NEXT MEETING 05.1.2018
CRERF MAY MEETING –
CRERF May Meeting - Greenway Plaza
Tour & Update
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
HUB Conference Room
3 Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046
Commercial Real Estate Research Forum (CRERF) is a Houston-based
professional organization established in 1988. The organization's purpose is to provide the commercial real estate research professionals a forum to network and to enhance communication between and for its members. It is the mission of CRERF to promote effective research capabilities in the real estate industry by providing professional development opportunities and the exchange of ideas and information among its members.
CRERF also invites several speakers throughout the year to present
insights on various topics related to the national and local economies and
the commercial real estate industry. Please click on Upcoming Events on
the left for additional information and to register.
Over the past 20 years, CRERF has grown from a three-member
organization into more than 70 members in the greater Houston area.
CRERF has contributed significantly to improving the quality of research and data collection, providing education on the resources that are available for its members, and facilitating the sharing of information. We welcome new members and look forward to continued growth.
Houston’s population grew in ’17, but at the slowest pace in 20 years. Growth would have been weaker still if not for
the influx of residents from overseas and fertility rates that are bucking national trends. Population gains will be tepid this year and next. Houston won’t draw residents from other metros until the local economy improves and robust
job growth resumes. Even when the economy fully recovers, negative perceptions will linger. Houston needs a
sustained period of economic growth if job-seekers are to load their possessions into U-Hauls and set out for the Bayou City. Until then, population growth will remain subdued