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Houston: It’s Time to Re-Think What’s Truly Pro-Business

HOUSTON – (Commentary by Ralph Bivins of Realty News Report) – Last year, more than 10 million tourists visited the Vieux Carre, a historic district created in 1718. Less than 4,000 people live there, but people come from all over the world visit to eat its food, drink its Hurricane cocktails and see its stucco and brick buildings with great ... Read More »

OXY Dropping 814,000 SF Onto Sublease Market

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Occidental Petroleum is expected to vacate a large amount of office space, increasing Houston’s supply of sublease office space, according to a new report from NAI Partners. “A significant amount of the increase is due to Occidental Petroleum placing close to 814,000 sq. ft. of sublease space on the market at 5 Greenway Plaza ... Read More »

Law Firm Expands in Downtown Tower

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Sidley Austin, LLP, a global law firm, has expanded its offices in Wells Fargo Plaza, 1000 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston. The firm has signed a long-term lease renewal and expansion in the 71-story tower, which was developed by Century Development. “We’ve doubled our size in Houston over the last several years by adding ... Read More »

10 Months After: Houston’s Housing Market Recovers from Harvey – Q&A with Amy Bernstein

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Some 10 months after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, the effects are still being felt, particularly in the residential real estate. With 24-hour news coverage of Houstonians in some of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods being rescued by boats, Harvey left an indelible memory on the world’s consciousness. Are people who relocate to Houston worried about ... Read More »

Saving the Astrodome and Houston’s History: Q&A with Architect John Cryer III

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston prides itself on being a new, vibrant metropolis.  New office buildings.  New multifamily developments. Gleaming new shopping centers.  But the city’s historical past shouldn’t be forgotten either and Houstonians are becoming more aware of preserving the past. Organizations such as Preservation Houston have helped save historic structures and restored homes and even have supported ... Read More »

Several Texas Journalists Win NAREE Journalism Awards

LAS VEGAS — Several Texas journalists were recognized recently with journalism awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. A panel of judges from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University selected the winners of the 68th Annual Journalism Awards. The NAREE awards recognize excellence in reporting, writing and editing commercial and residential real estate stories across a range ... Read More »

Ralph Bivins of Realty News Report Wins NAREE Best Columnist Award in International Journalism Competition

LAS  VEGAS – Ralph Bivins of Realty News Report was named the winner of the Gold Award for Best Real Estate Column in the 68th Annual Journalism Awards presented by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Bivins’ winning column – entitled: “Space City’s Astrodome: The landmark that embodies the soul of Houston” –  analyzed the stadium’s symbolism and its historic ... Read More »

The Evolution of Office Space: What Today’s Tenant Want

LAS VEGAS – (Realty News Report) – Offices today are more varied, with open floor plans and fewer – and more compact – offices. Building lobbies are being expanded and shops are no longer hidden behind walls. And fitness centers– long relegated to some of the worst space in a building — are now located prominently in the building with ... Read More »

Senior Living Developer Buys One of Final Remaining Tracts in MPC

PEARLAND, Texas – Larkspur Shadow Creek LLC has acquired a tract of land in the Shadow Creek Ranch community south of Houston for the development of a seniors living facility. The site, near the northeast corner of Shadow Creek Ranch Parkway and Kingsley, is one of the last commercial reserve tracts in the 3,300-acre Shadow Creek Ranch, now in its ... Read More »

McNair Interests Developing High-Rise Mixed-Use Development in Uptown Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – McNair Interests, a firm founded by Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, is planning a high-rise mixed-use development near the Galleria. The project, located on six acres at the corner of Post Oak Boulevard at Richmond Avenue, will include a 180-room luxury Rosewood Hotel, 80 condominiums, multifamily units, retail and an 18-story office tower with about ... Read More »

Arch-Con Tops Out Hotel Project Near Texas Medical Center

HOUSTON – Arch-Con Construction of Houston has topped out the 16-story Residence Inn Medical Center. The 182-room hotel is developed by Moody National Cos., a Houston firm led by Brett Moody. The hotel, located within walking distance of NRG stadium, will be complete in February before the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, said Michael Vaughn of Arch-Con. “We are on ... Read More »

Coca Cola Plans Major Plant in Hines Business Park, Leaving Prime West U Site

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Coca-Cola Co. has announced plans to develop a major bottling facility in the Pinto Business Park, a Hines development in north Houston. Importantly, the move will free-up prime acreage now occupied by the existing Coca-Cola plant in the Inner Loop of Houston. Since 1950, Coca Cola Bottling has operated on what is now ultra-prime ... Read More »

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