HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xceligent, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), and Commercial Gateway (CommGate) are providing information on temporary commercial space to assist businesses displaced by the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The organizations worked together to compile and publish an application that helps commercial tenants quickly find short-term lease options available in the area. This temporary space finder is available at www.CommGate.com .
"Houston will not recover from Harvey's flood until Houstonians are back to work, and getting displaced businesses in new locations is an essential step in the recovery of our communities," said HAR Chair Cindy Hamann.
With damage estimates in the tens of billions and affected commercial properties in the thousands, the three companies wanted to make sure they quickly and accurately identified existing spaces where a landlord is willing to execute a short-term lease for companies in need. CommGate and Xceligent staff contacted owners, property managers and brokers in the market to identify as many of these spaces as possible.
"So much of the Gulf Coast's recovery will depend on the commercial real estate industry responding quickly to meet businesses' short-term needs and requirements," said Mario Arriaga, Commercial Gateway Advisory Board Chairman. "In addition to displaced businesses, we also need to accommodate insurance adjusters, claims processors, relief agencies, out-of-town contractors and building materials providers."
Xceligent researchers and CommGate staff continue to contact brokers and owners in the area to identify commercial space available for temporary occupancy. Xceligent's staff will assist displaced businesses by conducting searches for potential spaces and putting them in touch with brokers offering short-term leases. Xceligent staff will also direct inquiries from displaced businesses to the CommGate.com website.
"We're proud to work with HAR, CommGate, and the local commercial real estate community to help companies find space and continue operating during this transitional time," said Xceligent CEO Doug Curry.
Xceligent is commercial real estate's partner for commercial real estate information, technology, and market analytics, enabling industry professionals to optimize their business operations by tapping into a trusted collection of listing intelligence, marketing tools, sales comps and research. Xceligent recently launched an aggressive national expansion that will provide researched information in the largest United States markets. For more information, please visit www.xceligent.com.
About Houston Association of REALTORS®
Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 36,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States. For more information, please visit www.HAR.com.
About Commercial Gateway
Founded in 2001, Commercial Gateway, the commercial division of the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), is a commercial information exchange of commercial real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of property sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. For more information, please visit www.CommGate.com.
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