and up. → Read More

Nearly 1,600 homes coming Hutto's way as Austin region's rapid growth continues

More housing is coming to Hutto, with projects planned that will bring more than 1,600 homes to the growing area north of Austin. → Read More

New Austin concept: Natiivo, a hybrid condo/hotel project, sells out as it nears completion

Developers say Natiivo, a hybrid condo/hotel project in downtown Austin, is a new concept in short-term rentals and in the hospitality industry. → Read More

Rents rising: Austin apartment market shifts into overdrive as pandemic recovery continues

Building boom continues among strong demand from new tenants moving into the area, experts say. → Read More

New 41-story tower planned for Austin's booming Rainey Street district

The tower, called Vesper, would have 284 condominiums at 84 Rainey Street. → Read More

New 41-story tower planned for Austin's booming Rainey Street district

The tower, called Vesper, would have 284 condominiums at 84 Rainey Street. → Read More

Austin's Bunkhouse Group expands brand, will operate Carpenter Hotel

Bunkhouse says it plans to renovate Carpenter Hotel's rooms, pool area, lobby and restaurant. Bunkhouse also operates Hotel San José, Austin Motel, Jo's Coffee and more. → Read More