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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 […]

Yes, Millennials Dine Out a Lot. But They Use Coupons.

July 6, 2017

Although Millennials dine out more than any other age group, they frequently use more coupons and online offers to grab a cheaper meal. Approximately 42% of food spending by millennials is devoted to restaurant dining, but the data also suggests they are cautious about their spending and tend to pinch pennies. Acosta, a CPG consultancy, […]

Real Estate Market News: How to take advantage of the retail apocalypse

July 5, 2017

The last remaining physical space is being clawed away by the online sector. Last year, 50,000 positions were lost in the retail sector and 6 million jobs could be at risk in the long term. Although the retail sector could be seen as suffering, the space they occupy has retained its value. Housing, churches, and […]

News in Real Estate: Construction Set to Begin on $16M SoFlo Area Arts Center

June 30, 2017

Construction is officially underway on the $16M SoFlo arts area center which was first proposed by the Linda Pace foundation almost two years ago. The site is located near the South Flores and Camp streets at 150 Camp St. A collection of over 800 paintings, sculptures, and other art pieces from various artists both domestic […]

Patience pays off for Hulu’s Northwest San Antonio campus

June 27, 2017

Hulu has recently signed a lease for 60,000 square feet of office space at Fountainhead Park that will last through 2024. Although the company initially only needed one floor, an accelerated business model gave cause for a sudden, and urgent need for additional space. Transwestern, which manages the two Fountainhead Park buildings, noted that redundant […]

Different Perspectives: Here’s What 1,500 CBRE Brokers Think About The Current Office Market

June 26, 2017

CBRE’s most recent Office Trends Report for the 1Q17 questioned 1,500 company professionals concerning the Office market throughout the Americas. Trends seen throughout the industry include tenants shedding excess space and sticking to the essentials, increasing efficiency. Suburban offices are becoming increasingly popular having absorbed 74% of total net absorption. While vacancy slightly rose nationally […]

Move Over Gateway Cities: Why Texas Is Attractive to Foreign Investors

June 22, 2017

It is becoming evident amid the changing foreign investment climate that investors, looking to diversify their strategies and targets, like the Lone Star state. Texas now outpaces California and the entire country in foreign investment % relative to sales volume. Last year alone foreign investment totaled $5B, 15% of total sales according to Costar. More […]

San Antonio And Austin Lead Nation In Sprawl, Study Finds

June 21, 2017

The New York Times revealed that out of 41 cities included in a recent study there are three Texas cities which rank in the top 4 sprawling cities across the U.S. While expectations were that cities were becoming much denser, there is a clear pattern illustrating how cities which are already dense continue to become […]

More Optimism About U.S. Buying Climate Signals Spending Rebound

June 20, 2017

According to the latest Blomberg Consumer Comfort Index, buying climate has increased almost 2% to 46.7%, the highest it has been since December 2001. Personal finance measures and overall comfort have increased as well, while personal sentiment towards the post-election economy has dipped negatively. Overall consumers are feeling confident in their expenditures but remain increasingly […]

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