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Griffin Partners Buys West Side Office Building

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report)– Griffin Partners acquired the Concourse at Westway, a Class B, 130,223-SF, value-add office building in West Belt submarket of Houston. The seller, EverWest Real Estate Investors, was represented by JLL’s Trent Agnew, Kevin McConn and Marty Hogan. Completed in 1999, Concourse at Westway consists of a two-story office on 11 acres at 4700 West Sam Houston ... Read More »

Oilfield Services Firm Relocating HQ

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – NCS Multistage, a provider of products and support services for oil and natural gas well completions and hydraulic fracturing, will relocate its headquarters to the Chasewood Crossing Three building located at 19350 Highway 249 in northwest Houston.  The company signed a 20,886-SF lease for the top floor of the new Class-A six-story development. NCS ... Read More »

E-Commerce Backwash – Return of Gifts Puts a Strain on Warehouses in the Supply Chain … ( In the Industry, they call it ‘Reverse Logistics’)

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Today, America’s warehouses are experiencing the backwash from the e-commerce boom. January 2 will be the peak day for merchandise returns with an estimated 1.9 million packages heading back from buyers to sellers on this day alone, according to a new CBRE report. The wave of returns requires a great deal of warehouse space. ... Read More »

Timely Book Prepares Readers for New Year: ‘Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town’ by Ralph Bivins

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The timely book by Houston journalist Ralph Bivins,  Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up,   examines the entrepreneurial mecca that became one of nation’s fastest-growing cities. With deft forensics and informed observations, Bivins explains the forces that shaped Houston and brought the city to a tipping point. Digesting its robust growth poses a ... Read More »

Real Estate Briefs: Houston, Dallas, Austin and National

Real Estate Briefs: Presented by “Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town” – The New Book by Ralph Bivins Read The New Book by Ralph Bivins, Editor of Realty News Report   Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up Available on Amazon  http://tiny.cc/4a2g6y HOUSTON BRIEFS – Keener Investments has acquired a 378-unit multifamily property in Spring, Texas. The Mira Bella  and ... Read More »

Ralph Bivins’ New Houston 2020 Book Discussed on Looped In Podcast with Nancy Sarnoff

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Realty News Report Editor Ralph Bivins, author of a new book on Houston, is appearing now on the popular Looped In podcast hosted by Nancy Sarnoff of the Houston Chronicle. The book – Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up– Bivins lays out the projects, partnerships and personalities that are positioned ... Read More »

Seven Predictions for the Remainder of 2019

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report) – The first quarter draws to a close. 2019 pours out of the hour glass even though it seems like New Year’s Day was only yesterday. Nevertheless, the first quarter will be gone in about two weeks. So it’s time for a few predictions for the remainder of the year. PREDICTION ONE: 2019 ... Read More »

Transwestern’s Johnson: Obamacare Reform Uncertainty Not Slowing Medical Real Estate

HOUSTON – The “repeal and replace” Obamacare health insurance discussions under the Trump administration have not slowed down activity in the healthcare industry, says Eric Johnson, national director of Transwestern’s healthcare advisory group. Johnson made the observations at the recent Texas Healthcare Real Estate 2017 conference in Houston. A panel discussion on healthcare real estate included Alan Whitson, president of ... Read More »

Realty News Report Editor Ralph Bivins Wins Unprecedented Five NAREE Journalism Awards

HOUSTON – Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins won an unprecedented five awards in the National Association of Real Estate Editor’s 66th Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition. “This writer covers Houston real estate like a glove,” the judges said of Bivins’ work. “Whether he is writing about new building construction methods, the future of the Astrodome, or the acquisition of the ... Read More »

The “F Word” Will Be Spoken in Houston in 2016

HOUSTON – The “F Word.” The word “foreclosure” will be heard by commercial real estate professionals in 2016. About a year ago, Houston was leading the nation in office building construction with some 17 million square feet underway and more projects proposed. Rental rates are going down and vacancies are going up. Sublease space is everywhere and more new buildings ... Read More »

Thank You From Realty News Report – and Happy Thanksgiving

Realty News Report extends a word of thanks to our many readers, friends and supporters at this Thanksgiving holiday. This has been a great year for Realty News Report. We’re thankful for our many new readers and sponsors – and also for those who have been with us for a while. We’ve received a lot positive feedback on our e-newsletter ... Read More »

Best September Ever for Houston Home Sales

HOUSTON – In the strongest September on record, the Houston Association of Realtors reported 6,691 single-family homes were sold in September, a 3.5 percent increase over September of last year. However, HAR reports a slight decrease in “pending sales” a statistic that indicates sales activity could be slowing. Traditionally home sales slow down in the fall, as the holiday seasons ... Read More »

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