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Old 05-01-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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It doesn't take rocket science to understand the reason why all these corporate headquarters are relocating to DFW area, mainly because of DFW airport and DFW centralize location. This is just the beginning of a wave of companies relocating to the DFW area.
Dallas is a regional hub while Houston is an international hub that's why.

 
Old 05-01-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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If being close to a large independent distributor was important to them then Florida may have been a better fit than Houston. I don't get your logic here, they would be competing for the same sales and marketing personnel and would be overshadowing their marketing efforts. I doubt if GST would have favored a corporate more to Houston and may be weary of the corporate move to North Texas as well since GST has a large presence there as well.

They are not moving everything out of Torrence so how much design and engineering will be done in Plano is speculation at this time. My guess is this is basically sales marketing and finance that will be moving.
If you have read the articles, there is no speculation. Most all headquarters jobs from Torrance will move, leaving only some design functions there, engineering and design jobs will move from KY and finance jobs will move from New York to bring all functions under one roof. Toyota North America doesn't compete with Gulf States.....they sell to them. Gulf States is simply a distributor and has no authority over Toyota manufacturing, design, overall company branding, etc. That is why being in the same city would seem complimentary.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Dallas is a regional hub while Houston is an international hub that's why.
Really? But, isn't Toyota an international company setting up it's U.S. headquarters in DFW.

Matt, that would make you wrong on two points.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Dallas is a regional hub while Houston is an international hub that's why.
I could have sworn Toyota was a massive international company. The last time I checked DFW was one of the busiest airports in the world and no other airport in this state compared to it.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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I'm skeptical of the claim posted on the previous page stating that "over $2 billion" in development can be directly attributed to the Metrorail line in DT Houston. Good heavens, Houston doesn't even have it's first TOD yet!?!

Link anyone?
lets break it down...

projects built since 2004, directly on the rail line.

Downtown
METRO HQ - 60 million
SkyHouse - 67 million
GreenStreet - 200 million
806 Main - 80 million
BG Group Place - 460 million

Total - 867 million (not counting Alliance Apartments, the Savoy renovation, Hilcorps new tower, or Hines new 49 story 609 Main)

Texas Medical Center
Texas Childrens Hospital Expansion
- Neurology Research Institute - 215 million
- Maternity Center - 575 million
- upgrades of existing facilities - 120 million
Memorial Herman Medical Plaza - 200 million
Methodist Hospital Outpatient Care Center - 248 million

Total - 1.358 billion

grand total between projects built directly on the red line in downtown and the TMC over the last decade... 2.225 billion dollars. not counting any of the developments elsewhere on the rail line.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 06:31 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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I could have sworn Toyota was a massive international company. The last time I checked DFW was one of the busiest airports in the world and no other airport in this state compared to it.
true but they arent looking to distribute their vehicles across the world from Plano. they are using that as a US HQ. hence, regional. DFW is one of the busiest airports but thats again because its a regional hub, with many flights transferring at DFW to shorter hops over to other regional destinations. Houston is too far south, on the edge of the country/butted up against the gulf so DFW has more (and shorter) regional flight options). IAH has more international traffic than DFW if im not mistaken..
 
Old 05-01-2014, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by TexasTallest View Post
lets break it down...

projects built since 2004, directly on the rail line.

Downtown
METRO HQ - 60 million
SkyHouse - 67 million
GreenStreet - 200 million
806 Main - 80 million
BG Group Place - 460 million

Total - 867 million (not counting Alliance Apartments, the Savoy renovation, Hilcorps new tower, or Hines new 49 story 609 Main)

Texas Medical Center
Texas Childrens Hospital Expansion
- Neurology Research Institute - 215 million
- Maternity Center - 575 million
- upgrades of existing facilities - 120 million
Memorial Herman Medical Plaza - 200 million
Methodist Hospital Outpatient Care Center - 248 million

Total - 1.358 billion

grand total between projects built directly on the red line in downtown and the TMC over the last decade... 2.225 billion dollars. not counting any of the developments elsewhere on the rail line.
You're really attempting to claim hospital construction within the TMC was spurred by Metrorail.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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i never claimed it was spurred by rail. i just said it was built along the rail line. just as not all of the 7.4 billion in construction in Dallas was "attributed to rail"..
 
Old 05-01-2014, 07:10 PM
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Get a life, TT.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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since apparently anything in the TMC is off limits to claims for development along the light rail since 2004.. here is a list of all the new projects and construction along the new light rail line U/C in downtown.

East End/South East light rail line through downtown

Capital Tower - 300 million?
609 Main - 450 million?
6 Houston Center - 250 million
HSPVA campus - 48 million
Hess Garage 39 story residential - 100 million?
Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites - 50 million
Marriott Marquis - 335 million

total - 1.533 billion

plus the 867 million attributed to the main street rail line and the downtown area has 2.4 billion dollars "attributed to rail" since 2004.

either way you look at it.. Houston has billions built along its rail lines as well, with a much smaller system.
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