Enforce Houston traffic laws to decrease congestion

Car crashes in Houston increased 67% from 2011 to 2015, more than 26,000 crashes a year. Traffic delays have increased along with the rise in accidents. The delays have very real costs – 61 hours in delays, $1,490 in lost time, and 29 gallons of wasted fuel per auto per year, according to the Texas…

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HOUSTON OFFICE MARKET – 2nd Qtr 2016

Houston’s second place rank in Fortune 500 headquarter locations, coupled with one of the healthiest population and employment growth rates among major U.S. cities, has resulted in one of the most stable commercial real estate markets in the nation over the past ten (10) years. Houston’s population growth, affordable housing and cost of living, young…

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Now’s the time to take back the city’s mean streets: Houston’s major crime problem requires some modern solutions

Houston is facing a serious crime problem. This is born out by statistics, crime headlines and everyday experiences on the streets of Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner has an opportunity to make changes that will reduce crime now and improve the situation in the long term. The mayor should make changes to the Houston Police Department…

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Houston Office Market Summary 3rd Quarter 2015

HOUSTON OFFICE MARKET – 3rd QTR 2015 Houston’s second place rank in Fortune 500 headquarter locations, coupled with one of the healthiest population and employment growth rates among major U.S. cities, has resulted in one of the most stable commercial real estate markets in the nation over the past ten (10) years. Houston’s population growth,…

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Houston Office Market Summary – 2nd Quarter

HOUSTON OFFICE MARKET — 2nd QTR 2015 Houston, having one of the healthiest population and employment growth rates among major U.S. cities as well as being ranked second on Fortune 500’s list of headquarter locations, has maintained one of the most stable commercial real estate markets in the nation over the past ten (10) years….

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Houston Office Market Summary – 1st Quarter 2015

Relationships in Real Estate HOUSTON OFFICE MARKET — 1st QTR 2015 Houston’s second place rank in Fortune 500 headquarter locations, coupled with one of the healthiest population and employment growth rates among major U.S. cities, has resulted in one of the most stable commercial real estate markets in the nation over the past ten (10)…

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New Post Oak bus lanes will bring down Uptown

Houston Business Journal Op Ed It appears that the Uptown TIRZ (Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone), Metro and the city of Houston are all hell bent for leather to build the Guide Way, dedicated bus lanes up the middle of a 24-foot widened Post Oak Boulevard, supposedly to alleviate Galleria traffic congestion. I do not believe…

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How to get the best deal subleasing in Houston right now

There are more than 2 million square feet of sublease space currently available in Class A Houston buildings. And the weather prediction for the Houston office market is there is a tsunami of more coming. Energy service companies continue to cut employees and expenditures, and will continue to add to the surplus of space. This…

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Ban the oil ban

Houston Business Journal Op Ed In the 1970s, Congress made it illegal to export domestically produced crude oil to try and sustain domestic oil reserves and enhance our national security. Supporters of the ban argue that it not only keeps prices low, it protects jobs and also helps national security, by promoting self-sufficiency. It is…

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Op-ed: Don’t bet on oil prices coming back anytime soon

No matter what the economic pundits tell us about our economy having become diversified, if you live in Houston, you’re in the oil business. The past six months have seen oil prices plummet. In response, oil companies have slashed their capital spending by more than 40 percent, sold noncore assets, frozen new hires, reduced salaries,…

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