Investing in Commercial Real Estate in Houston

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For commercial real estate investors in Texas interested in superior quality returns, lower risk, and hard assets, then making an investment in commercial real estate may be a great option. CXRE Group’s expert brokers, property managers, and advisers can help you identify, evaluate, and maximize value of assets. Regardless if it is an office building, medical building, retail center, warehouse, or single-user asset, we can help.


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Opportunity Zones

The 2019 Ultimate Asset Protection Planning Guide for Real Estate Investors


By working together, we will help compare risk, return, and long-term structures. As a result, this will minimize exposure and create desired outcomes. In brief, we can help you from the very beginning. Not only can we put together an asset strategy and identify potential building investments, but we can also make the purchase and manage the day-to-day operations for maximum return.

On top of that, our team of commercial property management experts provides our clients with the unique benefit of having an in-house team of compliance, technical and engineering professionals at their disposal. What’s more, CXRE enables our client facilities to realize their unmet potential while reducing or eliminating tenant turnover.

RECENT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS FOR INVESTORS

East Downtown Houston to Get Opportunity Zone Activity

East Downtown Houston to Get Opportunity Zone Activity

Now, investors have a new focus for commercial real estate investing in Houston - to the east of Downtown Houston. As a result, major developments in two areas could completely ...
How Hines will get Opportunity Zone Credit for Downtown Houston Development

How Hines will get Opportunity Zone Credit for Downtown Houston Development

Downtown Houston’s tallest residential development, The Preston, will begin construction in March and completed in 2020. Specifically, this 373-unit luxury tower is being funded by a Qualified Opportunity Zone fund ...
5 Recent Changes to Opportunity Zones That Will Benefit Investors

5 Recent Changes to Opportunity Zones That Will Benefit Investors

Treasury Department Clarifies Commercial Real Estate Tax Regulations Regarding Opportunity Zones The United States Treasury Department recently released the second round of regulations regarding Opportunity Zones. When originally introduced in ...
7 Commercial Real Estate Trends for Investors in 2019

7 Commercial Real Estate Trends for Investors in 2019

Do you consider yourself a savvy commercial real estate investor? Are you looking to improve your portfolio with strategic investments? Or are you simply trying to be the best real ...
CXRE Welcomes Ross Thomas, VP of Leasing

CXRE Welcomes Ross Thomas, VP of Leasing

CXRE Commercial Real Estate is excited to welcome Ross Thomas as the new Vice President of Commercial Leasing. Ross brings 11 years of commercial real estate experience to CXRE. He ...
9 Things to Know When Investing in High-Potential Neighborhoods

9 Things to Know When Investing in High-Potential Neighborhoods

When a commercial real estate investor values a potential investment, there are a number of quantifiable factors to consider, such as the Cap Rate. On the other hand, there are ...
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What 2019 Interest Rates Mean for the Commercial Real Estate Investor

Low Interest Rates for Commercial Real Estate Whenever interest rates rise or fall, it affects numerous sectors of the economy. From banking to real estate, certain businesses pay close attention ...
199A Deduction: What Commercial Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Section 199A Deductions

199A Deduction: What Commercial Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Section 199A Deductions

An Introduction to Section 199A Deductions for Commercial Building Owners Section 199A is a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It is effective from January 1, 2018, to ...
2019’s Top 24 Books For Commercial Real Estate Investors

2019’s Top 24 Books For Commercial Real Estate Investors

Great Book Ideas for Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Investors To be a successful commercial real estate investor, you should know the ins-and-outs of the industry and stay on top ...
The 7 Deadly Sins in Commercial Real Estate Investing in Houston

The 7 Deadly Sins in Commercial Real Estate Investing in Houston

Commercial real estate investing in Houston is rewarding for investors like you. However, there are also mistakes that you can make when investing in Houston commercial real estate. Below are ...
Commercial Mortgage Payment Calculator

Commercial Mortgage Payment Calculator

Commercial mortgages for office buildings, flex buildings, retail centers, self-storage, and other forms of commercial real estate require understanding the complete scope of the debt service necessary on a monthly ...
10 Largest Office Leases of 2018

10 Largest Office Leases of 2018

2018 was a big year for the Houston commercial office market. Specifically, this marks the first year since 2014 that Houston has experienced a positive net absorption in square footage ...
Tenant-Centric

Tenant-Centric

The tenants are really in charge. You heard us right and you'll agree after you read why. We believe tenants drive the commercial real estate industry. Not owners. Not brokers ...
Updated for 2019 How to Calculate the Cap Rate of an Office Building Investment

Updated for 2019 How to Calculate the Cap Rate of an Office Building Investment

CAP RATE CALCULATOR Whenever an investor is looking to purchase a commercial property, they want to know how much income it will generate. Whether it is a commercial space, office ...
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The Ultimate Asset Protection Planning Guide for Commercial Real Estate Investors

Disclaimer: This guide provides educational and general principles and in no way represents a proposal, legal advice or specific recommendations as to any party which may obtain it. See below ...
Houston Commercial Real Estate Careers at CXRE Group

Houston, Dallas, & Ft Worth Market Information and Trends

Current Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate Trends Central Texas is a hotbed for doing business and for relocation. Not only that, but Texas has relatively inexpensive land ...
5 Accounting Best Practices For Real Estate Investors

5 Accounting Best Practices For Real Estate Investors

In general, a good rule of thumb for life is don’t spend more money than you make. This is true if for individuals as well as corporations. As a real ...
How Are the Tax Code Changes for 2019 Impacting Real Estate Investors?

How Are the Tax Code Changes for 2019 Impacting Real Estate Investors?

As the saying goes, death and taxes are the only two certain things in life. For real estate investors and owners, taxes are an unavoidable part of life. Not only ...
3 Things You Didn't Know About Houston's Opportunity Zones Locations

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Houston’s Opportunity Zones Locations

Houston's Opportunity Zones In general, the goal of Opportunity Zones is to stimulate economic growth. In the end, these investments could help transform many areas of Houston. Furthermore, these areas ...
The 15 Top Commercial Real Estate Research Tools for 2019

The 15 Top Commercial Real Estate Research Tools for 2019

Top Commercial Real Estate Research Tools for 2019 Commercial real estate research tools provide accurate, up-to-date information for brokers and agents. At CXRE, we use the latest tools to help ...
How LLCs Can Protect You and Your Houston Real Estate Investments

How LLCs Can Protect You and Your Houston Real Estate Investments

Using LLCs for Houston commercial real estate can protect you and your assets. As a result, setting up an LLC (Limited Liability Company) for commercial real estate investment is a ...
Real Estate Investors Eye Opportunity Zones in Houston

Real Estate Investors Eye Opportunity Zones in Houston

In March 2018 Texas Governor Greg Abbott submitted the state’s 628 designations to the Treasury Department. These include 150 Opportunity Zones in Houston. Added to the 2017 Tax Cuts and ...
Medical office building

3 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in a Medical Office Building

Every single day, 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 65. That will continue to happen for at least the next dozen years or so. These aging boomers who need ...
Houston Submarket Commercial Office Leasing Report for First Half of 2018

Houston Submarket Commercial Office Leasing Report for First Half of 2018

Based on our research, we believe the greater Houston region is seeing an uptick in major commercial real estate values. The uptick is due primarily to increases in both commercial ...
purchasing a self storage unit in Tesax

5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Texas Storage Unit Development

In 1964, Russ Williams and his stepson Bob Munn built the first self-storage facility with garage-style doors in Odessa, Texas. Over the years, self-storage facilities have cropped up all over ...
Commercial Real Estate Office Building Financial Analysis Spreadsheet on Market Risk

Commercial Real Estate Office Building Financial Analysis Spreadsheet on Market Risk

If you are ever curious as to whether you understand the market risk of all your tenants in an office building you are about to purchase, this is a handy ...
developing a microhospital

The 4 Things You Need to Know Before Developing a Microhospital

In healthcare, small is the new big. While some hospital systems have been busy expanding their services and extending their campuses by adding new buildings, in other places, some systems ...
What are the Top US Commercial Real Estate Markets?

What are the Top US Commercial Real Estate Markets?

The Top Commercial Real Estate Markets in the USA For many years, the primary markets in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco dominated commercial real estate in ...
How Commercial Real Estate Investors Can Increase ROI & Avoid Obsolescence

How Commercial Real Estate Investors Can Increase ROI & Avoid Obsolescence

Cap Rates for Commercial Real Estate Investors Need to Increase Everybody wants to get the most ‘bang for their buck’. Commercial real estate investors are no different. They want properties ...
New To Commercial Real Estate? Here are Some Terms to Know

New To Commercial Real Estate? Here are Some Terms to Know

Navigating the world of commercial real estate (CRE) can be difficult, especially for those with no experience. To help those who are new to CRE, below are some important terms ...
The Low-Down on Commercial Real Estate Leases

The Low-Down on Commercial Real Estate Leases

The Types of Commercial Office Leases Unlike residential leases, which tend to be fairly simple, commercial leases are a little complex. For those who have considered leasing commercial space, it ...
Houston's Premier Office Buildings Still Outperforming the Market

Houston’s Premier Office Buildings Still Outperforming the Market

A Down Market in Houston Houston’s commercial real estate market continues to be slightly down, reflecting a national trend. Industrial and retail properties have fared better than the office market ...
Outlook for Commercial Real Estate Industry Positive in Q2-2015

Outlook for Commercial Real Estate Industry Positive in Q2-2015

Outlook for Commercial Real Estate Industry Positive in Q2-2015 The commercial real estate industry is poised to perform more solidly this year than it has in quite some time, according ...
7 Easy Ways to Be Profitable and Responsible by Going Green in Your Business Office

7 Easy Ways to Be Profitable and Responsible by Going Green in Your Business Office

The ‘Itch’ to Be Green: 7 Easy Ways to Be Profitable and Responsible The New Year is about new beginnings. That being said, there’s never been a better time to ...
Texas Cities Leading the Way and Other Commercial Real Estate Trending News for 2015

Texas Cities Leading the Way and Other Commercial Real Estate Trending News for 2015

Three Texas cities were identified as among the top places nationwide to build and invest in real estate. Houston, Austin and Dallas-Ft Worth, along with Denver and San Francisco, were ...
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10 Steps to Prepare a Commercial Office Facility Budget – with Template

The property manager of any commercial office building should prepare a budget at least on an annual basis. This budget is based on projected income and expenses for the property, ...
PACE in Texas

PACE in Texas

In an effort to improve the aging and inefficient infrastructure found within many industrial and commercial properties around the state of Texas, congress and the governor recently passed the PACE statute ...
ESPCs and the Cost of Capital

ESPCs and the Cost of Capital

To comprehend the relationship between Energy Savings Performance Contracts and cost of capital, it helps to have a clear picture of their function. Authorized by Congress, ESPCs are partnership agreements ...
Energy Savings Performance Contracts save money and power

Energy Savings Performance Contracts save money and power

Upgrading facilities and making them energy efficient can be done without any out-of-pocket costs. Most managers understand that with the right amount of investment placed into a building they can ...
Ways to communicate your strategy more effectively

Ways to communicate your strategy more effectively

Communicating your strategy more effectively is all about getting people to do what you need them to do. Forget "clear communication," anybody can communicate clearly. The trick is talking so ...
How To Establish A Donor Advised Fund For Charitable Giving Through A Foundation

How To Establish A Donor Advised Fund For Charitable Giving Through A Foundation

Donor-advised funds are established when a giver creates a structure for how a foundation will invest some money and appoints successors. The Planned Giving Design Center wants to have Americans ...
How Rental Houses Can Bring Diversity To Your Stock Portfolio

How Rental Houses Can Bring Diversity To Your Stock Portfolio

Would your portfolio pass the diversity test? Most likely, you have a 401(k), a 403(b), a standard IRA, Roth IRA, Roth 401(k), SEP IRA, or Simple IRA. And, most likely, ...
Empty Westway III Project Sold

Empty Westway III Project Sold

From today's Houston Chronicle: Principal Real Estate Investors has acquired the Westway III office building from DNA. The 182,000-square-foot building was completed in 2008 and has earned Leadership in Energy ...
Houston Tax Abatements for LEED

Houston Tax Abatements for LEED

Here's another reason to build green: a one-year tax break from the city.To offset some of the costs associated with applying for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from ...
For Office Building Owners Only

For Office Building Owners Only

There are many reasons to clean office buildings green. Aside from the environmental and health advantages, green cleaning, like sustainable building and the use of sustainable products, is a socially ...
The Financial Benefits of Green Building For Your Texas Business

The Financial Benefits of Green Building For Your Texas Business

If you own a business in Dallas or Houston, Texas, you've heard about green building and probably thought about incorporating greener standards.  What it all adds up to, however, is ...


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On the whole, we provide you complete services to walk you through every step of the commercial real estate investing lifecycle. Furthermore, our trusted brokers, managers, and expert investment consultants can help with each of the 5 steps to successful commercial real estate investing.



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CXRE Keeps You Informed

As the Central Texas commercial real estate experts, CXRE knows the ins and outs of the industry. In general, we work in the heart of Houston commercial real estate investment. Because of this, we are always up-to-date on commercial real estate issues. When you work with us, we pass on our knowledge to help you make the best investment decisions. As a result, we can advise you on these and other issues:

Commercial Real Estate Legal Updates

The Texas commercial real estate industry is overseen and regulated by The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). In order to stay in good standing, firms must stay aware of legal updates. For example CXRE Group (registered as CXRE LLC, License #9004453) is a TREC Corporate Broker .

Pro-tip: Check your broker’s license at the TREC website.

TREC makes and enforces regulations on Professional Ethics and Conduct, Practice and Procedure, General Administration, and General Provisions. These regulations cover things like broker integrity and competency, adjudicative proceedings, certain contract disputes, issues relating to licensure requirements, and other things. We keep you updated on TREC regulations and other legal issues affecting your assets. 

Tax Code Changes That Affect Your Investments

As commercial real estate investment brokers, we stay on top of tax code changes. We do this to keep clients like you informed. At the same time, if you own a Houston commercial real estate investment, you should also be aware of tax laws and code changes.

Pro-tip: The 199A gives certain earners a 20% income tax reduction.

After the tax code changes in 2017 (known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA), the rules have changed. For example, some of the Act’s changes include modifications to AMT (alternative minimum tax), carried interest, depreciation, and the corporate tax rate. Since these tax code changes may directly impact your investments, we will keep you informed about changes affecting your assets.

Accounting Best Practices For Real Estate Investors

As a real estate investor, you should know the status of your investments, your cash flow, your liabilities, and your expenses. On top of that, real estate investors need good accounting team selection practices. By following accounting best practices, investors can increase efficiency and streamline operations. We encourage you to contact your CPA more specifics. 

In comparison, poor accounting practices could make your operations more difficult and time-consuming. Not only that, but failing to track your real estate investment finances could cost you more money. In brief, we offer advice on accounting best practices for commercial real estate investment in Houston TX and other areas.  

Market Information And Trends to Guide You

Texas is our region of expertise. Because we know Houston, Dallas-Ft Worth, San Antonio, and the surrounding suburban markets, we can advise you on market trends. For instance, we can tell you where the most affordable Class A office space is in Houston. Or we can tell you where the best areas are for purchasing land in Dallas. Not only that, but we can tell you where the real growth is happening. On top of that, we can tell you which areas are hot, which areas are in decline, and where you can get the most for your investment dollars.

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