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Rice University unveils plans for former Sears building
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    679 Visits

Rice University will begin renovations in May on the historic Sears building on Main Street, a project that aims to transform the Midtown property into the centerpiece of what it hopes to become a thriving innovation district.

Reference: www.chron.com
Kirby Corp. reports net loss for Q4 2018
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    832 Visits

Houston-based Kirby Corp., the country's largest operator of tank barges, reported a net loss of $24.4 million, or 41 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Reference: www.chron.com
Francesca's CEO resigns as Houston retailer explores potential sale
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    830 Visits

Francesca's CEO Steve Lawrence has resigned as the struggling Houston retailer explores "strategic alternatives," including a potential sale.

Reference: www.chron.com
Apartment rents projected to rise in delayed reaction to oil downturn
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
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Houston is expected to lead the nation in job creation for a second consecutive year, but the delivery of new apartments has fallen dramatically in the wake of the energy industry downturn. Real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap expects the effects will be felt this year as vacancies fall and rents increase.

Reference: www.chron.com
GHP launches $50 million fundraiser to help attract new businesses
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    402 Visits

The Greater Houston Partnership is launching a $50 million fundraising campaign to help pay for an initiative to attract more business to the region.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rice University's Baker Institute, Center for Energy Studies rank high among think tanks
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    700 Visits

Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is ranked No. 3 among the best university-affiliated think tanks in the world and its Center for Energy Studies is the No. 1 energy- and resource-based think tank, according to the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report published this week.

Reference: www.chron.com
Granite Properties buys Energy Corridor office complex for $78.4 million
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
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Granite Properties has acquired the three-building Eldridge Place office complex for $78.4 million, a show of confidence by an established Texas company that’s familiar with Houston’s boom-and-bust real estate cycles.
Reference: www.chron.com
Houston retail construction slows as online shopping grows
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    43 Visits
Retail developers and their lenders have grown increasingly cautious about building shopping centers amid the rise of e-commerce, which has roiled the industry and shuttered malls and department stores across the country.
Reference: www.chron.com
Here are 5 great apps for C-Suite dwellers
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    83 Visits
These days everyone lives in his or her smartphone, and that includes C-Suite executives. Here are five apps to help supercharge your digital capabilities on the go.
Reference: www.chron.com
Hunton Andrews Kurth inks renewal at downtown office tower
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    623 Visits
A listing of commercial real estate leases and sales in the Houston area.
Reference: www.chron.com
Construction continues at The Cannon, looks to open in May
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    470 Visits

Startup hub The Cannon is hoping to open its new work space in May.

Reference: www.chron.com
Equiem introduces tenant engagement platform at 5 Houston Center
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    102 Visits

Equiem has introduced its digital tenant engagement platform to Texas at downtown's 5 Houston Center as part of the Australian company's expansion in the U.S.

Reference: www.chron.com
BBVA Compass reports record earnings for 2018
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    964 Visits

BBVA Compass Bancshares, the Houston-based parent company of BBVA Compass, reported $196 million in net income for the fourth quarter.

Reference: www.chron.com
Retail wrap: Mendocino Farms takes root downtown as part of Houston expansion
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
    440 Visits
A roundup of retail real estate activity in the Houston area.
Reference: www.chron.com
The stealth tax on retiree income
Business
Published in 4-3-2014
    79 Visits
When Social Security was created, one of the fundamental promises was that benefits would never be taxed. The taxation of Social Security benefits is entirely a tax on middle-class people who happen to be retirees. [...] let's see how a tax bill changes by comparing taxes for normal taxable income - such as pensions, retirement account distributions, and interest. According to the Social S ...>>
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