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Commercial | MCCORD DEVELOPMENT - GENERATION PARK

New Generation

MCCORD HONORS A VISION OF A MASTER-PLANNED ECONOMIC CENTER IN HOUSTON. BY JIM HARRIS

McCord Development -
Generation Park
www.generationpark.com
* Project cost: $10 billion
* Location: Houston
* Scope: Business and mixed-use district

Park is located
»Generation
on 4,000 acres of land in
northeast Houston.

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n 2012, shortly after closing the first
deal to build on land in northeast
Houston owned by his company,
McCord Development Founder Rick
McCord took a fishing trip that routed him
through Dubai. When he returned, he had a
challenge for his son, Ryan, who today is the
company's president.
"He told me I have to step up my game and
develop this more like Dubai - that's how
high we've set the bar," Ryan McCord says.
At the time, the company had secured a
173-acre corporate campus for a Fortune 500
company on the site, which is now known
as Generation Park. McCord Development
led more than $30 million in infrastructure
work on the land including utility, street
and landscaping work performed between
2012 and 2014, when the TechnipFMC campus broke ground.
Generation Park is located on 4,000 acres

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of land straddling Beltway 8/The Sam
Houston Parkway in the northeast Houston
submarket called Lake Houston. Generation
Park is a 10-minute drive to George Bush
Intercontinental Airport, 15 minutes to the
Port of Houston and 20 minutes to downtown Houston. Rick McCord had purchased
the land over the course of nearly 30 years.
"One of the things we liked about this area
is that it's naturally very beautiful as well as
conveniently located," Ryan McCord says.
Though Rick McCord passed away in 2015,
his vision for the Generation Park development is being realized by his son and many
others. "My father was a remarkable man, a
great father and a very good businessman
as well," he adds. "Developing a piece of
property with a freeway running through it
in Houston is not difficult to do, but the way
we're choosing to do it is reflective of my
father's passion and tenacity."

"We are literally building
an employment district from
scratch."
- Ryan McCord, president

Founded in 1973, McCord Development
develops industrial, residential and commercial properties across the United States.
The company has acquired or developed
more than $2 billion in successful projects
during its more than 40 years in business.

Under Development
The 1-million-square-foot first phase of the
TechnipFMC campus, completed in 2016,
now houses up to 2,000 employees. "Designed by Gensler Architects, the campus is
an inspiring and collaborative work environment that promotes a healthy work-life
balance through social and interactive spaces, health and fitness facilities and other


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