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How to Remain Relevant When a Building Life Cycle Shrinks

How to Remain Relevant When a Building Life Cycle Shrinks

Commercial real estate pros have eyed building life cycle trends for years now, and cycles seem to be getting shorter and shorter. Now, in light of the pandemic, flexibility has become even more of a concern for owners and tenants alike. To remain relevant, developers are looking at new approaches to reusing historic spaces, using modular elements that can be demolished and replaced easily, and evaluating amenities that provide the best value throughout the life of the building. First up are historic buildings, which tend to have a longer...

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Could Houston Become a 15-Minute City?

Could Houston Become a 15-Minute City?

Imagine Houston as a 15-minute city, where everything a person needs is just a quick walk from their house or apartment. The average U.S. household spends 16% of its income on transportation costs — in fact, transportation is the second-highest expense behind housing. So, it’s easy to see how much time, energy and expense Houstonians would save if everything was closer to home. The idea behind 15-minute cities has been around for decades, but it gained renewed global interest in 2019 when Paris began re-evaluating its city with urban...

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Tech Real Estate Opportunities Inspire Relocation to Houston

Tech Real Estate Opportunities Inspire Relocation to Houston

  In recent years, Houston has been dubbed the “Silicon Bayou” due to enticing commercial real estate opportunities that have led tech companies nationwide to take note. In particular, a number tech firms headquartered in California, such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), have been researching and planning relocations to Houston. Here, we break down the many reasons Houston has begun getting so much attention from the tech industry. Overall Affordability Prices to own or lease space in Houston — not to mention overall business taxes —...

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Reimagine the Possibilities with Retail Space for Lease and Sale

Reimagine the Possibilities with Retail Space for Lease and Sale

Between closures of various retail chains — and others shifting focus to online sales — there has been a recent increase in the amount of available retail space for lease and sale. At the same time, doors are opening for businesses able to consider what such vacant spaces could become. Let’s review the perks and opportunities such commercial real estate buildings have to offer. Vacant Retail Spaces Can Serve as Blank Canvases There is a lot of potential contained in the walls of any commercial space out there. The challenge for many...

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Office Building Safety Amid COVID-19

Office Building Safety Amid COVID-19

Office building safety has been top of mind for building owners and tenants everywhere since the start of COVID-19. The good news is, providing optimal safety — and easing the minds of workers and visitors who visit a building — doesn’t have to be a mystery. By ensuring safety protocols are in place, accessible and maintained for the building, you can help people feel confident that the places they visit are taking measures to avoid or minimize a COVID-19 outbreak. Here are a few ways commercial building owners can increase confidence for...

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Despite Pandemic Challenges, Houston Office Space Isn’t Going Anywhere

Despite Pandemic Challenges, Houston Office Space Isn’t Going Anywhere

While working from home has shown to be effective and it’s easy to stay connected with today’s technology, it’s clear that Houston office space is here to stay. There’s no question about it: the global coronavirus pandemic has changed so many things about daily life, chief among them our workspaces. Millions of people across the United States have been working diligently from home for the past six months, bringing widespread challenges to the commercial real estate industry. But while working from home has shown to be effective and it’s easy...

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3 Houston Real Estate Projects to Look Forward to in 2020

3 Houston Real Estate Projects to Look Forward to in 2020

The first half of 2020 has been anything but normal, to say the least – but Houston real estate is still on an exciting path forward despite the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has brought. In Harris County, the construction industry has still been able to operate as an essential business through the stay-at-home orders, and there are several projects that are still set to deliver in 2020 that will continue to establish Houston as a hub of opportunities. Here are a few projects to keep your eye on in the second half of the year....

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A Changing World: How Belvoir Has Adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Changing World: How Belvoir Has Adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a lot of uncertainty, and the real estate industry isn’t immune. But through the adjustments every business has had to make over the past two months, there’s still one thing that’s certain: the commercial real estate industry never stops. However, the restrictions on human interaction have resulted in Belvoir getting creative and adapting to the ways business has changed since early March. Through the uncertainty, we’ve stayed committed to providing the same level of service to our clients and...

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Memorial City Gets a Mixed-Use Makeover

Memorial City Gets a Mixed-Use Makeover

As Houston continues to expand and evolve, the popular “city within a city” located just off I-10 on the west side of town is seeing a rise in mixed-use real estate development. Already the site of the 265-acre Memorial City Mall campus and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, new development will extend the district north of the freeway and add to the area’s vibrancy and uniqueness. Construction has already begun on a Class-A office building on Bunker Hill Road, a nine-story tower with about 21kSF of leasable space per floor....

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Industrial Real Estate Demand Skyrockets in Houston

Industrial Real Estate Demand Skyrockets in Houston

Demand for industrial real estate in Houston is high, and it continues to rise as we move further into the new year. 4.1MSF of new industrial inventory was added in the third quarter of 2019, and the Bayou City is becoming a center of industrial activity, driven by population growth and demand for distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. E-commerce growth is a factor in recent industrial expansion, with facilities accommodating for high customer demand and the need for more inventory. Amazon recently expanded its operations at West...

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