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The ever changing physician real estate market

August 18, 2017

Choosing to own or lease a property is a major concern for private practices, and more physicians are learning each day that investing in real estate is a smart move.  Leasing offers the lowest initial occupancy cost and the least amount of capital risk for those seeking property. Healthcare’s move to retail has been a […]

Amazon Takes Brick- And- Mortar Retail Head- On With Instant Pickup

August 17, 2017

Amazon unveiled a new concept this week that will allow customers to pick up their ordered items directly from Amazon stores. The new service is currently available in five locations near college campuses in Atlanta, Berkeley, College Park, Maryland and Columbus, Ohio. However, the items available for pick up are extremely limited. Amazon instant pick […]

Raub Report – July 2017

August 7, 2017

Recently, I was privileged to represent the Buyer of Shavano Center I and II, a pair of office buildings on Loop 1604 near Paesanos Restaurant. The two office buildings totaled 57,000 square feet of Class A space and are nearly 89% leased. I present this as a case study in commercial real estate investments, but […]

How, Where and Why Millennials Make Luxury Purchases

August 4, 2017

It’s no secret millennials have a complicated relationship with money. Their spending habits can be erratic and their desires unknown at times. However, when it comes to luxury items they can be very predictable. A recent study by Deloitte found that many luxury purchasing decisions made by millennials were influenced heavily by social media. One […]

Deep in the Malls of Texas, a Vision of Shopping’s Future

August 2, 2017

Many shopping centers are facing a period of volatility and hardship in the face of e-commerce competition. Restaurant, entertainment, healthcare and education are among the destinations thrown into the mix to serve as anchors to attract and keep consumers on the premises. Consumer experience and perception of the modern mall as a destination is how […]

10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate

July 24, 2017

Amongst the hundreds of real estate advisors who met at a recent commercial real estate conference led by Chairman Scott Muldavin, the consensus was that there are a specific number of factor which were posing a real threat to real estate (although none of them without a silver lining). Factors such as political polarization and […]

CPS Energy to sell riverfront property next to Lone Star Brewery

July 21, 2017

San Antonio’s utility company, CPS Energy will be selling nearly 12-acres of riverfront property located on the southernmost end of Southtown, adjacent to the Lone Star Brewery development. The premises, located at 200 Gugert Ave., has been used as a “lay down yard” storing various utility poles, transformers, etc., in recent years and CPS Energy […]

Restaurant Boom Feeds 1031 Investment Pipeline

July 19, 2017

To combat the onslaught of success that e-retailers are enjoying in comparison to their brick-and-mortar counterparts, investors are shifting their strategies to one that is more resistant to online retailers. That strategy involving restaurants which has gone from a specialty niche to very much mainstream according to Randy Blankstein, president of the Boulder Group, a […]

5 Cities Millennials Are Flocking To

July 11, 2017

High employment rates and beautiful settings have millennials flocking to these top cities. Salt Lake City, Utah With a median home price of $233,000 and a job growth rate of 2.4 percent, Salt Lake City, Utah has become a desirable place for aspiring young professionals. Seattle, Washington Millennials make up 24.1 percent of the total […]

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