Category: Real estate

Foreign investors turn eyes to ND oil patch

Foreign investors more familiar with projects in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and tropical escapes of Southeast Asia are finding a new destination for their dollars and francs: Western North Dakota’s oil patch that’s home to booming towns, low unemployment rates and high incomes  More »

SunPower offers batteries to hold homes’ solar power until night

SunPower Corp., the second-largest U.S. solar manufacturer, is offering energy-storage systems to California homeowners that will power houses at night with electricity generated from sunlight during the day.  More »

Rooftop solar leases scaring buyers when homeowners sell

For people who own rooftop power systems, solar adds value to the home. Leased systems are another story.  More »

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 »

Little oil town has nation’s highest rents

The nation’s highest rent costs can be found in a small oil boom town where the average cost for a month’s rent in a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom pad can run $2,400.  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 »

Free! A (small) slice of Eagle Ford mineral rights

If you’ve been missing out on this whole oil boom thing that’s happening in South Texas, the new Shiner Landing development is offering a chance to win some Eagle Ford Shale mineral rights. OK, so it’s a small amount of minerals.  More »

Exxon adds more space to Houston-area expansion

Exxon Mobil has more planned for its Houston-area expansion than the enormous 385-acre campus that its erecting north of the city.  More »

Phillips 66 breaks ground on new Houston headquarters

Check out photos from the groundbreaking of Phillips 66′s new Houston headquarters, a 14-acre site in the Westchase district.  More »

Drilling fluids company holds grand opening in Katy

Newpark Drilling Fluids held the grand opening for its $33 million headquarters and technology center in Katy on Wednesday.  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 »
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