Raub Report- March 2018

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 […]

Malls Improve Visitor Experience with Test Robots

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 […]

Amazon vs Walgreens

February 23, 2018

The constant threat of declining foot traffic has pharmacy retail chains rethinking their strategy now that Amazon has penetrated the health product market. Many retail pharmacies see their biggest profits from consumers coming into the store to pick up medication and cosmetic products. However, if consumers start purchasing their health products online through Amazon, brick […]

Commercial Real Estate Prices Fall

February 8, 2018

With a .3% price decrease last month, commercial real estate prices continue to see a drop as we head further into 2018. “The declines over the last three quarters have been mild and more of a stagnation than a decline,” Ten-X Senior Quantitative Strategist Chris Muoio said. Two things can be chalked up for the […]

New Technology Could Push Hospitals into Retail Space

January 23, 2018

The need for massive hospitals with huge footprints is slowly coming to an end. With the rise in technology comes new innovations that seek to make your hospital visit as convenient as going to the store. Better Services, Smaller Footprint Advancements in robotic technology and fewer paperwork is set to drastically cut down the size […]

Automated Stores Becoming a Reality

December 19, 2017

Unmanned stores across China are attracting the convenience-seeking shopper. With such a massive population to appeal to, it’s no secret that convenience and easy access would be a top priority for China’s retail market. Cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, computer vision and biometric recognition that tracks a shopper’s movements are all new technologies currently […]

Raub Report – December 2017

December 14, 2017

As the exciting year of 2017 draws to a close, let’s review the Commercial Real Estate market, and consider this past year as the prologue to the New Year 2018. Let me begin with the residential market, though. Interesting things are afoot. Here’s a clue – home sales volume is up, that is the dollar […]

Same Day Delivery Coming to San Antonio

December 5, 2017

Same day prescription delivery service is on the rise. CVS Health will provide same-day delivery for select metro markets starting in 2018. Other features such as curbside pickup and Instacart, have made their way to CVS stores in order to keep customers engaged with the large drug store. Instacart, a personal shopping and delivery service, […]

For Apparel Sector, “X” Marks a Threat This Holiday Season

November 27, 2017

The launch of the iPhone X and online competition is expected to make it even harder on brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season. Holiday apparel sales are expected to drop for the first time since 2008. Specialty retail, department stores and footwear retailers are all expected to take a .4% dip in sales. According to Morgan […]

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