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Hotels

A witness to the changing fortunes of the mid-market area, from its theatre district heyday to its current revival, the home of San Francisco Proper is perfectly situated at the center of the hottest neighborhood in the City of San Francisco. The building has been restored to the pure and elegant character of times past, letting the unique flatiron shape stand out as a beacon at the corner of Market and McAllister. Little shops and restaurants line the façade to create places for a morning coffee, a quick lunch or an intimate dinner beneath colorful awnings, or perched at open air windows. The hotel features 135 guest rooms, fitness facility, meeting and event rooms, award winning Villon restaurant on the ground floor and Charmaine’s rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic views.

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Santa Monica Proper introduces a looser kind of luxury to Santa Monica. Here, within walking distance to the beach, each of the 271 rooms, suites and spaces successfully optimize the city’s abundant ocean breezes and natural light, while the interior design finds inspiration in the organic tones and textures of the local coastline. Santa Monica Proper beckons guests with a trio of dining options and the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside, complete with Balearic restaurant, bar, and cabanas, where guests are front row for sunsets over the Pacific. With an emphasis on Eastern-inspired wellness, the hotel’s Surya Spa offers custom-designed Ayurvedic programs supporting physical, mental, and spiritual health.

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The Austin Proper Hotel & Residences includes 244 rooms and a limited collection of 99 residences and penthouses atop the Austin Proper Hotel in the heart of the vibrant 2nd Street District. On the outside, Austin Proper is a 32-story, LEED Gold registered modern high-rise by award-winning Handel Architects. Inside, a soulful mix of elegance and imagination created by design visionary Kelly Wearstler, and featuring three chef-driven dining destinations from McGuire Moorman Hospitality. With the impeccable service and unrivaled amenities of a grand hotel, Austin Proper Hotel & Residences is at the crux of nature and culture, relaxation and revelry. It’s the Proper place to live and to thrive. 

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Located on the corner of South Broadway and 11th Street, Downtown Los Angeles Proper revives a historic building that connects the booming Broadway district with the fashion district, the historic core, LA Live, and the Convention Center. The hotel features 148 guest rooms, three F&B outlets helmed by James Beard Award-winning L.A. chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern); an intimate library-lounge, fitness center, a city-view rooftop pool, and lounge-bar-restaurant. Especially Proper are two singular, one-of-a-kind suites fashioned from the basketball court and indoor pool of the building’s sporting club past.

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Soon to be under construction – the newest Proper destination is located in the historic heart of the Pearl District. Essentials include 230 rooms and suites, interior design by Kelly Wearstler, two destination restaurants, state of the art fitness, and a rooftop pool with a restaurant-bar-lounge and 8,000 SF of flexible indoor-outdoor meeting space.

Kor purchased the 250-room hotel in August 2017 and completely renovated the property to launch a new, approachable lifestyle brand inspired by the free-thinking soul and spirit of California. Hotel June features modern design, coastal views, two dining destinations helmed by hospitality impresario Steve Livigni from award-winning Scopa, and a Baja-inspired pool and cabana-framed deck.

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Kor acquired the storied boutique hotel in 1999 and revamped the rooms and public spaces with style icon Kelly Wearstler, and the much celebrated arrival of Viviane, an award-winning poolside restaurant and bar. Today, the property offers 84 guestrooms and suites, many with kitchenettes or private patios, a full¬ service wellness studio, an hourglass pool, and a patio with outdoor dining. It’s the quintessential boutique experience in the heart of Beverly Hills.

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A jewel box nestled in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the historic Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs rests at the foot of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains on four acres of fragrant, beautifully manicured gardens. Its Spanish architecture punctuated by a series of secluded, private villas calls forth the iconic, storied Golden Age of Palm Springs, exuberantly updated for today’s traveling nomads. The property boasts 67 guest rooms, including 13 historic one­ and two ­bedroom villas, three pools, the Estrella Spa, and e Chi Chi Restaurant.

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Multifamily

The Austin Proper Residences are a limited collection of 99 residences and penthouses atop the Austin Proper Hotel in the heart of the vibrant 2nd Street District.

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The Uptown Tower is a 21-story modern high-rise comprised of 196 apartments and penthouses with ground floor retail and creative office in Dallas, TX. Located in the heart of historic Uptown Dallas on McKinney Ave – in close proximity to eclectic dining, shopping, and entertainment — Uptown Tower’s amenities include a 5th Floor rooftop pool deck with majestic views, grilling area, fitness center, spa, and a live-work-play resident lounge. Renovations underway include full unit updates, common areas, and exterior upgrades. 

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Marsh Creek is a 276-unit, two-story garden style/townhome property in the suburban Carrollton neighborhood of Dallas, TX. The modern style apartments and two-story townhomes are situated on a lushly landscaped 15-acre campus with resort-like amenities (pool, fitness, clubhouse, work lounge) and conveniently located to a wide range of eclectic dining, shopping, and entertainment. Renovations underway include full unit updates, common areas, new amenities along the creek, and exterior upgrades.

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San Vicente Tower is a timeless collection of 90, newly renovated luxury apartments and penthouses. Amenities include a salt water pool, rooftop lounge with stunning ocean views and walking distance to the beach, parks and upscale dining and shopping on Montana Ave.

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The Colony Inn is a collection of 200 garden-style apartments with retro charm and character in Reno, Nevada. The  centrally-located property is  close  to popular retail centers, Downtown, and the Reno Tahoe International Airport, with and easy access to Sparks on the I-580. The Colony Inn’s amenities include a pool + deck, grilling area, and lush campus-like grounds. Renovations underway include full unit updates with the addition of en suite baths, amenities, and hardscape across the grounds.

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Chase Knolls is a mid century modern apartment community that seamlessly merges 141 new garden style apartments with 260 classic residences across 14 lushly landscaped acres and four city blocks in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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The Flat is a mid-century modern building featuring  205 modern studio apartments, a resort-style pool deck, fitness studio, resident lounge and centrally located 2-miles west of Downtown L.A., just five minutes from L.A. Live, Staples Center, and the Convention Center.

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Lantana Hills is a collection of 380 garden style apartments with irreplaceable retro charm and character located in Mid-City, CA just minutes to the beach and eclectic dining, shopping and entertainment.

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Commercial

This 230,000 square foot Class A office is located in creative East Austin. The development consists of two four-story buildings and a parking garage on 3.4 acres. West of West and Gensler Architects are leading the design using precast architectural panels and a cast in place concrete structure, complete with 15’-foot ceilings flooded with natural light. The project partners include Goldman Sachs and Lincoln Property Company. Construction is underway with a target opening of Spring 2022.

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