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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.
Nov
29
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Fitness Centers Boost Consumer Visits and Spending at Marketplaces

Data shows malls and shopping centers see increased cross-shopping, more visits during nontraditional hours and greater spend per visit at locations where consumers routinely come to stay in shape. A retailer located in a shopping center
Mar
23
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Pluckers spreading wings for even more expansion

3 restaurants set to open in ’23 in San Antonio, Houston, Austin As it approaches three decades in business, Pluckers Wing Bar is preparing to boost its store count to 31 locations — and executives are looking
  • Austin Business Journal
  • Jason Baker
  • Pluckers
Feb
15
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New shopping center preparing for openings

Some of the stores in the Brenham Crossing shopping center in Brenham are preparing to welcome customers while one has already opened its doors. “Everything has gone really well and we have gotten very fortunate with
  • Brenham
  • Brenham Crossing
  • Kenneth Katz
  • The Banner Press
Feb
02
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Burkes Outlet Set to Open

Some of the first stores in the Baker Katz shopping center in Brenham will soon be opening. The Burkes Outlet website lists a grand opening for its new location in Brenham, at 918 Highway 290 East, on February
  • Brenham
  • KWHI
Sep
10
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New Tenant Mixes Drive Retail Redevelopments

A persistent need for a tenant mix that is resistant to e-commerce and which facilitates a unique, authentic experience is prompting owners of older retail centers and malls to assume high levels of risk and redevelop their
  • Neal Wade
  • PlazAmericas
May
21
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10 Under 40: The Dazzling Dozen

Selecting the 10 Under 40 class is one of our most difficult annual duties and many worthy nominees don’t make the final cut. Here are 12 of the worthiest. Chris Ressa, 35Chief operating officer, DLCAs a
  • Chain Store Age
  • Neal Wade
May
10
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Retail wrap: Jamba Juice, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, TJ Maxx, Pet Supplies Plus grow Houston area store counts

Jamba Juice’s new store at 9303 Highway 6 in Missouri City is one of nine locations in the Houston market.Photo: Jamba Juice Jamba Juice has opened at 9303 Highway 6, at the entrance of the Sienna
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Lunden McGill
  • Pet Supplies Plus
May
08
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THE SHIFT TO LOCAL IDENTIFICATION

The inclusion of boutique and independent retail has shifted from a curiosity to a priority. By Lunden McGill & Ben Brown, of Baker Katz. In cities around the country, growing numbers of developers are prioritizing the
  • Ben Brown
  • Lunden McGill
  • RE Business Online
  • Texas Real Estate Business
Jul
03
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Open Retail Space in Houston – Fox26

  • Jason Baker
  • retail
Apr
28
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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
  • Development
  • Independent Banker
  • Neal Wade
Apr
05
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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
  • construction
  • Development
  • Neal Wade
Jan
11
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More stores coming to Houston as retailers plan to grow in 2017

Retailers are on track to expand rapidly throughout the Houston area this year in an effort to keep up with population growth and cash in on a steadily improving economy. Developers are expected to build and
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Jason Baker
Jul
22
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Unique breakfast restaurant opens in Montrose

On the heels of two Austin debuts earlier this summer, Snooze: an AM Eatery on Thursday formally launched its Houston location in Montrose. The popular, decade-old, Denver-based chain restaurant soft-opened earlier this week where Interfaith Ministries
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Jason Baker
  • Snooze
Jul
19
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Momentum Indoor Climbing Breaks Ground on 36,000 sq. ft. Facility in Katy, Texas

Momentum™ Indoor Climbing, inspiring world-class climbing gyms, recently broke ground on a 36,000 square foot climbing gym in Katy, Texas. Momentum Katy sits on 2.75 acres at 25410 Katy Mills Parkway, roughly 25 miles west of
  • Ben Brown
  • Momentum Indoor Climbing
  • The Katy News
Mar
07
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High-Traffic Ship Channel Site Is Fully Leased

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
  • Globe St.
  • Kenneth Katz
Nov
25
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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.
  • Globe St.
  • Kenneth Katz
Sep
02
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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
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Lunden McGill
Mar
11
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Baker Katz Acquires 30,000 SF Property in Houston

Houston-based Baker Katz has acquired the 30,000-square-foot former Baytown Seafood restaurant in Houston. The property is located at the intersection of I-10 East and Haden Road. Baker Katz plans to demolish the current building and construct
  • development deals
  • property acquisitions
  • Texas Real Estate Business
Feb
27
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Northeast Houston’s lack of identity stymies development, experts say

When you hear “The Woodlands,” you might think the new Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) campus, which is technically in Springwoods Village, or high-end homes and retail. When you think Katy, you might think great schools
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Jason Baker
Feb
26
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Developers stir ‘sleeping giant’ in northeast Houston

Houston’s housing market over the last few decades has expanded largely to the north, west and even south. Now the northeast, long considered a “sleeping giant,” may be ready for a growth spurt of its own.
Apr
09
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Why Hispanics Are A Key Market In Houston’s Grocery Wars

If Houston retailers are going to survive the grocery store wars over the next five years, they need to start marketing and catering more to the Hispanic population, says an industry expert. In the past 14
  • Grocery
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Jason Baker
Apr
03
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Expert: Hispanic Consumers Should Be Houston Grocers’ Target

Houston retailers should target the growing Hispanic consumer population over the next five years to boost their competitiveness, minding details such as shelf height, music and other things that go beyond product selection and advertising, says
  • Grocery
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Jason Baker
  • Smartbrief