Yearly Archives: 2020

June Letter from Al Hartman

Dear Hartman Team Members, For over three decades, Hartman has focused on building the company to be one of the country's best REITs. We do this through friendly, reliable, and consistent white glove service at our properties. Our company's vision reiterates this, "We deliver exceptional investor returns through an empowered team that provides unparalleled service to te ...

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How COVID-19 Affects Working Conditions

Over the last few months, the working conditions worldwide have changed in ways that we could never have imagined. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, it was estimated that nearly 50% of the workforce could work from home successfully, yet less than 4% did so regularly. Times have changed, however, and we are now seeing a substantial jump in the number of ...

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May Letter from Al Hartman

May 29, 2020 Dear Hartman Team Members, I want to thank each and every one of our steadfast employees for their hard work throughout the past couple of months. We HAVE weathered the storm and come out stronger. Our company’s foundation is built on solid rock and it has shown during this year. The company is keeping pace and staying very close to the budget throu ...

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UPDATES: How Hartman is responding to COVID-19

The Hartman Team remains dedicated to doing everything possible to support your business as we get back to work in Texas. We have put the following measures in place in our buildings to maintain healthy and safe environments for our tenants and guests in the buildings to fee secure in their offices. - Cleaning staff's multiple daily cleanings of surfaces, doorknobs, ...

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April Letter from Al Hartman

April 30, 2020 Dear Hartman Team Members, I hope you all celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter! Easter is a time to rejoice. We can also rejoice now that our churches and the economy is now opening back up. The new Leasing activity for all markets increased occupancy by 54,237 square feet. Great job to our leasing department for finishing the fir ...

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Steps to Keep You Safe As You Return To Work

Welcome Back Tenants! We truly appreciate our close partnerships and for you allowing us to be your first line of defense. The Hartman Team remains dedicated to doing everything possible to support you, your business and your employees as we get back to work. We recommend you start preparing your “return to workplace” plan. As communities prepare to lift “shelt ...

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Welcome Back To the Office

We truly appreciate our close partnerships and for you allowing us to be your first line of defense. The Hartman Team remains dedicated to doing everything possible to support you, your business and your employees as we get back to work. We recommend you start preparing your “return to workplace” plan. As communities prepare to lift “shelter in place” rules acro ...

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Hartman Focuses On Tenant Success during COVID-19

From hurricanes to tornadoes, the staff of Houston-based Hartman Income REIT (HI-REIT) has learned to weather just about any storm. But the one that hit in early 2020 was unlike anything the company had seen in its 35 years. As covid-19 spread from one part of the world to another, Hartman leadership kept an eye on the headlines. “We knew stay-at-home orders could tak ...

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Hartman is Welcoming Tenants Back!

We truly appreciate our close partnerships and for you allowing us to be your first line of defense. The Hartman Team remains dedicated to doing everything possible to support you, your business and your employees as we get back to work. We remain committed to your health and safety and have put the following measures in place in our buildings: -We will have social d ...

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Govenor Abbott’s Plan to Reopen Texas

In a news conference earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he is working on plans to open the Texas economy now that the spread of COVID-19 is slowing down throughout the state. He will be issuing an executive order in a press conference this coming Monday that will outline the reopening of the Texas economy. The stay-at-home order is set to expir ...

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Houston Coronavirus Business Group

Jon Silberman, a Houston real estate executive from NAI Partners has created the Houston Coronavirus Business Group to advocate the reopening of businesses starting May 1st. The goal of the group is to get the economy going again, while still keeping certain precautions in place. We have included the link to the petition below if you wish to sign it. We have also includ ...

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Highlight of COVID-19 Update

We are sharing some good news with you in regards to our economy opening back up again. In a call with governors yesterday, President Trump proposed a phased reopening of the U.S. and is leaving it up to governors to decide how and when to let businesses reopen. We are sharing some highlights from that call with you as well as some highlights from Governor Abbott's pres ...

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How to Modernize Your Workspace

Working in a boring environment can make you feel unproductive. If you want to make your workplace feel welcoming to you and other employees, the best way to do it is to modernize it. Modernizing your workplace means adding some touchups and new adjustments that will make your office more presentable. If you have recently opened a new office and you are looking for ways ...

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4 Steps to Improve Your Workplace

Your workplace is a very important part of your business, so it is important to take care of it and make sure it runs smoothly. Sometimes your workplace can get out of hand. For instance, you may find a difference in the working tone of your employees or feel like there is a lot of disturbance. If you’re dealing with some of these issues, there is no need to worry. We’ ...

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March Letter from Al Hartman

March 27, 2020 Dear Hartman Team Members, As we navigate through these uncharted waters of the COVID-19 virus and uncertain times, it is important to remember the one thing that never changes; the word of God.  He declares to us in the book of Psalms; no harm will overtake us. I have been praying continually against the spirit of fear and anxiety. I encourage each o ...

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Hartman’s Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our community, we wanted to take a moment to reach out and communicate how we are handling this outbreak. Each and every one of you is very important to us, and we want to reassure you of the steps we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For our tenants, we have implemented rigorous cleaning procedures to ensure y ...

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COVID-19: Business Resources

We have provided some resources that may help your business continue until the national emergency has been lifted and normal operations resume. Business Resources Business Insurance Please review your policy to determine if COVID-19 pandemic can be covered. Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) TDEM has an Economic Injury Worksheet for your busines ...

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A Message from Our COO Regarding COVID-19

As the world continues to feel the increased impact of the Coronavirus, I wanted to take a moment to remind you that the safety and health of our team members and tenants, has always been a priority.  We always strive to take great care of our team members and tenants to provide white-glove service.  We are monitoring the situation each day to ensure that we are respondi ...

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The Difference Between Class A and Class B Buildings

If you are in the market for commercial office space, you will notice that each property carries one of three classifications — Class A, Class B or Class C. These classifications are given by BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association International), and they denote the status of the building. When classifications are given, all aspects of the building are taken i ...

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5 Steps to Start Your Office Search

You’re running out of space. Your business is growing by leaps and bounds, but the office space you occupy hasn’t changed since move-in. But the task of searching for a new home for your business seems daunting. At Hartman, we understand. Since 1983, we’ve helped hundreds of growing businesses, of all types find the best fit for their new location. Before you conv ...

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February Letter from Al Hartman

February 28, 2020 Dear Hartman Team Members, January’s new leasing activity for all markets totaled 29,931 SF and renewal activity totaled 35,629 SF. Congratulations team on beating the budget in January. What a blessing to start the year with great momentum. The Leasing Department had an excellent month; beginning the year strong and setting a great pace for 20 ...

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5 Easy Steps to Move Offices

Moving to a new office requires thought and planning. There are many reasons why you might consider moving your business to another area or even another building across town. Moving can be stressful, so we’ve got you covered with these 5 easy steps on how to move offices. 1. Select and Plan First, you must select a proper location for your new office. “When choosin ...

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January Letter From Al Hartman

January 31, 2020 Dear Hartman Team Members, Happy New Year! I hope that everyone is rejuvenated from the holidays and spent quality time with your family and friends. I want to start by thanking each of you for your hard work and dedication over the past year and give accolades to a successful budget season! 2019’s new leasing activity increased our occupancy to ...

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Workplace Trends for 2020

It’s no secret that technology and office trends have revolutionized almost every workplace in the last several years. In addition, technology and creative organizations are quickly changing what defines the modern workplace. Experts have predicted the demise of cubicles and cable-ridden desks for a long time, as minimalist tech gadgets and greenery are gradually taki ...

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