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Brookings Institute Metro Monitor Report

July 13, 2011

San Antonio remains in the top 20 U.S. Metropolitan areas for economic performance – Employment rebounded from its low point in 88 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas by the first quarter of 2011, but only 12 gained back more than half the jobs they lost between their employment peak and their post-recession employment low […]

The Next Big Boom Towns In The U.S.

Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas are poised to become some of the country’s next “boom towns.” At least that’s according to one Forbes magazine blogger. Forbes writer Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill at the Praxis Strategy Group looked at the 52 largest metropolitan areas in the country and ranked them on past, present and […]

Eagle Ford Shale impacts Port of Corpus Christi

July 8, 2011

Kilgore-based Martin Midstream Partners LP said Tuesday that it will build a terminal at the Port of Corpus Christi to receive crude oil from the Eagle Ford shale via a recently announced pipeline. Read More

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Office Space in San Antonio

June 21, 2011

Office rents have been OK the past couple of years, with declines only with a few desperate owners and other holding fast. Vacancies have not been terrible but have increased. But we have Nu-Star Energy building their own new building, and likewise Nationwide Insurance and KCI. So in the next year there will be 500,000 […]

San Antonio Offers Wealth of Colleges and Universities

June 20, 2011

San Antonio is home to a wealth of higher education choices, including Texas’ two major public university systems, community colleges and an extensive menu of private offerings. David Gabler, assistant vice president of communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio, says the university’s 29,000 students make it the fastest-growing university in the state […]

Do It Yourself Real Estate?

June 7, 2011

“I can find and lease my own business space myself. I don’t need any tenant representation!” If that is you because A.) You are a Rugged Individualist and B.) You think you are going to save money, then please consider thinking it over again. Would you take out your own appendix to save money and […]

First Fortune, now the Journal says it’s the “time to buy”

Fortune magazine pronounced it was “time to buy” a little over a month ago, and it appears now that it’s the first of a series of media assertions that the moment has come for housing market transactions to kick it up a notch. The Wall Street Journal’s top 10 of article link page views includes […]

Remaking The Retail Market

May 25, 2011

Developers Diversified Realty Corp., based in Beachwood, announced plans last week to knock down unprofitable shopping centers in San Antonio, Texas, and Denver and remake the sites around new Target stores. The publicly traded company, which owns and manages approximately 520 retail properties globally, views redevelopment as a growth strategy in a recession-scarred industry where […]

Lease Negotiations – A Win Win

May 4, 2011

Investment Realty Company’s Joanne Vollmer Mirelez, CCIM, helped Pac-West Telecomm to negotiate a discounted buyout of the 4-1/2 years they had remaining on a 7-year lease for their Texas subsidiary. The 5,417 square foot, Class A space is in the La Arcata Office Building at 18615 Tuscany Stone near Loop 1604 and the entry to […]

Apartment First Glance Analysis

National vacancies fell by 40 basis points, from 6.6 to 6.2 percent, as the sector posted positive net absorption of over 44,000 units. With a shortage in new supply for 2011, we expect vacancies to continue to plummet throughout the year. The expected inventory growth figure of 0.5% in 2011 is about one-third of the […]

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