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Key commercial real estate focus: zoning, land use considerations

Commercial real estate projects of significant size in Houston and across Texas often feature multi-layered complexity. That reality equally affects principal participants ranging from investors, lenders and developers to project owners, lessees/tenants and myriad additional parties.

Considering entering the commercial real estate market?

There are many advantages to investing in the commercial real estate market. The industry can provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to go out on their own, to move away from the traditional grind of a traditional office job and start their own venture. Those who are interested in this market may find their days filled with studying markets, reviewing purchase or leasing contracts, and negotiating deals.

Commercial real estate is about to evolve -- are you ready?

Nintey percent of searches for commercial real estate begin online. Gone are the days when people first hopped in a car and drove around to check out potential buildings. Those who are looking to make residential real estate investments can find lots of tools to guide them through the marketplace online. But, the online evolution for commercial property is not yet complete.

Office space predicted to have largest annual growth since 2008

Although the Houston market is still recovering from several years of oversupply, nationwide one specific area within the commercial real estate market industry is generally booming: office space. Office space has reported regular growth over the last four years -- and 2019 may be the best in recent years.

Cities in Texas aim for zero waste, put pressure on businesses

Cities in Texas are attempting to reduce their waste production output. Austin, for example, passed a law last year that made it difficult for restaurants and other food based businesses to dispose of food waste. Lawmakers used the law as a step towards the city's zero waste goal by 2040.

What do commercial real estate investing and IPAs have in common?

When you hear the acronym IPA you likely think of a nice, cold, hoppy India Pale Ale. But, as noted in a recent publication in Kiplinger, this acronym can also serve as a useful tool to guide those who are interested in investing within the commercial real estate market.

Four financing options for commercial real estate transactions

Commercial properties are available and the market is strong. A recent report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds commercial investment sales were growing throughout 2018. The report also notes that those who enter this market rarely have problems filling their leases. This fact, along with the reality that the commercial real estate market is generally big enough to withstand fluctuations the residential market cannot, may combine to signal a green light for many to move into the commercial real estate market.

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