• CRE

    Ad expenditures vs ad medium consumption

    by  • February 22, 2012 • CRE, Marketing

    During a lunch earlier this week the topic of commercial real estate advertising came up. There are the online sources of ILS like LoopNet or CoStar, online flyer and placement ad services like RedNews, Bisnow, Business Journals, and then the traditional sources like street or window signage and periodicals. Real estate overall understands how to […]

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    Looking again at office by class

    by  • February 17, 2012 • CRE, Economics

    Since we addressed leasing activity and net absorption of the office classes last week – I thought it would be interesting to see how lease deal volume and rents compared on a quarterly basis. I had initially run deal volume against leasing activity to verify that they tracked, and they actually match up seamlessly across […]

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    Houston hospitality update

    by  • February 10, 2012 • CRE, Economics

    I wanted to post a quick update on hospitality recovery. The 2012 occupancy rate seems to have settled between 2011s improvement and the pre-recession (2000 to 2007) median occupancy rate – a 5.5% y-o-y improvement. All things considered, that is still good news. But what’s better is that RevPAR (revenue per available room) is up […]

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    Houston office market health by class

    by  • February 10, 2012 • CRE, Economics

    Often when we talk about the office space market we group classes together. And of course we all know that the classes, especially between A and B are subjective – there is an A that should be a solid B, or a B that should be an A. But more often than not, the market […]

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