Nancy Sarnoff

Nancy Sarnoff

Real estate reporter and blogger. Longtime Houstonian. Perpetual house shopper.

Chevron making major land buy near Houston

Chevron Corp. has signed an agreement to buy 103 acres of land in Katy, its latest effort to boost its Houston-area presence.  More »

Exxon Mobil sells Houston building

Exxon Mobil has sold an eight-story office tower near the North Freeway and Beltway 8.  More »

Exxon’s massive campus reshaping Houston’s northern suburbs (photos)

Come next year, a suburban region north of Houston will be home to some 10,000 people who work for Exxon Mobil Corp., which is building a campus the size of a small city on 385 forested acres. The project is so massive that it was initially given a code name: Project “Delta,” the mathematical term for change.  More »

Marathon Oil Tower sold to LA firm

The 41-story Marathon Oil Tower in the Galleria area has been sold to a real estate fund affiliated with Los Angeles-based CBRE Global Investors.  More »

Statoil planning major Houston expansion

Statoil says it is committed in North America and a new long-term lease for office space in west Houston reflects that.  More »

Construction underway on BHP Billiton’s new digs

Developers broke ground Monday on what will be a 30-story office tower in Houston’s Uptown neighborhood. The property will house employees of BHP Billiton Petroleum when it’s completed in 2016.  More »

Skanska reveals plans for new Energy Corridor development

Petroleum Geo-Services will lease 122,000 square feet in a new building slated for the Energy Corridor, a developer announced Wednesday.  More »

Energy trading firm to anchor new Houston development

International energy trading firm Vitol will anchor a new development planned in the Upper Kirby District, a developer announced Tuesday.  More »

Exxon touts energy efficiency of giant new campus (photos)

Exxon Mobil’s new campus north of Houston will include about “20 buildings designed around a three-acre commons, modeled after the great public squares found in Europe and the United States.”  More »

Legendary oil man George Mitchell dies at 94

George Mitchell, Texas oil man, real estate developer, and one of Houston’s wealthiest businessmen, died Friday in Galveston, a spokeswoman said. He was 94.  More »

Phillips 66 reveals rendering of new HQ

Phillips 66 has revealed the conceptual design for its new campus headquarters in Houston.  More »

Energy Tower would be 6th tallest building in Texas, developer says

A developer is pitching what would be by far the tallest building in downtown Midland, a booming oil and gas town in west Texas.  More »

Chevron planning new downtown Houston tower

Chevron U.S.A. is planning to build a new downtown skyscraper for its growing Houston workforce. The energy giant said this morning it will build a 50-story tower with 1.7 million square feet at 1600 Louisiana St. at Pease. The building will add to Chevron’s existing downtown footprint, which includes 1500 Louisiana and 1400 Smith, the […]  More »

ConocoPhillips leasing space in two new Energy Corridor buildings

The space encompasses Energy Center Three, a 20-story, 550,000-square-foot office tower under construction and 300,000 square feet in Energy Center Four, a planned 600,000-square-foot building expected to break ground later this year.  More »

Technip fills up another Houston office building

French energy services firm Technip has leased a 17-story building, adding to the space it already occupies along the Energy Corridor in west Houston, developer Mac Haik announced Wednesday.  More »
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