Wind

Rep. Kevin Brady seeks help from Texas Democrats to kill $3.5T spending bill – Houston Chronicle

Rep. Kevin Brady seeks help from Texas Democrats to kill $3.5T spending bill  Houston Chronicle

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  • September 13 @ 4:05 am

Driven by Texas, wind turbine construction hits record – Houston Chronicle

Driven by Texas, wind turbine construction hits record  Houston Chronicle

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  • August 30 @ 10:31 am

Wind and solar power is rapidly growing in Texas, but ERCOT limits how much goes to the grid – Houston Chroni

Wind and solar power is rapidly growing in Texas, but ERCOT limits how much goes to the grid  Houston Chronicle

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  • June 4 @ 6:11 am

Wind, solar production outstrips transmission in West Texas, limiting supplies to grid – Houston Chronicle

Wind, solar production outstrips transmission in West Texas, limiting supplies to grid  Houston Chronicle

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  • June 4 @ 6:11 am

Renewable energy jobs are booming in Texas – Houston Chronicle

Renewable energy jobs are booming in Texas  Houston Chronicle

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  • May 18 @ 6:09 am

Business Renewable energy jobs are booming in Texas By Shelby Webb – Houston Chronicle

Business Renewable energy jobs are booming in Texas By Shelby Webb  Houston Chronicle

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  • May 18 @ 2:00 am

Optimism for renewable energy as recovery, infrastructure bill take shape – Houston Chronicle

Optimism for renewable energy as recovery, infrastructure bill take shape  Houston Chronicle

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  • May 17 @ 4:07 am

Houston company to build first U.S. vessel to support offshore wind boom

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  • December 3 @ 11:20 pm

Wind and solar farms deliver large returns for Texas landowners – Houston Chronicle

Wind and solar farms deliver large returns for Texas landowners  Houston Chronicle

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  • November 17 @ 12:18 pm

Phase out of wind subsidy pushes developers to record installation levels – Houston Chronicle

Phase out of wind subsidy pushes developers to record installation levels  Houston Chronicle US wind turbine capacity to expand by 23 gigawatts in 2020  WorldOil 23 gigawatts of wind generating capacity to be installed in US in 2020  talkbusiness.net U.S. Wind Capacity Additions Set To Surge To Record In 2020  OilPrice.com Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market Innovative Strategy […]

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  • November 12 @ 1:44 pm

Oil stocks climb, renewables slip as green ambitions dim – Houston Chronicle

Oil stocks climb, renewables slip as green ambitions dim  Houston Chronicle

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  • November 4 @ 3:11 pm

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid – Houston Chronicle

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid  Houston Chronicle

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  • September 7 @ 12:00 am

Tax-break program to cost Texas $1 billion a year by 2022. Tesla soon will be a beneficiary – Houston Chronic

Tax-break program to cost Texas $1 billion a year by 2022. Tesla soon will be a beneficiary  Houston Chronicle

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  • August 22 @ 12:00 am

Engie eyes $250M Texas wind farm project – Houston Business Journal

Engie eyes $250M Texas wind farm project  Houston Business Journal

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  • August 17 @ 2:00 am

The U.S. Is The Most Attractive Country For Investors In Renewable Energy. What Does That Mean For Houston?

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  • June 23 @ 10:19 am

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The U.S. Is The Most Attractive Country For Investors In Renewable Energy. What Does That Mean For Houston?  Houston Public Media

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  • June 22 @ 1:20 pm

Texas tax incentive roundup: Tesla eyes billion-dollar factory, wind and solar projects planned – Houston Bus

Texas tax incentive roundup: Tesla eyes billion-dollar factory, wind and solar projects planned  Houston Business Journal

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  • June 21 @ 6:00 am

Analysis | The Energy 202: This is New Jersey’s plan to become ‘the Houston of American offshore wind&#

Analysis | The Energy 202: This is New Jersey’s plan to become ‘the Houston of American offshore wind’  The Washington Post

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  • June 17 @ 7:04 am

New West Texas wind farm supplies power to Rhode Island and beyond – Houston Chronicle

New West Texas wind farm supplies power to Rhode Island and beyond  Houston Chronicle

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  • June 15 @ 8:00 am

Houston Mayor selects developer for 70-MW urban solar array in revitalization plan

Last week, Houston, TX Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that Sunnyside Energy, led by developer Dori Wolfe of Wolfe Energy LLC, has won a competition to be considered to repurpose a 240-acre former landfill in Sunnyside. Subject to meeting certain terms and conditions, the team will construct one of the largest urban solar farms in Texas., […]

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  • September 3 @ 10:06 am
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Renewables

ENGIE North America – Engie North America Powers Houston Headquarters With Texas WindRenewable Energy Makes O

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  • May 11 @ 11:00 pm

Renewable Energy Alliance Houston – Community Leaders Launch New Alliance to Promote Regional Renewable Energ

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  • October 8 @ 6:49 pm

Greentown Labs – Greentown Labs Announces Expansion to Houston

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BGC Partners, Inc. – BGC’s Amerex Energy Services Facilitates the City of Houston’s Commitment to

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'Bigge' on Google

Bigge Opens New 25-Acre Yard and Crane Maintenance Facility in Houston – CranesY.com – Crazy about cran

Bigge Opens New 25-Acre Yard and Crane Maintenance Facility in Houston  CranesY.com – Crazy about cranes

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  • March 15 @ 2:50 am
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'Crane' on Google

Wayne Crane Named New Chief Technology Officer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ – Woodlands Online

Wayne Crane Named New Chief Technology Officer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™  Woodlands Online

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  • June 8 @ 10:19 am

Endangered Whooping Cranes Nest In Texas For The First Time In More Than A Century – Houston Public Media

Endangered Whooping Cranes Nest In Texas For The First Time In More Than A Century  Houston Public Media

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  • May 21 @ 4:17 pm

Breaking Down a Decade of Jim Crane Astro Ownership – Houston Press

Breaking Down a Decade of Jim Crane Astro Ownership  Houston Press

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  • May 20 @ 4:00 am

It’s official: Reggie Jackson joins Astros in advisory role – Houston Chronicle

It’s official: Reggie Jackson joins Astros in advisory role  Houston Chronicle

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  • May 12 @ 6:19 pm

2 Friendswood men killed in crash with crane while driving on I-10 in Beaumont – KPRC Click2Houston

2 Friendswood men killed in crash with crane while driving on I-10 in Beaumont  KPRC Click2Houston

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  • April 23 @ 11:30 am

Crane: Why Houston’s Sweet 16 win feels like SU’s 1982 Phi Slama Jama victory – The Daily Orange

Crane: Why Houston’s Sweet 16 win feels like SU’s 1982 Phi Slama Jama victory  The Daily Orange

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  • March 28 @ 9:53 pm

Man rescued from crane in downtown Houston, police say – KPRC Click2Houston

Man rescued from crane in downtown Houston, police say  KPRC Click2Houston

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  • March 26 @ 8:43 am

Police bring man down from crane in downtown Houston – KPRC Click2Houston

Police bring man down from crane in downtown Houston  KPRC Click2Houston

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  • March 26 @ 7:00 am

SWAT trying to get man out of crane in downtown Houston – KPRC Click2Houston

SWAT trying to get man out of crane in downtown Houston  KPRC Click2Houston

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  • March 26 @ 6:22 am

Man stuck 15 stories up after hijacking crane for hours in downtown Houston, police say – KPRC Click2Houston

Man stuck 15 stories up after hijacking crane for hours in downtown Houston, police say  KPRC Click2Houston

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  • March 26 @ 5:40 am

Man stuck in hijacked crane for hours in downtown Houston, police say – KPRC Click2Houston

Man stuck in hijacked crane for hours in downtown Houston, police say  KPRC Click2Houston

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  • March 26 @ 5:27 am

Police get man out of crane high above downtown Houston construction site – KHOU.com

Police get man out of crane high above downtown Houston construction site  KHOU.com Man taken into custody after climbing 20 stories up downtown Houston construction crane  KTRK-TV SWAT gets man out of 15-story-high crane in downtown Houston  KPRC Click2Houston Man climbs 20 stories onto construction crane in Downtown Houston  WOAI View Full Coverage on Google News

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  • March 26 @ 5:13 am

Crane Watch: Groundbreakings galore set the stage for 2021 in Houston – Houston Business Journal – Hous

Crane Watch: Groundbreakings galore set the stage for 2021 in Houston – Houston Business Journal  Houston Business Journal

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  • February 8 @ 9:05 am

Jeff Luhnow’s lawsuit vs. Astros dismissed after sides ‘resolved differences’ – Houston Chr

Jeff Luhnow’s lawsuit vs. Astros dismissed after sides ‘resolved differences’  Houston Chronicle

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  • February 5 @ 1:51 pm

Solomon: When it comes to overseeing a team, Cal McNair is no Jim Crane – Houston Chronicle

Solomon: When it comes to overseeing a team, Cal McNair is no Jim Crane  Houston Chronicle

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  • January 26 @ 6:00 pm

Man dies after being run over by crane in Channelview, deputies say – KPRC Click2Houston

Man dies after being run over by crane in Channelview, deputies say  KPRC Click2Houston

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  • January 25 @ 7:12 pm

Man dies in crane accident in Channelview, sheriff says – Houston Chronicle

Man dies in crane accident in Channelview, sheriff says  Houston Chronicle

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  • January 25 @ 5:59 pm

Crane collision prompts traffic delays on Houston freeway – Houston Chronicle

Crane collision prompts traffic delays on Houston freeway  Houston Chronicle

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  • November 27 @ 2:41 pm

Astros: Jim Crane is sadly the best owner in Houston sports – Climbing Tal’s Hill

Astros: Jim Crane is sadly the best owner in Houston sports  Climbing Tal’s Hill

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  • November 19 @ 7:41 pm

TNT Crane & Rigging exits bankruptcy after less than 2 months – Houston Business Journal

TNT Crane & Rigging exits bankruptcy after less than 2 months  Houston Business Journal

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  • October 20 @ 2:23 pm

TNT Crane & Rigging files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as debt looms – Houston Business Journal

TNT Crane & Rigging files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as debt looms  Houston Business Journal

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  • August 24 @ 5:52 pm

Jim Crane on scandal fallout: ‘I didn’t handle it as well as I should have’ – Houston Chronicle

Jim Crane on scandal fallout: ‘I didn’t handle it as well as I should have’  Houston Chronicle

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  • July 31 @ 11:16 am

FATAL SHOOTING 0626 – Houston Chronicle

FATAL SHOOTING 0626  Houston Chronicle

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  • June 26 @ 12:00 am

Opinion: Houston Astros owner’s shameless greed is a reminder of how awful the organization is – USA TO

Opinion: Houston Astros owner’s shameless greed is a reminder of how awful the organization is  USA TODAY

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  • June 25 @ 4:22 pm

Jim Crane: Fans expected to return; Astros will remain aggressive on player moves – Houston Chronicle

Jim Crane: Fans expected to return; Astros will remain aggressive on player moves  Houston Chronicle

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  • June 24 @ 11:20 am

Houston Astros: Jim Crane puts his foot down in his latest announcement – House of Houston

Houston Astros: Jim Crane puts his foot down in his latest announcement  House of Houston

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  • June 16 @ 2:43 pm

Crane accident kills one at Fort Leonard Wood – Houston Herald

Crane accident kills one at Fort Leonard Wood  Houston Herald

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  • June 2 @ 4:51 pm
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Heavy Lift

Crane overturn in Houston

A large mobile crane overturned in Midtown, Houston, Texas last night

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  • September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Bigge Opens New 25-Acre Yard and Crane Maintenance Facility in Houston

Mar. 3, 20201 – Bigge Crane & Rigging has opened its new Gulf Coast facility in Houston, Texas.The 25-acre yard at 8300 McHard Road includes a 130,000-sq.-ft. shop. Bigge says it’s the largest crane maintenance facility in…

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  • March 5 @ 1:00 am
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Oil & Gas

Port Houston: 2021 State of the Port

Ranked as the #1 busiest port in the nation and known as the “Energy Capital of the World,” the Port of Houston’s success can be attributed to a diversity of cargoes and balance of imports and exports, Chairman Campo said.

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  • October 11 @ 1:54 pm

Economic Alliance Houston Port Region announces the GCIF 2021 Industry Icon Award winner

The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region announced the 2021 Gulf Coast Industry Forum (GCIF) Industry Icon Award winner at the recent GCIF Industry Forum held at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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  • October 8 @ 10:19 am

Port Houston delivers record high cargo

In his staff report, Executive Director Roger Guenther highlighted the historic record-breaking month of the highest cargo volume ever for the public container terminals.

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  • October 1 @ 6:52 am

New Houston area power plant breaks ground

WattBridge Energy, LLC announced that the 288-MW Mark One project—the company’s fourth peak-power installation for ERCOT and the Greater Houston area in just 18 months—has started construction in Brazoria County.

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  • October 1 @ 5:40 am

Carbon capture and storage gains wide industry support in Houston

Eleven companies have expressed interest in supporting the large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in Houston.

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  • September 16 @ 8:12 am

Houston-based JERA invests in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

JERA Americas Inc. announced an agreement to invest almost $18 million in Germany-based Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies.

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  • September 14 @ 6:30 am

Rapidly expanding Key Capture Energy plans to double Houston presence

Albany, New York-based energy storage developer Key Capture Energy LLC was already planning to double its Houston employee base in the coming months.

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  • September 13 @ 9:59 am

LyondellBasell looks to sell Houston refinery

LyondellBasell announced it is weighing strategic options for its Gulf Coast-based Refining Segment, including a potential sale.

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  • September 8 @ 8:27 am

Houston-based Moda agrees to sell for $3B to add U.S. Gulf Coast oil export capacity

Liquids terminaling and logistics company Moda Midstream, LLC is making plans to sell to Canadian pipeline giant, Enbridge Inc., for $3 billion to add U.S. Gulf Coast oil export capacity.

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  • September 7 @ 3:43 pm

Houston-based Quanta Services to acquire renewable energy infrastructure co. for $2.7B

Houston-based Quanta Services, Inc. announced that it is to acquire Blattner Holding Company, a utility-scale renewable energy developers infrastructure solutions provider.

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  • September 3 @ 6:30 am

First contract announced for Houston Ship Channel $1.1B expansion project

The Port of Houston Authority announced that the first dredging contract to begin work on the Houston Ship Channel billion-dollar widening and deepening expansion plan, known as Project 11, could be awarded as soon as October.

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  • August 25 @ 6:30 am

Midwest Cooling Tower Services acquires Houston’s Tower Performance

Midwest Cooling Tower Services, a leading provider of cooling tower maintenance and services to oil refineries and industrial plants, announced that it has acquired Houston-based Tower Performance, Inc. (TPI).

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  • August 19 @ 10:22 am

Houston-based Hyco1 introduces industrial decarbonization tech

Carbontech innovator HYCO1 announced it has developed a proprietary catalyst and process technology that gives industrial companies a way to turn harmful CO2 waste into high value, sustainable products.

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  • August 17 @ 6:30 am

Update: Port Houston to reopen container terminals to truck traffic after hardware failure

After being closed for the past two days due to hardware failure, Port Houston’s Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals are to open today at 3:00 pm to truck traffic.

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  • July 29 @ 2:22 pm

Energy investment firm EnCap invests $350M in Houston-area upstream developer

Grenadier Energy III, LLC announced the closing of an initial $350 million equity commitment in June 2021 from EnCap Investments L.P., a Houston-based provider of growth capital to the independent sector of the U.S. energy industry.

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  • July 23 @ 9:10 am

Houston’s Kinder Morgan to purchase Kinetrex Energy in $310M deal

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan, Inc. announced today that it is to purchase Indianapolis-based Kinetrex Energy from an affiliate of Parallel49 Equity for $310 million to expand its renewable natural gas (RNG) platform.

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  • July 16 @ 10:37 am

Storage, catalyst packaging company completes Houston expansion

FLO-BIN Rentals, a company serving major refineries and plants in the oil and natural gas industries through intermediate storage and catalyst packaging, recently moved to a new state-of-the-art service facility and headquarters.

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  • July 7 @ 12:09 pm

Houston energy transition could put 560,000 jobs on the table

Houston could pick up more than half a million jobs over the next few decades, depending on the direction the city goes in the global energy transition.

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  • July 1 @ 6:30 am

Magellan and Enterprise team up with Intercontinental Exchange for new Houston crude oil futures contract

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. announced the establishment of a new futures contract for the physical delivery of crude oil in the Houston area.

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  • June 21 @ 11:22 am

Houston’s Kinder Morgan to purchase Stagecoach Gas Services

Kinder Morgan, Inc. announced that it will acquire Stagecoach Gas Services LLC, a natural gas pipeline and storage joint venture between Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Crestwood Equity Partners LP.

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  • June 2 @ 6:30 am

Energy Secretary Granholm touts clean energy investment, jobs plan in first Houston visit

From grid resiliency to electric vehicles to renewable fuel sources, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy sees opportunity for Houston to be a leader in a clean energy transition.

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  • June 1 @ 12:09 pm

NRG Energy is placing its headquarters solely in Houston

The NRG brand is committing to Houston long-term.

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  • May 7 @ 7:56 am

NRG Energy names Houston its main headquarters

NRG Energy, Inc. announced today it has named Houston its sole headquarters and has selected Alberto Fornaro as new executive vice president and CFO.

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  • May 6 @ 1:58 pm

Utilities hope to keep power on as bitter cold, precipitation sweep Houston

State electricity and gas regulators are gearing up for potential power outages as bitter cold sweeps the Houston area next week.

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  • February 12 @ 6:58 pm

Magellan and Enterprise to develop Joint Houston crude oil futures contract

The quality specifications will be consistent with a West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) crude oil originating from the Permian Basin with delivery capabilities at either Magellan’s East Houston terminal or Enterprise’s ECHO terminal in Houston.

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  • January 22 @ 1:09 pm

Port of Houston awarded new start for Ship Channel

The Houston Ship Channel port complex and its public and private terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is now the number one port in the United States in terms of total waterborne tonnage.

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  • January 20 @ 9:53 am

Houston Ship Channel expansion authorized by Congress

Congress passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act. The bill formally authorized the expansion of the Houston Ship Channel, which was recently ranked the #1 U.S. Port in total waterborne tonnage.

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  • December 23 @ 9:20 am

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock moves to Houston

Texas puts it closer to major regional projects, boosts new business opportunities.

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  • November 2 @ 10:56 am

Campo: Houston Ship Channel essential to U.S. economy, future

The Houston Ship Channel is the largest petrochemical complex in America and the second largest in the world.

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  • November 1 @ 12:00 am

Houston company constructs Permian water recycling facility

Breakwater Energy’s 80-acre facility between Howard and Martin Counties can process up to 250,000 barrels per day of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.

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  • October 6 @ 10:30 am

Enterprise cancels Midland-to-Houston pipeline amid downturn

The Houston pipeline operator said it will cancel a pipeline project from Midland, Texas to the Houston area.

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  • September 9 @ 11:20 am

Enterprise co-loads export vessels at Houston Ship Channel terminals in industry first

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. today announced that it has successfully loaded combination cargoes of natural gas liquids (“NGL”) and Olefins on the same vessel.

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  • July 16 @ 9:50 am

Greentown Labs expands to Houston

North America’s largest climatetech incubator will open its second location in the energy capital of the world to accelerate the clean energy transition.

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  • June 17 @ 12:03 pm

Houston oil offered a better deal as prices collapsed Monday

The U.S. benchmark for crude oil closed trading Monday at an all-time record low of negative $37.63 per barrel but producers were able to find higher prices in some regional trading hubs.

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  • April 21 @ 3:45 am

OTC cancels Houston conference as coronavirus pandemic worsens

Organizers of the Offshore Technology Conference, the largest oil and gas industry conference in the world, have canceled this year’s Houston event as the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen in the United States and elsewhere around the globe.

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  • April 2 @ 11:23 am

Fuel Fix is moving to HoustonChronicle.com

Fuel Fix is moving. Starting Wednesday, the site will be hosted on the Houston Chronicle’s subscription website, houstonchronicle.com.

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  • March 30 @ 6:03 am
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Construction

UPDATED: Houston, Harris County Passed Over in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funding

Officials in Houston and Harris County are challenging the Texas General Land Office’s process for awarding federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding after neither local government made the cut in a $1-billion round of assistance, even though the city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm.

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UPDATED: Houston, Harris County Passed Over in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funds

Officials are challenging state process in hurricane relief funding awards after neither local government made the cut, although city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm. Amid the backlash, the Texas General Land Office is now requesting $750 million in direct federal aid for Harris County.

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UPDATED: Houston, Harris County Skipped in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funds

Officials are challenging state process in hurricane relief awards after neither local government made the cut, although both contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm. Amid the backlash, the Texas General Land Office is now requesting $750 million in direct federal aid for Harris County.

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Houston, Harris County Passed Up in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funding

Office’s process for awarding federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding after neither local government made the cut in a $1 billion round of assistance, even though city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm.

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Houston, Harris County Passed Over in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funding

Office’s process for awarding federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding after neither local government made the cut in a $1 billion round of assistance, even though city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm.

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ExxonMobil Floats $100B CO2 Storage Project in Houston Industrial Hub

Proposed Houston area storage in Gulf of Mexico formations comes as feds air plans for 25 clean energy demo plants in ‘distressed communities.’

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ExxonMobil Floats $100B CO2 Storage Project For Houston Industrial Zone

Proposed storage in Gulf of Mexico formations for energy giant and regional emitters comes as feds tout plan for 25 clean energy demo plants in impacted fossil-fuel hubs.

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Feds, County Push Pause in $7B Houston Road Widening Over Community Impact

Harris County sues state to initiate a wider environmental program study; U.S. DOT will review claims of federal civil rights violations linked to land taken for routes.

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Feds, County: Pause Houston’s $7B Road Widening Over Community Impact

Harris County sues state to initiate a wider environmental mitigation study; U.S. DOT will review federal civil rights violation claims linked to homes, businesses taken

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Feds, County Seek Delay In Houston $7B Road Widening Over Community Impact

Harris County sues state to initiate a wider environmental mitigation study; U.S. DOT will review federal civil rights violation claims linked to homes, businesses taken

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Officials Want $7B Houston Metro Road Project Paused over Condemnations

Harris County federal suit seeks contract halt for wider environmental impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims over route choices.

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Officials Want $7B Metro Houston Road Project Paused Over Condemnations

Harris County federal suit seeks contract halt for wider environmental impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims over route choices.

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Feds, County Say Pause $7B Houston Road Job Over Condemnations

Harris County federal suit seeks contract halt for wider impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims linked to route choices.

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Feds, County Seek Pause In $7B Houston Road Job Over Condemnations

Harris County sues state for contract halt and wider impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims linked to route choices.

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Feds, County Seek Pause In $7B Houston Road Widening Over Condemnations

Harris County sues state for contract halt and wider impact study of 24-mile program; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims linked to route choices.

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Feds, County Seek Pause in $7B Houston Road Widening Over Title VI Concerns

Harris County sues the state to pause the contract and initiate a wider environmental impact study of the 24-mile program; U.S. DOT will review claims of civil rights violations linked to route choices.

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Houston Convention Center Outfits Broadcast Studio With Virus-Killing Air Filters

Houston First Corp., which owns and operates the George R. Brown Convention Center, has installed three mobile units of a new coronavirus-killing air purifier in the center’s new 5,250-sq-ft broadcast facility.  

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Refining

ExxonMobil Pinpoints Houston Ship Channel for Massive Carbon Capture and Storage Hub

SUGAR LAND–May 3, 2021–Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–There’s no bones about it: The Houston, Texas, area is the ideal place for a massive buildout of carbon capture and storage (CCS) assets, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) (Irving, Texas) Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods said last week. Woods said, “Houston is an ideal location […]

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  • May 3 @ 1:50 am

Greater Houston Area Sees $3.6 Billion in Planned Fourth-Quarter Project Kickoffs

Industrial Info is tracking 64 projects, worth $3.61 billion, in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties, that are scheduled for kickoff in the fourth quarter — of which more than half the spend is attributed to the Chemical Processing […]

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Houston restaurant software co. gobbles up Kansas City startup

A Houston-based company focused on restaurant technology acquired a Leawood company with a similar concentration.

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  • October 26 @ 12:18 pm

The Woodlands office market is sluggish but bests Houston’s record-low occupancy

Despite having the highest concentration of energy-related offices, office vacancy could be worse in The Woodlands.

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  • October 25 @ 5:16 pm

Energy consulting firm expands HQ in downtown Houston’s Pennzoil Place by 36%

“While we will provide some flexibility in working remotely at times, we strongly believe working together in a collaborative office environment provides enhanced communication and more opportunities to develop our people. Our remodel and expansion will allow us to both better meet the needs of our clients and accommodate a convenient, safe and dynamic workspace […]

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  • October 21 @ 7:58 am

Zillow pauses home purchases in Houston, elsewhere

“Pausing new contracts will enable us to focus on sellers already under contract with us and our current home inventory,” one exec said.

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  • October 19 @ 3:00 pm

Pipe manufacturing co. Tenaris restarts Houston-area plant after Covid closure

This latest move is part of a series of facility restarts and production increases at Tenaris facilities across the U.S.

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  • October 18 @ 4:13 pm

Houston medical device co. to move HQ to Pearland’s Lower Kirby District

The relocation plans have been in the works since 2017. Now, groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled in the fourth quarter, and the company plans to move in 2022.

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  • October 14 @ 1:38 pm

Houston jumps back up PwC-ULI’s annual list of real estate markets to watch

After falling down the list for the past few years, Houston landed in the top 25 on the overall real estate prospects list, which is part of ULI and PwC’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2022″ report for the United States and Canada.

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  • October 14 @ 11:40 am

Houston’s office market faced continued impact from Covid-19, vacancies in Q3, but worst might be over

Houston is ahead of many major cities in bringing employees back to the office, but the city’s office market continues to struggle amid rising vacancy rates, according to a series of reports released by major commercial real estate firms. Meanwhile, new offices continue to be built.

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  • October 12 @ 5:11 pm

CFO of Houston’s Orion Group Holdings to leave co. for new job

The outgoing CFO will leave the company to pursue a new opportunity.

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  • October 12 @ 2:37 pm

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner changes course on recommendations for affordable housing funding

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Oct. 11 that his administration would no longer recommend a development at the center of controversy over affordable housing funding. Now, Turner’s administration plans to recommend two different developments for Houston City Council to consider for funding.

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  • October 11 @ 12:31 pm

Houston-based UTEX Industries CEO retires after 15-year tenure

The CEO of Houston-based Utex Industries Inc. has retired after 15 years in the role, which included leading the company through a Chapter 11 restructuring last year.

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  • October 8 @ 5:09 pm

Houston City Council could vote on outside investigation into former housing director’s claims

Tom McCasland was fired after publicly accusing Mayor Sylvester Turner of directing federal Hurricane Harvey relief to a preferred developer.

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  • October 8 @ 12:04 pm

Port Houston handling record number of containers amid supply chain woes, chairman says

One of the biggest challenges to Port Houston operations is a shortage of chassis, Chairman Ric Campo said.

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  • October 7 @ 8:46 pm

Entoro Capital, Houston artist Donkeeboy unveil digital NFT offerings

One NFT offering is underway, and another will begin Oct. 12. NFTs are digital assets that can be traded much like any other speculative asset.

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  • October 7 @ 1:14 pm

Houston SPAC shareholders approve merger with Israeli radar co. Arbe Robotics

“I’m CEO of an industrial computer vision company, so I’ve spent a lot of time studying computer vision, 4D radar, the lidar space. But what Arbe has developed is very complex and hard to replicate. We do believe that in the auto tech sector, we are ushering in a new category of sensing for the […]

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  • October 6 @ 5:26 pm

Dallas firm enters Houston market with two multifamily acquisitions

Dallas-based American Communities paid an undisclosed amount to acquire the Grand on Memorial at 15135 Memorial Drive in the Energy Corridor and 1711 Caroline Apartments at 1711 Caroline St. downtown.

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  • October 6 @ 2:15 pm

Deloitte opens Houston ‘Greenhouse’ meeting space designed to solve energy problems

The 14,000-square-foot space is billed as by far the largest and most technologically advanced Greenhouse the company has opened. It’s also Deloitte’s first that is designed to specifically handle energy industry clients.

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  • October 5 @ 7:43 am

Massive Post Houston redevelopment adds more food hall tenants, coworking co. ahead of grand opening

More tenants have been announced for the massive mixed-use redevelopment of the former Barbara Jordan Post Office downtown, which will hold a grand opening in November.

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  • October 1 @ 2:19 pm

2021 Largest Houston-area energy engineering firms

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  • October 1 @ 8:25 am

Houston-area biodiesel plant will close for good in November

The 35 million-gallon-per-yer-capacity plant started up in 2008.

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  • September 30 @ 2:49 pm

Honeywell acquires Houston software firm Performix

Honeywell intends to grow its presence in the life sciences sector with the acquisition of Performix’s manufacturing execution system software.

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  • September 28 @ 12:11 pm

Tesla sued over crash that injured Houston-area police officers

Five Houston-area law enforcement officers are suing Tesla, alleging the company’s autopilot feature led to a crash in which they were injured.

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  • September 28 @ 11:40 am

L.B. Foster sells steel piling products division to JD Fields in Houston

“This is a major step towards achieving our goal of becoming the top-rated domestic steel piling distributor and manufacturer in North America. The Foster piling acquisition will exponentially increase our market share and product offerings just as the country embarks on the massive undertaking of rebuilding our civil and maritime infrastructure.”

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  • September 27 @ 4:25 pm

Houston chemical co. Kraton to be acquired in $2.5B deal

Kraton said the purchase price is a 50% premium to the company’s unaffected trading value as of early July, before Reuters reported that the company was considering selling itself.

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  • September 27 @ 2:01 pm

Drone tech co. Soaring Eagle Technologies plants HQ in Houston

Soaring Eagle provides technology services for utility, energy and infrastructure asset inspections, including infrared thermal imaging, aerial mapping and more.

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  • September 27 @ 1:09 pm

Houston energy software firm hires former NCR Corp. exec as president

The new hire comes at a time when Quorum Software effectively doubled its headcount after closing notable deals this year.

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  • September 23 @ 9:15 pm

Hines to open The Square coworking space in future 47-story Houston tower

The Hines² — pronounced “Hines Squared” — platform was launched in 2018. The first two locations opened at 717 Texas Ave. in Houston and in the Kearns Building in Salt Lake City in 2020.

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  • September 22 @ 5:04 pm

Houston Exponential names executive director, changes board governance

Following the previous leader’s departure, HX said it was working to focus its expertise on the new needs in Houston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In its Sept. 22 announcement, the nonprofit noted it is sharpening its focus and governing structure.

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  • September 22 @ 2:00 pm

2021 Largest Houston-area title companies

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  • September 17 @ 4:11 pm

Photos: JLL unveils new Houston headquarters in brand-new 200 Park Place

The firm’s 82,000-square-foot space spans three floors of a brand-new office building and marks the first time JLL has had all of its employees in the same location

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  • September 17 @ 6:00 am

Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria faces debts of $91.2M, Chapter 11 filings show

In court filings, lawyers for the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria said the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic blew a hole in its main sources of revenue, challenging the hotel’s ability to pay its creditors.

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  • September 14 @ 12:43 pm

Houston home to third-largest industrial completion in first half of 2021, report finds

The top three largest industrial completions in the U.S. during the first six months of 2021 are all owned or occupied by Amazon, according to CommercialSearch.

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  • September 13 @ 2:36 pm

JPMorgan Chase moves 1,700 employees back into Houston’s tallest tower

The tower now houses more than 1,700 JPMorgan Chase employees, mostly technologists making up the firm’s Houston Technology Center.

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  • September 9 @ 6:19 pm

Houston startup Solugen raises $350M Series C to decarbonize chemicals industry

Solugen develops bio-based chemicals in order to reduce emissions from chemical production, which traditionally has relied heavily on hydrocarbon feedstocks.

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  • September 9 @ 5:14 pm

Digital pharmacy Capsule establishes office, aims to hire for Houston region expansion

Capsule plans to grow its local team to more than 100 employees over the next 12 months, a company spokesperson said.

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  • September 9 @ 1:21 pm

Houston Museum of Natural Science inks lease, startup expands in East End Maker Hub

The East End Maker Hub is 75% leased after the most recent leases and expansion.

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  • September 9 @ 7:00 am

Boston private equity firm to build 200K-SF speculative distribution center in NW Houston

Cabot Properties Inc. recently purchased a 13-acre parcel of land at the southeast corner of Fallbrook Drive and Windfern Road for the development, dubbed Axis Northwest Distribution Center.

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  • September 3 @ 1:06 pm

Baker Tilly to acquire Houston accounting software developer AcctTwo

AcctTwo’s rapid growth has landed it several spots on Inc. 5000 lists and the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100.

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  • September 1 @ 1:52 pm

Houston-based KBR to consolidate office in Alabama, add 160 jobs

The company will occupy two office buildings adjacent to the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

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  • September 1 @ 8:09 am

Houston health tech co. aims to scale with Y Combinator backing

CellChorus completed its spin out of the University of Houston earlier this year.

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  • August 31 @ 2:39 pm

Rental activity back to pre-pandemic levels, RentCafe report finds — and Houston stands to benefit.

During the first half of 2021, rental activity nationally was 13% higher than the same period of 2020, according to a new study by RentCafe. In Houston, rental activity increased by 22%, similar to other Texas cities.

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  • August 30 @ 1:26 pm

How Houston’s Church Space is building Airbnb for religious institutions

Launched in 2019, the Church Space platform has grown to around 4,000 users across the U.S. with space to rent.

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  • August 29 @ 5:35 pm

2021 Largest Houston-area assisted living facilities

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  • August 27 @ 5:00 am

Houston entrepreneurs launch Campus Concierge platform at Texas Southern University, eye expansions

Campus Concierge debuted its platform on the campus of Texas Southern University, one of the nation’s largest historically black college and universities.

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  • August 20 @ 1:21 pm

Weaver and Tidwell to move Houston office to recently sold Five Post Oak Park near Uptown

Weaver and Tidwell will relocate its Houston office to the new space at 4400 Post Oak Parkway, near the intersection of San Felipe Street and the 610 Loop, by May 2022.

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  • August 20 @ 6:00 am

2021 Largest Houston-area breweries

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  • August 20 @ 5:00 am

Why Amgen picked N.C. town over Houston and $110M worth of incentives

The company says its investment could total $550 million. And it’s planning to hire more than 350 workers at average salaries of nearly $119,000.

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  • August 19 @ 7:28 am

Cyfair Town Center among latest Houston-area shopping centers to undergo renovations

Renovation plans were recently announced for two suburban retail properties: a 433,667-square-foot center in Cypress and a 1980s-era plaza in Missouri City. Meanwhile, a 141,450-square-foot shopping center in Tomball also recently changed hands.

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  • August 16 @ 5:33 pm

Houston-based Hyco1 launches industrial decarbonization tech

The Houston-based firm is hiring for several open positions, including a senior vice president of project development, a director of supply chain management and more.

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  • August 16 @ 1:09 pm

Spaces opens GreenStreet location, WorkSuites to add new coworking space in downtown Houston

Amsterdam-based Spaces opened a previously announced downtown location, and Texas-based WorkSuites entered into a new lease agreement downtown.

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  • August 15 @ 5:35 pm

Austin-based Bunkhouse plans boutique hotel adjacent to Menil in Houston

The hotel is being developed “with the support of The Menil Foundation,” a Bunkhouse spokesperson said.

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  • August 13 @ 3:03 pm

Schlumberger won’t attend Offshore Technology Conference in Houston due to Covid-19

Schlumberger’s decision comes just days before OTC was scheduled to begin, marking one of the largest events to be held in Houston since the pandemic began.

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  • August 13 @ 12:21 pm

2021 Largest Houston-area commercial property owners

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  • August 13 @ 5:00 am

Houston tech firm Cemvita Factory raises Series A capital

Cemvita Factory’s biotechnology platform can be used to turn would-be emissions into other useful end products, like bio-ethylene and hydrogen.

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  • August 12 @ 12:20 pm

Only 1 Houston-area co. named finalist in annual H-E-B product competition

There are 20 Texas companies competing in this annual contest held by H-E-B, including one from Houston. On the line: $70,000 in cash prizes and coveted shelf space at the grocery giant.

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  • August 11 @ 6:31 pm

Honeywell moves Performance Materials and Technologies HQ to Houston

Many of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies customers are in oil and gas, the firm said.

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  • August 11 @ 1:13 pm

Crane Watch: Houston-based developer completes luxury apartment complex near Diridon Station

An apartment building near San Jose’s main transit hub is now complete, and plans for an affordable housing project targeted for North San Jose are revealed.

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  • August 10 @ 5:26 pm

Houston Exponential board chair: Nonprofit reviewing needs of Houston’s innovation ecosystem

Houston Exponential, or HX, announced July 20 that President and CEO Harvin Moore would step down from his leadership roles for the nonprofit. Now, it’s restrategizing.

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  • August 3 @ 1:39 pm

Houston restaurant co. to open steakhouse in historic building along Allen Parkway

The new steakhouse concept will be located in a historic building near Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston’s booming Allen Parkway corridor.

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  • July 30 @ 3:41 pm

HCA Houston Healthcare opens nurse training facility in Pearland Town Center

The two-story, 48,400-square-foot facility at 11200 Broadway Street has five high-fidelity hospital simulation labs with manikin “patients,” five debriefing rooms and virtually connected classrooms for nurse training.

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  • July 30 @ 1:15 pm

Houston biotech firm adds C-suite roles, opens new research lab in TMC

ImmunoGenesis is focused on developing a pipeline of therapies aimed at tumors that have resisted other immunotherapies.

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  • July 28 @ 5:41 pm

28-story office tower in Houston’s Uptown sells to Florida-based joint venture

The deal to buy Five Post Oak Park is CP Group’s first in the Houston market since 2014.

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  • July 26 @ 2:00 pm

New-to-Houston accelerator program lands $250K commitment from Bank of America

Bank of America’s financial commitment will also support DivInc in establishing an equity investment fund focused on pre-seed investments, dubbed DivInc Ventures.

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  • July 26 @ 8:00 am

2021 Largest Houston-area petrochemical companies

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  • July 23 @ 5:00 am

Houston Exponential CEO Harvin Moore resigns, nonprofit to ‘re-strategize’

Founded in 2017, HX works to connect, attract and promote startups, investors, corporate partners, government and academia in Houston’s innovation ecosystem.

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  • July 20 @ 12:40 pm

Skanska sells rest of stake in Bank of America Tower in downtown Houston

Previously, Skanska sold a 90% interest in the tower to an affiliate of Boston-based Beacon Capital Partners for $373 million in 2019.

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  • July 20 @ 7:55 am

Houston energy software co. LiquidFrameworks agrees to be acquired

Founder and CEO Travis Parigi formed Houston-based LiquidFrameworks in 2004.

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  • July 16 @ 12:46 pm

University of Houston research awarded $2M from Department of Energy for chemical feedstock tech

The research’s principal investigator is University of Houston professor Lars Grabow, who serves as Dan Luss Professor at UH’s Cullen College of Engineering.

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  • July 15 @ 7:30 pm

Lovett Commercial adds more food hall vendors for Post Houston redevelopment

Lovett Commercial announced a handful of Post Market tenants in December, but the latest round includes about twice as many. Many are internationally focused, and there are some hometown favorites as well.

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  • July 14 @ 1:21 pm

Esports team Houston Outlaws hosts first in-person event since pandemic shutdown

Founded in 2017, the Houston Outlaws are in the midst of their fourth season competing in the Overwatch League.

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  • July 12 @ 2:00 pm

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s new chief technology officer hopes to enhance the audience experience for

Wayne Crane was announced as the new chief technology officer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on June 8. Less than a month into his position, Crane shares more about his plans for the company and why it stands out on his resumé.

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  • July 12 @ 6:15 am

Texas A&M’s first-ever housing development in Houston receives funding

Medistar is partnered with Healthcare Trust of America and lender CIM Group on the 19-story, 714-bed Life Tower student housing high-rise and a 13-level parking garage construction project. It’s scheduled to conclude in mid-2022.

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  • July 12 @ 6:00 am

Houston software co. Mainline partners to form new collegiate esports league

The NACE Starleague, launching this fall, will include 14,500 students from 600 colleges and universities.

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  • July 8 @ 12:51 pm

Houston exec Scott Crist details SPAC merger with Israeli tech firm, second blank-check co.

Houston-based Industrial Tech Acquisitions Inc. is taking Tel Aviv-based Arbe Robotics public through a blank-check merger valued at approximately $572 million.

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  • July 8 @ 6:45 am

Houston satellite tech co. selected to Amazon space accelerator

Unveiled earlier this year, the AWS Space Accelerator is a four-week program for space startups using AWS applications to solve industry challenges.

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  • July 6 @ 1:54 pm

Former Zillow execs launch real estate fintech Tomo’s services in Houston, Dallas, Seattle

Tomo, founded in 2020, originates mortgage loans and connects buyers with local agents. Tomo advertises that it can cut down on the average time-to-close by up to 55%.

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  • July 6 @ 1:41 pm

Work underway on more Port of Houston improvement projects

Two of the projects are for a continued expansion of the Bayport Terminal and a new container yard at the Barbours Cut Terminal. The third project is for a private petrochemical company.

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  • July 6 @ 12:00 pm

Houston Spaceport GM: Recent lease announcements show the sky is not the limit

The Houston Business Journal spoke with General Manager Arturo Machuca about what a string of new deals means for the Houston Spaceport’s effort to recruit new tenants and how the Spaceport is already creating new jobs and additional tax revenue for the city of Houston.

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  • July 6 @ 7:00 am

2021 Largest Houston-area commercial real estate brokerages

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  • July 2 @ 5:00 am

Houston-based NewHold II eyes $175M blank-check IPO

The company will look to invest the funding into an industrial technology company.

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  • July 1 @ 3:53 pm

YMCA of Greater Houston to renovate location, add new outdoor pavilion near the Heights

Certain areas of the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA may be closed due to renovations, but members will find new amenities when renovations are completed in October.

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  • July 1 @ 7:13 am

Photos: American Cancer Society’s Houston Hope Lodge prepares for summer opening

The $30 million, four-story facility includes 64 guest suites for cancer patients traveling to Houston for treatment.

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  • June 30 @ 5:27 pm

Brookfield Properties wraps up renovation of Heritage Plaza in downtown Houston

Brookfield Properties has overseen several large-scale efforts to upgrade existing office properties in downtown Houston.

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  • June 28 @ 2:52 pm

Amazon expands Houston Tech Hub, adding 150 jobs

Amazon will grow its Houston Tech Hub by 50% over the next few years.

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  • June 24 @ 7:33 am

Houston tech co. Graylog raises $18M round for log management software

Graylog develops log data collection and data analytics software for security, IT and DevOps teams.

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  • June 24 @ 6:00 am

Weitzman’s HEB-anchored Manvel Town Center breaks ground near Houston

“Manvel Town Center’s groundbreaking represents the beginning of not only one of the largest retail-focused projects in Houston’s history, it will be the largest project ever for Weitzman in our 31-year history,” said Herb Weitzman, executive chairman and founder of Weitzman.

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  • June 22 @ 4:49 pm

L.A. industrial real estate firm acquires 23.8 acres near Port of Houston

The area surrounding the Port of Houston has seen an uptick in leasing and development activity recently.

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  • June 21 @ 5:07 pm

Triten Real Estate Partners sells downtown Houston office tower to Harris County

Triten had been conceptualizing a redevelopment plan for the property — which was being vacated by JPMorgan Chase — prior to being approached by Harris County about a potential sale.

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  • June 21 @ 1:44 pm

Houston startup lands work with Canadian government for clean energy storage tech

Quidnet uses conventional drilling and construction technologies to pump water under pressure into subsurface reservoirs to store energy, as opposed to storing in above-ground systems.

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  • June 18 @ 1:23 pm

Intuitive Machines will build 125K-SF Houston Spaceport facility, vacate existing location

Based on its initial growth in aerospace operations, Intuitive Machines determined it needed to expand its operations at the Houston Spaceport with a new 125,000-square-foot facility on a 12.5-acre plot.

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  • June 16 @ 3:37 pm

Etta Italian restaurant to open Houston location in Hines’ Texas Tower

The Chicago-based restaurant group is opening its first Houston locations in Hines’ Texas Tower, which is under construction downtown.

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  • June 16 @ 2:31 pm

L.A.-area logistics firm enters Houston with 353K-SF lease near port

Custom Goods will occupy the entire building at 9431 Bay Area Blvd., which is part of the 3.3 million-square-foot, 232-acre Bay Area Business Park.

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  • June 15 @ 5:21 pm

California logistics firm enters Houston with 353K-SF lease near port

Custom Goods will occupy the entire building at 9431 Bay Area Blvd., which is part of the 3.3 million-square-foot, 232-acre Bay Area Business Park.

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  • June 15 @ 2:57 pm

Nuro piloting autonomous FexEx package deliveries in Houston area

The pilot program in the Houston area marks the robotics company’s expansion into the parcel logistics sector.

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  • June 15 @ 1:18 pm

Nuro piloting autonomous FedEx package deliveries in Houston area

The pilot program in the Houston area marks the robotics company’s expansion into the parcel logistics sector.

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  • June 15 @ 1:18 pm

Multifamily developer Alliance Residential starts Houston-based industrial company

Alliance Industrial Co. is a new Houston-based platform focused on developing warehouse logistics and distribution space, a hot sector in real estate as e-commerce grows.

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  • June 15 @ 7:38 am

Houston software firm targets hiring, product expansions after investment

CloudNine makes electronic discovery automation software for litigation, investigations and audits.

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  • June 14 @ 4:32 pm

Triten Real Estate Partners sells nearly 740K-SF industrial property near Port of Houston

The 44.6-acre portfolio consists of three single-tenant buildings occupied by trucking and logistics companies.

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  • June 14 @ 2:13 pm

Houston business development firm Hello Alice raises $21M Series B

Hello Alice will deploy funds from the Series B to enhance its machine-learning capabilities and to scale the money deployed through its platform.

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  • June 14 @ 12:40 pm

Fairfield Town Center owner Washington Prime files for bankruptcy reorganization in Houston

Washington Prime reached a restructuring support agreement with creditors holding a majority of the REIT’s debt and secured $100 million of debtor-in-possession financing from those creditors.

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  • June 14 @ 12:21 pm

Photos: Life Time opens downtown Houston fitness club at GreenStreet

Life Time GreenStreet — which features a fitness club and coworking space — is only the second time in the company’s history it has targeted an urban center for expansion.

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  • June 10 @ 5:30 pm

Houston energy software firm Quorum Software doubles headcount after recent M&A

In addition to headcount growth, Quorum’s recent M&A activity gave the company around 100 new clients, the CEO said. The firm now serves more than 1,800 energy clients in 55 nations.

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  • June 10 @ 6:00 am

Frito-Lay announces another $200M Houston-area expansion, adding 160 jobs

The latest $200 million expansion is in addition to a $138 million investment Frito-Lay announced in 2019, which is expected to be complete in late 2021.

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  • June 8 @ 7:28 pm

Houston-area execs named 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast Awards finalists

The winners will be announced at a virtual event on Aug. 4, EY said.

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  • June 8 @ 6:23 pm

Houston venture group launches investor studio to scale B2B software startups

The Houston-based investor studio, which launched in 2019, will bring cash to the table for software startups raising seed capital.

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  • June 8 @ 1:15 pm

Automotive co. enters Houston with planned Volvo dealership on Washington Ave.

The company negotiated a 20-year ground lease at 7620 Washington Ave.

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  • June 7 @ 2:36 pm

Italian manufacturer Roboze aims to expand headcount, business after moving U.S. operations to Houston

Roboze develops custom, 3D-printed materials for clients in energy, aerospace and other industrial sectors. It’s also looking to expand to additional customers.

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  • June 7 @ 2:16 pm

Increased shipping activity through Port Houston helps boost city’s industrial market

The uptick in cargo going through Houston’s shipping channels over the past five years was nearly double what other ports have seen in that same time frame. And that’s good news for the city’s industrial real estate market.

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  • June 4 @ 3:22 pm

Air Products eyes $190M Houston-area hydrogen project

The company has applied for a tax incentive on the project.

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  • June 4 @ 12:28 pm

Griffin Partners to develop 115K-SF Houston Spaceport facility for Collins Aerospace

After a subsidiary of Collins Aerospace was announced as the second anchor tenant for the Houston Spaceport last month, the company’s facility is nearly ready to break ground and has its development team in place.

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  • June 3 @ 2:04 pm

VillageMD opening a dozen new primary care locations around Houston

VillageMD aims to have 48 locations in the Houston metro region by the end of this year.

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  • June 1 @ 6:30 am

Real Estate Roundup: Houston senior living community sold; Banta Corp. expands lease

The Shores at Clear Lake, a 100-unit senior living community in Houston, has been sold, and Menasha, Wisconsin-based Banta Corp. renewed and expanded its lease for 201,600 square feet. See more deals in the latest Real Estate Roundup.

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  • May 28 @ 5:00 am

YMCA of Greater Houston breaks ground on outdoor-focused facility in Spring area

The new Holcomb Family YMCA will include facilities made from shipping containers.

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  • May 26 @ 4:43 pm

Houston VC Curate Capital leads $1.5M seed round for fintech firm

Curate Capital was launched in 2020 by founder and general partner Carrie Colbert, who established the firm after spending nearly two decades in the oil and gas industry in Houston.

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  • May 26 @ 1:59 pm

NAIOP Houston celebrates 2021 brokers of the year, hall of fame honorees

While the announcements were pushed back a few months due to the pandemic, NAIOP Houston said it wanted to recognize real estate professionals who exemplified the industry’s most outstanding qualities even amid the uncertain climate that commercial real estate has faced over the past year.

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  • May 26 @ 5:00 am

New retail demand like ‘drinking from a fire hydrant,’ Colliers Houston president says

Although retail is doing very well compared to 2020, labor problems persist.

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  • May 24 @ 4:36 pm

Levey Group partners on Business Center at Five Corners in southwest Houston

Houston-based general contractor Burton Construction has begun site preparation, and the project is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2022.

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  • May 24 @ 2:39 pm

Build-out of JLL’s new Houston HQ nears completion

When the build-out is complete, JLL will occupy 81,990 square feet on three floors of the new 15-story, 210,000-square-foot 200 Park Place office tower.

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  • May 24 @ 6:00 am

How Plug and Play Ventures considers deals in Houston’s tech market

Sunnyvale, California-based Plug and Play Tech Center, which sources deals from around the globe and expanded operations into Houston in 2019, sees opportunity in the growing Bayou City tech landscape.

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  • May 20 @ 2:17 pm

Houston Spaceport to add Collins Aerospace as an anchor tenant

Houston City Council approved two measures May 19 related to the anchor tenants’ facilities at the spaceport.

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  • May 19 @ 1:20 pm

2021 Largest Houston-area general contractors

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  • May 14 @ 9:18 am

Martin Sustainable Resources eyes $211M wood-processing plant near Houston

The project would support 850 construction jobs at its peak.

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  • May 12 @ 5:27 pm

Houston-based chemical co. Prince International to acquire Ferro Corp. in $2.1B deal

After the Ferro deal closes, Prince will combine with Chromaflo Technologies. Once the three companies combine, they are expected to create a global diversified business with sales of approximately $2 billion.

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  • May 11 @ 7:51 am

Turner: Redevelopment of Jones Plaza will make Houston a more marketable city

Construction of the Lynn Wyatt Center for the Performing Arts will break ground on May 14 and is expected to be completed during the summer of 2022.

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  • May 10 @ 7:26 am

Houston startup Molecule hiring software engineers, salespeople after Series A raise

CEO Sameer Soleja said the team at Molecule has managed to accomplish a lot while remaining very lean. But the company’s headcount could increase by nearly 50% over the next six months or so, he said.

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  • May 8 @ 9:00 am

2021 Largest Houston-area custom homebuilders

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  • May 7 @ 9:55 am

2021 Largest Houston-area residential real estate brokerages by sales volume

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  • May 7 @ 9:55 am

2021 Largest Houston-area residential real estate brokerages by transactions

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  • May 7 @ 9:54 am

Houston startup Molecule raises $12M for software in energy, commodity trading sector

Houston startup Molecule plans to use the funding to further develop software-as-a-service offerings for energy and commodity trading.

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  • May 6 @ 5:30 pm

PE-backed chemical co. sold off by Solvay plants headquarters in Houston

The company officially launched April 30 after purchasing manufacturing assets and teams from Belgian chemical company Solvay.

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  • May 6 @ 6:00 am

Athenex acquires Houston biotech co. Kuur Therapeutics for $185M

Kuur Therapeutics develops cellular immunotherapies targeting cancer using a platform created by a Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researcher.

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  • May 5 @ 1:33 pm

Retail real estate booms in Houston despite flooding, difficulties in construction, Colliers report says

A new quarterly Colliers report says that restaurants and similar businesses were the top growth industry in Houston’s retail real estate scene.

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  • May 3 @ 2:13 pm

Houston was a finalist for Grail Inc.’s $100M, 400-job oncology research project

Newly released documents show that a California firm focused on early detection of cancer was seriously considering expanding to Houston before it chose an East Coast site for its $100 million, 400-job project.

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  • May 3 @ 12:32 pm

Team from Lee & Associates, Hines launches own Houston-based real estate firm

For years, Reed Vestal and Jamie Poirier talked about forming their own commercial real estate company. But it wasn’t until April of this year that that long-discussed plan came to fruition with the launch of Junction Commercial Real Estate.

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  • May 3 @ 6:00 am

Houston ranks No. 2 on list of top cities in the U.S. for construction workers

Houston ranks No. 2 on national list of top cities for construction workers in Industrial Paint and Protection Magazine

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  • April 30 @ 4:35 pm

New team, new coaches, new focus: The Houston Outlaws are all-in on esports

The Houston Outlaws have revamped their roster and are on the fast track to a successful 2021 season.

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  • April 30 @ 5:00 am

Amazon leads Houston in executing industrial leases, Transwestern report says

Over the past 24 months, Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has accounted for 12% of all new industrial leasing activity in the Houston area, according to Houston-based Transwestern’s latest Trendlines report.

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  • April 29 @ 2:41 pm

Houston Methodist lists 100K SF for sublease, reevaluates office space needs amid remote work

Houston Methodist listed over 100,000 square feet of office space in Bellaire on the sublease market.

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  • April 29 @ 1:39 pm

Construction underway on speculative cold-storage facility in northeast Houston

When it is delivered next year, Houston ColdPort will be a 315,101-square-foot cold-storage warehouse that can accommodate freezer and cooler cold storage, food processing and manufacturing and food distribution.

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  • April 28 @ 5:36 pm

Fields Cos. moves plans for steel mill project back to Houston

A Houston conglomerate is moving its plans for a spiralweld mill project back to Houston.

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  • April 27 @ 2:08 pm

L.A. investment firm acquires office tower in Houston’s Westchase area

Younan Properties has made a series of investments in Houston in recent months, including a January acquisition.

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  • April 26 @ 5:50 pm

Houston health tech startup EllieGrid to begin selling in CVS HealthHub locations

The Houston startup develops a “smart” pillbox that helps patients remember when to take their medications.

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  • April 26 @ 5:24 pm

How the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws are building a local esports brand

Many sponsors need to be educated about the esports industry in general and the value of marketing to consumers under the age of 35 years old, said Lori Burgess, COO of Beasley Esports and the Houston Outlaws. “There’s a real gap with the people that are making the strategic marketing decisions at a business. Forget […]

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  • April 26 @ 2:54 pm

California-based Leaf Communications to open office in Houston

The new location will allow the telecom firm to work more directly with its regional partners.

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  • April 26 @ 2:17 pm

Subsea robotics co. Houston Mechatronics ramps up commercial production

Houston Mechatronics Inc. was founded by former NASA employees.

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  • April 26 @ 7:18 am

Museo Medical Office Building tops out in Houston’s Museum District

In all, the building is expected to cost $77 million and is scheduled to be completed in early 2022.

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  • April 23 @ 4:29 pm

International industrial and technology giant Thyssenkrupp plans Houston layoffs

The company is cutting staff at a warehouse on Ella Boulevard.

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  • April 22 @ 1:35 pm

San Antonio agtech firm merges with Houston company to reduce carbon footprint

The merger aims to bring in more large companies to reduce their carbon footprint and accelerate regenerative agriculture practices amongst ranchers and farmers.

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  • April 22 @ 12:18 pm

Houston esports, content creation group Enterprise Gaming eyes growth, fundraising

Enterprise Gaming launched in April 2020 with $2.5 million in seed funding.

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  • April 22 @ 10:26 am

Houston-based WGA Consulting Engineers to open office in The Woodlands

The firm currently has over 50 employees with locations in Houston and San Antonio. Of those, 40 are based in the Houston office.

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  • April 22 @ 7:23 am

Climate tech incubator Greentown Labs’ Houston location to officially launch Earth Day

Climate tech incubator Greentown Labs first announced plans to expand into Houston in July 2020.

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  • April 22 @ 6:00 am

Houston e-commerce startup Cart.com to hire 100 after Series A raise

The company is led by co-founders CEO Omair Tariq, formerly COO at Houston-based Blinds.com, and Executive Chairman Jim Jacobsen, previously CEO of outdoors retailer RTIC Outdoors.

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  • April 21 @ 2:14 pm

HPE CEO Antonio Neri: How Houston attracted Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s HQ

Neri, who lived in Houston from 2007 through 2015 while working as an executive with predecessor firm Hewlett-Packard Co., said that diversity in a company helps make that company better.

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  • April 20 @ 2:41 pm

Houston-area data center operators bullish on demand as business recovers from pandemic

Data center operators with presences in Houston are seeing demand increase after many projects were put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • April 20 @ 6:45 am

Utah software co. Avetta to open second headquarters in Houston

Avetta develops a platform that connects suppliers with customers to manage and reduce supply-chain risk.

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  • April 18 @ 6:00 am

Houston esports team works to build Bayou City brand, preps for 4th season debut

The Houston Outlaws are the local team representing Houston and south Texas in Blizzard’s Overwatch League.

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  • April 15 @ 1:47 pm

Houston-based IT company Aldridge acquires San Antonio firm

With the acquisition, the Houston-based company makes its entrance into the San Antonio market.

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  • April 15 @ 1:33 pm

How a Houston oil giant is pushing the needle on commercial-scale direct air capture

Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, is involved in several innovative projects tackling carbon emissions and clean tech at scale.

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  • April 15 @ 10:53 am

Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors to be acquired by Kimco Realty

The combined company will have a national operating portfolio of 559 open-air grocery-anchored shopping centers and mixed-use properties.

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  • April 15 @ 7:37 am

Everything you need to know about Houston’s incubators and accelerators

A critical piece of any startup ecosystem are accelerators and incubators, which help entrepreneurs convert their ideas into successful business ventures and bring them to market. Accelerator programs are typically fixed-length, structured programs that offer companies access to mentors, business coaching and programming. Accelerators often offer financial support in the form of cash grants, debt, […]

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  • April 14 @ 3:07 pm

Funding Index: A guide to the Houston venture capital & angel investing ecosystem

Critical to the growth of an innovation economy is funding and access to capital. Whether it’s a first-time founder cobbling together a seed round or a rapidly growing company raising a Series C, early-stage companies rely on investors to grow and scale their ventures. And while most VC, regardless of where a business is based, […]

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  • April 14 @ 3:07 pm

Community Index: A guide to Houston’s startup event organizations and meetups

For those looking to tap into Houston’s startup ecosystem, there are many different community organizations and event groups to choose from, whether you’re looking for workshops, educational events, monthly meetups, networking or more.

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  • April 14 @ 3:06 pm

The Houston ecosystem at a glance

While the Houston tech and startup ecosystems may not yet match the size and scope of the city itself, both can still be daunting communities to enter and navigate. That’s why we’ve created the Ecosystem at a Glance, a quick snapshot of the companies, people and resources that shape and define the local innovation economy.

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  • April 14 @ 3:06 pm

Where you can learn to code in Houston

This is it. This is the year you’re going to get into the startup game and learn to code. How do you prepare for such a transition? Well, if you don’t have the right skillset just yet, then a bootcamp is in order.

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  • April 14 @ 3:06 pm

Hub Map: A guide to Houston’s coworking spaces

Over the past ten+ years, coworking spaces have become an important piece of a city’s innovation economy, offering entrepreneurs and growth-stage companies a flexible, affordable place to scale their business.

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  • April 14 @ 3:06 pm

A gateway to Houston Inno and the city’s ecosystem

First, who are we? Houston Inno is a digital media, events and data company covering, connecting and catalyzing local innovation. We’re part of American Inno, a network in 15 (and counting) entrepreneurial markets across the country.

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  • April 14 @ 3:05 pm

Houston’s industrial market continues to surge as online shopping drives need for warehouse space

Recent reports by Dallas-based CBRE (NYSE: CBRE) and Chicago-based JLL (NYSE: JLL) found that the number of leases during the first quarter of 2021 continued to outstrip other recent quarters.

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  • April 14 @ 2:07 pm

Live Nation to open concert venue in Lovett Commercial’s Post Houston development

Houston-based Lovett Commercial said Live Nation’s 5,000-person venue is already under construction and is scheduled to open later this year.

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  • April 13 @ 1:32 pm

Lincoln Property Co. to sell office tower in Houston’s Greenspoint area

CityNorth 1 at 233 Benmar Drive is part of a 2.1 million-square-foot, 36-acre corporate campus that was once occupied by Exxon Mobil Corp. However, the other five buildings on the CityNorth campus are not up for sale.

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  • April 13 @ 7:49 am

Greystar opens 12-story luxury apartment tower in Houston’s Heights

The top floor of the new tower features a sky lounge with views of downtown Houston.

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  • April 12 @ 4:37 pm

Robotics co., Domino’s launch autonomous delivery in Houston neighborhood

The partnership between the and robotics company and the Michigan-based pizza chain was first announced in June 2019. From the start, Houston was slated to be the first city where the new partnership would launch. At the time, the companies did not specify the exact areas where the service would be available or a specific […]

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  • April 12 @ 1:25 pm

New development projects compound downtown Houston’s office struggles

The glut of new office space being built has left many of the city’s commercial real estate brokers wondering what will become of downtown’s existing office buildings.

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  • April 9 @ 5:00 am

Costco to build first Houston-area Business Center in mixed-use district

Costco Business Center locations differ from a traditional Costco wholesale store in that they cater to business customers and take bulk-item sales to the next level.

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  • April 8 @ 5:41 pm

Exclusive: Houston Museum of Natural Science reveals plans for new exhibition hall

The new exhibition hall will triple the size of the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s previous chemistry hall.

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  • April 8 @ 2:39 pm

Exclusive: Houston City Hall basement gets redesign as part of $4M of Hurricane Harvey damage repairs

The $4.3 million project will involve converting City Hall’s basement offices into a conference center.

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  • April 7 @ 7:58 am

Fintech co. HighRadius aims to hire hundreds in Houston after $300M Series C

The fintech company plans to hire around 1,000 employees across its global footprint in the next year.

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  • April 5 @ 1:24 pm

Virginia data center operator expands into Houston, eyes other Texas deals

Virginia-based Element Critical, a provider of data center co-location services, expanded into Texas by acquiring a massive data center in Katy.

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  • April 4 @ 6:00 am

Houston component distributor Smith aims to grow amid high electronics demand

To meet the demand, the CFO said that Smith is hiring “across the board” for roles in Houston.

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  • April 2 @ 7:00 am

Universal Technical Institute to acquire MIAT College of Technology, including Houston campus

MIAT was founded in 1969 in Canton, Michigan, and expanded to Houston in 2010. In 2019, the school expanded its Houston campus by nearly 40%.

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  • March 31 @ 12:29 pm

Houston fintech unicorn HighRadius raises $300M Series C investment, reaches $3.1B valuation

HighRadius reached unicorn status — a coveted title given to private firms valued at over $1 billion — in early 2020 after raising a $125 million Series B round.

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  • March 30 @ 12:22 pm

Trammell Crow, Clarion break ground on another spec industrial project in NW Houston

“We are confident that Seton Lake Logistics Center will be an attractive option for tenants seeking to distribute goods throughout the Greater Houston region”

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  • March 29 @ 2:57 pm

Amazon to open four more Houston-area delivery stations, add over 300 jobs

The facilities will range in size from 140,000 square feet to 360,00 square feet.

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  • March 24 @ 2:57 pm

Houston-based enterprise software developer Umbrage raises $2M seed round

The company develops custom software for enterprise clients in oil and gas, health care, supply chain, e-commerce and a variety of blue-collar sectors.

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  • March 23 @ 2:22 pm

Photos: Look inside Hines’ 47-story Texas Tower in downtown Houston

When it is completed later this year, Texas Tower will encompass more than 1.14 million square feet of office space at 845 Texas Ave.

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  • March 23 @ 1:47 pm

SPAC Chat: These are the new blank-check cos. to watch in Houston

2020 saw a flurry of SPAC activity, and Houston-based SPACs are off to a strong start in 2021.

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  • March 21 @ 6:00 am

Houston-based Midway says Lone Star District in San Antonio will reach the finish line

San Antonians may be hesitant that the latest proposal for the Lone Star Brewery site will materialize. Here’s how one of the developers says the latest development team will make it happen.

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  • March 19 @ 8:06 am

Google to complete build-out of first Houston office this spring

Google unveiled plans to open its first Houston office last summer.

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  • March 18 @ 1:42 pm

Microsoft buys Houston- and Scotland-based software co. that helps modernize dusty industries

Microsoft says the acquisition will help it serve an increasing number of industrial customers, bringing automation technologies to their operations.

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  • March 18 @ 7:51 am

Houston fintech startup ProntoPay launches with new financing

ProntoPay’s platform allows hourly workers to access their accrued wages prior to their paycheck cycling.

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  • March 18 @ 6:00 am

Baker Botts signs on as founding partner for Houston innovation hub The Ion

The Ion, a 288,000-square-foot innovation hub under development in Midtown, will open later this year.

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  • March 17 @ 1:35 pm

Houston-based developer D’Agostino’s second multifamily project underway

“The barriers to entry, limited new supply, access to employment, convenient access to retail, restaurants and entertainment, great schools, and strong local employment base is what attracted us to the site,” said Greg Talbert, president of D’Agostino’s multifamily division.

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  • March 17 @ 7:40 am

SquareFoot opens Houston office, first expansion outside of New York

SquareFoot said the move into the Houston market was driven by a desire to capitalize on a surge in interest among companies looking to move into the city.

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  • March 16 @ 2:06 pm

XTO Energy is selling another building in Fort Worth after move to Houston area

The property was built in 1910.

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  • March 16 @ 8:05 am

Southern downtown Houston park breaks ground, officially named Trebly Park

The new park is expected to be complete by March 2022.

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  • March 12 @ 3:46 pm

Houston Business Journal names Howard Tellepsen as Landmark Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Tellepsen’s company is a fourth-generation, family-owned and -operated business that has provided commercial, institutional and industrial construction services in Houston since 1909.

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  • March 11 @ 4:38 pm

Houston Baptist University breaks ground on law complex, including Independence Hall

The new project will have a replica of the room where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were drafted. It’s expected to be complete by Independence Day 2022.

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  • March 10 @ 1:54 pm

Houston-based Tex-Isle breaks ground on steel mill expansion, to add jobs

The company has been working toward this expansion since before the 2020 downturn.

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  • March 8 @ 3:18 pm

Houston tech co. Graylog eyeing further expansions after establishing London presence

Graylog relocated from Hamburg, Germany, to Houston in 2015 after raising a $2.5 million funding round.

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  • March 5 @ 2:45 pm

Houston Business Journal names real estate projects as finalists for 2021 Landmark Awards

The Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards recognize real estate projects that make a significant impact on Houston and help sculpt the look, feel and image of the city. Our panel of judges narrowed down the finalists to 52 projects in 18 categories for this year’s awards.

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  • March 5 @ 1:42 pm

2021 largest Houston-area civil and structural engineering firms

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  • March 5 @ 10:18 am

Exclusive: Cushman & Wakefield hires new managing principal of firm’s Houston office

He joins the firm from New York-based Brookfield Properties, where he served as senior vice president of leasing.

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  • March 4 @ 2:57 pm

Five Omni Hotels & Resorts locations sold, including one in Houston

Bloomberg reported in January that a $150 million deal was in the works to sell the hotels.

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  • March 2 @ 10:31 am

Houston software firm Graylog expands European footprint with London office

Graylog develops software products for log data management and data analytics.

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  • February 26 @ 2:50 pm

Most expensive Houston-area homes sold in 2020

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  • February 26 @ 12:02 pm

Method Architecture names first Houston market managing principal

Method Architecture Managing Partner Jake Donaldson has officially handed day-to-day operations of the firm’s Houston office over to someone else.

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  • February 24 @ 2:37 pm

Houston developer wants to demolish Westshore office park to make way for apartments

Dinerstein Cos. wants to build apartments and townhouses on a site that’s currently home to an office park.

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  • February 23 @ 4:01 pm

Houston again ranks among best U.S. markets for women in tech industry

Houston has ranked among SmartAsset’s best cities for women in the tech industry for several years running.

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  • February 22 @ 5:36 pm

Houston commercial contractors grapple with fallout from devastating winter storm

Even if construction projects underway suffered minimal damage from Winter Storm Uri and its aftermath, it is still unclear how the event will affect contractors’ ability to access building supplies.

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  • February 22 @ 2:21 pm

Winter storm forces Houston’s property managers to find flexibility

Property managers who spoke to the Houston Business Journal said the most difficult part of the storm was trying to stay connected amid blackouts and water shortages that hit their own homes.

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  • February 19 @ 1:23 pm

Houston genomic services firm Avance Biosciences building additional facility

Avance Biosciences offers a range of FDA-compliant DNA sequencing, quantitative PCR and molecular biology services.

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  • February 17 @ 3:14 pm

Houston SPAC Peridot Acquisition Corp. to take Toronto’s Li-Cycle Corp. public

A Houston-based blank-check company, also called a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC, has reached a deal to take North America’s largest lithium-ion battery resource recycling company public.

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  • February 16 @ 7:05 pm

Houston aerospace unicorn Axiom Space raises $130M Series B

Axiom Space is developing the world’s first private space station to be launched into low Earth orbit.

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  • February 16 @ 2:07 pm

2021 Largest Houston-area residential property management firms

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  • February 12 @ 12:00 pm

The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa to spend $23.5M to upgrade club facilities

The renovations to the Houstonian Club come three years after the hotel spent $3 million to upgrade its restaurant facilities and five years after a different renovation.

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  • February 11 @ 6:04 pm

Houston biotech co. developing ALS therapies launches with $10M in funding

Coya Therapeutics is using regulatory T-cells therapy in clinical trials to slow the progression of ALS in patients.

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  • February 11 @ 3:55 pm

Historic downtown Houston house moving to make way for Astros’ mixed-use project

A company affiliated with the Astros bought the land for $17 million in 2019.

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  • February 11 @ 9:01 am

Levcor to renovate Houston’s MarqE entertainment center

The project will be completed in several phases through 2022.

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  • February 11 @ 8:33 am

Walton Street Capital buys Houston-area Amazon facility

Indianapolis-based Duke Realty developed Amazon Clay 99 Sort Center and put it on the market shortly before the property opened in October 2020.

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  • February 9 @ 4:31 pm

Houston small-business hiring platform WizeHire raises $7.5M Series A

The small-business hiring platform plans to add support staff with funds from the Series A.

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  • February 9 @ 3:39 pm

Belvoir Real Estate Group acquires Denmark House office building in NW Houston

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Belvoir Real Estate Group’s outlook for value-based suburban office product remains bullish.

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  • February 8 @ 6:32 pm

Crane Watch: Groundbreakings galore set the stage for 2021 in Houston

Many new commercial and residential real estate developments braved the pandemic to break ground in recent weeks, including high-profile projects like DC Partners’ new mixed-use project at 4411 San Felipe, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center at 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. and a series of multifamily developments. Those projects — and many others — are […]

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  • February 8 @ 9:05 am

Houston startups score cash prizes during Venture Houston pitch competition

More than $900,000 in cash prizes were awarded to Houston-area startup companies participating in the Venture Houston competition this week.

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  • February 6 @ 5:33 pm

Amenity arms race: Houston multifamily developers compete to dazzle with amenities

In many ways, what Market Square Tower is trying to achieve is just the latest escalation in the ever-intensifying amenities arms race among Houston’s multifamily developers.

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  • February 5 @ 7:00 am

Houston co. Amsys Group raises $20M to launch fintech platform

The platform will offer lending, investments and retirement services and is slated to go live to the public in April.

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  • February 4 @ 3:27 pm

Photos: Brookfield Properties unveils two-year transformation of Houston Center

“By utilizing Houston Center’s proximity to downtown landmarks and its connectivity via the tunnel system and skybridges, we reimagined this traditional office space into a vibrant neighborhood,” said Travis Overall, executive vice president and head of the Texas region for Brookfield Properties. “The new Houston Center sets the stage for the future of downtown Houston.”

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  • February 4 @ 9:49 am

Weingarten, Fidelis trade massive retail centers in Houston, Fort Worth

“These were two of the largest retail trades of 2020 in the U.S. Despite all of the challenges the pandemic presented, this ‘swap’ demonstrates the continued investor interest for high-performing, well-located, grocery-anchored retail.”

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  • February 4 @ 8:37 am

30-year Accenture veteran Mary Beth Gracy named Houston office managing director

Accenture is one of the largest employers in downtown Houston, according to Houston Business Journal research.

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  • February 3 @ 1:56 pm

Greystar begins leasing Foundry on 19th apartments in Houston’s Heights

The seven-story building, at 555 W. 19th St., features restaurant/retail space on the first floor plus 284 apartment homes.

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  • February 3 @ 8:57 am

Skanska selects JLL to handle property management for future downtown Houston tower

The JLL team will also provide consulting services during the design and construction phases and help incorporate post-pandemic features into the building.

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  • February 2 @ 8:48 am

GHP’s new 2021 board chair and Deloitte leader Amy Chronis: ‘We all need to sell Houston’

Amy Chronis is also Houston managing partner for Big Four accounting giant Deloitte.

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  • February 1 @ 3:12 pm

Houston startup Luminare rolls out vaccine management software for Texas cities

Luminare was a member of the spring 2018 cohort of the Texas Medical Center’s life sciences accelerator, TMCx.

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  • January 31 @ 7:00 am

Texas medical device company moves HQ to Houston, raises nearly $24M

The company’s departure from the Alamo City comes as it moves to commercialize its initial technology.

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  • January 28 @ 4:09 pm

Software giant ServiceNow investing $100M in Black communities, including in Houston

The Santa Clara, California-based software giant is putting up $100 million to support home ownership, entrepreneurship and neighborhood revitalization in Black communities across the country.

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  • January 27 @ 5:08 pm

It’s official: Houston’s tallest tower named after JPMorgan Chase again

Although its official name in recent years has been simply 600 Travis, many Houstonians still knew the tower by its JPMorgan Chase moniker.

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  • January 27 @ 3:57 pm

Fitness membership co. ClassPass to open Houston office, hiring

The Houston office’s location and opening date have not been finalized, and a spokesperson said preferences of the yet-to-be-hired local team will be taken into account when choosing an office.

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  • January 27 @ 8:58 am

New GHP board chair Amy Chronis: Houston must drive ‘technological renaissance’ in 2021

Amy Chronis, Deloitte’s Houston managing partner, assumed Greater Houston Partnership board chair duties from outgoing chair Bobby Tudor.

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  • January 26 @ 2:32 pm

Austin accelerator DivInc expanding into Houston, offers seed capital to diverse startups

DivInc was founded in 2016 and is one of the most active incubators and accelerators in the Austin region, according to Austin Business Journal research.

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  • January 26 @ 6:00 am

Denver REIT buys 14-property self-storage portfolio, including 6 in Houston

National Storage Affiliates Trust paid an undisclosed amount to purchase the portfolio from Houston-based Jenkins Organization.

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  • January 21 @ 7:25 pm

Houston co. sells 14 self-storage properties to Denver-based REIT

National Storage Affiliates Trust paid an undisclosed amount to purchase the portfolio from Houston-based Jenkins Organization.

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  • January 21 @ 7:25 pm

Greystone hires first director of diversity, equity, inclusion from Houston

A New York-based real estate firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion managing director brings experience from two major Houston employers — Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Memorial Hermann Health System — to her new role.

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  • January 21 @ 3:57 pm

Houston’s office market sees slight Q4 bounce but has a long way to go, reports find

Few companies have been willing to take the risk on a new long-term lease, given the difficulties in predicting what their office needs will be once employees return to the workplace full time after Covid-19 recedes.

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  • January 21 @ 3:07 pm

Colliers Houston hires new director of retail services from Transwestern

Wade Greene has been hired as part of Colliers’ effort to expand its retail team.

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  • January 21 @ 1:26 pm

Houston’s rise in sublease space provides unique opportunity for those looking for new office space

The rise of available sublease space in Houston provides a unique opportunity for tenants looking for space.

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  • January 21 @ 9:35 am

Welcome Group acquires 7-acre industrial park in northwest Houston

The four buildings on the property were constructed in 2013 and are currently 100% leased by three tenants.

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  • January 20 @ 3:31 pm

Behind The List: Here’s just how big of a hit Houston hotels took in 2020

It’s no surprise, but Houston’s hotels saw a dramatic drop in RevPAR and lodging in 2020.

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  • January 16 @ 5:13 pm

Houston-based Asset Living acquires Shelton Residential in Phoenix, plans to hire 100

A Houston-based real estate management firm has scooped up a Phoenix property management firm. Here’s what the CEO says he has in store for growth plans in the Phoenix market.

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  • January 16 @ 4:48 pm

Australia-based Caydon reveals plans for condo-hotel project in Midtown Houston

Fitzroy Residences, as the 191-unit condo building will be called, will incorporate a 200-key Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants-branded hotel on the lower floors. The hotel was first announced in 2019.

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  • January 15 @ 2:49 pm

Wolff Cos. expands Beacon Hill master-planned community northwest of Houston

With the new addition, Beacon Hill will have 564 acres total, which will allow for the construction of hundreds of homes, as well as a commercial center.

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  • January 15 @ 2:08 pm

Skanska drew inspiration from Bank of America Tower for new downtown Houston project

Matt Damborsky, executive vice president for Skanska USA Commercial Development’s Houston market, said after seeing how successful Bank of America Tower’s amenity terraces were with tenants, the company made sure to include similar terraces that overlook the 12-acre Discovery Green park in its new project

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  • January 14 @ 3:29 pm

Houston retail real estate brokers share 2021 goals, lessons learned from 2020

Retail brokers from CBRE, Colliers International and NAI Partners shared their 2020 retrospectives and 2021 plans amid what could be a hectic year.

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  • January 13 @ 3:23 pm

Skanska signs anchor tenant for 28-story office tower planned in downtown Houston

The one of the largest law firms in Houston will occupy 32% of the office space in Skanska’s new tower, which is part of larger plans for a mixed-use district.

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  • January 13 @ 10:43 am

USAA Real Estate sells massive industrial portfolio, including Houston buildings

USAA Real Estate has sold more than 4 million square feet of industrial property across nine major markets, including Houston.

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  • January 13 @ 8:22 am

Covid-19 gives Houston’s Moody National, Arch-Con a crash course in quick construction

It came as a shock to some last year when Houston-based real estate development company Moody National Cos. went from breaking ground on a six-story office building to moving in and signing leases for the rest of the space in just 10 months.

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  • January 8 @ 9:00 am

Houston-based Gene by Gene and FamilyTreeDNA acquired by Australian firm

Gene by Gene has some 180 employees based in the greater Houston region.

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  • January 8 @ 7:00 am

Houston leads nation in lost construction jobs, Associated General Contractors report finds

Between November 2019 and November 2020, the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area lost about 22,500 construction jobs, a decline of about 9%.

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  • January 6 @ 6:20 pm

Garmin starts 2021 with acquisition of Houston-based tech co. Geos Worldwide

The Houston-based company Garmin acquired provides emergency monitoring and incident response services.

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  • January 6 @ 2:21 pm

Garmin starts 2021 with acquisition of Houston-area co. Geos Worldwide

The Houston-area company Garmin acquired provides emergency monitoring and incident response services.

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  • January 6 @ 2:21 pm

Investment firm Dayton Street Partners acquires industrial property in Houston

Dayton Street Partners said it is planning a multimillion-dollar renovation of the terminal.

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  • January 5 @ 2:44 pm

Congress authorizes Houston Ship Channel expansion, Port Houston mulls financing

The project to deepen and widen the Houston Ship Channel has been a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort by public and private stakeholders.

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  • January 5 @ 8:43 am

PPE manufacturer Maddox Defense moves HQ to Houston from California

The Lone Star State has seen a wave of corporate relocations during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • January 4 @ 3:01 pm

Year in Review: HPE moving HQ to Houston area was a Deal of the Week in December

Through the end of December, we’re taking a look back on the Deals of the Week from 2020. This was the Deal of the Week for the Houston Business Journal’s Dec. 4-10 edition.

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  • December 31 @ 1:00 pm

Recreational vehicle manufacturer relocates headquarters in Houston

TAXA Outdoors’ new headquarters will manufacture more vehicles to meet a Covid-19-driven surge in demand for its products.

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  • December 30 @ 9:01 am

WorkSuites to open fourth Houston-area coworking space

WorkSuites Westheimer at 5718 Westheimer will offer 22,607 square feet of space, including 100 private offices.

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  • December 28 @ 7:45 am

Year in Review: Station Houston co-founders sound off on state of local tech industry

In the face of pandemic headwinds, Houston’s tech ecosystem saw major wins in 2020.

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  • December 24 @ 12:26 pm

Year in Review: 250K-SF lease in Houston’s tallest tower was a Deal of the Week in July

Through the end of December, we’re taking a look back on the Deals of the Week from 2020. This was the Deal of the Week for the Houston Business Journal’s July 17-23 edition.

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  • December 24 @ 7:00 am

Axiom Space to set up headquarters at Houston Spaceport

Houston Spaceport is the nation’s 10th commercially-licensed spaceport and will be home to the world’s first commercial space station builder, Axiom Space.

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  • December 23 @ 8:59 am

Marcus & Millichap acquires Houston-based CRE capital advisory firm

The move helps the Calabasas firm to continue to grow its financing team.

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  • December 22 @ 1:40 pm

Houston developer plans 1M-SF spec warehouse in West Dallas

The company has historically developed retail projects.

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  • December 22 @ 11:37 am

Year in Review: Murphy Oil’s headquarters move to Houston was a Deal of the Week in May

Through the end of December, we’re taking a look back on the Deals of the Week from 2020. This was the Deal of the Week for the Houston Business Journal’s May 15-21 edition.

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  • December 21 @ 2:00 pm

Houston-based RigNet to be acquired by California-based Viasat in $222M deal

RigNet’s operations — more than 650 employees across more than 50 countries — will be part of Viasat’s Global Enterprise and Mobility business unit, led by segment President Jim Dodd.

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  • December 21 @ 9:14 am

Cadence Bank moves Houston headquarters from Williams Tower to Park Towers

Cadence Bancorporation and its Atlanta-based subsidiary, Cadence Bank, will move out of Williams Tower, at 2800 Post Oak Blvd., and into Park Towers.

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  • December 20 @ 5:40 pm

Cadence Bank to move Houston headquarters from Williams Tower to Park Towers

Cadence Bancorporation and its Atlanta-based subsidiary, Cadence Bank, will move out of Williams Tower, at 2800 Post Oak Blvd., and into Park Towers.

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  • December 20 @ 5:40 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area cyber security companies

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically.

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  • December 18 @ 6:00 am

2020 Largest Houston-area website developers

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically.

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  • December 18 @ 6:00 am

JLL to consolidate Houston operations into single HQ in new Park Place development

JLL will occupy 81,990 square feet on three floors of the new 15-story, 210,000-square-foot office tower.

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  • December 16 @ 8:41 am

TreeHouse Foods buys Houston-based Riviana Foods’ pasta business

In January 2017, Riviana Foods Inc., American Rice Inc. and New World Pasta Co. united under the Riviana Foods name. Now, the company has sold most of its U.S. pasta brands.

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  • December 14 @ 1:13 pm

Houston cement supplier looks to expand at Port Tampa Bay site

The tenant would lease more land to handle additional storage and distribution of cement.

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  • December 11 @ 7:03 am

Eateries announced for downtown mixed-use redevelopment Post Houston’s food hall

Expect pho, hot chicken, burgers and more at Post Houston’s market.

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  • December 9 @ 6:06 pm

KKR pays $171M for 2 industrial properties in Houston, Dallas from Hines

Hines developed the two industrial buildings circa 2019.

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  • December 8 @ 2:20 pm

Hines sells 2 industrial properties in Houston, Dallas to KKR for $171M

Hines developed the two industrial buildings circa 2019.

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  • December 8 @ 2:20 pm

Houston tech, innovation leaders sound off on HPE HQ move

The Houston metro region won big with San Jose, California-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (NYSE: HPE) decision to make its Springwoods Village campus the company’s global headquarters. Here’s what tech and innovation leaders think.

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  • December 7 @ 3:07 pm

Amazon to open another 1M-SF fulfillment center in Houston area

Amazon.com Inc. has announced plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Missouri City, adding to the company’s already sizable presence in greater Houston.

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  • December 7 @ 2:16 pm

Houston higher ed institutions look forward to the future as HPE moves HQ to town

Rice University, the University of Houston and Lone Star College are all either in talks with or eager for possibilities with HPE.

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  • December 6 @ 7:00 am

Houston-based Advanced Diagnostics Hospitals & Clinics buys vacant hospital in Dallas

The property was home to Walnut Hill Medical Center until 2017.

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  • December 4 @ 4:12 pm

Sneak peek: Blossom Hotel to open in Houston’s Texas Medical Center area

It’s the first U.S. hotel for The Blossom Holding Group, which is based in Hangzhou, China.

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  • December 4 @ 4:08 pm

Podcast: What does HPE’s departure to Houston really mean?

On this week’s Silicon Insider Podcast: Mike Malone and Scott Budman take stock of the exodus out of the Bay Area, discuss Wall Street’s continued love with tech stocks and ponder what President Trump might do to social networks.

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  • December 4 @ 2:35 pm

Amazon expands cloud computing services in Houston

It’s part of a broader effort by Amazon Web Services, or AWS, to bring cloud-based data center tools to more parts of the U.S.

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  • December 3 @ 9:36 am

Lowe’s to open massive distribution center, add around 150 jobs near Houston

The new Lowe’s distribution center is expected to be the largest industrial building in all of Montgomery County.

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  • December 3 @ 9:13 am

Lowe’s to open massive distribution center, add 200 jobs near Houston

The new Lowe’s distribution center is expected to be the largest industrial building in all of Montgomery County.

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  • December 3 @ 9:13 am

‘We’re in other conversations right now’: Houston recruitment efforts continue after HPE HQ win

City leaders have taken numerous recruitment missions to Silicon Valley to try to sell technology companies on moving to or expanding their footprints into the Bayou City region. They’re also working to differentiate the city from its tech-heavy neighbor, Austin.

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  • December 2 @ 3:21 pm

Dunavant Distribution Group inks 784,000-SF lease near Port of Houston

The new lease will allow Dunavant to consolidate its operations into a single facility in Bay Area Business Park.

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  • December 2 @ 2:42 pm

HPE shares more details about execs, employees moving to Houston area

The move will be a homecoming for HPE CEO Antonio Neri, who spent years as a Hewlett-Packard Co. executive in Houston.

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  • December 2 @ 8:48 am

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to move HQ from California to Houston area

Although HPE did not say how many employees are expected to move to Springwoods Village, the majority of executives and nontechnical team members at the San Jose campus will be given the option to relocate.

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  • December 1 @ 5:08 pm

HPE to move headquarters from San Jose to Houston, citing cost savings, future of work

HPE Inc. is moving its headquarters from San Jose to the Houston area, citing “business needs, opportunities for cost savings and team members’ preferences about the future of work.”

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  • December 1 @ 4:40 pm

Triten Real Estate Partners acquires 17-story downtown Houston office tower

A team of investors led by Houston-based Triten Real Estate Partners has purchased a 17-story office tower in downtown Houston.

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  • November 30 @ 3:24 pm

Softeq opening new Houston innovation lab, expanding European footprint

The Houston-based custom software developer plans to open a new innovation lab to support founders and innovators in the Bayou City.

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  • November 23 @ 6:06 pm

Paxion Capital acquires significant stake in Houston developer

The Menlo Park firm has taken a stake in a Houston real estate investment, development and management company.

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  • November 23 @ 5:32 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area title companies

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically.

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  • November 23 @ 3:26 pm

Brookfield Properties completes renovations to 2 Houston Center’s lobby

The renovations to 2 Houston Center’s lobby saw the addition of a three-story glass curtain wall, new elevator cabs and a tenant conference center that includes two boardroom-style meeting rooms and two huddle rooms.

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  • November 23 @ 3:22 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area homebuilders

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires, Zonda Home (previously known as MetroStudy), and HBJ research.

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  • November 23 @ 9:41 am

Houston medical manufacturer sees sales, headcount growth after federal ventilator project

Velentium is an engineering firm specializing in the design and manufacturing of therapeutic and diagnostic medical devices.

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  • November 19 @ 2:01 pm

Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s transformation wraps up with opening of Nancy and Rich Kinder Building

The MFAH’s Campaign for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston launched back in January 2012 with a goal of raising $450 million for the project and the operating endowment. The campaign has exceeded its goal and to date has raised more than $470 million.

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  • November 19 @ 10:32 am

Houston developer Triten plans mixed-use project at former Plano Market Square Mall

The project will include new apartments, office space and retail.

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  • November 18 @ 3:44 pm

Houston subsidiary Daikin North America LLC makes leadership changes

The appointment is one of many leadership changes Daikin has made over the past year or so.

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  • November 17 @ 2:47 pm

Houston education tech co. Raptor Technologies hires former Alert Logic CEO

Raptor Technologies provides school safety technology offerings to more than 34,000 K-12 schools nationwide.

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  • November 13 @ 2:52 pm

Marine shipping company YangMing Transport relocates regional HQ in Houston

The lease marked a win for the Westchase market at a time when office properties across Houston are struggling to compete for tenants.

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  • November 12 @ 5:45 pm

University of Houston-Downtown breaks ground on Student Wellness & Success Center

Construction is slated to being in January, but a groundbreaking ceremony was held Nov. 12. The new center is scheduled to open in 2022.

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  • November 12 @ 3:30 pm

City of Houston breaks ground on Alief Neighborhood Center and Park

The $54 million, 69,900-square-foot mixed-used center is scheduled to open in 2022.

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  • November 11 @ 3:43 pm

Houston real estate investment trust Hartman names next CEO

Mark Torok, who joined Hartman more than five years ago and was promoted to COO in July, will be the next CEO.

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  • November 10 @ 4:03 pm

Op-ed: Houston manufacturers have been instrumental during the pandemic

There are more than 400,000 open manufacturing nationwide.

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  • November 9 @ 10:23 am

Hines’ downtown Houston apartment tower under construction gets a new name

The 46-story apartment tower that Hines is building in downtown Houston is no longer named The Preston.

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  • November 5 @ 1:54 pm

Houston subsidiary Daikin North America LLC acquires Minnesota-based distributor

The acquisition will provide Daikin, which has a major presence in the Houston area, more opportunities for growth and expansion in the U.S.

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  • November 4 @ 8:59 am

Mall owner CBL & Associates files for bankruptcy protection in Houston with billions in debt

The company, which owns Pearland Town Center and dozens of other malls across the country, plans to eliminate $1.5 billion of debt through a restructuring agreement announced in August.

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  • November 2 @ 10:48 am

Houston Farmers Market to introduce 2 restaurants from Underbelly Hospitality

Also on the slate for the market is a out-of-towner butcher.

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  • October 31 @ 12:06 pm

Photos: 656-acre Whitehall Ranch near Houston for sale for $21.6M

The property can support horses, cattle, homestead living, wing shooting, hunting and fishing, according to Hall and Hall’s marketing materials.

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  • October 28 @ 3:18 pm

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock pursues private-sector growth with HQ move to Houston

After more than a century in the Chicagoland area, the nation’s largest dredging services provider is relocating to the Bayou City next year.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 am

MassChallenge accelerator awards Houston startups Path Ex, Starling Medical prizes

Seven startups in the 2020 “MassChallenge Texas in Houston” cohort were awarded over $200,000 in prizes during the virtual ceremony on Oct. 22, and two of them are based in Houston.

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  • October 22 @ 6:29 pm

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock to move headquarters from Chicago to Houston

Based on its 2019 revenue of $711.5 million, GLDD would be among the largest public companies based in the Houston metro region.

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  • October 22 @ 12:00 pm

Houston software billionaire Robert Brockman charged in $2B tax evasion scheme

Robert Brockman was president and CEO of Houston-based Universal Computer Systems when it merged with auto software firm Reynolds and Reynolds in 2006.

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  • October 15 @ 5:30 pm

Houston continues to fall back down ULI’s annual list of real estate markets to watch

“Houston has fallen in the rankings over the last two years, coinciding with falling energy prices. Despite this lukewarm review this year, Houston is forecast to generate the fourth most jobs in the United States between 2019 and 2025, after creating the second most jobs in the country since 2010.”

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  • October 15 @ 2:45 pm

Outback Steakhouse parent co. testing fried chicken ghost kitchen Tender Shack in Houston, other cities

Delivery-only Tender Shack has become a source of growth for Bloomin’ Brands, the Florida-based company known for restaurant chains such as Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

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  • October 15 @ 8:31 am

How the pandemic, energy downturn has impacted business along Houston Ship Channel

The Houston Ship Channel is one of the region’s strongest economic drivers.

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  • October 14 @ 7:00 am

Utex Industries files big bankruptcy in Houston

The company is bringing more than $700 million in debt to the court.

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  • October 12 @ 5:55 pm

Amazon opens new sort center in Houston area, adding 3,000 jobs ahead of Prime Day

The facility, known as Amazon Clay 99 Sort Center, will sort packages and transfer them to a delivery station or last-mile delivery partner. Amazon has a 10-year lease at the property, which is up for sale.

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  • October 12 @ 4:49 pm

Goya Foods adds multimillion-dollar expansion to Houston-area distribution center

The Hispanic-owned food company already doubled its facility in 2017.

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  • October 12 @ 2:12 pm

Three dead, one injured in building collapse in west Houston

The 15-story building, which was under construction, is in the 990 block of Town and Country Boulevard, near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8.

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  • October 5 @ 3:09 pm

Three dead, one injured in partial building collapse in west Houston

The 15-story building, which was under construction, is in the 990 block of Town and Country Boulevard, near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8.

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  • October 5 @ 3:09 pm

Specialty chemicals producer Solugen Inc. breaks ground on Houston biochemical plant

The company produces renewable chemical products by combining engineered enzymes with plant sugars.

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  • October 4 @ 6:00 am

Houston-based developer Aloft Cos. rebrands, shifts focus to multifamily projects

Houston-based Aloft Cos. is operating under a new banner as the company shifts its focus toward multifamily development.

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  • October 2 @ 6:00 am

Houston Physicians’ Hospital in Webster begins three-story expansion

Houston Physicians’ Hospital in Webster has broken ground on a 34,800-square-foot expansion, which the hospital says will create 30 new jobs at the facility.

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  • October 1 @ 1:16 pm

The Ion, Houston’s future innovation hub, receives federal grant for accelerator programs

The funds will help with startups looking to assist after disasters and to create clean energy as well as women- and minority-led startups.

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  • September 30 @ 12:26 pm

Houston property owners, managers go high-tech in fight against Covid-19

As a growing number of employees begin returning to their workplaces and schools ramp up in-person learning, building owners are increasingly facing the question of how to keep their people safe. Some Houston companies are implementing new technologies designed to ensure the air circulating through their buildings doesn’t contain the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

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  • September 30 @ 9:14 am

Houston-based McCord Development expands to Boston with acquisition of life sciences R&D building

Houston-based McCord Development has opened an office in greater Boston with the acquisition of a former GlaxoSmithKline facility, which the company said will aid in its effort to grow its life sciences business in both Boston and Houston.

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  • September 24 @ 6:12 pm

Ronald McDonald House Houston co-founder, real estate developer dies

The founding of the Ronald McDonald House Houston was the real estate developer’s proudest accomplishment.

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  • September 24 @ 2:36 pm

Water pump co. Grundfos building Americas Regional Center west of Houston

The Brookshire area in Waller County has seen several noteworthy projects in recent years.

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  • September 24 @ 7:54 am

Houston’s office market is down. But life sciences, health care buck the trend, JLL broker says

If Houston’s struggling office real estate market has a bright spot these days, it’s in the life sciences and health care segments.

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  • September 24 @ 6:00 am

Stream Realty Partners to oversee leasing for Novel Coworking at historic downtown Houston building

The coworking company purchased the building in 2014.

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  • September 22 @ 5:22 pm

Regus parent company gives insight on string of bankruptcies, which includes 3 in Houston area

Since July 30, some 97 entities connected with Regus Corp. have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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  • September 22 @ 2:15 pm

Greentown Labs selects former Midtown Fiesta site as its Houston home

Touted as North America’s largest climatetech incubator, Greentown Labs will open its Houston location in spring 2021.

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  • September 22 @ 8:13 am

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 63 stores, including 1 in Houston area, USA Today reports

Another big-box retail vacancy is on the horizon. A Bed Bath & Beyond location in the Houston area is slated to close.

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  • September 21 @ 2:59 pm

Meet Houston’s fastest growing company: Liongard is No. 1 on 2020 Fast 100 List

Since 2017, Liongard Inc. has seen an 8,248.19% increase in revenue.

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  • September 18 @ 4:04 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area energy engineering firms

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  • September 17 @ 5:10 pm

Houston e-commerce startup GoExpedi raises $25M Series C

The company aims to build out its technology team in Houston with funds from the capital raise.

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  • September 17 @ 1:37 pm

Dallas ride-sharing startup Alto to expand service to Houston, plans to hire

Founded in 2018, the Dallas firm launched its ride-sharing services in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in 2019. This is its first expansion beyond DFW.

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  • September 16 @ 4:16 pm

Unilever pledges millions to 10 U.S. cities, including Houston

The effort is part of the company’s United For America initiative, which has donated $25 million in goods and services since launching in March.

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  • September 15 @ 7:53 am

HX Venture Fund makes four new investments to bring more venture capital to Houston

Despite being the nation’s fourth-largest city, Houston lags behind other metros in venture capital fundraising. The HX Venture Fund was created to combat that problem.

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  • September 14 @ 2:06 pm

Dozens of Regus locations file for bankruptcy, including 3 in Houston area

Some 75 different entities connected with coworking firm Regus Corp. have filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with three in the Houston area among the most recent filings.

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  • September 12 @ 12:49 pm

Luby’s liquidation plan creates future real estate opportunities across Houston

Luby’s, including its Fuddruckers brand, has dozens of properties around the Houston area. Here’s what could become available to future tenants when the company liquidates.

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  • September 11 @ 7:00 am

Houston Botanic Garden to open after two years of construction

The first botanical garden in Houston, built on a massive former golf course, is nearly ready to open.

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  • September 8 @ 2:12 pm

Sonic Automotive Inc. opens second EchoPark location in Houston

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH) has opened its second EchoPark-branded auto dealership in Houston, targeting the southwest region of the city.

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  • September 8 @ 11:25 am

Photos: Brookfield Properties unveils renovations of Total Plaza in downtown Houston

The project, one of several that Brookfield Properties has underway, began last summer.

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  • September 3 @ 8:43 am

Houston-based MLB Capital Partners launches brokerage division

Houston-based MLB Capital Partners is preparing to launch a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, which will operate as MLB Commercial Real Estate.

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  • September 2 @ 2:44 pm

Houston-based MLB Capital Partners launching brokerage firm, MLB Commercial Real Estate

Houston-based MLB Capital Partners is preparing to launch a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, which will operate as MLB Commercial Real Estate.

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  • September 2 @ 2:44 pm

Adkisson Development Group acquires 13-acre manufacturing campus in NW Houston

Houston-based Adkisson Development Group paid an undisclosed amount to acquire a 13-acre manufacturing campus from a Schlumberger subsidiary.

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  • September 1 @ 2:56 pm

Work & Mother to expand breastfeeding suites into Austin, open second Houston location

Work & Mother founder and CEO Abbey Donnell plans to open two new locations in Houston and Austin.

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  • August 31 @ 2:28 pm

EdgeMicro to build new micro data center in Houston

The Colorado company said Houston is one of five new U.S. cities where it plans to build new micro data centers.

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  • August 31 @ 8:45 am

Ali Ebrahimi, leader of Houston-based developer Ersa Grae Corp., dies

After fleeing Iran and starting over in Houston in 1980, Ali Ebrahimi led Ersa Grae Corp., which developed thousands of residential lots, shopping centers, office buildings and mixed-use projects in Texas, California, Tennessee and Florida.

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  • August 28 @ 9:05 am

Realty.com acquires first Houston property ahead of company’s HQ move to the city

An online real estate company has entered the Houston market with the acquisition of a 20-story office tower near Greenspoint.

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  • August 26 @ 5:36 pm

Microsoft, Houston expand tech training, re-skilling partnership with Accelerate program

Houston and the technology giant originally partnered in 2018 to enhance internet of things and STEM outreach in the region.

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  • August 24 @ 6:38 pm

Microsoft, Houston expand tech training, retraining partnership with Accelerate program

Houston and the technology giant originally partnered in 2018 to enhance internet of things and STEM outreach in the region.

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  • August 24 @ 6:38 pm

Midway to utilize 150-acre East River site in Houston’s East End for drive-in movies

Midway’s 150-acre East End site slated for its future East River development will be put to use for a growing trend amid the Covid-19 pandemic: drive-in movies.

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  • August 24 @ 5:35 pm

Houston’s Orion Group releases statement on Port of Corpus Christi explosion and fire

The bodies of two crew members were recovered in the early morning hours of Aug. 22. Two others remain missing.

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  • August 24 @ 2:30 pm

Houston real estate legend Gerald Hines dies

Jeffrey Hines, his son who had been running the firm as president, has become chairman and CEO.

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  • August 24 @ 8:37 am

2020 Largest Houston-area breweries

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  • August 21 @ 5:00 am

Houston First targets virtual events with new studio in George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston First Corp. has a new plan to make use of the George R. Brown Convention Center, which it manages, even at a time when social distancing mandates make hosting large-scale conferences and events impossible.

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  • August 20 @ 8:01 am

Women Investing in VC in Houston aims to grow network of female venture capital decision-makers

The Houston group aims to partner with similar groups around Texas to build a broader network of female investors in the Lone Star State.

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  • August 18 @ 6:19 pm

Houston among top cities for new apartment units to be completed in 2020, RentCafé reports

While apartment construction has seen a precipitous decline this year thanks to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, Houston remains a hotbed of building activity.

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  • August 17 @ 4:51 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area assisted living facilities

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  • August 14 @ 5:00 am

Lovett Commercial’s mixed-use project Post Houston in former post office to feature rooftop event space

Houston-based Lovett Commercial has released more details about its ongoing adaptive reuse development of the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office — including what Lovett describes as the world’s largest rooftop park and farm.

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  • August 12 @ 4:24 pm

Lender could seize 48 hotels across U.S., including 3 in Houston, in $780M foreclosure

The hotels performed strongly in 2019, but then the pandemic happened.

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  • August 11 @ 8:36 am

2020 Largest Houston-area commercial property owners

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  • August 7 @ 9:19 am

Houston City Council OKs ‘Walkable Places’ programs for Midtown, Third Ward, Near Northside

Houston City Council approved a number of new ordinances aimed at making certain areas more pedestrian-friendly.

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  • August 5 @ 2:35 pm

Houston developer Satya Inc. acquires beachfront property in Galveston

A Houston-based real estate developer has acquired a nearly 3-acre tract of land in Galveston next to a luxury condo rental resort.

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  • August 4 @ 8:52 pm

Mood Media files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Houston

Mood Media said it will “continue serving its clients during the global Covid-19 pandemic and once the pandemic has passed” as it aims to restructure hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.

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  • August 3 @ 2:57 pm

Houston ad agency Decode inks lease in Heights’ M-K-T mixed-use development

The office portion of M-K-T is now 50% leased.

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  • August 3 @ 2:02 pm

Houston-based Flotek Industries names new CFO

Flortek’s previous CFO, Elizabeth Wilkinson, was terminated without cause in June.

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  • July 30 @ 2:52 pm

JDR Cable Systems building new US headquarters in Tomball near Houston

The company plans to consolidate three facilities into the new headquarters and industrial facility.

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  • July 29 @ 2:10 pm

Impact Hub Houston aims to get high-impact startups off the ground

Impact Hub Houston CEO’s goal is to make sure early-stage startups get going.

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  • July 27 @ 6:30 pm

Houston’s retail real estate sector better positioned for Covid-19 downturn than Great Recession, report says

Houston’s retail real estate sector kept new space and vacancies in check more leading up to Covid-19 than it did leading up to the Great Recession, a new report finds.

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  • July 25 @ 12:23 pm

Covid-19, pipeline of development softens Houston’s multifamily market in Q2

The ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, combined with an overall weak economy, has helped to soften Houston’s multifamily real estate market during the second quarter of 2020. But it could have been a lot worse, real estate experts say.

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  • July 23 @ 2:55 pm

Trammell Crow’s High Street Residential breaks ground on Houston apartment tower

The project is touted as the only luxury high-rise in the area that will offer direct access to the Houston skywalk/tunnel system.

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  • July 21 @ 8:56 am

Linen and uniform rental co. Alsco to build new Houston facility

When it moves into its new facility, the company will close its 72-year-old location in the Upper Kirby-Montrose area.

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  • July 18 @ 10:43 am

Houston developer seeks investigation into proposed affordable housing development near EaDo

A Houston real estate developer is raising the stakes in his effort to block the city from moving forward with a multimillion-dollar affordable housing development near the East Downtown District, calling on state environmental officials to launch an investigation into the project.

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  • July 17 @ 11:25 am

2020 Largest Houston-area architecture firms

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  • July 17 @ 5:00 am

Startup nonprofit Impact Hub Houston joins Downtown Launch Pad, launches new type of membership

Grace Rodriguez was a co-founder of prominent startup group Station Houston in 2016.

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  • July 16 @ 6:36 pm

Houston’s office market hit hard by Covid-19 in second quarter, report says

Real estate market experts are finally starting to gauge the full impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Houston’s already struggling office market — and the picture isn’t pretty.

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  • July 16 @ 2:38 pm

Stream Realty Partners delivers final phase of Bay Area Business Park near Port Houston

A Dallas-based real estate development firm has completed construction work on a new 3.3 million-square-foot industrial park near Port Houston.

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  • July 14 @ 2:36 pm

Hines lands tenant for 250K-SF lease in Houston’s tallest office tower with renovations underway

Hines and an affiliate of New York-based Cerberus Capital Management teamed up to buy the 75-story tower and the adjacent building last year.

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  • July 13 @ 2:23 pm

C. Baldwin Hotel in downtown Houston extends 144 employee furloughs, citing Covid-19

Just months after opening its doors to guests, one of Houston’s largest hotels was forced to furlough most of its staff, yet another casualty of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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  • July 10 @ 2:34 pm

Knight Barry Title expands into Texas with Houston-area office, eyes more growth

Plans are in the works for a second office in the Houston area.

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  • July 10 @ 2:07 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area petrochemical companies

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  • July 10 @ 5:00 am

Madison Marquette opens The Travis apartment tower in Houston’s Midtown area (photos)

Midtown Houston can now officially boast a new high-rise mixed-use development.

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  • July 8 @ 5:31 pm

Lycra Co. to close Houston-area facility in La Porte, cut jobs

The company expects layoffs at its La Porte location to begin by Aug. 31.

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  • July 7 @ 1:50 pm

Velodyne Lidar to go public in reverse merger with Houston blank-check co. Graf Industrial Corp.

Velodyne’s current investors will own the majority of the new company, which plans to trade on NYSE with the symbol of “VLDR” by the end of the third quarter.

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  • July 2 @ 2:25 pm

Recovery of Houston’s hotels may take years, CBRE report says

The report found that hotels that are currently under construction have a “very high probability” of being completed. But those that are still in the planning phase might be reevaluated before being financed and built.

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  • June 24 @ 6:25 pm

Amid pandemic, JLL’s Houston office continues to deepen its bench

Even amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the volatile oil market, JLL’s Houston office has continued to add personnel, a trend JLL Houston President Dan Bellow said will continue going forward.

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  • June 23 @ 2:37 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area commercial real estate brokerages

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  • June 23 @ 1:33 pm

Apartment community to rise in Houston private school’s 47-acre village

Saint Nicholas School will occupy 19 acres, and about 5 acres has been set aside for commercial development.

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  • June 22 @ 6:45 pm

Houston pharmaceutical co. regains stock exchange compliance as clinical trials continue

The Nasdaq Stock Market told the Houston pharmaceutical company in April that its stock was at risk of being delisted.

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  • June 19 @ 1:23 pm

Why this L.A. developer entered Houston with purchase of EaDo apartment complex

A Los Angeles-based real estate development firm has entered the Houston market with the acquisition of a multifamily development next to BBVA Stadium and a few blocks from Minute Maid Park.

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  • June 19 @ 7:33 am

Occidental Petroleum extends Houston HQ lease for nearly 1M square feet

Occidental’s lease extension comes just a few months after the company added more than 90,000 square feet to its footprint at Greenway Plaza.

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  • June 18 @ 2:35 pm

Amazon to add 1,000 jobs in Houston area with new fulfillment center

Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is building another 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center in the Houston area.

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  • June 18 @ 8:45 am

Exclusive: Downtown Houston office tower hit with 3 confirmed cases of Covid-19

At a time when a growing number of Houston businesses are reopening their workplaces, at least three employees working in a downtown Houston office tower have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a series of emails sent to all of the building’s tenants.

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  • June 17 @ 5:26 pm

Google to open first Houston office

The technology firm’s Houston office is expected to open in early 2021.

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  • June 17 @ 12:55 pm

Cleantech-focused startup incubator expands to Houston

The incubator is expected to provide approximately 30,000 square feet of prototyping lab and office space for about 50 startups.

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  • June 16 @ 1:13 pm

24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy, permanently closes several Houston-area clubs

Of the 130-plus 24 Hour Fitness gyms closing nationwide, a dozen are in the Houston area.

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  • June 15 @ 1:11 pm

Harris County, Houston recovery leaders form joint task force to ease impact of mass evictions

Houston’s rental housing market could take another major hit as renters and landlords struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • June 11 @ 1:25 pm

Houston-founded structural engineering group acquired again

A structural engineering business founded in Houston in 1976 has been acquired for the second time since 2013.

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  • June 11 @ 7:52 am

Local architecture firm expands HQ 75% with move to Houston’s Galleria area

The firm has been based in the Houston area since 1963 and is known for its work designing retail automotive facilities across the country.

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  • June 10 @ 2:38 pm

Major aerospace supplier to close Houston office

Layoffs at the Houston office are expected to begin in late July.

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  • June 9 @ 2:21 pm

Major aerospace supplier to close business unit in Houston

Layoffs at the Houston office are expected to begin in late July.

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  • June 9 @ 2:21 pm

Houston real estate firm launches facility services business line aimed at smaller properties

The firm also created a new role to oversee the new business line.

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  • June 9 @ 2:16 pm

Houston-based real estate services co. sheds light on executive pay packages

The amended compensation agreements were signed on June 1, but the agreements are effective as of Jan. 1.

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  • June 8 @ 9:00 pm

Houston-based real estate services co. acquires Kansas City-based appraisal firm

The acquisition comes less than one month after the company announced it had reduced staffing and expenses — and less than one year after a billion-dollar deal fell through.

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  • June 8 @ 1:59 pm

Coworking company to open first Houston location in Energy Corridor

The company also plans to open a second location in the Houston area.

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  • June 6 @ 10:59 am

Houston-based drill pipe co. warns state entire workforce at risk of layoffs

All 491 employees are potentially at risk, but the company does not plan to shut down operations.

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  • June 5 @ 8:05 am

After 40 years, electronics manufacturer to exit Houston region with plant closure

Founded in the Houston area in 1979, the company announced a headquarters relocation to Arizona in 2017.

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  • June 4 @ 5:01 pm

Startup accelerator adds program tracks for 2020 Houston cohort

MassChallenge Texas in Houston announced its 56 startup finalists invited to join the 2020 MassChallenge Texas.

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  • June 2 @ 2:21 pm

Houston AC startup raises $10M funding round

The Houston startup is targeting business partnerships with HVAC technicians, property managers, homeowners and more.

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  • June 2 @ 12:50 pm

Houston co. buys chemical facility out of bankruptcy

A Houston-based company acquired the entirety of another local chemical business’s asset base — including the site of a deadly fire in 2019 — less than a month after the latter filed for bankruptcy.

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  • June 1 @ 6:17 pm

Exclusive: Houston specialty refiner eyes quick project pace after Covid-19 delay

“It was very hard for a period of about 60 days to get anything done. Zoom can only carry you so far.”

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  • June 1 @ 2:45 pm

Houston software co. closes one of its largest acquisitions ever

The combination better positions the Houston company alongside other major mainframe players like IBM and Broadcom.

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  • June 1 @ 10:57 am

Houston-based chemical co. buys KMCO Crosby facility

The new owner will invest $25 million to upgrade process safety and control systems.

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  • June 1 @ 8:43 am

Houston biotech firms resume trading after weeks-long suspensions

Regulators halted trading of the biotech firms’ stock as they questioned claims made about potential treatments for the novel coronavirus.

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  • May 28 @ 6:02 pm

CVS, robotics co. bring autonomous prescription deliveries to Houston

The partnership with CVS expands Nuro’s autonomous delivery into health-related products for the first time.

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  • May 28 @ 2:28 pm

Immigration law firm grows Houston footprint with new office

The firm is among the largest immigration law firms operating in Houston.

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  • May 28 @ 8:00 am

Houston theater co. considers how the show will go on post-pandemic

2020 was supposed to be big year for Stages Managing Director Mark Folkes, one of the biggest in his career. But after such high hopes, Folkes’ dreams for Stages fell faster than a closing-night curtain. All it took was a virus too small for the naked eye to see.

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  • May 27 @ 10:31 pm

Executive director of Houston innovation hub ‘The Ion’ resigns

The roughly 300,000-square-foot innovation hub project is being built in a former Midtown Sears building.

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  • May 27 @ 2:15 pm

Houston-based web developer aims to hire for new employee-screening business

A Houston-based developer launched a new business focused on safely returning to work.

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  • May 26 @ 5:14 pm

Houston’s Johnson Space Center to play critical role in #LaunchAmerica NASA, SpaceX flight

Johnson Space Center is in constant contact with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, where Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock.

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  • May 26 @ 7:53 am

Houston real estate firm acquires 16-building industrial park

The investment arm of a Houston-based real estate firm paid an undisclosed amount to purchase a 16-building industrial park to the southwest of Houston.

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  • May 21 @ 6:25 pm

Houston astronauts will make first space launch from U.S. soil since 2011

Two Houston astronauts will fly to the International Space Station next week in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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  • May 20 @ 5:51 pm

Railcar maker to lay off hundreds of Houston-area workers

The headcount reductions are expected to begin this summer.

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  • May 20 @ 5:15 pm

Houston tech co. nabs $10M Series B

The Houston tech firm develops artificial intelligence-powered software for contract and document analyzation.

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  • May 20 @ 2:21 pm

Nasdaq halts trading for two Houston biotech firms

Financial regulators have clamped down on companies issuing statements about testing and potential treatments for Covid-19.

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  • May 19 @ 12:44 pm

Houston developer buys land from Exelon to expand 4,000-acre development

The additional land will allow McCord to expand the western portion of Generation Park.

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  • May 18 @ 5:22 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area general contractors

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  • May 18 @ 2:07 pm

Houston-based steel co. buys California co., plans local expansion

“We are moving quickly to adapt to changing global dynamics so that steel products can be distributed and manufactured by one company.”

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  • May 18 @ 6:00 am

Mayor Turner pitches Houston for Tesla HQ — but it might be too late

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wants Elon Musk to bring not only Tesla but also SpaceX to Houston. But another Texas city appears to be the likely candidate, according to reports.

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  • May 15 @ 7:07 pm

BBVA to open more Texas branches, including in Houston area

These branches were planned before the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • May 15 @ 1:49 pm

Houston software co. aims to hire after closing $17M Series B

The Houston company provides software-as-a-service for managed IT service providers.

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  • May 15 @ 1:19 pm

Houston software co. raises $17M funding round

The Houston company develops automated software for managed IT service providers.

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  • May 14 @ 4:59 pm

Houston-based Hines outlines reopening protocols for its office buildings

The loosening of social distancing mandates in some parts of the United States, including Texas, has landlords and property owners facing an uncomfortable question: How do you allow people back into your buildings without exposing them to a potentially deadly disease?

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  • May 14 @ 2:28 pm

Major Houston tech co. hires first COO

The company’s new COO has more than three decades of experience scaling global operations for companies in artificial intelligence, business analytics and enterprise IT.

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  • May 14 @ 1:01 pm

Houston-based developer to build new apartment complex after recent sale

A Houston-based developer has acquired a 20-acre parcel for a multifamily development in The Groves master-planned community. The move comes shortly after the company sold other noteworthy Houston-area apartment complexes in recent months.

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  • May 14 @ 7:45 am

Projects in Houston’s port area, consolidation deals face Covid-19 delays, experts say

Companies along Houston’s coast are pausing their large investment projects until uncertainty evaporates and demand returns.

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  • May 13 @ 6:10 pm

Houston VC firm raises second venture fund

The fund deploys a majority of its capital into early-stage companies with ties to Princeton University.

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  • May 12 @ 2:02 pm

Houston-based real estate services co. cuts staffing, spending

“As discussed during our recent first-quarter 2020 earnings conference call, in these unprecedented times and given the uncertain impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our business, we continue to take targeted actions and manage our operations to best position our company over the long-term.”

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  • May 12 @ 8:29 am

Houston developer sells Springwoods Village’s first luxury apartment complex

Houston-based Martin Fein Interests opened the apartment community in 2014 but has since opened a second in the master-planned community and started building a third.

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  • May 11 @ 2:25 pm

Houston co. seeks tax incentives for new 420K SF corporate HQ

The publicly traded Houston company submitted plans to build a new office building on the Katy Freeway to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in April 2019.

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  • May 11 @ 1:01 pm

Tesla moving to Texas? Leaders voice their support for headquarters to come to Houston area

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters to Texas, several local officials put Houston on the bidding table.

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  • May 11 @ 11:49 am

Company with Houston ties sells former Lone Star Brewery site

The former owner planned a mixed-use redevelopment for the property until the group filed for bankruptcy in January.

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  • May 8 @ 2:42 pm

Houston companies’ VC fundraising hit hard by Covid-19 slowdowns

Venture activity nationwide has been impacted by Covid-19, according to one notable Houston VC.

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  • May 8 @ 6:00 am

Houston e-commerce startup hiring, expanding footprint after securing $15M

The Houston company runs an e-commerce platform for industrial manufacturing and energy supplies.

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  • May 7 @ 1:44 pm

How one Houston founder brought furloughed workers back before receiving PPP loan

Many companies that applied for the Paycheck Protection Program have yet to be approved for a forgivable loan.

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  • May 6 @ 5:15 pm

Houston biotech firms’ trading halted over coronavirus-related claims

The SEC is attempting to clamp down on claims surrounding testing and treatments for the coronavirus.

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  • May 6 @ 1:29 pm

Houston Housing Authority considering luxe EaDo apartment complex for affordable housing

The Houston Housing Authority is considering acquiring a high-end apartment complex in Houston’s East Downtown district as part of an effort to expand the city’s affordable housing options.

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  • May 5 @ 4:36 pm

2020 Largest Houston-area residential real estate brokerages by transactions

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. In case of ties, sales volume is the secondary ranking.

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  • May 1 @ 9:52 am

2020 Largest Houston-area residential real estate brokerages by sales volume

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. In case of ties, transaction sides is the secondary ranking.

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  • May 1 @ 9:49 am

2020 Largest Houston-area custom homebuilders

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically.

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  • May 1 @ 9:46 am

Why this Houston architecture firm is reopening its downtown office May 1

At least one Houston-area architecture firm is viewing Gov. Greg Abbott’s first steps to restart the Texas economy as an invitation to reopen the firm’s offices May 1.

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  • May 1 @ 7:35 am

Houston engineering firm to expand footprint 74% with move to Energy Corridor

The firm will move its 50 employees from the Westchase District to the Energy Corridor in the third quarter of 2020.

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  • April 29 @ 2:22 pm

Will Covid-19 change building design? Houston-area architects weigh in

The debate over whether the so-called bend in the infection curve is significant enough to relax social distancing orders is likely to continue for some time. But there remains a more fundamental question: What does a post-Covid-19 world look like?

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  • April 28 @ 6:00 am

2020 largest Houston area commercial property management firms

Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. Liberty Property Trust and NewQuest Properties did not respond to our inquiries. In case of ties companies are […]

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  • April 26 @ 8:11 am

Covid-19 strikes the latest blow to Houston’s battered office market

Since the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic swept through Houston, many tenants have struggled simply to keep their businesses afloat, let alone pay their rent on time. That has put property owners in the terrifying position of having to make loan payments at a time when little cash is coming in.

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  • April 23 @ 6:10 pm

Australian co. brings hundreds of millions in debt to Houston bankruptcy court

The global communications company has a business line tied to the energy sector, among others.

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  • April 23 @ 2:37 pm

Houston co. creates investment opportunity to help businesses survive Covid-19 crisis

The Houston-based firm manages a platform for crowdfunding investments into Main Street businesses nationwide.

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  • April 23 @ 1:44 pm

E-commerce boom, wild oil prices a mixed-bag for Houston’s industrial market

A recent surge in online shopping has led local industrial real estate brokers to anticipate an absorption boom once the virus recedes and social distancing mandates are lifted. The big question, however, is whether the anticipated uptick in demand tied to e-commerce will be enough to offset uncertainty created by record-low oil prices.

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  • April 22 @ 7:10 am

Houston Apartment Association donates $100K to renter assistance fund

HAA has called upon its members, including apartment owners and operators as well as suppliers, to contribute additional funds to the program.

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  • April 17 @ 1:55 pm

Pipe manufacturing co. temporarily closing a Houston-area plant amid low oil prices

Previously, the company planned a temporary significant reduction in operations at the plant, but now those operations will be suspended.

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  • April 14 @ 5:02 pm

Houston construction firms worry COVID-19 might delay supply deliveries

Houston construction companies have begun warning clients that some projects might be delayed as a result of late supply and material deliveries caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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  • April 13 @ 2:54 pm

Houston business coalition calls for stay-at-home orders to be lifted by May 1

A coalition of more than 180 local businesses is calling on public officials to lift mandatory stay-at-home orders by May 1, citing the severe economic toll they are taking on employees who are unable to earn a paycheck amid the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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  • April 13 @ 7:23 am
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Houston Businesses Emerge From Storm

The aftermath of a harsh winter cold has left many businesses scrambling to repair broken pipes and find food and bottled water.

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  • February 21 @ 8:01 am
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  • February 21 @ 8:01 am

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest tech company to leave Silicon Valley, and is moving to Houston

The coronavirus pandemic has given a number of tech companies, and prominent Silicon Valley figures, an excuse to exit California.

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  • December 1 @ 4:32 pm

Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

The carrier is pushing into two of the largest U.S. airports, signaling its plan to grab market share from United and American, bigger rivals hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • October 12 @ 5:05 pm
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  • October 12 @ 5:05 pm

Why Houston Apartment Evictions Are Mounting

Courts in Houston are overloaded with eviction filings after local moratorium expired in May—and the end of federal protections could lead to more.

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  • July 24 @ 9:39 am
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  • July 24 @ 9:39 am

China orders U.S. to close a consulate after U.S. demands it shutter Houston outpost

China’s Foreign Ministry announced Friday it is revoking the license for the U.S. consulate general in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

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  • July 24 @ 8:54 am

Apartment Evictions Are Mounting in Houston

Courts in Houston are overloaded with eviction filings after local moratorium expired in May—and the end of federal protections could lead to more.

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  • July 24 @ 4:30 am
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  • July 24 @ 4:30 am

Why This Section of Houston Is Seeing a Wave of Evictions

Courts in Houston are overloaded with eviction filings after local moratorium expired in May—and the end of federal protections could lead to more.

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  • July 24 @ 4:30 am
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  • July 24 @ 4:30 am

Chinese consulate in Houston was hotspot for spying, say U.S. officials

U.S. officials say the Houston consulate has long been used by China’s government to steal medical research and attempt to infiltrate the oil industry.

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  • July 22 @ 6:24 pm

State Department orders China to close consulate in Houston — China vows retaliation

The move is an escalation of political tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

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  • July 22 @ 7:28 am

State Department orders China to close consulate in Houston — Beijing vows retaliation

The move is an escalation of political tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

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  • July 22 @ 7:17 am

U.S. State Department orders China to close consulate in Houston as Beijing vows retaliation

The move comes as political tensions between the world’s two largest economies continue to escalate.

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  • July 22 @ 4:18 am

China says U.S. orders it to close its consulate in Houston

China said Wednesday that the U.S. has ordered it to close its consulate in Houston in what an official called an outrageous and unjustified move that will sabotage China-U.S. relations.

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  • July 22 @ 3:40 am

Apple to Close Houston-Area Stores

The tech giant is temporarily closing seven stores around the Texas city amid concerns about rising coronavirus infections. Apple closed nearly a dozen locations across four states for similar reasons last week.

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  • June 24 @ 3:07 pm
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  • June 24 @ 3:07 pm

Coronavirus live updates: Japan to allow entry to 250 travelers a day, Houston may have to implement restrictions a

The coronavirus has infected more than 7.5 million people around the world as of Friday, killing at least 421,032 people.

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  • June 11 @ 10:36 pm

Coronavirus live updates: Houston may have to implement restrictions again

The coronavirus has infected more than 7.4 million people around the world as of Thursday, killing at least 417,174 people.

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  • June 11 @ 5:43 pm
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