John S. Moody, Jr. to Host Discussion During Bisnow Port of Houston and Industrial Commercial Real Estate Event 

Development and investment in Houston remain strong despite recent economic uncertainty. But with concerns that a recession is looming, developers and investors are on edge and on their toes.  

The current state of the market is the topic of an upcoming Bisnow event called “Houston Industrial & Port Update – Attracting Capital in Today’s Market, Trends, Analyzing Supply and Demand and Future-Proofing Assets.” Moody Law Founder John S. Moody, Jr. will be on hand to moderate a discussion with Robert Clay. 

Topics that will be discussed at the event include: 

  • Current headwinds and tailwinds in the Houston industrial real estate sector.  
  • The status of industrial rent growth as we hit the halfway point in 2023. 
  • The general state of debt and equity and how they impact deals. 
  • Even though market fundamentals remain strong, why it is still difficult to attract capital? How are market leaders souring capital in this difficult environment?  
  • Key factors driving the success of the regional market. How the pipeline, capital structure and outlook on deals have changed over the past 18 months. 
  • Houston’s port is critical to the national market regarding international trade constraints with constant overflow from other terminals. How has this increased port volume/TEU flow impacted portfolios and decisions? 
  • Spec vs. Build-To-Suit Projects: Where is the demand? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach for investors and tenants in the Houston market? 
  • Tenants influencing the build: At various stages of construction, what are the challenges to accommodate incoming tenants and their specific requirements?   
  • In comparison to other gateways/port markets, where does Houston measure up in pipeline, capital and available supply? 
  • Speaking to the capital side, what are the current market dynamics, including shifting values and reading on the future of e-commerce, and how are decisions being made? 
  • In terms of business parks, distribution centers and last-mile service, what has proven successful, what has been challenging and what is to come? 
  • Emerging trends in last-mile logistics and how developers and investors are positioning themselves to take advantage of these trends. 
  • How a possible recession will impact e-commerce activity and what precautions should be taken. 
  • Challenges and opportunities in the cold-storage market for industrial real estate investors and developers. 

The event will be held on June 1 at 8 a.m. For more information and to get your tickets, click here: