July 6th, 2012

Planned Community Developers Welcomes Whiteflash Inc. and ICAP Energy LLC to Sugar Land Town Square Offices

Planned Community Developers (PCD) is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of Whiteflash Inc. and ICAP Energy LLC to Sugar Land Town Square. Contributing to the diversity of businesses already seen in Sugar Land Town Square offices, these leases, totaling over 8,000 in square feet, add to the ever-growing occupancy levels at Sugar Land Town Square.

Whiteflash Inc.
Whiteflash Inc., a retailer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, will be located at 2150 Town Square Place, Suite 330 and occupy 4,355 square feet of office space. The space will include a showroom that will be open to the public weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm, beginning in August. There, customers will be able to view their selection of diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry, as well as design their own custom jewelry.

“The showroom will enable us to evolve an important area of our business by providing an intimate venue for our jewelry designer partners,” said Debi Wexler, CEO of Whiteflash. “The project as a whole will enable us to take the business to a new level.”

Winner of the 2012 Better Business Bureau’s Pinnacle Award for the best retail jeweler in the greater Houston area, Whiteflash has been serving the Houston area since 2000. Their award winning Whiteflash.com website, was hailed by Kiplinger’s Magazine as the “Lord of the Online Rings”

“Sugar Land is one of the finest and fastest growing communities in Texas,” said Chief Operating Officer Eliezer Eber. “This demographic is a perfect match for our expertise in top quality diamonds and designer engagement rings. Providing an exciting new venue for customers to physically see and feel the quality of our products will enhance our business in very important ways.”

Chris Lewis with Griffin Partners, Inc. represented Whiteflash Inc. in the transaction. Don Janssen, executive vice president of PCD, represented PCD.

ICAP Energy LLC, a voice and electronic interdealer broker and the source of global market information and commentary for professionals in the international financial markets, will be located at 2245 Texas Drive, Suite 470 and occupy 4,045 square feet of office space.

ICAP Energy is a leader in the energy and shipping industries, providing full-service and over the counter brokering and advisory capabilities to a broad spectrum of businesses throughout the world. The group, which is a unit of ICAP plc, has approximately 350 staff located across the globe in London, North America, Amsterdam, Bergen, Singapore, and Sydney. ICAP Energy had 2011 revenues of £203 million ($317 million).

“Having the ability to customize the space from the ground-up allowed us to meet our exact business requirements,” said Loren Miller, Project Manager at ICAP Energy LLC. “The surrounding hotels and restaurants provide ease and convenience for our employees and clients. We are excited to be a part of the Town Square community. ”

Warren Alexander of CBRE represented ICAP Energy LLC in the transaction. Janssen represented PCD.

About Planned Community Developers, Ltd.
Planned Community Developers, Ltd. (PCD) is the developer of the 9,700-acre First Colony master planned community in Sugar Land, Texas, located southwest of Houston. PCD continues to oversee the development of the 1.4 million-square-foot Sugar Land Town Square, located at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Highway 6. Sugar Land Town Square consists of 566,000 square feet of Class A office space, 238,000 square feet of upscale Main Street retail and restaurants, 167 mid-rise residential condos, a 300-room, full-service Marriott hotel and conference center, an 82,000-square-foot City Hall for Sugar Land, all encircling a 1.4 acre plaza with monumental fountain. PCD is currently developing two other major projects: River’s Edge, a 370-acre community in Richmond, Texas, and Lake Pointe Town Center, a 190-acre, mixed-use development at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Highway 6 in Sugar Land.

PCD is a Texas limited partnership, formed in 1997 by the executive officers of Sugarland Properties Incorporated (SPI) for purposes of pursuing the acquisition and development of planned communities, shopping centers and suburban offices.

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