The J. Beard Real Estate team attended the Economic Outlook Conference at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center February 8, 2019. For more than 30 years, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Economic Outlook Conference to provide valuable insight into the projected growth of the economy in Montgomery County and Texas. The J. Beard Real Estate team was there among nationally-recognized speakers, businesses, community leaders and corporate sponsors. The theme for the 2019 event was “On the Path to Sustainable Growth.” Neal King summarizes his key takeaways of the event below: Gordy Bunch, Chairman on the The Woodlands Township Board of Directors, spoke on the current strong financial status of The Woodlands. The continuation of the Incorporation Planning Study. as well as several recent community amenities (including Swan Boats on the Waterway and Texas Tree Ventures adventure course at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park) and potential for a cultural and performing arts center. Other area updates were provided by Brandon Creighton, Texas State Senator and U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady. Laura Lea Palmer, Vice President of Business Retention and Expansion for The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership. Gave an overview of The Woodland’s area’s job growth, […]
The expanded Red River States Conference & Deal Making The regional event took place in Ft. Worth, Texas and united key industry professionals from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma all under one roof. Sundance Square home to 21 shops and 34 restaurants, was the ideal setting for the first Red River States Conference & Deal Making. It showcases some of the most innovative concepts in retail real estate, merges new and historical architecture, offsets 50% of its annual energy needs and hosts over 10 million annual visitors. With a venue and timing change, attendance appeared to be down this year at ICSC Red River 2019, however the passion of deal making was up! Meetings were booked solid for the J. Beard Real Estate Company and the tone was to get deals done. Overall, the take-a-way was a more productive ICSC than year’s past, where quality over quantity was the theme. Regional Deal Makings are a one-stop for education, networking and deal making. This two-to-three day regional event provides opportunities to gain information about the most current industry issues, and meet and make deals with colleagues doing business in the same region. The J. Beard Real Estate Company looks forward to next […]
Featuring Sean Durkin The J.Beard Real Estate Company The Woodlands and Conroe are some of, if not, the most prime markets in Texas for development and opportunity. Conroe was ranked the fastest growing city in the United States, and The Woodlands is showing little signing of slowing down. All of the fundamentals of growth are present in the Montgomery County area: corporate and commercial influx, tourism, job and housing opportunities, and high demand. Conroe continues to attract international office and businesses like FedEx. The Woodlands, with its robust office and medical facilities is top of mind for national players. The expansion of Highway 99 is just one stepping stone that has created a better connection between the city core and Montgomery County – could we expect more to accommodate the area’s relentless growth? Click to see what our very own Sean Durkin had to say! [wonderplugin_video videotype=”mp4″ mp4=”http://www.jbeardcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/J.-Beard-Real-Estates-Sean-Durkin-speaks-on-The-Future-of-Conroe-The-Woodlands-at-2018-Bisnow-Event.mp4″ lightbox=1 lightboxsize=1 lightboxwidth=960 lightboxheight=480 autoclose=1 showimage=”http://www.jbeardcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JBCRE-Sean-Durkin-Bisnow-Event.png” videowidth=600 videoheight=400 keepaspectratio=1 autoplay=1 videocss=”position:relative;display:block;background-color:#000;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%;margin:0 auto;” playbutton=”http://www.jbeardcompany.com/wp-content/plugins/wonderplugin-video-embed/engine/playvideo-64-64-2.png”] At The J. Beard Real Estate Company, we provide comprehensive commercial real estate services. Whether you need to sell your property, manage your commercial real estate, sell or acquire a land site, or just need advice, […]
The J. Beard Real Estate Company was honored to be a Bronze Sponsor for the Habitat For Heroes Soiree benefiting Habitat for Humanity, Montgomery County to fund housing for our local veterans on Thursday, November 8th. The event was held at the magnificent Havenwood Office Park, the new class “A” development on Interstate 45 in The Woodlands. Powerhouse Chita Craft of Houston’s KHOU 11 spoke as the “Mistress of Ceremonies” at the soiree and radio personality Scott Sparks livened up the night as the auctioneer. The veterans were honored throughout the evening for their dedication and love for this country and are truly deserve more than one day a year of recognition. We would like to thank Momentum Title for hosting the event at the Havenwood Office Park which is leased and managed by the J. Beard Real Estate team. Back to www.jbeardcompany.com
The J. Beard Real Estate Company sponsored the Harris County Medical Society’s Fall Business Expo at the NRG Center on October 13, 2018. Lisa Hughes from our office was on hand at the Sponsor’s Booth to answer questions for the 200+ Physicians in attendance about our company’s services and spaces for lease in our Medical Office Buildings. The Medical Expo was an excellent opportunity to network with some of Houston’s top physicians, we look forward to attending their next Expo. Back to www.jbeardcompany.com
With the second quarter of 2018 in the books. We can look back and see that commercial land sales are trending to be the highest in the market-area since 2014 both in terms of total acres sold and number of transactions. Home builders and private developers continue to comprise the majority of buyers for large land tracts as development continues to move further north along the I-45 corridor. Average time on the market has remained steady at 8-10 months for undeveloped land tracts. Sales-cycles are even shorter for pad-sites and construction ready properties. Average sales price per acre was down in Q2 from approximately $150,000/ acre to $65,000/ acre. This was likely due to an increase in large undeveloped properties closing. Land prices and development activities are corresponding and contingent upon the availability of utilities (water & sewer), the City of Conroe has helped further attract developers to the remaining raw land in the area by permitting the establishment of in-City MUD Districts. The City of Conroe is also raising water and sewer rates to fund plans for key infrastructure projects to accommodate anticipated growth. With the Lake Conroe area population expected to grow from 180,000 residents in 2018 to 485,300 […]
The J. Beard Real Estate was honored to sponsor the Yes to Youth Gala. The Gala was held on Saturday, September 22nd 2018 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriot. This event and cause is near and dear to our hearts, as YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services is doing the good work for so many families in our area. Dannette Suding, the CEO of MCYS, shared some real stories of the day-to-day hardships these youths have experienced before they came to the shelter. We were so glad to hear these stories, as all too often we don’t recognize the tremendous strength to facilitate an organization like MCYS and the village it takes to help these children and their families. Laura Everson courageously shared her story as well, and instilled a sense of transparency we wish we saw more of in our daily connections with each other. Laura Everson and Katrina Savage were the chairs of the Gala this year and have been working with Yes to Youth to raise awareness on teen depression and suicide, reiterating how important it is to remember that we never know what someone is going through. Back to www.jbeardcompany.com
The J. Beard Real Estate Company is a proud sponsor of the YES to YOUTH Gala on September 22, 2018 benefiting Montgomery County Youth Services, a non-profit organization, that provides crisis counseling, shelter programs and prevention services to strengthen families, keep youth in school and prepare them to be productive citizens. Pictured are: Dannette Suding, Julie Colwell, Jeff Beard, Lindsey McKean and Laura Starzyk
The Young Professionals Network hosted a fun after-work social at Whole Foods Market in July. More than 50 young professionals had the opportunity to enjoy a happy hour while mixing, mingling and networking. The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Network brings together the next generation of leaders in South Montgomery County. By hosting monthly events that range from morning coffee to lunch seminars and evening socials, the network can provide various opportunities to get connected with like-minded leaders in The Woodlands area. Julie Colwell from our Marketing Department is pictured on the left. To learn more about The J. Beard Real Estate Company, visit www.jbeardcompany.com.
The J. Beard Company’s Research team recently attended a presentation by Patrick Jankowski, SVP of Research for the Greater Houston Partnership. The bulk of the presentation reflected on Hurricane Harvey’s impact of the Houston, which devastated our community a year ago this week. Key drivers of the Houston economy were the focal point of the presentation, including such metrics as employment, gas prices, home sales, car sales, building permits, multi-family occupancy rates hotel occupancy rates. Slide after slide Mr. Jankowski walked us through trends leading up to Harvey, the immediate effect of Harvey, and finally the rebound after Harvey. There was one clear take-way from the presentation: Houston rebounded relatively quickly from an economic standpoint. Each of those economic drivers had dramatic dips in production for approximately three months before starting another upward climb. Some drivers climbed to pre-Harvey numbers faster than others, but they all prove how resilient Houston’s economy is to be knocked down for such a small time period.