Tag : Houston Business Journal

Apr 12

HBJ’s 2019 Landmark Awards: Land Deal winner and finalists

Winner: H-E-B’s Land Purchase at Kirby Boulevard and West Alabama Street Developer: Midway/H-E-B Seller: Tommy Dickey / Tom Lipincott Attorney: Greg Erwin Broker: Tim Dosch and David Marshall (represented seller); Baker Katz (represented H-E-B) San Antonio-based

Dec 21

Houston real estate firm buys former Sharpstown Mall

Houston’s oldest enclosed mall has a new owner. Houston-based commercial real estate firm Baker Katz bought PlazAmericas Mall, formerly known as Sharpstown Mall and Sharpstown Center, from Philadelphia-based RAIT Financial Trust (OTCQB: RASF), according to a

Dec 29

Here are the Houston-area stores HEB plans to open in 2018

It’s been a year of growth for San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. in Houston, and 2018 will be no different. In 2017, the company opened two locations and a Joe V’s concept in the greater Houston

Houston Brokers see potential slowdown in retail developments in 2018

Houston may see a slowdown in retail development in 2018 – but that probably isn’t a bad thing. “Two years ago, there was no end in sight (to retail developments),” said Jason Baker of Baker Katz


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Mar 23

Houston brokerage closes on land at ‘dominant retail intersection’ Houston Business Journal

Houston-based Baker Katz LLC plans to bring more retail to southeast Houston, a bustling corner of the city that boasts one of the city’s most successful shopping malls. The brokerage recently closed on roughly two acres

Mar 8

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

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

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

Sep 22

Brokerage scoops up historic Washington Ave. building, talks renovations Houston Business Journal

A historic building in a bustling corner of Washington Avenue was scooped up by a joint venture between Houston’s Braun Enterprises and Baker Katz LLC. The two-story building, located at 1919 Washington Ave., contains 17,000 square

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

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

Apr 24

Another grocery option coming to Westchase Houston Business Journal

Trader Joe’s is planning to open its fifth Houston location at 11683 Westheimer Road, the Houston Business Journal learned, which will bring the grocer into an area that’s already heavily dotted with big-name grocery chains. The

Feb 27

Northeast Houston’s lack of identity stymies development, experts say Houston Business Journal

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

Apr 9

Why Hispanics Are A Key Market In Houston’s Grocery Wars Houston Business Journal

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

Apr 3

Expert: Hispanic Consumers Should Be Houston Grocers’ Target SmartBrief

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