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Oct 21

Real estate transactions: Retail land sells in Willis, Friendswood

by Katherine Feser Primo Fitness, a supplier of new and used high-end fitness equipment, has purchased a 71,438-square-foot office/warehouse on 4.6 acres at 701 Sycamore Road in Fresno. The company will relocate its operations from Santa …

Sep 9

5Qs for Jason Baker about retail expansion in Houston

Houston is big and getting bigger, says one of the top retail real estate brokers in the market. Retailers looking to expand in the Lone Star State think Dallas first. The rampant corporate and residential expansion …

Jul 29

Baker Katz acquires, will improve business plaza in League City

by Jake Magee – Community Impact Commercial developer Baker Katz in late June announced the company had acquired a shopping center adjacent to the planned Riverview development at I-45 and Wesley Drive in League City. The …

Jul 5

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar expanding to in Houston area

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, a chain patterned after a Rocky Mountain lodge serving comfort food, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers, is expanding in the Houston area. After opening in Cypress in 2019, the restaurant announce …

Jul 5

Restaurant Roundup: New cantina opens on Washington; Phat Eatery coming to The Woodlands

It’s been a busy week for Restaurant Roundup, with new concepts entering Houston as well as local favorites and recent newcomers expanding. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar expanding in Houston area California-based Lazy Dog Restaurant & …

Jun 27

Baker Katz buys League City retail center near future destination developments

By Florian Martin – ReporterHouston Business Journal Houston-based commercial real estate firm Baker Katz has acquired a shopping center adjacent to League City’s planned 70-acre Riverview mixed-use development. The firm purchased the 108,000-square-foot Pecan Park Plaza …

Apr 13

Retail Done Right: Meeting the Demands of Pandemic-Induced Population Migration

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the commercial real estate landscape, and retail has been no exception. Over the past two years, Americans have flocked to rural and suburban communities on the outskirts of major cities, seeking …

Mar 4

Building Permits Lead Last Year in Brenham

Brenham Building Permits for the month of February are ahead of last year both in the number of permits issued and the dollar total of them. A total of 47 permits were issued by the city …

Feb 18

Northern Tool to Open 31,000 SF Store at Woodforest Shopping Center in Houston

HOUSTON — Northern Tool + Equipment has signed a lease to open a 31,000-square-foot store at Woodforest Shopping Center in East Houston. Shawn Ackerman and Jason Du of Henry S. Miller Brokerage represented the undisclosed landlord in …

Feb 2

As COVID-19 pandemic approaches 2-year mark, experts weigh in on future of restaurants

The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to be a challenge for the restaurant industry. Omicron, the most recent strain of the virus, has been the latest threat to restaurants due to high transmissibility resulting in an explosion …

Dec 10

Welcome to ICSC: Attendees Tell Us They Are Thrilled to “Make in Person Deals Happen”

In advance of today’s big ICSC Here We Go 2021 conference, GlobeSt.com caught up with a few attendees on what they look forward to at this year’s live event. LAS VEGAS — “I’m Thrilled to have …

Nov 14

Retail wrap: Bluestone Lane, Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café, Pet Supplies Plus plan new locations

Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired coffee roaster and neighborhood café base din New York, leased a 4,400-square-foot building at 115 W. 19th St. in the Heights neighborhood for its first Texas location. The building, now owned by …

Nov 4

Baker Katz completes leases for six Pet Supplies Plus locations in Houston area

Houston-based Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail tenant representation, investment sales, project deveopment and leasing, announced that they have completed recent deals for six storefront …

Oct 15

Houston mall reverses fortune with focus on Hispanic community and local shops and services

By Steve McLinden, Contributor | Commerce + Communities TodayOctober 15, 2021 The first fully air conditioned mall in Houston has a new kind of cool. The 60-year-old PlazAmericas, one of the city’s first fortress malls is …

Oct 14

Brenham Shopping Center Project Continues on Schedule

By Josh Blaschke Construction at the site of the Baker Katz shopping center in Brenham is proceeding on schedule. Baker Katz co-founder Kenneth Katz said work is progressing nicely at the development, located on 35 acres …

Jul 29

Retail wrap: Phenix Salon Suites, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Jiffy Lube ink new locations

Phenix Salon Suites leased 7,500 square feet in Gateway Memorial City, at 947 Gessner, from MetroNational. It will be the second location for franchisees Greg and Susan Gordillo after opening in Katy in 2019. The business …

Jul 4

Bel Furniture buys former Star Furniture property in Willowbrook area

Bel Furniture has purchased the former location of Star Furniture. Officials with Baker Katz, a Houston-based commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced July 26 that Bel Furniture purchased the former Star Furniture located at 7111 FM …

May 20

Retail wrap: Burkes Outlet, State Far Kitchen & Bar, Dave’s Hot Chicken ink new locations

Florida-based PopStroke Entertainment Group will open a Tiger Woods-designed golf entertainment facility on 3.2 acres in Katy Grand, a project of NewQuest Properties at Interstate 10 and the Grand Parkway. The venue will include two 18-hole …

May 15

How H-E-B, other Houston retailers are responding to new CDC mask guidance

Not much has changed – yet – on the mask front for retailers, many of which were re-evaluating their mask policies on Friday, a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines. …

Apr 29

Retail Wrap: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Chipotle, Original Chop Shop, Postino ink new locations

Houston-based Baker Katz announced expansions for several restaurants. Chipotle, represented by Traci Holman of Baker Katz, signed leases at 4045 Little York Road in Houston, 2555 East League City Parkway in League City and at Interstate …

Apr 9

New breed of retailer helps malls experience a revival

Seventy-foot spaceships and intergalactic tunnels now occupy a 40,000-square-foot space in Village at the West Oaks that once housed shelves brimming with bedding and home goods. Gone is traditional big-box retailer Bed Bath and Beyond, and …

Apr 6

Report projects 80,000 store closings in coming years

While the pandemic has made it impossible for some retailers to stay in business, a new report suggests tens of thousands of retailers could disappear in the coming years. The problem, according to investment bank UBS, …

Mar 23

Houston traffic is back, and that’s a good sign for the economy

(Cover Photo: Carl Carlock, left, goes through the order line at Cleburne Cafeteria on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Houston. The Restaurant has seen an increase in business by about 20 percent over the last month.) …

Mar 23

Oil bust, and pandemic, leave Houston with nation’s highest office vacancy rate

HOUSTON – As oil prices inch back up from a terrible year, and Covid vaccines offer hope that the pandemic will be beaten, Houston’s commercial real estate business is far from recovered. The city has more …

Mar 11

Retail wrap: Charming Charlie is making a comeback

Charming Charlie, a women’s apparel and fashion accessories chain retailer, announced plans to open 14 locations in March and April in Texas, California, New York and the Midwest. The openings include stores to open March 12 …

Mar 11

Baker Katz Breaks Ground on 163,518 SF Retail Project in Brenham, Texas

BRENHAM, TEXAS — Houston-based development and leasing firm Baker Katz has broken ground on Brenham Crossing, a 163,518-square-foot retail project in Brenham, located about 75 miles northwest of Houston. Baker Katz is developing the property, which …

Mar 9

Baker Katz Breaks Ground on 50-Acre Retail Development in Brenham, Texas

Brenham, Texas — Baker Katz has broken ground on Brenham Crossing, a 50-acre retail development located at the southwest corners of Highway 290 and Chappell Hill Road in Brenham. Five retailers are sset to open within …

Mar 9

Upcoming Brenham Crossing retail development officially breaks ground

Baker Katz, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail tenant representation, investment sales, project development and leasing, partnered with the City of Brenham to host a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the construction …

Mar 8

Groundbreaking Held For Shopping Center Project, First Wave of Retailers Announced

A milestone years in the making was accomplished today (Monday) for the Baker Katz shopping center project in Brenham. Representatives from the City of Brenham and Washington County met this morning with Baker Katz and Arch-Con …

Aug 18

9AM Drive-thru school supply distribution

Due to COVID-19, the need for school supplies this year is even greater. The Alliance is partnering with PlazAmericas to host its 13th Annual Back to School Drive this morning at 9a.m. The drive is aimed …

Aug 16

Helping schoolkids – from a distance

Volunteers distribute backpacks Tuesday during The Alliance and PlazAmericas’ Back to School drive in Houston. This is the 13th annual drive for the nonprofit and mall. Photo: Houston Chronicle / Elizabeth Conley / Staff Photographer

Aug 16

The Alliance Back to School Drive 2020 – Recap

The Alliance partnered with PlazAmericas to host the 13th Annual Back to School Drive on August 18, 2020. We distributed school supply bags to 3,000 students in the Southwest Houston area and gave out over 500 …

Aug 16

VIETV The Alliance Back to School Drive Thru

VIETV Coverage of The Alliance & PlazAmericas Back to School Drive-Thru event on August 18. Watch the Coverage Here

Aug 13

The pandemic is forcing stores to close, and limiting choices for consumers

HOUSTON – Travelers around Houston will notice a growing number of buildings and storefronts that are empty, and the pandemic slowdown is likely to change where and how we spend our money. By comparison: in March, …

Jun 2

Amid COVID-19, Texas Retail Owners Have Tenants’ Backs

As COVID-19 disrupts the American economy, healthcare system and way of life, retailers and restaurants — the commercial real estate users whose very profitability and essence thrive on social congregation — have already been pegged as …

May 4

Major Houston-area malls will reopen today

PlazAmericas, Houston Premium Outlets, Katy Mills and Galleria are ready for patrons Nine Houston-area malls are planning to reopen in early May after being closed for more than a month to slow the spread of the …

Apr 21

Communication technologies put to work during COVID-19

Even after shelter-in-place mandates, Dallas-based Weitzman closed several retail leases using digital aids, spokesman Ian Pierce said. For example, Weitzman and a national insurance tenant signed a lease in March using digital signing tools, including digital …

Mar 27

COVID-19: Collaboration and communications among retail real estate stakeholders

“No one had a pandemic plan in place, but they are quickly developing them in terms of deep-cleaning methods and controlling crowds at essential-services retailers, which are actually thriving,” said Jeff Pandolfo, a leasing director for …

Feb 14

Sears reportedly to close two more Houston-area stores

The Sears at Deerbrook and Willowbrook malls are reportedly closing, opening up a rare opportunity for the malls to redevelop a large portion of its retail space. The closures would join Sears locations that have shuttered …

Feb 4

Baker Katz sells retail development near Baybrook Mall

By Katherine Feser | houstoncrhonicle.com Dallas-based Crow Holdings purchased a retail development housing several popular restaurant chains in southeast Houston near Baybrook Mall from Baker Katz. The development totals 15,600 square feet in two buildings. Houston-based Baker Katz, which broke ground …

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