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: https://www.bisnow.com/events/houston/industrial/houston-industrial-port-update-7921