How to Diversify Your Portfolio: An Investor’s Guide

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When it comes to investing, it’s important to diversify your portfolio. This means spreading your money around and investing in a variety of different asset classes.

Diversifying the portfolio with property involves identifying the right types of assets for funding, choosing between debt and equity instruments, understanding market trends, staying abreast of economic factors that impact returns, and more. It’s important to have a well-diversified portfolio that encompasses all real estate investment opportunities. (more…)

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What is ESG in Real Estate Investment?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a set of criteria that investors use to evaluate their stocks to keep their portfolios as socially responsible and as sustainable as possible. ESG in real estate involves applying the awareness that investment properties can have a significant social impact on the environment. This can be attained through social housing, construction of green buildings, and public space rehabilitation. (more…)

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Industry Outlook 2022: Industrial Real Estate

Following the coronavirus pandemic, the industry outlook for manufacturing and industrial real estate grew and remained strong. From an increased demand for distribution space to meet ecommerce demands, to new manufacturing startups, Texas has been one of (more…)

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The Flex Space: What it is and What You Should Know

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The flex space is nothing new in commercial real estate, but in today’s world of co-working concepts and flexible workdays, it’s gained in popularity. But what exactly is a flex space — and what are your options if you plan to work out of (or purchase) one? We’re glad you asked. (more…)

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The Central Business District in a Post-COVID World

The central business district has long been a corporate mainstay. It’s where a city’s movers and shakers hash out important deals. It’s a centralized spot with the eateries, transportation and office space that make day-to-day business doable. It’s a hub for many in the business (more…)

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The Return of American Manufacturing — and What it Means for Real Estate

American manufacturing ranks among the many (many) aspects of everyday life impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the announcement of lockdown orders in 2020 came lower demand for countless products and materials. In response, manufacturing operations sold off product, (more…)

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The New Normal: Commercial Real Estate Market Trends to Watch

As organizations look to reopen their doors in 2021, the commercial real estate market will continue to evolve to meet the “new normal.” With vaccine rollouts and restrictions being lifted across the country, many companies are already welcoming employees back to the office. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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