NEXT MEETING 03.27.2018
CRERF MARCH MEETING –
CRERF March Meeting - Katy Area Update
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
1900 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
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.
Metro Houston created 62,900 jobs in ’17, according to the benchmark revisions released in early March by the
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). That’s up from 46,000 jobs in TWC’s original estimate. The revisions included minor adjustments to ’13 and ’14 and major adjustments to ’15, ’16 and ’17. Earlier estimates showed Houston created jobs in ’15 and ’16. The revisions now show Houston suffered minor job losses in those years. The sobering reality made evident by the revisions is that employment in Houston was flat for more than two years. The good news is that the region has begun to grow again, albeit at a much slower pace than
Houstonians are accustomed to.