NAI Partners’ Nick Terry recently spoke with Bisnow on how Transocean’s recent 300,000-sq.-ft. full-building lease at Enclave Place affects Houston’s office market and the Energy Corridor.

Nick Terry

Bisnow: What does this deal tell you about Houston’s office market?

Terry: “It is yet another indicator that the struggling market is trying to enter recovery. At some point in the Houston office market, the effects of increasing commodity pricing, record job growth and strong national economy have to translate into positive absorption, which we saw in Q3 ’18. While there is a long way to go to reach equilibrium, it’s a noted improvement. The flight to quality continues. Tenants still have the upper hand in negotiations. Relocating to a newer building allows them to shrink their footprints with building efficiencies and negotiate aggressive rates well below quoted rents which have a combined reduction in occupancy costs.”

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