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Forecasting 2017: A preview of what is to come for Office and Industrial markets

BY BRANDI SMITH

“It’s certainly better than it was.”

That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but Rand Stephens, Managing Director and Principal of Avison Young’s Houston office, is hedging his bets after a rough 2016.

“Just starting out in January 2016, oil went down to $28 a barrel. There were a lot of gloomy faces in Houston,” he says. “Houston is an incredibly optimistic place, but there is definitely an air of pessimism.”

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Going for Silver: RECA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

BY SUE DURIO

To say that Austin, Texas, circa 1991 looked much different than it does today is an obvious understatement to those who have been around Central Texas for a while. Dell Computer was but a fledgling company, only three years old. The Austin Convention Center was still a gleam in the eye of city leaders. Austin population had barely passed the 500,000 mark. And the still-young South by Southwest festival’s attendance was in the hundreds, not the hundreds of thousands.

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DFW Market “As Good As It Gets” for Institutional Investment

BY DIANE VELASCO

The DFW market is “as good as it gets” for institutional investment opportunities, according to panels of commercial real estate experts who convened at the RealShare Conference in the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park on Nov. 16 to share insights, trends and predictions on market sectors.

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