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

TLJ Jones & Jones, LLC Grows to Over 16,400 RSF in Downtown Dallas, TX

TLJ Jones & Jones, LLC agrees to multi-year expansion term for 16,424 square feet of Office Space at Boxer Property’s Pacific Place in Dallas, TX.

Pacific Place

February 14, 2020 (DALLAS, TX) – Boxer Property recently announced that it has concluded multi-year lease expansion negotiations with TLJ Jones & Jones, LLC for 16,424 square feet of office space at Pacific Place in Dallas, TX. Leasing Representative, Tiffany Cassius, negotiated the expansion on behalf of the landlord.

Pacific Place is a Class A property located in the Downtown Dallas Central Business District adjacent to the Hotel Indigo and the Majestic Theater. This building is a prime CBD Corporate Headquarter facility with building signage and naming opportunities, as well as multiple conference rooms. Each floor layout is conducive to multiple corner offices, ADA restrooms and spectacular views of Downtown Dallas. Pacific Place offers superior amenities including a coffee shop, sundry shop, deli space, mail and copy center, and covered parking is available via the Elm Street Parking Garage.

TLJ Jones & Jones LLC was created in early 2017 by devising a strategy to research the concrete industry business and its demands. The company is comprised of three subsidiary companies, T&T Redi Mix LLC, TLJ Jones & Jones Transportation LLC, and TLJ Jones & Jones Materials LLC. A supplier of concrete, a transporter of bulk materials to clients and within the organization, and a supplier of other materials, respectively. Please visit https://tljjonesandjones.com/ for more information.

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:

Tiffany Cassius
Leasing Representative
Tiffany.Cassius@BoxerProperty.com
214-651-7368

Paydhealth Transitions into Larger Office in Dallas, TX

Paydhealth, LLC agrees to multi-year expansion term for 5,387 square feet of Office Space at 4001 McEwen in Dallas, TX.

February 13, 2020 (DALLAS, TX) – Boxer Property recently announced that it has concluded multi-year lease expansion negotiations with Paydhealth, LLC for 5,387 square feet of office space at 4001 McEwen in Dallas, TX.

Leasing Representative, Jessica Greene, negotiated the expansion on behalf of the landlord. Don Bingaman of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty represented Paydhealth.

Paydhealth provides a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, meet their member’s needs, and reduce costs to the plan and the member. For more information, please visit: https://www.paydhealth.com/

4001 McEwen Rd is one of three mid-rise office buildings located near a spring-fed lake surrounded by multiple seating areas, beautiful landscaping and a walking trail. The heavily landscaped professional campus setting includes fiber service to the building, a health club on campus, on-site leasing, management and maintenance. Several building conference rooms are available at no charge to tenants. A Luby’s Cafeteria is located at the property for convenience along with many other eateries within minutes of the campus. The property is 15 minutes from DFW Airport or Love Field, and the DART bus service runs throughout the campus.

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:

Jessica Greene
Leasing Representative
Jessica.Greene@BoxerProperty.com
214-651-7368

Tenant Spotlight: Neuralog is Growing in Houston Office Space

This month’s spotlight features Neuralog, located at 4800 Sugar Grove in Stafford, Texas. For the last 15 years, this oil and gas data analytics provider, has leased office space in Boxer’s Four Sugar Grove property.

Founded by husband and wife owners Ken and Sherry Land, both of whom previously worked for NASA, Neuralog has been providing low-cost solutions to capture, organize, and analyze data for the oil and gas industry over the course of 25 years. Their office in Houston is home to most of their 32 employees, with some staff working remotely.

In addition to the data support products and services Neuralog provides to the oil and gas industry, the company has expanded their operation to include printers and tools that make labels for bottles and containers used in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Reflecting that growth and success, Neuralog is currently working with Boxer to renovate and expand their space at 4800 Sugar Grove.

Neuralog’s Office Redesign and Expansion with Boxer Property

According to Jennifer Sandlin, office manager for Neuralog, the multi-phase plan includes a demo area for customers to experience hardware and software products, as well as dedicated space for new product development and testing. The project also expands the company’s on-site production capacity, with the ultimate goal of running the entirety of both their manufacturing and their shipping operations from the 4800 Sugar Grove location. “There’s lots of exciting stuff going on,” Sandlin said of the company’s plans.

Phase 1 began in April 2019 and included redesigning and renovating the administrative and marketing offices already located on the second floor at 4800 Sugar Grove. Neuralog and Boxer collaborated on the professional redesign, one of Boxer’s many services. The office renovation, which included new flooring and lighting, was handled by Boxer General Contractors.

Sandlin describes Phase 1, which was complete in October 2019, as a good, collaborative effort. Noting that office renovations can be challenging for tenants, she said of the Boxer team, “They were very receptive and gave us quick responses.” She also complemented Boxer’s communication throughout the project, citing kick-off meetings and updates three times per week.

Phase 2 is scheduled to begin October 19th, and will focus on Neuralog’s newly-acquired space on the first floor. The large area will be used for product manufacturing, including a new scanner they will be introducing soon. The first-floor space is big enough to accommodate their shipping and receivables, and conveniently located near administrative and marketing offices upstairs on the second floor.

Sandlin says Neuralog has enjoyed their long-running relationship with Boxer Property and describes their experience at Four Sugar Grove as positive. “The security staff is always friendly, and the maintenance team is always quick to respond.” While Neuralog’s administrative and marketing offices occupy most of the second floor, Sandlin is quick to point out they know their office neighbors.

Neuralog Continues Its Growth Trajectory with New Product Development

This year continues to be exciting for Neuralog. In addition to completing the office renovation and expansion of their Houston office space, they have two new products hitting the market and plans to continue their growth and success by using tried-and-true strategies. They are a strong presence at all the major trade shows; for both the oil and gas, as well and labeling industries. They also utilize their social media platforms on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to communicate with their markets and stay in touch with customers. Everyone enjoys their special customer appreciation events like holiday parties and old-fashioned ice-cream socials.

For more information about Neuralog, visit: http://www.neuralog.com/

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.

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