The teams playing in next month's Super Bowl will be set in stone this weekend and the final rush for last-minute lodging will be in full swing.
That also means more house and apartment rentals will hit websites like Airbnb, VRBO and Austin-based HomeAway, which says demand for Houston-area vacation rentals has shot up by more than 1,300 percent.
Houston based Cogan & Partners, a small energy law firm, has merged with New Orleans-based Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann.
Residential real estate investment company Ilan Investments recently closed on the development that includes the 293-unit Domain at Kirby apartments, retail and commercial space along Kirby Drive at Old Spanish Trail.
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The Houston area finished up 2016 with positive job growth, as it continues to accelerate out of an oil recession that was only barely made up for by gains in service sector industries like healthcare and retail.
West Ave has about 175,000 square feet of dining and retail space, and 88 percent of it has been leased, according to CBRE.
As part of a citywide spruce up before Super Bowl LI, Skanska has unveiled the "Tree of Life" mural wrapping around its Capitol Tower development in downtown Houston. The project at the corner of Rusk and Travis is one of four public art pieces initiated by Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards in cooperation with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee.
Venterra Realty, a multifamily investment company with offices in Houston and Toronto, has purchased the French Place Apartments in San Antonio. HFF's Houston office arranged financing through Freddie Mac's (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) CME program and will service the loan.
Houston, along with Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New York each received more than 1 billion robocalls during the year, data from YouMail, Inc., estimates.
State Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Houston, has introduced legislation that would let Texas school districts reclaim the property taxes lost to poor districts under the so-called "Robin Hood" school finance system.
SafeWay Driving opened five new locations in Texas in 2016. In 2017, the company plans to build its presence in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio and will begin looking at expanding outside of Texas.
Vantiv, a Cincinnati-based credit card processing company, has leased 41,000 square feet in Reserve at Greens Crossing across from Greenspoint Mall. Michelle Wogan and Monte Calvert of Transwestern represented the owner, a joint venture between Miami-based Banyan Street Capital and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management.
Post Oak Energy Capital has acquired an office building at 34 South Wynden Drive north of the Galleria. Griff Bandy and Kelly Torian with NAI Partners represented the buyer. Alex Taghi of NAI Partners and Trey Strake of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, Alvand Properties.
New-vehicle sales in the Houston area again showed a hint of improvement December, though the total marked the tenth consecutive month in which sales fell below prior-year totals.
Rose Gold Cocktail Lounge, a concept from The Eighty Six'd Restaurant Group, will fill the former home of Tarakaan restaurant in Midtown.
Scott Sallman will serve as vice president of consulting services and analytics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is gearing up for the Super Bowl by hiring 11,000 people in the U.S. to cook up its pies, deliver them to hungry customers or manage its restaurants.
A Houston developer will build a new luxury apartment complex along West Lake Houston Parkway.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most American workers enjoy job security.
Data firm SmartAsset attempted to find where residents are best handling their credit card debt. The company created an interactive map of the nation's more than 2,100 counties and calculated the ratio of credit card debt to per capita income for each county.
MountainKing, a Houston-based producer and distributor of potatoes nationwide, has brought its new King Rustics variety of russet potato back to Walmart stores.
Reed Smith announced the promotion of Susan Ormand Berry, a member of the firm's financial industry group, to partner.
Reimer, McGuinness & Associates, a Houston certified public accounting firm founded by Randy Reimer and Tom McGuinness, has admitted Deborah (Deb) Keener and Max R.
Houston-based Keane Group, Inc.'s shares began trading Friday morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FRAC."
Houston has been mentioned in interviews and show episodes as Tim Norman, the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery, talked about opening a restaurant here and scouting properties. A few details of the location were revealed in news reports in December.
Insurance companies on Thursday released claim information for automobiles damaged by Wednesday's flooding.
Pollo Campero, founded in 1971 and based in Dallas, will have eight Houston-area restaurants by the time the trio of new locations opens.
Horizon Homes has joined the lineup of builders in Valley Ranch in northeast Houston. The Signorelli Co. is developing the 1,400-acre community near U.S. 59 and the Grand Parkway north of Kingwood.
(AP) — A federal appeals court affirmed the criminal conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Thursday in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged. Housing starts jumped 11.3 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million, the Commerce Department said Thursday .