For more than three decades, Dr. John Baen has poured his passion for real estate into his professorship at the University of North Texas in Denton. “I wake up excited about what I’m going to do all day. I have a “to do” list and there’s no way I can ever get it all done by the end of the day, so I’m never bored,” he explains energetically. “I’m never in a rut. I’ll teach two or three days a week, then I’m out looking for jobs for my students.” Click to read more at www.rednews.com .
Residents across Bryan-College Station looked to the skies around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday as the familiar blue and white airplane often known as Air Force One flew over the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum on the Texas A&M campus. The flight, which was carrying the casket — and family — of former President Bush from the Washington, D.C., state funeral to Houston, soared just 2,000 feet over the heads of a crowd of hundreds who gathered in the Reed Arena parking lot. Click to read more at www.theeagle.com .
Five Texas cities have landed on HSH’s list of the top ten metros that have recovered most since the Great Recession. Austin-Round Rock home prices are 72.55 percent above the last housing boom’s peak, the second-highest of all metros studied. Dallas-Plano-Irving (68.51 percent above peak) and Fort Worth-Arlington (59.85 percent) ranked fourth and fifth, respectively. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land followed closely behind at sixth with its home prices 57.05 percent above the prerecession peak. No. 8 San Antonio-New Braunfels had home prices 44.47 percent above peak. Click to read more at www.recenter.tamu.edu .
The workforce is always changing – changing in the ways we work, where we work, and who we work with. And with each new generation that enters the workforce, a new set of expectations comes along with them. As Gen Z begins to enter corporate America, we’ll see even more changes to how and where work gets done, which also has implications for commercial real estate. Click to read more at www.realmassive.com .
The Professional Golfers’ Association of America is relocating its headquarters from Palm Beach County, FL to Frisco, TX, where it will anchor a $520-million, 600-acre, mixed-use development. Furthermore, under an agreement with various Frisco agencies, two PGA Championships and two KPMB Women’s PGA Championships will take place in the North Texas city, as well as potentially the Ryder Cup tournament. Click to read more at www.connect.media .
Houston-area rents have continued to stabilize after the rate spike that followed Hurricane Harvey, according to data from Apartment List. After Harvey devastated the area’s housing stock and thousands were forced to find rentals, rates spiked over 3 percent and continued to rise until June. Click to read more at www.chron.com .