Last year, Houston's office investment market saw $4 billion in assets trade hands in 2017, compared to $400 million in 2016 and $2 billion in 2015. HFF's Jimmy Hinton, managing director of the firm and head of its research efforts, said there are plenty of out-of-town buyers looking to invest in Houston as it comes out of the tailwinds of the oil and gas slump. "People from the outside (Houston) seem to view the market more clearly than we do, being so close to it," Hinton said.
It would've been tough for Houston's industrial market to end 2017 on a higher note. The sector closed out 2017 with a 4.7 percent direct vacancy rate, which is a significant drop from the nation's 10-year average of 8.3 percent, per Transwestern and Cushman & Wakefield research. Much of the growth Houston's industrial sector in 2017 came in the form of warehouse and distribution center leases, fueled both by Hurricane Harvey-related demand and activity from e-commerce companies.
The new owner of a shuttered Macy's in west Houston has big plans to redevelop the store - as well as the entire shopping mall area - into a bustling commercial development. Earlier this week, the retail arm of Houston-based Mehta Investments bought the 243,337-square-foot Macy's at West Oaks Mall from Macy's Retail Holdings Inc. for an undisclosed price.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".