WeWork – Will it Work in a Downturn?

We’re updating this blog in light of a story that is currently in the news. WeWork is considering the anticipated valuation of its IPO…that it could be too high. Skepticism is rising over the business model. One of the concerns is what we pointed out here...

Don’t Let Your Lease Kill the Sale of Your Business

As an asset manager, in the late 90s, working for a large owner of office buildings, I got a phone call from a guy who said he was buying one of the companies in a Dallas building we owned. He said his company planned to close on the sale the next day and he wanted...

Feeling Cramped in the Office?

Have you ever noticed how food manufacturers sometimes shrink the size of your favorite candy bar or bag of chips? The price stays the same, of course, but you just don’t get as much. Well, offices have been getting smaller for a long time at the same time that...

Another One Bites the Dust

The Houston Chronicle reported on Friday that yet another tenant-rep-only firm has sold to a full-service firm. Jackson & Cooksey has been a commercial real estate firm solely focused on representing users (tenants & buyers) of commercial real estate since...

Wal-Mart – IT??

Do you think of IT when you hear Wal-Mart? Most people don’t, but Wal-Mart has an emerging technologies office which makes sense when you consider that Amazon and other online retailers are likely taking a chunk out of its sales. Wal-Mart already has 2,000...