2017 was a momentous year for Downtown Houston, with incredible highs and devastating lows. The year kicked off with Downtown hosting over 1.3 million visitors for Super Bowl LIVE, a nine-day interactive fan festival leading up to Super Bowl LI. Against this backdrop, the office market continued to feel the effects of the deepest downturn in the energy industry since the 1990s.
At January’s membership breakfast, CHI staff presented a comprehensive 2017 year-end review as well as priorties moving forward.
On November 3, Central Houston released Plan Downtown: Converging Culture, Lifestyle & Commerce, 20-year vision plan outlining recommendations for both short-term and long-term planning, development and design.
The Downtown office market outperformed regional submarkets, buttressing Downtown’s competitive advantage of quality and prime office space.
March 2018: Central Houston understands that education is an important building block for a healthy central city and has developed an education and awareness campaign called Learn Central. This meeting will help inform members of the opportunities and challenges of making the right education choices and passing on that information to their employees and vendors. Members only.
April 2018: Hard Hat Tour of Kinder High School for the Performing & Visusal Arts (HSPVA): The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will be moving into their new five-story, 168,000-square foot building at Caroline and Austin at the end of the year. Central Houston members will receive an exclusive sneak peek of the $80 million project – designed by Central Houston member, Gensler. Members only.
October 12, 2018 at Hilton Americas-Houston Save the Date! Central Houston Annual Luncheon: The annual luncheon has become one of the premier business and networking events in Houston, with approximately 1,000 attendees each year. The Annual Meeting and Luncheon is open to the public; member companies have the first option to purchase a table and have priority seating for the event.