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LATEST EPISODE — Episode 95: Why Mattress Firm blanketed the market — From urban renewal to suburban sprawl, Houston’s real estate market is going through one of its most dynamic times in decades. Join real estate and development reporter Nancy Sarnoff as she meets the city’s developers, deal makers and dreamers and dishes with colleagues on all things Houston real estate.

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LATEST EPISODE — Episode 95: Why Mattress Firm blanketed the market — From urban renewal to suburban sprawl, Houston’s real estate market is going through one of its most dynamic times in decades. Join real estate and development reporter Nancy Sarnoff as she meets the city’s developers, deal makers and dreamers and dishes with colleagues on all things Houston real estate.

    How the pandemic may change the way homes are designed

    How the pandemic may change the way homes are designed

    Nancy and Rebecca talk to housing consultant Scott Davis about how the new coronavirus is informing the way builders design homes and how past pandemics led to lasting changes in the way we live.

    Connect with Nancy and Rebecca

     

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    • 17 min
    Innovating the office in a pandemic

    Innovating the office in a pandemic

    Charlie Kuntz's job at Hines is all about making office buildings run better by identifying new technologies like touchless elevators, occupancy sensors and air-quality systems. When COVID-19 hit, that work suddenly took on an even deeper sense of urgency. On the newest episode of Looped In, he discusses the concepts of returning to work during a pandemic and how it's being done in China where the company has several offices. And it's not how you might expect.

    Connect with Nancy Sarnoff and Rebecca Schuetz

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    • 33 min
    Revisiting Chinatown as the economy reopens

    Revisiting Chinatown as the economy reopens

    The sudden drop in sales Chinatown experienced at the end of January as those worried about the novel coronavirus began to social distance were a precursor to what would soon happen across the country. So how are Chinatown restaurants faring now, as the Texas economy is poised to reopen? R.A. Schuetz and Nancy Sarnoff revisit with the owners of Mala Sichuan Bistro to hear about new cleaning protocols and delivery strategies, snags receiving funds from the federal stimulus bill and whether business owners are willing to bet on the area's real estate as the economy sinks.

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    • 29 min
    Commercial real estate winners and losers

    Commercial real estate winners and losers

    From office space to urban land sites, demand for commercial real estate faces uncertainty as Houston begins what’s expected to be a lengthy and uneven process of reopening stores and returning to work. Nancy and Rebecca talk to two of the founders of Dosch Marshall Real Estate about which sectors of the commercial property market are poised for growth and which will have a harder time recovering.

    Read stories by Nancy Sarnoff and Rebecca Schuetz

     

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    • 24 min
    Appraising the Houston real estate market during COVID-19

    Appraising the Houston real estate market during COVID-19

    Nancy and Rebecca discuss their recent reporting on the challenges of buying and selling homes during the coronavirus pandemic. They're joined by appraiser Mike Taylor who explains how he values homes when he can’t go inside.

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    • 27 min
    PPE and the chocolate factory

    PPE and the chocolate factory

    A chocolate maker famous for its truffles and toffees, is now making face guards meant to protect medical workers. It’s one of many companies around the state that has shifted to meet the demands created by the novel coronavirus. Michael Moss, owner...

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

GimmeDatThang ,

Look Forward to Every Episode.

Really enjoyed this week’s episode about the Sears/ION Innovation center. Any amount of info on this very interesting project is gold
to me. I listen to the podcast via the Stitcher app. I shared this epi on Fb as well and received a lot of likes. Guess I’m not the only one of my friends interested in this experimental development initiative. Wish the episode was longer tho. But I’m grateful for the time spent on the topic.
Keep up the good work Looped In team.

Splavins ,

A bit boring

Regardless of the topic, it doesn’t hold my attention. I find myself asking whomever is speaking to get to the point and cut the banter.

Changben ,

I love it

This show is informative and fun, local and down to earth. Great job, keep it up, more listeners will follow

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