Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor

Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999.



From 1989 to 1999, he worked for the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he first worked as a crime reporter, then general assignment reporter, farm-ranch-agribusiness editor, regional editor and city editor. Mize grew up on a farm and cow-calf ranch in Sequoyah County and attended Muldrow public schools. He holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism (news-editorial), a bachelor of science degree in political science (state and local government) with a minor in economics, all from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

He holds a master of arts degree in history from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, and a master of divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. He also is a licensed minister and part-time pastor of Carrier Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ, near Enid, and is pursuing ordination in the United Church of Christ.

Top Stories


  • Hilton Worldwide opens dual-branded hotel in Oklahoma City's Bricktown

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    The new hotel marks the 10th Hilton Garden Inn and fourth Homewood Suites in Oklahoma and employs about 90 people. The 11-story hotel building has 155 Hilton Garden Inn rooms and 100 Homewood Suites rooms.

  • Oklahoma City growth chases away Chesapeake Energy's shadow

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Two energy companies left nearly 1 million square feet of office vacant in 2013, but other, mostly homegrown companies were quick to absorb most of it, according to Price Edwards & Co.

  • Winter is bowling me over

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Published: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    My gas usage last month was off the chart – literally extending beyond the top line of the chart of my monthly gas usage over the past year.

  • Oklahoma City apartment boom woos weary homeowner

    | Published: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Apartment builders are building apartments as fast as they can, north, south, west and downtown. Last year, some 1,600 new apartments were finished in the Oklahoma City metro area, and 3,200 more were under construction or in late planning stages, according to Price Edwards & Co..

  • Commercial realty firm is back in downtown Oklahoma City

    | Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort, a commercial realty firm that has historic ties to the Central Business District, is headed back to downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma Contemporary Gallery does Marfa, Texas, right

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    Add Marfa Contemporary Gallery to the Marfa Lights, the Fort Davis Mountains, high desert climes and Marfa’s already substantial arts community to the list of reasons to visit the Way Far Out There West Texas town of Marfa.

  • Love is where the home is

    Published: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    Admit it: If you’re living in a house you really like, one you decided to buy after looking for awhile, you know it was love at first ... something. Lots of us really do fall for houses the way we fall for our life partners.

  • The right developer, retailers could succeed with a lifestyle center in Oklahoma City, firm says

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Jim Parrack, senior vice president and retail specialist for Price Edwards & Co., makes a good case for a lifestyle center in Oklahoma City in the firm's year-end retail market report. He said the apparent obstacles could be overcome.

  • Thinking of a suburban garden evokes Oklahoma farm memories

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    It's been a long time, but maybe it's about time for another vegetable garden.

  • Developers and retailers have more in store for Oklahoma City

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Price Edwards & Co. points to indicators that even more stores are on the horizon for a strong local economy.

  • Oklahoma City apartment sale prices go sky high in 2013

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 25, 2014

    The strong local economy, continued investor interest, significant purchase and renovation of lower-end properties and the May tornadoes all combined to bolster the market for sales, keep occupancies stable and push rents up, according to brokers for Commercial Realty Resources Co. in Norman and CB Richard Ellis-Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City's industrial market invites investors

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jan 25, 2014

    The Oklahoma City area's industrial property market continues to show signs of steady growth and it's expected to continue in 2014, according to CB Richard Ellis-Oklahoma's 2013 year-end report.

  • Oklahoma tornadoes: Homebuilding, sales rise on good news and bad news

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    Home sales and construction in the metro area grew most of 2013, boosted by the healthy local economy and the tragedy of May's tornadoes. Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Moore and Norman together issued 5,438 single-family building permits, an increase of 16 percent compared with 2012, according to the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

  • Oklahoma City sees “quality space” absorbed as retail grows, realty firm says

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    Expanding retailers, stable stores and a lack of speculative construction has space in high demand, according to CB Richard Ellis-Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma City office market in good shape after major moves

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    The market for office space for lease in Oklahoma City's ends 2013 in good shape after big moves by the biggest energy companies.

  • Richard Mize: It took 10 years and one grandbaby to take care of an empty nest

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    Finally, that bedroom is no longer “Ashley's room.” It's finally just a spare bedroom, thanks to little Avery's room 444.5 miles away.

  • Manager buys Oklahoma City fixture Designer Hardware by Faye

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    Manager Garvin Boyd acquired the 32-year-old business and has plans to add commercial hardware and locations in Oklahoma and other states.

  • Did M*A*S*H's Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III lead social media guidance for financial institutions?

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    The interagency Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has finally come up with “consumer compliance risk management guidance” for social media.

  • Oklahoma lender looks to 'Lone Survivor' to aid Boot Campaign

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    This weekend's release of the movie version of Marcus Luttrell's war memoir will bring attention to the Lone Survivor Foundation and the Boot Campaign for mortgage-free homes for veterans, according to Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.




Richard Mize Tue, Jul. 08 2014 08:03:50 PM CST PREACHES "Is It Well with Your Soil?" Isaiah 55:10-13, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, 11am 7-13-14 Carrier(OK)Cong-UCC LINK #ENID
Richard Mize Mon, Jul. 07 2014 07:02:32 AM CST “@JesusOfNaz316: All hail the power of coffee's name.” :-)
Richard Mize Mon, Jul. 07 2014 07:02:04 AM CST @RevAmy76 @VaPriestess @JesusOfNaz316 and fill them, fill mugs for all!
Richard Mize Sun, Jul. 06 2014 11:05:15 PM CST Court ruling a ‘watershed moment’ for foes of fracking? WHOA! LINK
Richard Mize Sun, Jul. 06 2014 06:45:15 PM CST PREACHING (audio) "Rest for the Road Weary" Matthew 11:28-30 & Thomas 97 Carrier(OK) Cong.Church-UCC, 7-6-14 https://t.co/UU7UzSvEA1 #ENID
Richard Mize Sun, Jul. 06 2014 06:42:11 PM CST READS Okla. Conference/Churches Re: Migrant Children at Fort Sill, leads prayer, Carrier (OK) Cong.Church-UCC https://t.co/ussRIWQ1lu #ENID
Richard Mize Sun, Jul. 06 2014 06:38:10 PM CST LEADS (audio) affirm. of faith, "A New Creed," and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" Carrier Cong.-UCC Church https://t.co/6M6q61G3HW #ENID
Richard Mize Sat, Jul. 05 2014 10:53:40 PM CST PREACHES Matt 11:28-30 & Gosp.of Thomas 97 "Rest for the Road Weary" 11am 7-6-14 Carrier(OK) Cong.Church-UCC LINK #ENID
Richard Mize Sat, Jul. 05 2014 09:20:32 AM CST COMMENTS: Fiery Fourth makes for smoky Fifth LINK
Richard Mize Thu, Jul. 03 2014 09:41:30 PM CST PREACHES Matt 11:28-30 & Gosp.of Thomas 97 "Rest for the Road Weary" 11am 7-6-14 Carrier(OK) Cong.Church-UCC LINK #ENID
Richard Mize Wed, Jul. 02 2014 07:54:36 PM CST PREACHES Matt 11:28-30 & Gosp.of Thomas 97 "Rest for the Road Weary" 11am 7-6-14 Carrier(OK) Cong.Church-UCC LINK #ENID
Richard Mize Sun, Jun. 29 2014 07:11:43 PM CST PREACHING Matthew 10:34-39 "Jesus Goes Too Far(?)" 6-29-14 Carrier(OK) Congregational United Church of Christ #ENID https://t.co/Dy8hDtvDvX
Richard Mize Sun, Jun. 29 2014 07:16:51 AM CST PREACHES Matthew 10:34-39 "Jesus Goes Too Far(?)" 11am today, Carrier(OK) Cong. United Church of Christ LINK #ENID
Richard Mize Sat, Jun. 28 2014 08:20:30 AM CST Retail goes to extremes; experience is 'in,” realty experts say LINK #cre naree14
Richard Mize Sat, Jun. 28 2014 08:19:02 AM CST COMMENTS: What is a life lived in luxury? LINK
Richard Mize Sat, Jun. 28 2014 08:18:22 AM CST REPORTS: Retail goes to extremes; experience is 'in,” realty experts say LINK
Richard Mize Sat, Jun. 28 2014 08:17:22 AM CST REPORTS: Oklahoma City home sales zoom LINK
Richard Mize Fri, Jun. 27 2014 08:11:26 AM CST REPORTS: Oklahoma City realty agents react to FAA drone notice LINK
Richard Mize Thu, Jun. 26 2014 03:35:30 PM CST @jenarsenault @cafeboeuf @stevelackmeyer :-) I'll look into it. Can u point to data showing SF value drops, anywhere, w new multifamily?
Richard Mize Thu, Jun. 26 2014 03:14:24 PM CST @cafeboeuf @jenarsenault @stevelackmeyer All I know is what I've heard here and read on app. It passed Planning? City Council next. When?