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As a leader in the retail real estate industry, the experts at Baker Katz are often called on by local, regional and national media to comment on retail and development trends. Check out our latest news coverage.

Feb 28

Houston’s Grand Parkway offers 184 miles of futur...

Retail observers would be hard-pressed to name a loop, high street, highway or byway in any large American market that is a bigger hotbed of retail development than Greater Houston’s aptly named Grand Parkway. When completed

Feb 20

This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet

Global real estate investment management firm Heitman completed the acquisition of a 1.4M SF medical office portfolio composed of 17 buildings in seven states, with Texas taking the lion’s share. Sugar Land’s Medical Plaza I and II

Jan 30

What’s ahead in 2018? Houston business likely to ...

What will 2018 bring to Houston’s bustling business community? We turned to some of our reliable sources for their observations and predictions for the year to come. Here’s a compendium of what we learned: Economy to

Jan 30

A Retail Recalibration Throughout Houston

For retail tenants and developers alike, Houston’s Space City moniker could easily be interpreted as a kind of tongue-in-cheek double meaning, mainly because space is one thing Houston always has plenty of. Commercial developers have taken

Jan 30

Houston retail construction slows as online shopping ac...

Houston retail construction is tapering off as the rising popularity of online shopping gives developers some pause. An estimated 3.3 million square feet of new shopping centers are slated for completion across the Houston area this

Jan 22

Amazon Opens Prototype 1,800 SF Checkout-Free Grocery S...

SEATTLE — Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has opened the first location of Amazon Go, an 1,800-square-foot mini grocery store in Seattle that allows customers to shop without waiting in checkout lines. The store was open exclusively

Dec 29

Here are the Houston-area stores HEB plans to open in 2...

It’s been a year of growth for San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. in Houston, and 2018 will be no different. In 2017, the company opened two locations and a Joe V’s concept in the greater Houston

Dec 29

Eco-Conscious Eatery Chooses Webster Center

WEBSTER, TX—X Team International partner Baker Katz acquired a 2-acre site in Webster earlier this year and has broken ground on two buildings, totaling approximately 15,000 square feet, which will include large outdoor patio seating and visibility to Bay Area Boulevard.

Dec 19

Keeping It Short – Shopping Centers Today

Tenant leases are ending sooner as landlords get more innovative about their space By Steve McLinden   Retail product cycles are not the only shrinking index in the shifting shopping center landscape. Leases, too, are getting

Nov 10

Exclusive: New Washington Ave. redevelopment to include...

A little over a year ago, two Houston-area developers scooped up an historic property on Washington Avenue with plans to renovate. Though the property’s vacant space hasn’t been leased yet, more details on the developers’ plans

Nov 6

BakerKatz Secures 7,300 SF Retail Lease in Montgomery, ...

MONTGOMERY, TEXAS — Retail brokerage firm Baker Katz has secured a 7,300-square-foot retail lease at the corner of State Highway 105 and Lone Star Parkway in Montgomery on behalf of Pet Supplies Plus. Lunden McGill of

Houston Brokers see potential slowdown in retail developments in 2018

Houston may see a slowdown in retail development in 2018 – but that probably isn’t a bad thing. “Two years ago, there was no end in sight (to retail developments),” said Jason Baker of Baker Katz


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Mid-Week in the South and Mountain Regions

Here’s a look at the trends, announcements and deals you may have missed at the mid-week point in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Arkansas. NEWS AND NOTABLES AUSTIN, TX—Legend Communities and Crescent Communities announced Rough


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Baker Katz Secures 6,300 SF Retail Lease with Healthcare Tenant in Houston

HOUSTON — Baker Katz has secured a 6,300-square-foot retail lease at Stonegate Shopping Center in Houston on behalf of American Family Care, a primary and urgent care provider. Ben Brown of Baker Katz and Jennifer Watson


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Houston retail brokerage expands leasing, development team

Houston-based Baker Katz, a retail brokerage, recently recruited two real estate specialists, one of whom will focus on build-to-suit developments. John Frazier and Matt Reese joined Baker Katz in early September, the firm announced in a


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Sep 26

This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet

The largest retail development in the Houston area is getting a residential infusion. In addition to 1.5M SF of retail, a 10,000-seat amphitheater and high school football stadium, Valley Ranch Town Center will soon be home

Aug 30

Digital Distraction: E-Commerce Myths & Realities

As the line between click-and-order and brick-and-mortar continues to blur, our preoccupation with the impact of online retail misses the point, an industry veteran contends. The narrative is so well established that even those outside the

Aug 1

Crossroads Trading used clothing store moving to Rice V...

Crossroads Trading, an eco-friendly retailer dealing in gently used clothing, will relocate its Montrose store to Rice Village. Crossroads Trading, which made its Houston debut in early 2016, has leased a 3,010-square-foot store at 2517 University

Middle Market Digest: Mid-Week In The South And Mountain Regions

Here’s a look at the trends, announcements and deals you may have missed in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Arkansas. NEWS AND NOTABLES SAN ANTONIO—Texas business executive Weston Martinez, a member of the Texas Real


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Jul 12

Baker Katz Acquires 22,000 SF Retail Property in Metro ...

PASADENA, TEXAS — Houston-based retail brokerage firm Baker Katz has acquired a 22,000-square-foot retail asset located at the intersection of Fairmont Parkway and Beltway 8 in Pasadena. The property was 70 percent leased at the time