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June construction spending down overall, office construction up

This week, the Department of Commerce reported that overall construction spending dropped by 1.3 percent in June. This represented the second marked drop in the last three months. Moreover, spending on government construction projects fell by its largest percentage since 2002.

Texas a top state for foreign investors in commercial real estate

According to a recent survey, roughly half of the members of the National Association of Realtors reported an increase in commercial real estate transactions involving investors from outside the U.S. in 2016. And Texas is one of the top three markets for foreign investors.

Zoning laws land golf complex in the rough

Before you can open a business in a particular location, you must first ensure that the area is zoned appropriately. However, even if the city approves your plans and says you can move forward with your plans, objections can arise and threaten the future of your business.

Consider these factors when searching for, and negotiating leases on, commercial space

Your office space is much more than just the address you put on your letterhead. The space dictates what your business is and what it can become. It also sends an important message to your current and prospective clients.

Negotiating a commercial lease? The clock is ticking

Negotiating any type of contract or agreement as a business owner can be a complicated task. Often, contracts involve significant paperwork and legalese that seem tedious, but it is crucial that parties to a contract examine these documents thoroughly. Remember, too, that in addition to these contracts being dense and complex, you can also be working against a ticking clock.

How important is due diligence when buying real estate?

If you are interested in purchasing commercial property in Houston, having the right information at your disposal is crucial. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to properly vet a piece of property before buying, which will help you determine whether the purchase will make for a sound investment.

Tips on buying commercial property

Investing in commercial property can be a great way for Houston entrepreneurs to expand their reach. However, it’s important to be vigilant when pursuing a potential purchase to prevent any issues from occurring down the line, including a loss of capital if the property ends up being unfit. Our legal team at The Jackson Law Firm believes in supporting local business owners by providing quality legal advice. Our knowledge of the legalities of commercial real estate can assist buyers in making an informed decision.

What should I know before signing a commercial lease?

If you are considering signing a commercial lease in Houston, you know that making the right decision is imperative. To this end, you must take some time to consider certain key points before fully committing yourself to a commercial property, or you could run the risk of making a very costly mistake.  

What should I know about commercial real estate appraisals?

As a Houston entrepreneur, you know how important a commercial real estate appraisal can be for valuing property. However, the process is often highly complex, and as a result you may be left with more questions than answers. That’s why having the proper information is so crucial; being informed will allow you to make the right decision regarding the sale or purchase of commercial property and offer the best chance for success.

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