This Week in the Economy

July 18, 2014

Stocks Finish the Week Higher All three major stock indexes finished the week with gains. The Nasdaq finished up 0.38% for the week. The Dow gained 0.92% and the S&P 500 advanced 0.54% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for the U.S. Increases U.S. consumer […]

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Fed Beige Book: Commercial Construction Activity Strengthened Across the Districts

July 16, 2014

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District All twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity continued to expand since the previous report. The pace of economic growth was characterized as moderate in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco, while the remaining Districts reported modest expansion. Compared to the […]

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Gimme Back my Office

July 16, 2014

The Open Plan versus Private Office Debate There are no shortage of opinions about the future of office space. Some think the need for office space will eventually go away, which I say is hogwash. However, there is no dispute that office space allocations for employees are shrinking as corporate office space users have focused on […]

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Houston Industrial Market Report | Q2 2014

July 14, 2014

Houston’s industrial market delivers 5.6M SF of new inventory in the first half of 2014 Houston’s industrial market remains one of the healthiest U.S. industrial markets, its continued expansion sustained primarily due to the growth in the oil and gas industry. Texas is expected to produce more oil and gas than all but one of […]

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Houston Office Market Report | Q2 2014

July 8, 2014

Houston’s office market construction pipeline increases to 17.8M SF Houston’s strong economy continues to spur office development with over 17.8M SF currently under construction. Over 1.7M SF of new inventory delivered during Q2, bringing 2014 year-to-date delivered inventory to 3.7M SF. Our forecast projects another 4.5M SF of new inventory will be completed by year-end […]

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