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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 […]

Raub Report – June 2017

July 7, 2017

We are seeing great changes in the Retail marketplace, as old line businesses go out-of-business, like Payless Shoes, and others struggle like Macy’s, J.C. Penny’s and Sears. This is partially due to the shift to on-line shopping and quick delivery to your door. But there are other forces at work – Millennials are somewhat less […]

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 […]

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