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March Letter from Al Hartman

Dear Hartman Team Members, As I write this letter, we continue to push towards our vision of improving our properties, increasing occupancy, and growing our

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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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November Letter from Al Hartman

Dear Hartman Team Members, I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with your families. 2020 has been an unexpected year! Despite the obstacles in th

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October Letter from Al Hartman

Dear Hartman Team Members, I hope you all enjoyed getting together for the company-wide meeting! Despite the challenges this year, I am proud of the progress

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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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September Letter from Al Hartman

Dear Hartman Team Members, I hope you all enjoy the quarterly book club as much as I do. This quarter, we read "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Dr. Spencer Jo

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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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July Letter from Al Hartman

Dear Hartman Team Members, Each quarter we join together as a team to break through barriers. Our vision guides us, "We deliver exceptional investor returns

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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 frie

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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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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 mo

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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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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

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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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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 re

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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

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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 reme

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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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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. T

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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. Co

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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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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

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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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Understanding Tenant Improvement Allowances and Turnkey Build-Outs

The tenant improvement allowance (TI) is one type of incentive offered to you when you're searching for commercial space to rent. This allowance differs from a

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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 Long Does It Take to Lease a Commercial Space?

Even if you’re itching to get out of your existing office space tomorrow, your actual move to a new space will take a shade more time. In fact, the commercial

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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 Leasing: Usable Areas vs. Rentable Areas

When it comes to evaluating your new office space, one of the first things you determine is the total rentable square feet. If you’re looking at a 2,000-s

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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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Home Office vs. Renting a Space: Which Way to Go?

Starting your own business comes with a big, eternal question: should you work from home or rent out an office space? While there is no right or wrong answe

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How to Save Money with Your Office Space

Renting office space is a solid investment, but it doesn’t have to be one that breaks your budget every month. A few savvy strategies can help you save mo

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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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Three More Signs That It is Time To Move Out of Your Home Office

Many people start a business so that they can work from home. Maybe you were trying to save money on childcare. Maybe you didn’t want to get dressed and o

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Three Signs That It is Time To Move Out of Your Home Office

Many people start a business so that they can work from home. Maybe you didn’t want to commute to work. Maybe you just wanted to work in your pajamas. No

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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 various indus

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Location, Location, Location is Most Important to Retailers

Looking for retail space is probably the most important decision that a business owner will make. And within that decision where you decide to locate your comp

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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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Starting Businesses: The Importance of Location

We've all heard the age-old saying "location, location, location" when it comes to running a successful business. It may even be one of those phrases that you'v

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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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3 Ways Retail Space Will Benefit Your Business

Taking the next step toward renting retail space for your small business takes a lot of planning, studying, and consideration of different options. There

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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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[New eBook] Office Pre-Leasing Checklist

Whether you are leasing an office for the first time or renegotiating your current contract, Hartman is here to help you through the process in finding the

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Why Renting Office Space is Important for Your Small Business

If you are a small business or a freelancer that is considering renting office space space for the first time, then you are making a smart, bold move. While you

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5 Tips for Renting Retail Space

As a new business owner, you're inundated with decisions that will either make or break you. One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is where your

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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 i

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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 re

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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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Retail Space vs. Office Space- Which Do you Need?

There are three kinds of commercial property: office, industrial, and retail. Each type of space is unique and offers different features to the tenant. Also, ea

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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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Importance of Creative Space in the Workplace

Creativity is imperative in the workplace no matter the business. Whether your company is trying to sell products or advertise for other companies, creativity i

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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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Retail Space For Rent

Importance of Finding the Right Retail Space for Rent When you are launching a new company, it is important to find the right retail space for rent. However, fi

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Rent Retail Space with Hartman

If you want to rent retail space you should know how to negotiate the best lease for your company. You should consider that one of the biggest expenses incurred

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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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