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Guide to Small Retail Spaces for Rent

Leasing the right retail space requires careful planning, studying, and consideration of your options. In this complete guide to small retail spaces for rent, w

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Al Hartman on The Opportunity in Energy Corridor and Texas

The latest edition of THE RALPH BIVINS PROJECT podcast features an interview with Al Hartman of the Hartman family of non-traded REITs. Hartman focuses on comme

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Triple Net Lease: A Complete Guide to NNN in Commercial Real Estate

Triple net lease, triple net, or NNN, is a type of commercial real estate lease where the tenant or lessee pays the full expenses of the property. This includes

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Establishing Tribal Leadership: How to Build a Level 5 Company

Last year, I read the book Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright. I was moved by the critical lessons about improving business pe

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Managed Office Space: A Complete Guide to Managed Office Spaces

Managed office space is a growing term in the world of commercial real estate. But what does it mean? There are several overlapping features between a manage

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How Smart Buildings are Transforming CRE

The available data from smart buildings eases demands on asset management because information is power.   This article was originally published on

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Digital transformation: The future of commercial real estate

The COVID-19 pandemic presented the commercial real estate industry with a challenge in 2020. A business built on a foundation of in-person relationships was qu

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Office Hoteling: A Guide to Hoteling Office Space

Office hoteling is a way of managing office space on an impermanent but regular basis. Workers can reserve a single desk, meeting room, or shared space for a se

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Preparing for the Future of Work: Al Hartman Interview

This interview was originally published on Authority Magazine by Phil La Duke. Hyper focus on the employee experience to keep employees long term. Compan

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Commercial Real Estate Marketing: The Technology Supporting CRE Success

Emerging technology has changed numerous industries, and commercial real estate (CRE) is a sector in active transition. Especially for tasks related to marketin

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Post-Pandemic Office Amenities Tenants Want

This article by Hartman Income REIT originally appeared on Crexi: https://www.crexi.com/insights/post-pandemic-office-amenities-tenants-want  The office

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The Difference Between Class A & B Buildings

When you’re looking for commercial office space, you have to make numerous decisions. You need to know where you’re looking, what your budget is, how much s

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Office Leasing: 2022 Trends and Predictions for Office Spaces

Office leasing trends have experienced a significant shift since the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due to office employees adapting to a work from home model in 20

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A Guide to Tenant Improvement Allowances: Tenant Improvements in Commercial Real Estate

Tenant improvement allowances are funds that landlords give to tenants to help them make improvements to the property. In commercial real estate, a tenant impro

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Creative Office Space: 20 Ideas to Spark Creativity at Work

Work is evolving. People have more options than ever for where, when, and how to work. Innovation and creativity can strike at any moment, but thoughtful busine

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Renting Office Space for Small Business: a Complete Step-by-Step Guide

The outlook is bright for small businesses in the United States: plans to increase employment, expand, increase inventories, and higher earnings are all project

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Commercial Real Estate Focus on Air Quality and Clean Air Technology

From healthcare to retail to offices, commercial real estate buildings house the heart of productive commerce, and the employees who work in them. Increasingly,

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Richardson Innovation Quarter: A Technology Boom in Dallas, Texas

Dallas is one of the top 10 most innovative cities in the world, and innovation is thriving throughout this metropolitan area. The Richardson Innovation Quarter

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How to Modernize Office Space: 20+ Tips to Modernize Your Workspace

Providing a modern office space has become a way to incentivize employees, encourage productivity, and ensure loyalty in the workplace. However, to modernize of

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Retail Innovation: Retail Technology Trends for Brick-and-Mortar Stores

The pandemic year of 2020 left many retailers struggling. Yet, early 2021 indications showed a positive outlook surrounding the recovery of the industry. As ear

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Importance of Retail Location for your Business: All You Need to Know to Find the Perfect Retail Space

The location of a business can spell success or demise. Some people have perceived the brick and mortar retail market share as in decline, but the retail sector

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Commercial Leasing: Usable Square Footage vs Rentable Square Footage

When you look to lease an office space, retail space, or any other type of commercial real estate, this question is priority number one: What is the usable v

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Negotiating a Commercial Lease in 2022 – How Long Does It Take?

Want to negotiate a commercial lease? Get ready for some careful planning. Often, success in negotiating a commercial lease is going to come down to aligning ex

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The Rise of Proptech in Commercial Real Estate

Innovative and disruptive technology is being developed specifically for the commercial real estate industry. Identified by PWC as an emerging trend, property

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10 Great Reasons to Start a Business in Houston

Houston is a veritable gold mine for U.S.-based startups. An economically and socially diverse city, Houston encourages innovation, art, and technology, making

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Get a Commercial Real Estate License in 2022 – a Complete Step-by Step Guide

Commercial real estate is a high-volume, high-value field that continues to be on the cusp of major growth in the United States. Commercial realtors are in incr

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Retail vs. Office Space – Which Commercial Property to Rent?

You want to know the difference between retail vs. office space and are ready to lease the correct property for your business. Can retail space be used for off

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Digital Transformation in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate (CRE) is changing. It was already changing before COVID-19 took the world by surprise, but the pandemic accelerated the pace. In particu

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Working From Home vs. Office: 16 Pros and Cons to Help you Decide

You're deciding between working from home vs. office and want to know exactly the pros and cons of each. What are the advantages of working in a professional o

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Your Employees’ Wellbeing is Suffering: Here’s How You Can Help

You're interested in improving employee wellbeing during the pandemic and are ready to create your company's wellness plan. How are other businesses and corp

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Texans lead Return to the Office, but It’s Complicated

Metropolitan areas in Texas lead the nation with the return to office trend. According to security company Kastle, which has been publishing a weekly “Back to

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Breathing Room: How Dedensification is Impacting Commercial Office Space

Densification is a watchword in the world of office buildings. The number of employees that can be accommodated in a given space is a metric used to calculate t

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Safely Return to the Office with Bi-Polar Ionization

Given the current reality, many companies are being forced to make tremendously difficult decisions about the future of their organizations. These decisions inc

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Commercial Real Estate Commission: A Complete Guide

You’re interested in commercial real estate and are ready to get down to the real important matter— the money.  What is the typical commercial real esta

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Paying it Forward – Encouraging an Education for Youth from Under-resourced Communities

There’s no doubt of the myriad of benefits afforded to children who can attend college and receive continued education. From increased job opportunities to im

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The Energy Corridor Houston Submarket – the Next Home for Your Office

Located between Beltway 8 and the Grand Parkway, the Energy Corridor is home to several major energy sector companies. The submarket boasts proximity to several

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The Best Office Locations in Dallas

Few Americans haven’t heard of the great city of Dallas. After all, it was put on the map back in 1978 when the prime-time soap opera of the same name first a

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The Best Office Locations in Houston

Houston has long been regarded as a great city to work and a great city to live. With the infrastructure to support the growing needs of international interests

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Keeping Texas Safe – Can-Am Wireless Tenant Spotlight

Companies like Can-Am Wireless, LLC, based in Irving, Texas, have put their heads together to develop technologies that can ensure that employees and patrons st

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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

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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

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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

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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 poss

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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 earl

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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 poss

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COVID-19 Reopening: Texas Economy To Be Fastest to Recover

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 re

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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

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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 a

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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 buildin

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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 or

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Al Hartman Interview: How Houston’s HI-REIT is Leading the Way with Service and Values

“Exceptional” and “inspired” are two easy ways to describe the company Houston’s Al Hartman has built over nearly four decades. So it’s no wonder th

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Top Building Security Mistakes that Can Leave Your Company Vulnerable

When it comes to checking out the security of prospective commercial locations, you may think a few security guards and a closed-circuit TV system means you’d

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Feng Shui Tips for Your Office or Retail Space

There are many things to consider when leasing a new office or retail space. Is it convenient to your customers and clients? Does the layout suit your needs? Is

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Essential Questions to Ask Before Renting an Office Space

All business owners want an office space that will help their company grow and thrive. At the same time, every business owner will have different and specific d

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The Importance of a Mission and Vision

              Author and speaker Simon Sinek has popularized the ‘why’ question. This refers to

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Simple Ways to Go Green When Leasing an Office Space

As the world and the world's consumers become more and more concerned about the environment, you may want to do your part as a business to be more earth conscio

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4 Features Every Leased Law Office Needs

The productive, secure law office doesn't need to be situated on the top floor of a skyscraper or behind the wrought iron gates of a guarded corporate compound.

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When Does Moving From a Home Office to a Separate Office Make Sense?

With around 20 percent of American adults working from home these days, the idea of a home office has transformed from a "nice to have" to a "must have" for man

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Tips for Renting or Leasing Your First Office Space

There are approximately 28 million small businesses across the United States. Whether you are just starting out or have run your business from your home for yea

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Is Your Team Ready for an Open Office? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

The open office is here to stay. Notable firms are transforming their traditional office suites into free-flowing environments with overlapping workspaces, mult

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5 Steps to Transform Your Brick and Mortar Retail Space

Smart strategists for brick and mortar retail operations are always thinking of ways to keep their stores relevant and attractive to customers. As online shoppi

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The Four Things Necessary To Create A Highly Productive Office Environment

Designing a fresh office floor plan that encourages productivity, teamwork, and job satisfaction is a daunting task. To be successful in your mission, you must

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What Percentage of Your Sales Can You Expect to Go for Rent?

If your business makes $1 million per year, that’s terrific. But if your annual rental costs for your prime commercial real estate is $999K, your profits are

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How to Investigate Your Prospective Commercial Landlord

When it comes to renting commercial space, landlords are always investigating prospective tenants to help ensure there will be no unpleasant surprises. And noth

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Commercial Real Estate: Getting the Right Lease Type

Getting a supreme deal on your next commercial real estate lease can largely depend on the type of lease you get. Commercial real estate leases come in thre

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How Open Office Environments Can Kill Productivity

The trend of open office environments is quickly killing off the traditional cubicle, but they could also kill employee productivity unless they’re set up

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How to Save Money with Your Office Space

Renting office space for your small business is a solid investment, but it doesn’t have to be one that breaks your budget every month. A few savvy strateg

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4 Easy Ways to Instantly Enhance Office Space

A good office starts with a prime location, efficient layout and ample space for your crew and other business needs. But the buck doesn’t stop there. Your

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Red Flags to Avoid When Renting Commercial Space

Just as an experienced agent, solid property management company and good location are recipes for commercial leasing success, a few others can be a recipe f

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How a Sunlit Office Improves Employee Health

Corner offices provide much more than a spectacular view. They can actually be good for your health. Two different studies examined the effects of natural

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Tips For a Great Grand Opening

Whether you have been dreaming about this day for weeks, months, or even years, opening your own business is very exciting. It can also be scary. Many busi

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Why Smaller Isn’t a Bad Thing When You’re Renting an Office Space

If you are interested in renting an office space, you might envision yourself choosing a big, impressive office. However, if you are looking to rent an off

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Why Lease From A Professional Management Company?

When looking to lease an office or retail space, it's important to not only consider the location and monthly rent, but also the management company's reputa

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Looking for an Office Space: How Much Do You Really Need?

Have you outgrown your home office? Maybe you never had a home office but you decided to rent an office space when you start your business. However, once yo

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What Office Building Amenities Should Lessees Look For?

When seeking new office space most businesses concentrate on square footage, location and annual cost. While these are undoubtedly important, some considera

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Design Your Office Space to Improve Engagement and Creativity

So you’ve found the perfect office space which will fit all your employees.  It’s in a location that everyone can get to easily—employees as well as cl

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Design an Office Space Promoting Creativity and Productivity

Once you have completed the process of locating the perfect office space, it is time to consider how you will design this space. You and your employees will be

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Green Technology – 4 of the Latest Advances in Office Buildings

Sustainable, environmentally friendly options have become exceedingly important in the world. Green technology has provided improvements in variou

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Office Amenities That You Cannot Do Without

The day has finally come, and you are moving. You have worked in your home office long enough, and you have finally found the perfect office space. You have don

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How to Use Color Psychology to Improve Office Space Productivity

Color has a profound effect on our mental and emotional states. It can even alter our perceptions. For example, painting a room interior with warm colors such a

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Considerations for Maximizing Office Space Productivity

Ensuring that your office space layout is conducive to high productivity requires consideration of many factors including the nature of the work, the corporat

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Leasing Office Space: Common Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes every now and then, even though most of us do not want to admit it. Mistakes are all part of the life that we live; no one is perfect. W

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Why Renting Office Space for Your Virtual Company is More Effective

Many new companies begin as virtual businesses so they can start on a shoestring budget. The overhead costs of renting office space, buying furniture, and payin

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Finding Office Space in Texas

In a fast recovering economy looking for office space on any significant scale can be a frustrating experience.  Office-using employment in the Dallas-Housto

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Live/Work/Play: Where Will Millennials Be Leasing Office Space?

Millennials, or Gen Y, are those born between 1976 and 2001. They are over 80 million and will be fully half the workforce in America by 2020. A December 2011 b

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10 Great Reasons to Move to Houston

When people picture the city of Houston, they often picture the heat mixed with the oil refineries and turn their nose. But this does not do justice to the thri

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3 Things to Consider When Renting Office Space for a Small Business

There are several reasons why you may find yourself in the market for some new office space. Has your small business grown and you now have more employees to ac

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Is Your Home Office Keeping You Productive?

Working from home gives you many advantages and a lot of freedom but is your home office keeping you productive or hindering you? Firstly you need to avoid mix

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10 Great Reasons to Move to DFW

If you are looking for a new place to live, consider moving to Dallas Fort Worth. Here are ten reasons to move to DFW: 1. This city is the biggest metropolis

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Tips to Recycle in Your Office

Start to Recycle in your Office In an office there is a lot of opportunity to recycle. In an office setting it is imperative that you dispose, recycle, and reu

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Top 5 Things to Consider when Traveling for Work

Top 5 Things to Consider when Traveling for Work When you are traveling for work there are five areas you need to consider. The first is pre-travel. Before you

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Five Notable Office Buildings in Texas

You know the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” You may or may not agree, but there are definitely some large, beautiful, and interesting office buil

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How to Transform an Old Office into a Super Office

Does your current office space seem bland, boring, or disorganized? The look and feel of your office isn’t just about appealing to an important client who als

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How You Can Save on Office Expenses

How to Save on Office Expenses When it comes to office expenses there are multiple ways in which you can save money. The first deals with the premises itself.

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How to Calculate the Square Feet Needed for Office Space

Where to Begin? When you are starting a new business, or your business is in need of some reconfiguration, you may need a new office space. But where to begin

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How to Curb Negativity in the Workplace

How to Curb Negativity in the Workplace Meeting management is one of the most important aspects to maintaining productivity and curb negativity in the workplac

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Five Features Every Retail Space Needs

Looking for the perfect retail space? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a particular location, but you should always look out for what’s best

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Food Solutions for a Healthy Office

Finding Food Solutions the Right Way When you are stocking an office kitchen it is important to keep the shelves and the fridge full of healthy food solutions

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How to Find Office Space for Rent in Texas

If you are interested in office space for rent you should have a thorough understanding of the length of your lease. The rent on an office space for rent will b

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Top Houston Submarkets for Office Space

Houston Submarkets to Lease In Office space in Houston has stayed strong through the last few years and is performing above and beyond the national average. As

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Greenspoint District is Growing

Have you been thinking of moving into the Greenspoint district? Greenspoint is an international destination only minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport and

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