HOUSTON - Houston Business Journal has hired a New York Daily News reporter to cover commercial real estate.
Roxanna Asgarian relocated from New York to Texas to take over the beat. In addition to writing CRE stories for the weekly print edition, she will author posts on the HBJ's Breaking Ground blog. The American City Business Journals weekly announced the news today, in a story by its associate digital editor, Nora Olabi.
"We are excited to welcome Roxanna," said Candace Beeke, HBJ's editor-in-chief says in the story. "We know she'll have her work cut out for her in Houston's dynamic real estate community. We think her skills and expertise will be a great complement toPaul Takahashi's outstanding residential real estate coverage."
Asgarian's beat should be busy and interesting. Houston is the No. 1 market for commerical real estate investment, according to the influential Emerging Trends report. However, plummeting oil prices should impact the office market there.
Jenny Agee-Aldridge previously covered CRE at retail at the paper.
Asgarian can be reached at (713) 395-9631, or at email@example.com. Follow heron Twitter @HBJroxanna.