Author Archives for Neil Webbymonks

Keeping It Short – Shopping Centers Today

December 19, 2017 8:37 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


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

November 6, 2017 4:04 pm Published by Comments Off on BakerKatz Secures 7,300 SF Retail Lease in Montgomery, Texas

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 ...


Mid-Week in the South and Mountain Regions

October 24, 2017 6:04 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


Houston retail brokerage expands leasing, development team

September 26, 2017 2:06 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet

September 26, 2017 9:32 am Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


Digital Distraction: E-Commerce Myths & Realities

August 30, 2017 3:10 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


Crossroads Trading used clothing store moving to Rice Village

August 1, 2017 2:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Crossroads Trading used clothing store moving to Rice Village

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

July 25, 2017 7:00 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


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

July 12, 2017 1:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Baker Katz Acquires 22,000 SF Retail Property in Metro Houston

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 ...


Baker Katz Completes 4,098-Square-Foot Lease On Behalf Of Snooze, An A.M. Eatery

July 6, 2017 2:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Baker Katz Completes 4,098-Square-Foot Lease On Behalf Of Snooze, An A.M. Eatery

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 ...


Are Mid-Level Retailers In Trouble?

June 20, 2017 4:12 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


Online Conundrum

May 29, 2017 8:02 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


Total Wine flexes muscle in Houston’s spirited spirits battle

May 26, 2017 3:26 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 ...


Amazon Effect

May 14, 2017 7:25 pm Published by Comments Off on 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. ...


2 New Outback Locations

May 2, 2017 5:21 pm Published by Comments Off on 2 New Outback Locations

Baker Katz’s Jason Baker repped Outback Steakhouse in two new Houston-area locations, 6,500 SF apiece in Katy and Pasadena. The Katy restaurant will be at the intersection of IH-10 and Katy Fort Bend Road. The Pasadena ...


Opportunities for construction lending

April 28, 2017 8:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Opportunities for construction lending

After taking a hit post-recession, construction and development lending is accelerating once more, but community banks are proceeding with caution. By Beth Mattson-Teig Construction loans that all but disappeared in the wake of the recession are ...


Experts Talk RECon; Creating Unique Experiences For Consumers

April 24, 2017 4:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Experts Talk RECon; Creating Unique Experiences For Consumers

BY NATALIE DOLCE LAS VEGAS—The 2017 edition of ICSC’s colossal RECon convention is gearing up and GlobeSt.com chats with a few expert sources on their expectations and predictions for the show. LAS VEGAS—While there have been ...


Need For Restaurants Spurs Mall-Area Development

March 23, 2017 6:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Need For Restaurants Spurs Mall-Area Development

Citing the need for added restaurant options, in addition to boasting a steady and consistent neighborhood activity pace for three decades, a site has been deemed a viable match for development. And, no 80-year-old trees will ...


Exclusive: See a Houston developer’s latest plans for a two-story Heights retail project

March 8, 2017 3:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Exclusive: See a Houston developer’s latest plans for a two-story Heights retail project

Braun Enterprises, an inner-Loop developer best known for its retail projects, is planning an ambitious two-story ground-up retail development at Shepherd Drive and West 24th Street in the Heights. The Houston-based company will build a 24,000-square-foot ...


Theater Wars Light Up The Big Screen

March 8, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Theater Wars Light Up The Big Screen

HOUSTON—A new generation of experiential movie theater concepts is departing with industry conventional wisdom and beginning to change mixed-use development calculations, says Baker Katz in this EXCLUSIVE. HOUSTON—While going to the movies has always been an ...


Developer sells popular Port Arthur shopping center

November 7, 2016 8:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Developer sells popular Port Arthur shopping center

The retail shopping center in Port Arthur containing Hobby Lobby, PetSmart and Party City is not expected to change despite the sale of the property earlier this year, real estate firm Baker Katz said. The Houston-based ...


Here’s where Houston stands as a national retail market

November 4, 2016 8:19 am Published by Comments Off on Here’s where Houston stands as a national retail market

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 ...


Dick’s brings game to Academy’s home turf

October 15, 2016 9:47 am Published by Comments Off on Dick’s brings game to Academy’s home turf

Dick’s Sporting Goods recently opened in Katy’s The Shoppes at Parkwest, at Interstate 10 and Katy Fort Bend Road. Dick’s Sporting Goods joins Houston’s retail scene Friday with six new stores. The Pittsburgh-based newcomer is planning ...


Clinton, Trump provide treat for Halloween retailers

October 7, 2016 8:28 am Published by Comments Off on Clinton, Trump provide treat for Halloween retailers

Their poll numbers have gone up and down, but Donald Trump holds a 10-point lead over Hillary Clinton in one notable demographic: Halloween partygoers. While young trick-or-treaters are looking to be heroic this year, with superhero ...


Foot Traffic Is A Key Aspect Of Boot Barn Lease

September 8, 2016 7:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Foot Traffic Is A Key Aspect Of Boot Barn Lease

HOUSTON—With the intent to attract more foot traffic to a newly acquired center, Boot Barn has been added to the tenant mix at Baker Katz’s Federal EastShopping Center property. The 13,250-square-foot Boot Barn will hold an ...


National retailers bet on east Houston

March 25, 2016 7:59 pm Published by Comments Off on National retailers bet on east Houston

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 ...


Baker Katz Completes Port Arthur Center

November 25, 2015 8:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Baker Katz Completes Port Arthur Center

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. ...


Getting Physical with e-Tailers

November 10, 2015 11:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Getting Physical with e-Tailers

Alan Barocas is bullish on the business model of new General Growth Properties tenant Fabletics, which sells activewear and clothing for yoga and workouts. “It’s an ath-leisure concept that has a Lululemon fashion proposition, but at ...


PA New Retail Intersection Nearing Completion

October 10, 2015 10:39 pm Published by Comments Off on PA New Retail Intersection Nearing Completion

The signs are going up at the intersection of U.S. 69 and FM 365, signaling a retail development months in the making is getting close to completion. In February, Houston-based developer Baker-Katz announced an expansion to ...


Momentum Indoor Climbing Plans Katy Location

September 22, 2015 10:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Momentum Indoor Climbing Plans Katy Location

Momentum Indoor Climbing has purchased nearly 4 acres in Katy for its first location in the Houston market. The land at Kingsland Boulevard and Katy Mills Parkway will be the site of a 36,000-square-foot rock climbing facility with ...


Scout & Molly’s plans second Houston boutique

September 2, 2015 7:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Scout & Molly’s plans second Houston boutique

Scout & Molly’s has inked a deal for its second boutique in the Houston market in a shopping center between West University Place and Greenway Plaza. Scout & Molly’s will occupy 1,200 square feet in the Plaza in the ...