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Dec 11, 2014, 07:00 ET
Rising consumer confidence expected to continue driving economy, retail and industrial real estate

Rising Consumer Confidence Expected To Continue Driving Economy, Retail And Industrial Real Estate

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan overall consumer sentiment index peaked in October at 86.4, the highest level since July 2007. Delta...

Dec 03, 2014, 15:27 ET

Greater Boston Laboratory Real Estate Market Posts Healthy 9.5 Percent Vacancy Rate

 Greater Boston's biotechnology companies took 516,000 square feet of laboratory space off the market during the two quarters ending...

Nov 14, 2014, 15:30 ET

Transwestern And Delta Associates Host 14th Annual Economic TrendLines® Event In Houston

Transwestern today announces the 14th annual Houston TrendLines® event was held Nov. 13 at the River Oaks Country Club in partnership with its...

Nov 13, 2014, 08:00 ET

National Economy Accelerating amidst fears of Global Downturn led by Faltering European Union

 The U.S. economy is holding steady despite market-wide fears of a global slowdown, according to the November edition of "the BRIEFING," a...

Oct 06, 2014, 07:00 ET

Baxter Establishes New R&D Facility In Cambridge, Mass. In Lease Brokered By Transwestern | RBJ

 Transwestern | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease totaling 206,084 square feet for Baxter International Inc., a global...

Sep 24, 2014, 19:15 ET

Commercial Real Estate Sales On Pace To Nearly Match Last Year Amid Rebounding Employment

During the first half of 2014, the four major types of commercial property – office, industrial, multifamily and retail – have recorded...

Sep 22, 2014, 12:59 ET
"The BRIEFING" is a monthly report by Transwestern covering the national economy, capital markets and commercial real estate. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

Office Sales Up 25 Percent Year-Over-Year Amid Signs Of Increasing Economic Activity And Job Growth

The U.S. economy is demonstrating signs of increasing economic activity, while both Europe and Asia are showing signs of reaching stall speed,...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:41 ET

Transwestern Donates More Than $22,000 To ALS Association In Honor Of Former Company Executive

Transwestern today announces it has raised more than $22,000 in less than a three-week period for the ALS Association through an internal Ice...

Aug 06, 2014, 07:00 ET
Transwestern's Roger Vasquez discusses initiatives at Pennzoil Place that cut energy cost by $2.2 million (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

40-Year-Old Building Cuts Energy Cost By $2.2 Million

 Houston's iconic Pennzoil Place, originally constructed in 1975, has implemented a number of strategies to cut energy costs by $2.2 million...

Aug 06, 2014, 07:00 ET
Transwestern's Mike McLain, chief accounting officer, outlines the proposed changes to lease accounting standards and advises businesses on steps to take now to prepare. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

3 Proposed Changes To Lease Accounting Standards And How Businesses Should Prepare Now

 While lease accounting standards have been under review for a number of years, it is imperative that businesses start preparing now for the...

Aug 04, 2014, 13:06 ET
Commercial real estate sales are up 13.5 percent as yield-starved investors continue chasing returns, according to the August edition of "the BRIEFING" report, compiled by Transwestern. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

Commercial Real Estate Sales Up 13.5 Percent As Yield-Starved Investors Continue Chasing Returns

The U.S. economy continues to trudge ahead, while yield-starved investors still flock to commercial real estate, according to the August edition of...

Jul 31, 2014, 12:28 ET
Eric Johnson has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Managing Director of Transwestern's National Healthcare platform (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

Transwestern Names Eric Johnson As Executive Managing Director Of National Healthcare Platform

 Transwestern's headquarters today announces Eric Johnson has been promoted to the newly created position of executive managing director of the...

Jul 30, 2014, 07:00 ET

Normandy Real Estate Taps Transwestern to Lease 352,000 SF Park Place Complex in Florham Park, NJ

Transwestern today announces it has been selected as the exclusive leasing agent for Park Place in Florham Park, New Jersey. The 30-acre, premier...

Jul 16, 2014, 10:51 ET

Transwestern Awarded Leasing And Management Of 2.2 Million SF Trophy Office Complex In Detroit

 Transwestern today announces it has been retained for the leasing and management of Southfield Town Center in Southfield, Michigan. The...

Jul 10, 2014, 11:15 ET

Greater Boston Office Market Records 5th Straight Quarter Of Positive Absorption

 Greater Boston's commercial real estate office market maintained its strong pace, closing a fifth straight quarter of positive absorption,...

Jul 09, 2014, 19:15 ET
Urban Land Institute Houston chapter appoints Transwestern Development Co. President Carleton Riser as Council Chair (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern Development Company)

Urban Land Institute Houston Chapter Appoints Transwestern Development Co. President Carleton Riser as Council Chair

Transwestern Development Co. today announces the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed President Carleton Riser as its Houston District Council...

Jul 08, 2014, 18:08 ET
Transwestern Development Co. breaks ground on Westway Plaza, a five-story office project in Houston. General Electric has pre-leased 150,000 square feet of the 312,000-square-foot building. Westway Plaza will be ready for occupancy in the second quarter of 2015. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern Development Company)

Transwestern Development Co. Breaks Ground on 312,000 SF Office Project in West Houston

 Transwestern Development Co. today announces construction has commenced on Westway Plaza, a five-story office project located at the northwest...

Jul 02, 2014, 11:50 ET

Transwestern Awarded Management Of Landmark Mixed-Use Development

 Transwestern today announces it has been awarded the property and facilities management for CityLine, a 186-acre, mixed-use project being...

Jul 01, 2014, 07:00 ET

Transwestern Brokers Nearly 700,000 Square Feet Of Industrial Leases In South Florida, Puerto Rico

 Transwestern's Miami office today announces it completed nearly 700,000 square feet of industrial lease transactions in the first half of 2014...

Jul 01, 2014, 07:00 ET
Tommy Van Zandt (front) with his wife, Robyn (far left), and the "Tommy's Nite Out - The Reunion" event co-chairs, (L-R) Kim Butler with Hall Financial, Randy Garrett and Jack Eimer, both with Transwestern. "Tommy's Nite Out - The Reunion" raised nearly $265,000 to benefit the Van Zandt Family Trust, which covers the extensive medical care required by Tommy Van Zandt, who suffered a tragedy in 2009 leaving him a quadriplegic. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

Dallas Real Estate Community Raises $265,000 For Injured Transwestern Professional

 Transwestern's Dallas office today announces nearly $265,000 has been donated to the Van Zandt Family Trust, benefiting former Transwestern...