So it's that time of year. Thanksgiving. It's one of my favorite holidays as it brings together two of my favorite things: food and more food (and my family). The other nice thing is that it always brings me back home to Houston, Texas when the weather is perfect this time of year (75 as I write this). I flee the colder climes where I have lived for the last 7 or so years in the artic tundras of DC and NYC.
The Houston branch of UHY Advisors has told us they are relocating from their office in Greenway Plaza to America Tower in February of 2013. The firm's new space is around 90,000 square feet and occupies floors 17 through 20.
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Everyone knows Houston's strong economy bucks the trend from the nation and Houston commercial real estate is no exception. Tenants and businesses in Houston are leasing commercial real estate at high levels. Some highlights from the info-graphic -
If you find yourself in charge of finding new Houston office rentals for your company, there are many things to consider. A lot is riding on your decision, with a whole workforce having to relocate; in the case of large relocations, employees may even be moving home and their families to follow you. The trouble to move is not something you want to go through in the near future, with work possibly being interrupted and the reaction your clients will have towards this. So below, we list four things to keep in mind when looking for new Houston office rentals.
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Office subleases in downtown Houston can be very difficult to find, but there are no shortage of them. Many companies lease large office spaces in Downtown Houston and end up with more space than they need.
Bellaire, Texas is a city with its own mayor and is located in the Southwest portion of Houston less than 10 miles away from Downtown Houston. It sits in Harris County and is part of the Houston MSA. Bellaire is adjacent to Meyerland and West University. Bellaire, is mainly residential, however there is Bellaire Texas office space along the U.S. 610 Loop.
As we are approaching flu season (TheSquareFoot friendly reminder...get your flu shots!), this infographic created by our friends over at Learnstuff talks about the germier side of our favorite topic...office space for rent. Take a gander at some interesting stats including "a typical desk has 400x more germs than the average toilet seat" and "men's work spaces are 20% dirtier than women's". And make sure to buy some hand sanitizer when you are at the drug store getting your flu shot!
This week’s featured NYC office is the SoHo office space of Quartz and their sister company Atlantic Wire. Quartz just launched and we are already avid readers and big fans over here at TheSquareFoot.
Ridding an office of row upon row of cubicles - it's a challenge facing most business owners who have an aversion to traditional Houston office space.
The combination of Halloween and Christmas help make this time of the year fairly profitable for temporary retail space. In many cases, an ideal scenario would be for retailers to remain open only during the times when their sales are highest, and then close up shop when they aren't.
It is often said that unconventional thinkers - the dreamers, the creatives, the visionaries - have their heads in the clouds. A study published last year in The Journal of Psychology suggests that when it comes to freeing the mind and thinking creatively, having your head in the clouds (and in rooms with high ceilings) is best.
As regular readers of TheSquareFoot know, Houston's economic success is tied closely to the growth of the energy industry. In fact, that market's resilience during the recession is one of the primary reasons that Houston has been able to emerge from a national period of economic struggles far better than many other cities.
Large, sprawling commercial developments like The Galleria often rely on high-end department stores to function as anchor locations and draw consumers to the area. The developers of a new Galleria office space building set on Post Oak Boulevard, in the heart of Uptown Park, are going a slightly different route, opting instead to use high-quality restaurants to attract customers.
Back about one decade before the turn of the 20th century, Joseph F. Meyer purchased 6,000 acres of land on the southwest outskirts of Houston. At the time, the property cost Meyer about $5 per acre. Sixty years later, his descendants turned that investment into Meyerland Plaza, the third shopping center in the Houston area, following the Palms Center and the Gulfgate Mall.
It's human nature to always search for the next big thing, to constantly try to improve one's condition. This applies to an employee seeking a promotion, a consumer who constantly purchases new cars and to businesses looking for a new Dallas office space.
Not every Houston retail space for rent has the benefit of thousands of square footage. Often, business owners need to make due with what they have, and the less square footage exists, the more pressure exists to maximize the space.
What happens when you cross the Knights of the Roundtable, Dr. Strangelove, a New York City warehouse, a stock exchange trading floor and astroturf? If you work for London-based energy industry recruitment company Spencer Ogden, you'd see all of these contrasting and diverse influences in your new Houston office space.
Just outside of Downtown Houston, still in close enough proximity that the city's skyline can be seen, rests Midtown Houston. The area has evolved into an anchor for the Houston metropolitan social and economic development, while still remaining true to its historical roots.
For a time, businesses that acquired Houston retail space for lease did so without much competition and benefited from the city's relatively unnoticed rebound from the recession.
When new Houston office space development is planned, building owners may consider searching for tenants who are willing to sign a lease agreement before construction is completed. In Houston, this practice is becoming more common.
Office spaces have evolved tremendously since the days of whitewashed corporate offices with a cubicle for every employee. When some managers felt they needed to encourage teamwork in the workplace, many tore down cubicle barriers, while a largely employee-led desire to operate on more flexible schedules transformed coffee shops and homes all across the country into remote offices.
New and old unite in the Upper Kirby area of Houston - for every new mixed-use development that springs up, the region's historic neighborhoods have maintained themselves, acting as a sanctuary away from the bustle of other sections of town.
Just as an urban-dwelling bachelor living by himself does not need a seven-seat minivan to accommodate his transportation needs (it's hardly a glamorous ride anyway), a recently launched startup with a bare-bones staff is unlikely to need a sprawling Houston office space with room for 40 employees.
Frozen yogurt hub Pinkberry has opened its third Houston retail space, this time in the Highland Village area just inside the Interstate 610 loop.
At 2066 Crist Drive, in Los Altos, California, a nondescript ranch home still stands in a suburban neighborhood not unlike many others across the country. For technology enthusiasts, though, the home is their mecca - it is where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak toiled for countless hours, eventually pioneering the first Apple computer.
Moving to new Houston office space is an exciting time for any business, as it represents a company's continued financial stability. Of course, the move itself requires strategic planning and careful execution, particularly when it comes to relocating information technology (IT) equipment and networks.