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Dallas Fed Chief: Texans are ‘lucky puppies’ in economic recovery

August 2, 2010

Texans are “lucky puppies” thanks to the relative strength of the state’s economy, but regulatory uncertainty is threatening the national recovery, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said Thursday. In Texas, weak spots such as commercial real estate remain, and recent Dallas Fed surveys of manufacturers have yielded disappointing results. But job creation […]

Expected Job Growth for San Antonio

July 28, 2010

Today’s San Antonio Express News reports that “after a slow start, San Antonio employers this year should hire for all the jobs lost in 2009.”  Growth in the first half of the year was slower than expected but should pickup in the second half.  For the year, S.A. should see a 2% increase in job […]

San Antonio Industrial Market Softens

According to a survey of more than 30.6 million sf of industrial space conducted by NAI REOC San Antonio, Second quarter activity softened the citywide vacancy rate to 13.1 percent versus 12.7 percent last quarter, while the average quoted triple net rental rate for all property types combined remained flat at $5.57 per sf per […]

The Raub Report July 2010 Commercial Real Estate Newsletter for San Antonio

July 23, 2010

“Uncertainty” is our word for the day.  It applies to predictions of future events and the unknown.  Uncertainty is distinctly different from the familiar term “risk” which is a measurable uncertainty.  Uncertainty is immeasurable. Risk, in the financial arena, is quantifiable.  It is incorporated into interest rates, discount rates, insurance premiums, capitalization rates and the […]

Placement in Stone Oak

July 22, 2010

More positive results for our clients- Investment Realty Company, L.C.’s Broker, Joanne V. Mirelez assisted in the negotiation and successful placement of Dr. W. White in Stone Oak Physician’s Plaza One.

Addition of The Hair Management Group

Investment Realty Company, L.C. (IRCLC) is pleased to announce the addition of The Hair Management Group to the Tenant mix at the Hunter’s Square Center located at 13214 Huebner Road at the intersection of Huebner and Lockhill-Selma in San Antonio, Texas.  With the addition of this tenant, Investment Realty Company, L.C.’s Broker, Connie Raub, has […]

San Antonio Office Market Pointing Toward Recovery

July 20, 2010

Local office properties had 380,064 sf of positive net absorption in second quarter 2010, according to NAI REOC San Antonio. “While most markets are still reeling from the extended recession and many are anxious about a potential double-dip in the economy, the San Antonio office market quietly experienced a very strong second quarter,” says Brian […]

Update on San Antonio’s Unemployment Rate

July 19, 2010

While San Antonio’s unemployment rate jumped in June to over 7%, the state of Texas, which had 8% of the U.S. population, is creating 25% of new jobs.  This is good market share.

Commercial Property Values

June 22, 2010

According to Bloomberg, U.S. commercial property values are rebounding slowly and may remain as much as 40 percent below their 2007 peak levels, Pacific Investment Management Co. said.

Information Technology Sector Booming

June 20, 2010

Information Technology in San Antonio is an $8-billion business growing 20% since 2005 and employing over 15,000 inviduals.  San Antonio is particularly strong in cyber security, which is home to the NSA’s new facility, USAF’s information security operations and Institute for Cyber Security at U.T.S.A.

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