COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement – Update

Update March 23, 2020

The “stay-at-home” order for Dallas County residents and businesses permits work necessary to the operation and maintenance of critical infrastructure, including building cleaning and maintenance, and to support other critical businesses. Accordingly, until further notice, the buildings managed by Boxer Property in Dallas County will remain open and maintained throughout this period, with on-site property staff to continue to perform essential functions. The Company intends to provide a similar level of service, while observing strict social distancing practices and hygiene. Boxer is also instituting screening precautions to further protect staff at the buildings. Thank you for your tenancy, and we will get through this difficult period together.

As a reminder, if you or your staff or clients experience flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), we ask that you to stay home from the buildings and seek medical care. We have directed our staff to do the same. We understand the challenges associated with this situation, and we want to reaffirm our commitment to taking proactive and preventative actions.

Update March 20, 2020

The Company continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and rely on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and follow applicable government authorities directives, take steps to keep the buildings and workplace a safe and healthy environment for the customers, guests and staff, and facilitate keeping the buildings open for the use of customers during this difficult period.  

Many of our customers businesses are considered essential services, and we want to make sure you can continue to operate from the properties.  The Company has implemented business preparation and contingency plans which we believe will allow our services continue to function effectively. 

We continue to implement the following steps:
• Additional cleaning directions
• Suspension of non-essential travel
• Suspension of building/lobby and marketing events
• Suspension of non-emergency tenant check-in visits
• Boxer employees are encouraged to maintain proper social distancing
• Live video tours and meetings to decrease traffic at the property
• Limiting delis to take-out and delivery only, where applicable by local order 

As a reminder, if you or your staff or clients experience flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), we encourage you to stay home from the buildings and seek medical care. We encourage our staff to do the same. Restricting activities outside of your home can help prevent the disease from spreading.  We understand the challenges associated with this situation, and we want to continue our commitment to taking proactive and preventative actions.

Update March 13, 2020

The safety, health and well-being of our tenants, customers, guests, and employees are our highest priority, and we are working diligently throughout our organization to ensure the most appropriate standards of precautionary health measures for everyone.   Boxer continues to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus so that the company may provide the kind of service and support our customers deserve.  We are continually reviewing guidance issued by government health authorities, including the CDC and local health authorities. 

Based on currently available information, we expect only a minimal effect on our operations.  The Company has implemented business preparation and contingency plans which we believe will allow our services continue to function effectively.  We continue to implement the following steps:

• Additional cleaning directions 
• Suspension of non-essential travel
• Suspension of building/lobby and marketing events
• Suspension of non emergency tenant check-in visits
• Boxer employees are being encouraged to maintain proper social distancing when able  

As a reminder, if you or your staff or clients experience flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), we encourage you to stay home from the buildings and seek medical care. We encourage our staff to do the same. Restricting activities outside of your home can help prevent the disease from spreading. 

We understand the challenges associated with this situation, and we want to reaffirm our commitment to taking proactive and preventative actions.

Statement – March 10, 2020

As news and information spreads about Covid-19, Boxer wants to take the opportunity to reach out to you and share how the Company is preparing for the possibility that the virus impacts the buildings and company.  

Our management team is following the news carefully to learn more about the coronavirus and its spread. We are relying on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and other government authorities to develop every day, preventative actions. As we receive guidance from the government and professional health community, we will promptly follow their recommendations and address any situation that we feel may place our customers and staff at risk. 

Cleaning Protocol

As a precaution, we have directed our housekeeping staff and after hours cleaning vendors to focus on commonly touched surfaces like door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, and restroom fixtures. In addition to these steps, we are sharing these reminders from the CDC: 

Prevention 
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 
• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands 
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then immediately throw it away 

If you or your staff or clients experience flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), we encourage you to stay home from the buildings and seek medical care. We encourage our staff to do the same. Restricting activities outside of your home can help prevent the disease from spreading. 

Additional information from the CDC on the coronavirus can be found on the CDC website. Our goal right now is to closely monitor all information so that we can continue to ensure a reasonably safe environment.  

Questions or Feedback:

Call: 713-777-7368
Email: news@boxerproperty.com


Business Pivot – Hosting Virtual Events and Meetings

As companies become more sensitive to coronavirus, taking precautions to keep employees safe from the spread of infection is essential. Businesses are quickly finding the need to provide alternatives to live events. Is it necessary to cancel all events or is it possible to host a virtual event?

This is the perfect time to pivot. Make sure your business has a back-up plan in place so that you can continue business as usual. Not only is this a timely response but should be a consideration for other unexpected circumstances such as weather, time & budget restrictions, or travel restrictions that may reduce in-person participation.

Video calls

Instead of piling into a conference room, you can easily hold internal meetings on a video call. Use apps such as Skype, RingCentral, Google Hangouts, Vonage or Microsoft Teams for phone and video calls. Boxer Property recently switched over to digital phone service and we haven’t looked back. If you have a microphone and web cam, you’re set to go!

Webinars

Offering a webinar opens your opportunities to the world! No more commutes to a customer’s office to give your sales pitch. You can reach the world digitally and gain customers all over the country or world, by presenting your products and services through a webinar. Put together some Powerpoint slides, or even just present on screen with a web cam and you’re able to cast a wider net and present to more than a few customers at a time.  Solutions for presenting a webinar: Zoom, EverWebinar, GotoMeeting

Virtual Events

Ready to do more than talk through a Powerpoint? Step up to a Virtual event. These are normally hosted through an event platform and offer the options to interact in a virtual environment. These events are normally multi-session events that often feature webinars and webcasts, they feel a lot like a live event. These can be used for a variety of events from trade shows, job fairs, conferences, sales-meetings company-wide gatherings, training and more. These events can either be live-stream or on-demand. Top solutions include: vFairs, MegaMeeting, ClickMeeting

Whether it’s a temporary fix or keeping up with the direction of business, it’s something any business should consider.  It also helps broaden your customer base, be sustainably more responsible and saves money on travel.

Learn more about precautions that Boxer Property is taking in response to COVID-19 at its buildings and with employees.

Fahl & Donaldson, PLLC Signs Multi-Year Lease at Boxer Property Downtown Houston Location

Fahl & Donaldson, PLLC signs multi-year lease for 5,316 sf at Boxer Property’s 801 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston, TX. 

March 2, 2020 (HOUSTON, TX) – Boxer Property recently announced that it has concluded negotiations for  a multi-year lease term with Fahl & Donaldson, PLLC for 5,316 square feet of office space at 801 Louisiana Street in Houston, TX.

Boxer Property’s Senior Broker, Trey Miller, negotiated the lease on behalf of the landlord. Fahl & Donaldson was represented by Ryan Hartsell of Oxford Partners.

801 Louisiana is an exceptional boutique office destination located in Houston’s Central Business District. The 105,145 square foot office building offers easy access to downtown locations from Tranquility Park, Houston City Hall and the Theater District to upscale dining and shopping. Guests also enjoy on-site maintenance, management & leasing and access to the Tunnel System and walking distance to several MetroRail stations on the Red Line.

FID

Fahl & Donaldson, PLLC represents businesses engaged in trucking & transportation operations, and in the design and construction of industrial, commercial, public works, power generation, process plant and energy-related projects. Additionally, the Firm defends businesses faced with serious claims for personal injury and/or property damage. For more information, please visit: https://www.fahldonaldson.com/

About Boxer Property

Boxer Property is celebrating over 28 years as an innovative commercial real estate investment and management company. Boxer Property Management Corporation is a privately held firm based in Houston that manages, leases, and administers retail, medical, hospitality and office properties with over 15 million square feet across more than 140 locations, nationwide. For more information, visit BoxerProperty.com

Contact:

Trey Miller
Senior Broker
Trey.Miller@BoxerProperty.com
713-777-7368

Workstyle Collaborative Spaces Coming to 1120 NASA Parkway in Houston!

February 24, 2020 (HOUSTON, TX) – Houston-based commercial real estate company Boxer Property is excited to announce renovations in progress at 1120 NASA Parkway in the booming Clear Lake / NASA market just Southeast of  the Houston metro area. The project is bringing approximately 8,500 RSF of Workstyle collaborative spaces to the 6th floor of this Boxer owned and managed property.

The renovation will bring Workstyle’s signature private offices as well as multiple conference rooms and modern break areas with updated finishes perfect for collaboration. Customers can opt for furnished or unfurnished offices all of which include complimentary Wi-Fi as one of the many amenities provided to Workstyle customers.

Marc el-Khouri, Director of Workstyle at Boxer Property, is very optimistic about the renovations. He said, “After our Workstyle concept down the street at 1322 Space Center Drive fostered such a great sense of collaboration and community amongst our customers, we are excited to introduce an additional Workstyle location here at 1120 NASA Parkway.  We look forward to growing our Workstyle family with increased collaboration bridging across property boundaries within the Workstyle community in the Clear Lake area”.

1120 NASA Parkway, located in the Clear Lake area, has six floors with a total of 79,434 square feet of office space for rent. The Campus consists of three buildings with recently updated and repainted exteriors and offers crisp landscaping and a number of suites with views of the lush atrium lobbies. Tenants will also enjoy access to on-site property maintenance and management, ample parking, security cameras & video surveillance, and overnight mail drop boxes.

About Boxer Property

Boxer Property is celebrating over 28 years as an innovative commercial real estate investment and management company. Boxer Property Management Corporation is a privately held firm based in Houston that manages, leases, and administers retail, medical, hospitality and office properties with over 15 million square feet across 120 locations, nationwide. For more information, visit BoxerProperty.com

Contact:

Marc el-Khouri
Director of Workstyle
Marc.el-Khouri@BoxerProperty.com
713-777-7368

Customer Spotlight: Bernard Kleina Photography in Wheaton, Illinois

This month’s tenant spotlight features Bernard Kleina, a photographer in Chicago who has documented the civil rights movement and many other historic topics. Located at 2100 Manchester, Bernard has been in this west Chicago office space since 2012 but his career spans over 5 decades.

Bernard started taking photographs in 1965, when he became involved in the Civil Rights movement. From his office space in Chicago, he curates a body of work that spans more than fifty years, and continues to impact the world today. “Since 1965,” he states on his website, “I have had the privilege of photographing ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and extraordinary people doing exceptional and uncommon things.”

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Historic Civil Rights Photographer and Activist Calls Chicago Office Space Home

In 1965, Bernard went to Selma, Alabama to march for voting rights with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was arrested in Selma for parading without a permit, just days before the famous march to Mobile. He later followed Dr. King to Chicago, where he listened to speeches, participated in protests, and photographed Dr. King. Those photographs turned out to be historic, as they were the first candid color photographs ever taken of Dr. King. Bernard’s unique photos have been featured by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, both on their website and in the Washington DC museum.

In 1970, Bernard joined HOPE Fair Housing Center, a nonprofit that serves North and North Central Illinois by working to create greater housing opportunities and end housing discrimination in the region. He served as the Executive Director of HOPE for 41 years, producing numerous videos on housing discrimination, and using his photography to underscore the mission of HOPE. He is passionate about housing and states: “Housing at the heart of our struggle for equality.”

Bernard’s first experience at 2100 Manchester was actually with HOPE, who maintained office space at this Chicago location from 1995 – 2012. When he left HOPE in 2012 to focus on Bernard Kleina Photography, the choice for a Chicago office space was easy. “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t like it,” he says, noting the convenient location and pleasant staff.

Bernard’s work has been displayed across the country. He recently had exhibits in Montgomery, Alabama and Washington, DC; as well as on the campuses of Duke University and Wheaton College. His photographs have also been exhibited in other locations across the country including Las Vegas and Orange County. In October 2019, his photographs were featured at the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights 50th Anniversary Gala – fifty images for fifty years.

In addition to his photography exhibits and speaking engagements, Bernard consults with nonprofit organizations and law firms on the imagery they utilize in their outreach programs and digital communications. He’s also working to get more of his historic photographs into Chicago area schools. Noting that Dr. King led protests and for a while lived in the Chicago area, he believes students today will find Dr. King’s words and images relevant and inspiring.

Bernard, who celebrated his 84th birthday in October, shows no signs of slowing down. He still works seven days a week and has no plans to retire. “When you love what you do, you keep working,” he said, adding, “It’s what keeps me young.”

To learn more about Bernard’s work or Bernard Kleina Photography, you can visit his website or contact him directly at 630.260.4100.

Boxer Property leads the commercial real estate market in property management and investment. Our diverse portfolio includes over 15 million sq ft across 140 locations suitable for the retail, medical, hospitality, and corporate industries. For more information, visit BoxerProperty.com.

Workstyle Collaborative Spaces Launches At 2020 N. Academy Blvd.

November 13, 2019 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) – Houston-based commercial real estate company, Boxer Property, is pleased to announce the completion of its latest Workstyle location at 2020 N Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs, CO. The project brings approximately 10,665 RSF of Workstyle collaborative spaces to the 2nd floor of this property.

Renovation enhancements include the addition of lounges and common areas, a coffee bar, as well as modern conference and huddle rooms. The furnished collaborative spaces are designed to encourage networking, brainstorming, and interaction.  

Marc el-Khouri, Director of Workstyle at Boxer Property, is very optimistic about the renovations. He said, “After our first Workstyle concept in Colorado Springs was so well received in 2016, we are excited to introduce a second location here at 2020 North Academy Boulevard”.

Centrally located, 2020 North Academy is highly visible and provides easy access to almost all of Colorado Springs offering Western mountain views and outdoor patio options. Close amenities include restaurants, shopping, and proximity to Peterson Air Force Base.

About Workstyle Spaces

Workstyle executive suites are Boxer Property’s signature hybrid of co-working and private offices that provide startups and small business owners the opportunity to rent individual spaces at a fraction of the cost of traditional office space. With over 45 locations nationwide, Workstyle members have full access to other Workstyle facilities, giving them the ability to work outside their market.

About Boxer Property

Boxer Property is celebrating over 27 years as an innovative commercial real estate investment and management company. Boxer Property Management Corporation is a privately held firm based in Houston that manages, leases, and administers retail, medical, hospitality and office properties with over 15 million square feet across more than 140 locations, nationwide. For more information, visit BoxerProperty.com

Contact:

Marc el-Khouri
Director of Workstyle
Marc.el-Khouri@BoxerProperty.com
713-777-7368

CONTEST: #BoxerMovember for Men’s Health & Cancer Awareness

While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, November is focused on Men’s Health awareness — specifically testicular, prostate, and colon cancers. 

Join us for our November social media contest with our customers & employees to raise awareness as well as have a little fun! Invite your employees to team up and participate in No-shave November and with the money saved on grooming, donate it to your favorite cancer & men’s health charity! Whether you can grow your own or sport a faux ‘stache get involved and have some fun!

Movember Contest

Men’s Health & Cancer Statistics

  • 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman with breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men
  • Nearly 3 million American men currently live with prostate cancer
  • Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (196.8 per 100,000 men and 139.6 per 100,000 women).
  • When comparing groups based on race/ethnicity and sex, cancer mortality is highest in African American men (239.9 per 100,000) and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (88.3 per 100,000)
Movember Mustaches

#BoxerMovember Contest

We’re offering prizes to the winners of these four categories: Most Creative, Best Groomed, Fullest, and Best Group.

The Full Scoop: Post a photo of you &/or your team, in the office, sporting your facial hair on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #boxermovember before the deadline of November 22nd at 4pm.

Our panel of judges will look at every single entry we receive and judge them to select the most worthy winners in each of the four categories. Here are the criteria that our very distinguished judges will be using as they judge each entry: whether using real or faux mustaches show us your facial hair and incorporate your office environment into your photo. All of your photos must be original and taken during the 2019 November season, which for this contest means from November 1st to November 22nd, 2019, no later than 4pm CST, late entries will be disqualified.

Entries must be submitted by 4PM CST on November 22, 2019.  Winners will be announced by or before November 26th, 2019.  Winners will be privately messaged via Instagram or Twitter and an announcement will be made across all Boxer Property social accounts.

Now it’s time to Let It Grow! We can’t wait to see those mustaches & beards!

Mustache Guide

Mustache Guide

The Contest Categories

Entries will be accepted in the following four costume categories.

  • Most Creative
  • Best Groomed
  • Fullest
  • Best Group (2-10 people)

Tips From the Judges

  1. Make sure the photo you’re submitting is a good representation of your facial hair and the photo is a quality photo (e.g. in focus, enough light, features are clearly visible, etc.).
  2. If you are submitting a photo that contains other people or other items in the photo that aren’t part of the contest make sure it’s obvious what the focus of your photo is.
  3. Don’t forget that the judges are looking to see how you incorporate your Boxer Property office into your photo!

Contest Prizes

Most Creative = $50 The Art of Shaving

Best Groomed = $50 The Art of Shaving

Fullest = $50 The Art of Shaving

Group (2-10 people) = In Office Pizza Party (up to a $100 value)

Have a Question?

Questions that can’t be answered by reading the above information can be emailed to marketing@boxerproperty.com. We will respond as soon as we can. Thank you!

Take a look at some of our past Contests & Events

Science Applications International Corporation Expands at 2450 NASA Parkway

October 23, 2019 (HOUSTON, TX) – Boxer Property recently announced that it has concluded negotiations for multi-year lease renewal and expansion with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). This longtime NASA contractor will expand onto another floor at 2450 NASA Parkway, strategically located across from the Johnson Space Center, bringing their Houston office to a total of 49,153 RSF.

Boxer Property’s Senior Broker, Trey Miller, negotiated the lease on the landlord’s behalf. Don Foster, Senior Vice President at JLL, represented SAIC.  “We are happy to support the continued growth of SAIC. They have been experiencing remarkable growth over the past couple of years and we are thrilled to carry on our long term relationship with them,” Miller said.

SAIC, is a premier technology integrator solving the nation’s most complex modernization and readiness challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets.  For more information, visit http://www.saic.com/.

2450 NASA Parkway is a professional office buildings adjacent to the renowned Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake, TX. Recent capital improvements on the property include new flooring, walls and ceilings; updates to building systems include HVAC, electrical and plumbing; and upgraded lobbies, corridors, other common areas and restrooms. With plenty of entertainment, restaurants, and government buildings nearby, the property provides tenants with ample area amenities including Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, NASA Space Center, Christus St. John Hospital & Kemah.

About Boxer Property

Boxer Property is celebrating over 27 years as an innovative commercial real estate investment and management company. Boxer Property Management Corporation is a privately held firm based in Houston that manages, leases, and administers retail, medical, hospitality and office properties with over 15 million square feet across more than 140 locations, nationwide. For more information, visit BoxerProperty.com

Contact:

Heather Shuttleworth
Marketing Director
Heather.Shuttleworth@BoxerProperty.com
713-777-7368

Boxer Cares – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which aims to bring attention to the importance of regular breast screenings and early detection as well as driving funds to help pay for additional cancer research.

We’d like to encourage our employees and customers to get involved and increase awareness of this horrible disease that affects so many! Join us every Friday in October, and wear pink and show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. You may also see our Boxer employees walking the property with a Pink Boxer Cares Bracelet, one of the many ways we’re showing our support for this cause.

Boxer is Fighting against Breast Cancer

Several of our employees have fought and beaten breast cancer and we want to show that we care by shining a light on this important cause which affects so many of us. We see our coworkers every day and would hate for them to have to go through dealing with cancer of any kind if it is preventable! Women & men are affected by this type of cancer and it’s important to be aware of the symptoms as well as get regular screenings.

U.S. Breast Cancer Stats

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12% will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 883.
  • 2nd highest death rates than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African American, Hispanic, and Asian women
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
  • In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • (from BreastCancer.org)

Based on the statistics, you may not have been affected yet, but you will know someone in your lifetime that is diagnosed with it and the earlier it’s detected the less aggressive the treatment required. Let’s join in the fight for those struggling with this as well as encourage those women (and men) in our lives to have regular check-ups.

Learn how to reduce the risk of breast cancer

How to Get Involved

Participate in a local event, either a Walk, Run, Fundraiser, Fitness Class, and More

Local Breast Cancer Events

Houston

Dallas

Phoenix

Chicago

Denver

This fight isn’t just for women, men are affected too! So join us in the fight and be a Pink Warrior!

2nd Annual Boxerween Halloween Costume Contest

Looking for a fun employee event? Invite your employees to have a little fun in the office with a costume contest! Remember to keep things office appropriate and save the sexy stuff for after hours. Plan a group costume with your team, which is a good team building activity or impress people with your personal outrageous creativity. Most importantly have fun! Bring some Halloween treats and make it a party!

Last year’s Boxerween was such a huge hit that we’re doing it again! We invite you to enter our Office Costume Contest! This Halloween season, we’re offering prizes to the winners of these four costume categories: Individual, Group, Funniest, and Scariest.

Boxerween Entries
Entries from 2018

The Full Scoop: Post a photo of your office appropriate costume in your office space on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #boxerween before the deadline of October 31st at 4pm.

Our panel of judges will look at every single entry we receive and judge each and every entry and choose the most worthy winners in each of the four categories. Here are the criteria that our very distinguished judges will be using as they judge each entry: 25% on the execution and creation of the costume. 50% of the points will be for the originality and creativity of the costume. Lastly, 25% of the point value will be given on the ability to incorporate your office environment into your photo. All of your photos must be original and taken during the 2019 Halloween season, which for this contest means from October 16th, 2019, to October 31st, 2019.

Boxerween Rules

Entries must be submitted by 4PM CST on October 31st, 2019.  Winners will be announced by or before November 5th, 2019.  Winners will be privately messaged via Instagram or Twitter and an announcement will be made across all Boxer Property social accounts.

Now it’s time to get your outrageous creativity flowing. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

The Contest Categories

Entries will be accepted in the following four costume categories.

-Individual

-Scariest

-Funniest

-Groups (2-10 people)

Tips From the Judges

1.Make sure the photo you’re submitting is a good representation of your entire costume (head to toe) and the photo is a quality photo (e.g. in focus, enough light, costume features are clearly visible, etc.)

2. If you are submitting a photo that contains other people or other items in the photo that aren’t part of the contest make sure it’s obvious what the focus of your photo is.

3. Don’t forget that the judges are looking to see how you incorporate your Boxer Property office into your photo!

Boxerween Judges
The Judges

Contest Prizes

Best Individual Costume = $50 Amazon Gift Card

Scariest = $50 Amazon Gift Card

Funniest = $50 Amazon Gift Card

Group (2-10 people) = In Office Pizza Party (up to a $100 value)

Have a Question?

Questions that can’t be answered by reading the above information can be emailed to marketing@boxerproperty.com. We will respond as soon as we can. Thank you!