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Sep 1

How To Weather Hurricane Season

As the industry goes into a new hurricane season, retail property owners and tenants have had nearly a year to evaluate their responses to last year’s trio of hurricanes, which caused a record $202 billion in …

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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 …

Mar 23

Need For Restaurants Spurs Mall-Area Development Globe St.

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 …

Nov 22

Fast-Casual Eatery Melts Into Core Trade Areas Globe St.

HOUSTON—The Melt, a fast-casual restaurant serving food exclusively from natural ingredients, opened its first Texas location at The Lawn at Houston’s Baybrook Mall yesterday. An additional location is slated to open in spring of 2017 at …

Sep 8

Finding the Right Tactics is Key for Repositioning Retail REBusiness Online

For real estate developers and investors, a time of transition and evolution within the retail world presents abundant opportunities to capitalize by acquiring and investing in underperforming spaces. With an infusion of capital, some strategic restructuring …

Aug 7

South African company to acquire Mattress Firm Houston Chronicle

Just when it seemed Mattress Firm’s growth had flattened, a South African company has swooped in to buy the Houston-based retailer for about $2.4 billion. Steinhoff International Holdings NV on Sunday announced it would pay $64 …

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, …

Jul 1

Baker Katz acquires 12,000 SF retail property in houston Shopping Center Business

Baker Katz has acquired a 12,000-square-foot retail building located on 40,000 square feet in the Timbergrove neighborhood of Houston. Texas supermarket chain Foodarama is the sole tenant at the property. The asset is located at 1805 …

Jun 9

Baker Katz redevelops Texas center Chain Store Age

Houston-based Baker Katz has redeveloped and fully leased a retail site in Beaumont, Texas. Baker Katz principal Kenneth Katz made the announcement. Baker Katz completely redeveloped the site, beginning with demolishing the previous building with an …

May 27

Whole Foods Market adds grocery space in Westchase Houston Chronicle

Whole Foods Market is doubling its commitment to Houston’s Westchase district with a 40,000-square-foot store that is more than twice the size of the one it replaces. “This is really going to bring this area up,” …

May 25

A fresh take on ‘Retailtainment’ and future of fun Chain Store Age

Retail has been the foundation of shopping centers throughout their existence, but new entertainment concepts are making inroads in traditional retail venues. Even in mixed-use venues, it is generally accepted that a critical mass of traditional …

May 23

Houston retail developer scoops up Heights-area asset at half cost Houston Business Journal

Houston-based Baker Katz LLC has joined the flock of commercial developers scooping up valuable assets at a fraction of their appraised cost. The retail brokerage purchased a 40,000-square-feet property containing a 12,000-square-foot building at 1805 Ella …

May 1

(P)RECoN: A LOOK AHEAD Chain Store Age

For virtually everyone from shopping center executives and development professionals to retailers, financial companies and product and service providers, the annual RECon conference in Las Vegas is one of the highlights of the year. The International …

May 1

Ones to Watch Chain Store Age

Jeff Moats, age 36, Partner, Broker, The Shopping Center Group “I have the pleasure of working with a diverse portfolio of clients and develop­ing long-term relationships with them on both a personal and professional level. Looking …

Apr 20

Retail Real Estate Insights. For Retailers. By Retailers. Chain Store Age

It is appropriate that Salt Lake City, Utah — a place that has been called “America’s Climbing City” — is home to an experiential retail concept that aims to be nothing less than America’s climbing gym: …

Mar 31

Updates To Help Tenant Demand At Lake Houston Globe St.

Baker Katz purchased a property last year with plans to add new signage, update the parking lot and renovate the two buildings located near the cross streets of Farm to Market Road 1960 and West Lake …

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 …

Feb 3

Baker Katz Acquires 30,000 SF of Land, Arranges Retail Lease In Houston RE Business Online

HOUSTON — Houston-based Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, has purchased 30,000 square feet of land and completed a 7,000-square-foot lease on the property on behalf of Advance …

Feb 3

Retail Wrap: Dollar General, Advance Auto Parts and more Houston Chronicle

Highlights of real estate activity in the Houston area: Dollar General will hold a grand opening of a new store at 15625 Aldine Westfield at 8 a.m. Saturday. The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a …

Jan 7

Retail growth remains hot amid economic chill

The economy may be softening, but developers in 2016 are set to add more new space for Houstonians to buy groceries, sporting goods and sundries than in any year since the last recession. Driving the growth …

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

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 …

Jul 30

Baker Katz Acquires Atascocita Acreage Globe St

Houston-based Baker Katz has acquired a 4.5-acre property with plans to renovate two existing buildings totaling 33,000 square feet located near the cross streets of Farm to Market Road 1960 and West Lake Houston Parkway in …

Jul 2

Baker Katz Acquires Houston Property Chain Store Age

Houston-based Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced the acquisition of a 2.12-acre property with an existing 13,000-sq.-ft. office building located near the cross streets of U.S. Highway …

Jun 30

The Lone Star Statement Chain Store Age

It might seem counterintuitive to suggest that Houston, the nation’s fourth most populous city, is ever in danger of being overlooked, but the reality is that, for a long time, this rapidly growing Texas metropolis has …

Jun 20

Chronicle 100: New stores compete in Houston’s ‘grocery wars’ Houston Chronicle

Look for the competitive local grocery scene, shaken in recent years by scrappy newcomers and established players alike, to be stirred further with the forecasted addition of more than 30 new stores in the coming year. …

Jun 17

Houston’s first Snooze, an A.M. Eatery leases space on Montrose Houston Chronicle

Space has been leased for Houston’s first-ever Snooze, an A.M. Eatery restaurant, commercial real estate firm Baker Katz announced. Snooze is a Denver-based restaurant chain founded in 2006. The restaurant brands itself as serving “creative twists” …

Jun 17

Specialty brunch bistro to open in Montrose Houston Business Journal

Houston’s early risers are getting tasty incentives not to hit that snooze button. Snooze A.M. Eatery, a Denver-based breakfast and brunch restaurant, signed a lease in Montrose for a 3,723-square-foot building at 3217 Montrose Blvd., near …

Jun 16

This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet Real Estate Bisnow

Snooze is opening its first breakfast eatery in Houston, and eating there will serve a good cause beyond filling your belly. The Denver-based company has committed to donating 1% of sales into the community through in-kind …

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 2

This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet BISNOW

Baker Katz purchased Federal East Shopping Center and is preparing a significant renovation. The 106k SF shopping center is just off I-10 in east Houston. Baker Katz development partner Neal Wade led the acquisition and says …

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 …

Jun 1

HOT RETAILER ALERT: NATURAL PAWZ Bisnow

Natural Pawz just opened its 16th Houston location, and it’s continuing its growth plans both locally and (for the first time) outside of Houston. Baker Katz’s Ben Brown is repping the company and tells us it …

May 22

Northeast Houston in store for rapid transformation Houston Chronicle

Ted Mandel calls himself a “city boy at heart” even though he lives in suburban Kingwood, 30 miles from downtown. He arrived decades ago via New York City and Los Angeles, drawn by the reputation of …

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 16

Real Estate Transactions Houston Chronicle

Sales Office JEKA Ventures has purchased the Gateway Building, a recently constructed three-story building with 23,051 square feet at 26865 Interstate 45 in Spring. Lisa Hughes of the J. Beard Real Estate Co. represented the seller, …

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 …