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Ignite Restaurant Group will gain about 50 percent more space and get its name on the building when it relocates to a new headquarters later this year. The Houston-based owner and operator of the Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern & Tap chains has leased the entire 49,865-square-foot building at 10555 Richmond in Westchase. "They are incorporating a test kitchen into the property, which is something they've needed for a long time," said Scot...
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Companies tapped on the brakes for office leasing in the second quarter as Houston's economy softened. The local office market recorded 2.2 million square feet in leases, down from 2.5 million square feet in the second quarter of 2014, according to CBRE. Both the number of transactions and total square footage saw a 10 percent drop over the same period a year ago. But deals are still getting done. Among the biggest transactions, Atlanta-based Cou...
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Big gap in occupancy in A and B Westchase office buildings. Campaign to fix it:

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2015/07/westchase-district-targets-small-businesses-to-fill-older-buildings/
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Cast your vote! Pick a paint. 
At least five different paint manufacturers have selected their top picks for interior paint colors in 2015, and guess what, there's not a duplicate in the house. From bold Blue Paisley by PPG Pitt...
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Houston is number one in the nation for office, home and apartment construction. Tour 26.2 miles of projects along the Chevron Houston Marathon route. 
A skyline full of cranes will be on view for participants of the Chevron Houston Marathon to drive home the fact that building activity is brisk in Houston. Some 25,000 runners - including 5,000 from out of town - will get a look at office buildings, hotels and apartment towers in various stages of construction as they make their way to the starting point at Congress and San Jacinto in downtown Houston. Along the 26.2-mile route, of which nearl...
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When Pennzoil Place pierced the downtown skyline in 1975, the office tower represented the height of innovation with its trapezoid-shaped structures, sharp angles, sloping glass roofs and mirrored exterior. The office tower's ability to keep up with and even surpass the times is part of the reason it was a finalist in the Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute's 2015 Development of Distinction Awards. The awards program, now in it...
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Houston is home to more LEED Platinum certified projects than any other city in Texas. And Hines, the global real estate firm with headquarters in Houston, is responsible for the biggest, BG Group Place, and several others, including its offices at Williams Tower. Here's a look at green building by the numbers, from the U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that tracks and rates energy efficient projects. Houston has 115.4 million square ...
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Low oil prices are taking a toll on parts of Houston's commercial real estate market, but the full impact has yet to be seen in the office sector, a panel of brokers from NAI Partners said Tuesday. On the industrial side, momentum is shifting to the eastern parts of the Houston area, where low natural gas prices are driving a boom in the petrochemical industry. That's a contrast from the northwest and west, where over the last couple of years as ...
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The 100+ year old Stowers Building in downtown Houston will be converted into an Aloft hotel as Starwood expands the brand here.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Starwood-kicks-off-hotel-expansion-6391792.php?t=df6682ce6c438d9cbb&cmpid=email-premium
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"If you have a national portfolio of major markets, you need to include the fourth-largest market," said Matthew Masinter, senior vice president of acquisitions at Waterton Associates. The location, directly across from Hermann Park and near major employers such as the Texas Medical Center and close to Texas 288, fit the firm's criteria as a "value add" play where improvements can be made to boost the rents. Amenities include a full clubhouse, ...
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Naveen Jaggi of JLL on retail: Mall food courts are out, quality gathering areas are in. Click on my Q&A for more insights.
Veteran commercial realty broker sees renewed focus on Galleria area, expansion on U.S. 290, Grand Parkway Commercial real estate firm JLL recently brought veteran broker Naveen Jaggi on board to strengthen its national retail platform. JLL's clients number 500 retail property owners and tenants. Jaggi, who spent 13 years at CBRE before joining JLL, spoke with the Chronicle about the retail landscape. On the East Coast, it's much more urban h...
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