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port of Houston Development will ultimately lead to new occupier demand.

HOUSTON—The Port of Houston ranks as the top breakbulk cargo port in the US, and the other Texas ports of Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Houston, Galveston, Freeport, Beaumont and Port Arthur are also important to this highly specialized segment. Major breakbulk commodities for these Texas Gulf Coast ports include steel, forest products (wood pulp in particular), wind energy production components, and the many feedstocks and products related to the energy industry. Total global trade for Texas is estimated to be valued at more than $503 billion annually, according to CBRE’s latest report.

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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