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Houston rents Houston’s CBD premium rents can be attributed to sprawl more than any other market on the list.

HOUSTON—In much of the country, living downtown is on average 28% more expensive than living in surrounding/suburban areas. This is because central business districts often house the job center and cultural hot spots. For these reasons, higher premiums follow.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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