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Amazon to Acquire Souq.com, Gaining Middle East Footprint

April 11, 2017

Amazon has just extended its international presence by acquiring Souq.com for an estimated $700 million. Dubai-based Souq.com was described by Amazon as the largest online retail platform in the Middle East with more than 8.4 million products for sale, and a reported 45 million visits per month. Of all Souq.com visitors and users, approximately 45% […]

The Raub Report- The Uncertainty We Face

April 10, 2017

I’m sorry but every time I hear a pundit on T.V. or radio go on about the uncertainty we face, I have to laugh a little. Isn’t there an old saying, ‘There is nothing more certain than change?’ Ah, that was Heraclitis in 535 B.C. Or circa 1840, Jean-Batiste Karr, “The more things change, the […]

The Millennial Opportunity

April 7, 2017

It’s no secret that Millennials are changing the way business is done and reshaping companies across the US. They have even taken the lead and replaced the baby boomers as the nation’s largest generation in U.S. history. However, today’s business leaders are still primarily made up of baby boomers and gen Xers, but that is […]

6 Markets Where Millennials Overwhelmingly Live With Their Parents

April 4, 2017

The recent generation of Millennials are choosing to live with their parents instead of moving out of their childhood homes. According to U.S. census data, 34.1% of Millennials between 18 and 34 are still living with their parents, more than any other generation in the last 130 years. A recent report by Abodo concludes the […]

Fiesta Texas president says ‘unprecedented’ additions planned for Six Flags

March 31, 2017

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is bringing some exciting new changes to its San Antonio park. Jeffrey Siebert, Fiesta Texas President, said new rides, shows and technology will debut over the next few years and park guests will be amazed at what the future holds. This coming season, Fiesta Texas will see a new Mardi Gras […]

Limited Product Preventing Foreign Investors from Flooding SA Real Estate Market

March 27, 2017

Investor interest in tertiary markets like San Antonio continues to rise; however, there is limited product in the city since owners are hesitant and looking for others to begin selling before themselves. Ernest Brown, a Rohde Ottmers Siegel Broker, notes the increasing interest on behalf of investors from countries such as Ireland, Japan, Belgium, and […]

The Nine-Figure Price Tag for Frost Tower’s Construction

March 20, 2017

Construction is now officially underway for the 23-story Frost Tower located at 111 W. Houston St. in downtown San Antonio, the 400,000 SF Office building will be the first high rise development in the area for the past thirty years. Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc. alongside Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects are spearheading the project on the architectural […]

How Millenials Are Rewriting the Food Industry Playbook

March 16, 2017

  Food preferences among the millennial age group are causing major food manufacturers to buy smaller, startup food labels focused on being “GMO free”, “locally sourced”, “gluten free”, and “organic”. This is due to the health consciousness and responsibility millennials feel when buying, slightly more expensive, healthier, premium food, the demand of which rose 8% […]

San Antonio’s Economic Progress

March 15, 2017

The 2008 Great Recession brought much hardship for the nation but not for the city of San Antonio. Brooking’s Metro Monitor report showed San Antonio as one of 11 U.S cities that made gains between 2010 and 2015. Brooking’s report focuses on researching metropolitan economies and showed San Antonio as performing above average in total […]

Housing Costs Take Up Biggest Share of Income since 2010

March 13, 2017

Increasing interest rates and the appreciation of home values have led to the biggest percentage in median household income, currently at a 16% high not seen since 2010, income now needing to be allocated for home mortgages. Zillow Chief economist, Dr. Svenja Gudell notes that we still have room to grow on a nationwide basis […]

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