The Coolest Office Spaces in Austin, TX

All of us at TheSquareFoot love scoping out cool office spaces, so we thought it would be fun to start off 2014 by naming the coolest offices in Austin, TX. After painstakingly checking every office space in Austin to find the best spaces, we're ready to share the results. Drumroll please, in no particular order the winners are: UShip, RetailMeNot, SpareFoot, BazaarVoice, HomeAway, and WP Engine.

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Commercial development could follow sale of downtown Austin post office

Email and other digital communications initiatives have pushed the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to the brink, as consumers rely less on its services to fulfill their needs. Although the organization had sought assistance from Congress, it announced last week that it would move forward with its own plans to cut costs.

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Local businessman predicts future Austin expansion

When real estate developer Kevin Williamson arrived in Austin 14 years ago, the West Sixth Street district was not much to write home about - a deli and a steakhouse were the main attractions. They were, at least, until Williamson helped pioneer the expansion of several businesses that have transformed the area into a vibrant destination spot, which has positively effected Austin office space.

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Gym, liquor store secure Austin retail space for lease

Since the height of the recent economic recession, malls and shopping centers around the country have felt increasing pressure stemming from shuttering stores {never heard that term but Lisa claims it's legit} and climbing vacancy rates. However, with jobs figures and economic indicators heading in the right direction, more shopping centers are noticing increasing demand for retail space for lease, particularly in burgeoning metropolitan areas such as Austin.

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Lending for commercial real estate increases in Q4 2011

For the first time since 2010, U.S. banks committed more in lending to commercial real estate projects than they did in the previous quarter, according to a national report. With improved access to financing, more businesses may have the financial backing needed to consider securing office space for rent in top metros such as Dallas, Houston or New York City.

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NAR: Job growth leading to fewer vacancies

Real estate experts have long tied the industry's fortunes to the strength of the nation's job market, and now many say the right type of growth is occurring to positively effect several corners of the market - including commercial real estate.

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Co-Working Has Experienced Explosive Growth - But Can There Be Downsides?

After reading a recent article on the dark side of co-working, we thought we would chime in. It comes as no surprise that co-working is starting to see some backlash among small businesses and contractors. As a relatively new solution to traditional office space in the U.S., co-working has taken off like a wildfire. If you are on either the west coast or east coast and involved in commercial real estate or you are looking for real estate – you certainly have seen all the cool, open, innovative co-working solutions. It is starting to pick up everywhere else, but it seems the coasts have taken the lead.

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