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Aug
30
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5Qs for broker Kenneth Katz on Houston, the nation’s retail build leader

With residential construction on the rise, as well, Katz figures the Clutch City to be a retail destination for years to come. Houston is hot! Well, temperature-wise, of course. But it’s been America’s most torrid retail
  • Kenneth Katz
  • Development
  • market trends
  • Houston
  • Chain Store Age
Aug
10
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Delivering Change

The rapid and continuing evolution of F&B delivery is shaking up the industry By Jason Baker, Principal at Baker Katz It is hardly a new or novel observation to say that COVID was massively disruptive to
  • Jason Baker
  • Houston
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retailist
Nov
28
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Is Brick and mortar retail dead? Far from it, investors and retailers say

The pandemic was supposed to kill brick-and-mortar retail, which had struggled for years against online competitors. As stores shuttered and malls emptied, online shopping only became more entrenched, and customers only more accustomed to clicking, buying
  • retail
  • Jason Baker
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Houston
  • Houston Trends
Sep
09
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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
  • Jason Baker
  • Houston
  • Chain Store Age
  • Food & Beverage
Aug
20
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As the once-dominant Sears fades from Houston’s memory, new retailers rise in its place

The Midtown Sears is being converted to a tech hub. Crews are tearing down the Memorial City Sears in West Houston. Now, the freestanding Sears on North Shepherd, the last active Sears department store in the
  • Jason Baker
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Houston
  • Sears
Feb
02
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Big Gains For Small Shops

Open-air landlords report strong growth among mom-and-pops Small-shop tenants took a hit when credit dried up after the 2008 financial crisis. Now, a decade later, some landlords are reporting record-high occupancies and rents for these operators,
  • Jason Baker
  • Shopping Centers Today
  • Houston
Jul
23
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Development near Baybrook Mall snags 4 restaurant leases including Hopdoddy, Snooze

Several restaurant chains are heading out to southeast Houston near Baybrook Mall. Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Mod Pizza and Main Squeeze Juice Co. inked leases at a new shopping center at 820 Bay
  • Lunden McGill
  • Snooze
  • Houston
  • Hopdoddy
  • Mod Pizza
May
08
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Restaurant Consumers Demand More Variety

Savvy entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry are finding success by being ‘differentiators’ in product offerings and branding. From fast casual to fine dining, Americans’ appetite for more restaurant options is growing. The Bureau of
  • trends
  • Jason Baker
  • Houston
  • Restaurants
  • food
Feb
28
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Houston’s Grand Parkway offers 184 miles of future retail construction

Retail observers would be hard-pressed to name a loop, high street, highway or byway in any large American market that is a bigger hotbed of retail development than Greater Houston’s aptly named Grand Parkway. When completed
  • Jason Baker
  • Shopping Centers Today
  • Development
  • Grand Parkway
  • Houston
  • market at springwoods village