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Brenham Crossing Ground Breaking Ceremony

BRENHAM, Texas (March 8, 2021)—Baker Katz, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail tenant representation, investment sales, project development, and leasing, partnered with the City of Brenham to host a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the construction and leasing progress on Brenham Crossing, the new retail development on the southwest and southeast corners of Highway 290 and Chappell Hill Road in Brenham, Texas.

image of ground breaking ceremony
Pictured from left to right: Wende Ragonis, Don Koester, Andrew Ebel, Keith Herring, Clint Kolby, Candice Bullock, Susan Cantey, Adonna Saunders, John Durrenberger, Milton Tate, Jr., Kenneth Katz, Marc MacConnell, Blake Brannon, Joe Robertson, Jim Kolkhorst, Chris Cangelosi, Ken Miller, Jeremy Holub, Neal Wade, Jason Lax, Jason Baker.

"Brenham Crossing will be the first retail project of its kind in Washington County, including a number of best-in-class, major retail and restaurant brands," said Kenneth Katz, Development Principal at Baker Katz. "Today was an exciting milestone opportunity to showcase the project's progress to the public, a vision that would not be possible without the outstanding amount of support from the City of Brenham, Washington County and our local and national partners on the project."

The event featured remarks from Brenham Mayor Milton Tate, Brenham City Manager James Fisher, Baker Katz Development Principal Kenneth Katz, and Washington County Judge John Durrenberger.

"The City of Brenham is very excited about this new retail project, Brenham Crossing, and our partnership with Baker Katz," said Mayor Tate. "This new shopping experience will strengthen our economic base and be a catalyst for future economic growth, not only here in Brenham, but all over Washington County."

Brenham Crossing is a 50-acre project, initially featuring 163,518 square feet of retail space. Five retailers have signed leases, including Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, Five Below, Burke's, and Petsmart. The project was developed by Houston-based Baker Katz, the project's financing was brokered by Jeff Stein at Dallas-based CBRE Group, Inc. The project is slated to open next year.


Founded in December 2004, Baker Katz is one of Houston's top full-service retail brokerage firms specializing in first-class tenant representation for some of the retail industry's top national chains. The firm also provides project development and leasing, and investment sales services. For more information, please visit bakerkatz.com.