Houston Office Market Report | Q2 2016

July 15, 2016

Houston’s office market leasing activity drops almost thirty-five percent in one year Houston’s office market continues to struggle due to the downturn in the energy industry, leading to negative net absorption and decreased leasing activity. Leasing activity has dropped by 34.3% since Q2 2015 and decreased by 20.6% over the quarter. Tenants are renewing existing […]

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Fed Beige Book: CRE Activity Remained Stable or Improved in Almost all Districts

July 13, 2016

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that economic activity continued to expand at a modest pace across most regions from mid-May through the end of June. Business contacts in Cleveland reported a steady level of activity, while Minneapolis reported that activity increased […]

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Building Out Your Office Space

July 3, 2016

Interior Office Construction Costs (2016) A key component of any lease negotiation is the tenant improvement allowance provided by the landlord to build-out or retrofit an office space for the tenant’s specific use. One of the first questions every tenant has when considering either new or refurbished office space revolves around how much will build-out […]

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Is Co-Working Finally Set to Take Off in Houston

June 24, 2016

Co-Working Operations are Starting to Look at Houston In the past, I have been fairly critical of my home city’s tendency to be behind the times in jumping on the co-working trend that is much more prevalent in other major markets around the country, particularly since we are the 4th largest city in the United […]

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Fed Beige Book: Commercial Real Estate Activity Increased in Most Districts

June 1, 2016

Modest Economic Growth in most Districts Information received from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts mostly described modest economic growth since the last Beige Book report. Economic activity in April through mid-May increased at a moderate pace in the San Francisco District, while modest growth was reported by Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis. […]

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