Tag : Kenneth Katz

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

May 26

Total Wine flexes muscle in Houston’s spirited spirits battle

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

Feb 13

Houston Developers: Not All Adaptive Reuse Projects Created Equal Houston Business Journal

Adaptive reuse, or the restoration of a historic property into usable real estate, has grown in popularity among Houston developers looking for space in an increasingly dense inner Loop. But not all of these projects are

Nov 4

Here’s where Houston stands as a national retail market Houston Business Journal

The closure, bankruptcy or downsizing of several national, big box retailers has driven home the importance of retailers maintaining strong online and brick-and-mortar presences. And a recent report from FTI Consulting attempts to identify the overall

Jul 13

Houston retail real estate remains hot despite regional chill Houston Chronicle

Retailers continue to expand in metro Houston, despite economic headwinds from the oil bust. Two years of a prolonged dip in energy prices have caused some areas of weakness in housing and auto sales, but retailers

Jul 12

Sales Tax Income Indicates Draw Of Lake Jackson Retail Globe St.

LAKE JACKSON, TX—Sales tax income in Lake Jackson represents a population of more than 70,000, indicating the draw of retail shopping from the area. An example of that retail draw is the recent lease by ALDI,

Mar 25

National retailers bet on east Houston Houston Business Journal

Throughout the energy slump, retail’s remained relatively hardy. There’s still heaps of activity going on throughout Houston — take the national anchor tenant that just signed on to a 40-acre Cinco Ranch retail project or the Grand

Mar 7

High-Traffic Ship Channel Site Is Fully Leased Globe St.

HOUSTON—Baker Katz acquired a property last year with plans to revamp the property into a multi-tenant destination. The property is located at the intersection of I-10 East and Haden Road in a highly trafficked business and

Feb 5

High Traffic Intersection Gets Custom-Built Retail Globe St.

HOUSTON—Advance Auto Parts is soon to be located at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1960 and Aldine Westfield Road. A 30,000-square-foot land parcel has been purchased along with a 7,000-square-foot lease put in place

Dec 16

Baker Katz Sells Northeast Houston Property Globe St.

HOUSTON—Houston-based Baker Katz, an X Team International partner, has sold a 2.12-acre property with an existing 13,000-square-foot office building located near the cross streets of U.S. Highway 59 N and West Little York Road in Houston. Baker Katz

Nov 25

Baker Katz Completes Port Arthur Center Globe St.

Houston-based Baker Katz has completed its 90,000-square-foot multi-tenant center in Port Arthur, with the opening of a 13,000-square-foot PetSmart. “We are proud to re-introduce this formerly vacant property to Port Arthur residents,” Kenneth Katz told GlobeSt.com.

Nov 25

Kenneth Katz: Holiday Shopping Season Predictions BisNow

Last year, the average shopper dropped $802.45 during the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s supposed to rise this year, and Baker Katz founder Kenneth Katz expects Houston sales increases to beat the national

Nov 20

Deal of the Week: Turnaround in Tomball Houston Chronicle

Several new tenants have brought the Four Corners Shopping Center to 90 percent occupancy, the latest indication that a $10 million overhaul of the center at a major intersection in Tomball is drawing tenants. Houston-based real

Jun 8

June Issue: Energy–Fuel Gauge Commercial Property Executive

During the past few years, the United States has leapfrogged into the top spot among the world’s oil and gas producers. The driving force has been the expansion of hydraulic fracturing technology, which has generated new

Jun 1

Baker Katz adding to east Houston retail portfolio Houston Chronicle

Houston retail firm Baker Katz has made another eastside acquisition with the purchase of Federal East Shopping Center 9 miles east of downtown. “This highly visible property has been underutilized and is well-suited for redevelopment,” the company’s

May 22

Insiders Share Coast-to-Coast Insights Commercial Property Executive

A visitor to RECon this week could tour real estate markets around the country without ever setting foot outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Amid the customary whirl of dealmaking, educational sessions and social events, some

May 11

Ethnic centers: Latino lessons Shopping Centers Today

Hispanic incomes are soaring, leading more developers and retailers to target the burgeoning ethnic group. Arturo Sneider, co-founding partner and CEO of Los Angeles–based Primestor Development, recalls a time when shopping centers that focused on Latinos

Apr 17

Munici-Pals Shopping Center Business

Working with municipalities to seal retail deals is a win-win for many retailers and cities. By X Team International Partners David Larson and Kenneth Katz   The ability to work closely and collaboratively with cities and

Apr 3

Deal of the Week: Retail center to replace Baytown Seafood Houston Chronicle

Houston-based Baker Katz has acquired the Baytown Seafood restaurant in east Houston and plans to replace it with a new shopping center. “It’s a site that we have had our eye on for years,” said Kenneth

Aug 14


Houston’s ongoing retail development evolution is evident in new leasing trends and patterns of urban infill The story of Houston, Texas has added some exciting new chapters in recent years. With low unemployment, a booming economy and one