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Alamo City Enjoys Booming Growth, Without the Growing Pains

June 14, 2018

The Alamo City hasn’t experienced the significant headaches that Austin or Houston has seen in recent years. San Antonio saw a net growth of 24,000 people last year. Many of them are millennials hoping to escape higher costs of living or looking to start their next career in biomedical, tech, or military. Most cities experience […]

San Antonio’s Frost Tower Expansion & Office Asking Rents Kickoff Q1

May 29, 2018

Asking rents ended the first quarter of 2018 at $22.01- an all-time high. With a population growth of 2.0% last year, San Antonio’s economy continues to grow. Most recently, job growth increased at a 2.9% annualized rate over the three months through February, with the greatest job growth seen in manufacturing, mining and construction. Total […]

The Raub Report- Changes in Office Space Metrics

May 21, 2018

When I first entered the commercial real estate business there were many metrics I needed to learn; for example, how many square feet are in an acre (43,560). One of the metrics I learned is that the average space used by an office worker was about 250 square feet.  This takes into account not only […]

San Antonio Hospitality Sector Taking Off

May 9, 2018

The Texas hospitality sector can expect continued growth this year. Approximately 200 hotels are under construction in the Lone Star State along with another 276 expected to break ground this year. Hurricane Harvey’s displacement of residents and raising Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) has the San Antonio hospitality sector taking off. Occupancy rates are expected […]

The Raub Report – Home Building and Home Owning

April 18, 2018

The housing industry has “sort of recovered,” in the words of Jim Gaines, Chief Economist of The Real Estate Center, continuing that a full decade after the start of the Great Recession, home building still isn’t all the way back.  “Theoretically, housing is around 75 to​​ 85 percent of where it should be,” he said. […]

Investors See Effects of a Peaked Multifamily Market

April 5, 2018

Changes are on the horizon for San Antonio multi-family investments. Forecasts for renters in San Antonio this year may be great; however, several factors are making it tough to invest in multifamily properties. While renters may be rejoicing, investors are finding it hard to deal with the recent changes to the tax code, higher interests […]

Investment Realty Co. L.C Announces Certified Drone Pilot

April 3, 2018

Image Source: FilmStrong Productions Investment Realty Co. L.C., would like to announce they have a certified FAA drone pilot employed by their company. After taking over all marketing duties, Michael Johnson, marketing manager for Investment Realty Company, became a UAS drone pilot in order to produce more content for IRC’s listings, investors and social media. With […]

The Raub Report- Too Much of a Good Thing

March 15, 2018

Mae West once said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” That may be where commercial real estate is at this time in history. CRE has appreciated greatly over the past 8 years and all sectors are pretty fully valued at this point in the economic cycle.  So much so, that the few […]

IKEA Eyes San Antonio Retail Market

March 7, 2018

IKEA, the store that doesn’t leave your imagination to do all the work when it comes to designing your own room, has announced its new store in Live Oak will break ground March 21. The 289,000 square foot store will open for business spring 2019 and is expected to bring 250 new jobs to the […]

Robots Improve Mall Experience

March 1, 2018

It’s no secret that malls across America have seen a decrease in visitors over the years due to rising online purchasing trends. While large malls may not see the growth that Amazon has seen, they can offer the customer a much more unique interactive experience. As seen in the recent Super Bowl commercials, the Mall […]

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