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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.

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 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

Oct25

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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

Oct4

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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

Jul 6

Baker Katz Completes 4,098-Square-Foot Lease On Behalf ...

Houston-based Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail tenant representation, investment sales, and project development and leasing, has completed a lease on behalf of Snooze, an

Jun 20

Are Mid-Level Retailers In Trouble?

According to Jason Baker, principal with Houston-based retail brokerage Baker Katz, mid-level retailers that don’t offer a unique or private label product are going to get hurt more and more in the near future. by Natalie

Jun 12

Houston to be a part of Aldi’s nationwide expansi...

Discount chain is eager to expand beyond its Midwestern stronghold, and its local growth has been speedy By Dylan Baddour Grocery discounter Aldi will invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. presence by 900 stores in

May 29

Online Conundrum

Landlords and tenants grapple with how to calculate rents based on omni-channel sales By Joel Groover What would happen if a basic question in the shopping center business – exactly how much  money a store makes

May 26

Total Wine flexes muscle in Houston’s spirited sp...

By Andrea Rumbaugh Total Wine & More is taking over two Houston-area Goody Goody liquor stores as the Maryland-based company continues its aggressive growth and goes head-to-head with local stalwart Spec’s. Goody Goody spokesman Armando Gonzalez

May 14

Amazon Effect

Retailers are positioning themselves as the online giant’s brick-and-mortar ambitions unfold By Joel Groover Speculation about the real estate role of Amazon.com is growing as more information emerges about its closely held plans for U.S. stores.

May 4

Grocery Wars Intensify in Texas

Jason Baker, founding partner of Houston-based retail brokerage rm Baker Katz, credits this trend to the efforts of traditional grocers such as Kroger and H-E-B to diversify their product lines and service offerings. “Twenty years ago,