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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
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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
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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.
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Houston retail construction slows as online shopping grows
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
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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.
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Here are 5 great apps for C-Suite dwellers
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
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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.
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Hunton Andrews Kurth inks renewal at downtown office tower
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
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A listing of commercial real estate leases and sales in the Houston area.
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Construction continues at The Cannon, looks to open in May
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
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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
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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
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BBVA Compass Bancshares, the Houston-based parent company of BBVA Compass, reported $196 million in net income for the fourth quarter.

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Retail wrap: Mendocino Farms takes root downtown as part of Houston expansion
Business
Published in 2-2-2019
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A roundup of retail real estate activity in the Houston area.
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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
Economy
Published in 2-2-2019
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WASHINGTON - Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth. The latest source of concern was a report Wednesday that showed a key measure of inflation rising in January by the sharpest rate in a year. The increase was led by higher prices for clothing, housing and auto i ...>>
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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
Economy
Published in 2-2-2019
    289 Visits
DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti and Kia round out the top five brands in the survey. The worst performers were Chrysler, Land Rover, Fiat, Jeep and Cadillac. The survey measures problems that vehicle owners experience after three years of ownership. For this year's survey, J.D. P ...>>
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Children's author Asher expelled from writer organization over harassment
Economy
Published in 2-2-2019
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NEW YORK - Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said this week that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year, but the news only came to light with the ri ...>>
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Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations
Economy
Published in 2-2-2019
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NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys. Almost two-thirds of respondents said they expect divorce negotiations to become more acrimonious following a change to the tax treatment of alimony, a poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers showed. The new law ...>>
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