Texas leads the nation in the production of oil, so it should hardly be a surprise that the annual Offshore Technology Conference has attracted so many oil industry stakeholders to Houston this year. What observers did not expect was the sheer volume of visitors attending events at Reliant Park, which - by all accounts - has not been seen in four decades.
This year, the event has attracted more than 70,000 visitors hailing from more than 100 different countries. Some energy companies have taken advantage of the opportunity and are currently scouting office spaces in Houston so they can have feet on the ground in one of the world's premier energy centers.
"We are looking to diversify the business, which is one of the reasons we want to open an office in Houston," Viking Seatech CEO Bill Bayliss told industry news source Fuel Fix. "We see Houston and Aberdeen as centers of excellence for oil and gas, and operators are based in those two places."
Bayliss' company is not the only one with an eye on Houston. According to the news source, at least two other Scottish companies are currently working toward opening commercial spaces in Houston with the next few years. Many of the companies have a global presence in other areas, but opening operations in Houston represents a crowning achievement for them.
There are plenty of commercial real estate opportunities for these business owners and many others, assuming they have the assistance of a local real estate expert to help them through their office space search. This real estate professional will have access to property listings, including vacant Kingwood office space, that could prove to be an ideal fit for a business owner.