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Aloft Rebrands as Estes Companies

Sugar Land-based real estate veteran Andrew Estes has officially rebranded his firm, formerly Aloft, as The Estes Companies. The name change signals the next iteration in Estes’ career with a new focus on multifamily development. Additional areas of expertise include construction, asset management and property management.
The Estes Companies multifamily portfolio currently includes four renovated Class B properties in the Texas Gulf Coast region, and the company is expanding operations to capitalize on opportunities throughout the state with the goal of developing new Class A buildings, as well as pursuing C to A and B to A conversions. 

Estes entered the multifamily arena as an investor in 2014, when he purchased and fully renovated Bluebird, a shuttered 70-unit property in Baytown. With the unveiling of the revitalized property a year later, he also debuted a property management division at Aloft.

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