Nancy Sarnoff

Nancy Sarnoff

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

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 »
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