Looped In

93 EpisodesProduced by Houston Chronicle

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 es… read more

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Ep92: Demolition Man, Part I

September 19th, 2018


Mike Dokell has spent the past 30 years in the business of tearing down houses, office towers and other commercial buildings, but he rarely uses the …

Ep 91: How the Houston Land Bank fell short of its mission

September 14th, 2018


The city of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department’s affordable housing program has suffered from lack of oversight and mismanagement …

Ep90: In Houston retail, Whole foods is in and Sears is out

September 5th, 2018


Whole Foods Market's lower-priced 365 grocery concept debuted in Houston last month, filling a hole in an area long underserved by grocers – …

Ep89: Hip hotels and moving mansions

August 29th, 2018


The sale of the Kirby Mansion to a luxury car dealer has Houston preservationists working overtime to figure out a way to save the property. Now …

Ep88: What a Gen Z’er thinks about housing and affordability

August 23rd, 2018


Houston is often cited as being one of the most affordable cities in the nation. But is it really? Irene Vazquez, a student and writer for Rice Design Alliance's OffCite, wrote an article this summer looking at income …

Ep87: MasterChef contestant talks restaurants and Houston’s best food neighborhoods

August 9th, 2018


Restaurants take up a whole lot of real estate in Houston, one of the nation’s most buzzed about food cities. Ryan Cortez, a Houston chef and drummer …

Ep86: Gentrification of Houston's historic Third Ward

August 2nd, 2018


Residents and community leaders are taking steps to help preserve the affordability and character of Houston’s Third Ward and neighborhoods surrounding it as new development threatens to change the area in a way that …

Ep85: A case against the open office plan

July 26th, 2018


Some employees love working in an open workspace and are energized by the impromptu chats and collaboration that goes with it. Others wear headphones …

Ep84: An editor bids Houston farewell

July 13th, 2018


Last summer the Houston Chronicle's Managing Editor Vernon Loeb came on Looped In to share his observations about Montrose, the iconic and eclectic neighborhood he'd called home since moving to town almost four …

Ep83: Why there are so few historic buildings in Houston, Part II

July 6th, 2018


The Astrodome has been named a state antiquities landmark. Houston has hosted a national historic preservation conference. Downtown towers are being converted into hotels and apartments. It seems Houston is starting to …

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