Category: Additional Topics

In Texas’s Capital – Construction on Many Corners

August 21, 2012

The New York Times published a story in today’s paper that lists several of the residential and commercial projects going up [in Austin], including: Third and Brazos, a 277-unit apartment project near Congress Avenue Gables Park Plaza, a 222-unit, 18-story apartment building overlooking Lady Bird Lake The 1,012-room JW Marriott convention hotel at Congress Avenue and Second Street A 30-story office building going up at Third […]

San Antonio Home Prices

July 16, 2012

The median price of an existing home jumped 7.9 percent, compared with the same month last year, to $168,800, according to sales data released Wednesday by the San Antonio Board of Realtors. The previous all-time price high was in July 2010, which saw a median of $161,800, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. It […]

ICSC Shopping Centers Today: ICSC prepares “green” standard for industry

July 14, 2012

A “Green Standard” for the retail industry is slated to be rolled out next year by the International Council of Shopping Centers  It will be called the “ICSC Property Efficiency Scorecard” and it will be used to bench mark and score the amount of “green” features that exist at a retail property.  It will be […]

San Antonio’s largest private-sector employers

July 9, 2012

The national economy may be on shaky ground, but San Antonio’s economy is still faring better than most cities in America, at least according to some economists. Part of that is due to the fact that there are still some local employers that are working to keep workers on the payroll. We have produced a […]

National Restaurant News

July 5, 2012

This story is part of NRN’s Top 100 special report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics. The full report is available only to Nation’s Restaurant News magazine subscribers, and is part of the June 25 issue. Subscribe here. Growth chains: Who’s on top? […]

San Antonio still rising above the housing fold, report finds

July 2, 2012

Home prices in San Antonio rose .6 percent between March 2012and April 2012, according to the latest analysis by Oxford, Miss.-based real-estate information technology company FNC Inc. Home prices on the national front were up .6 percent on a month-over-month basis as well, FNC reports. The April figures mark the second month of modest price […]

Eyes on Bexar County

June 6, 2012

Lots of buildings here used to be something else.   Now everything from a former hunting lodge to a closed-down feed store is filled with oil field services and supply companies working in the Eagle Ford Shale. “Every structure in town that was vacant and run down has been occupied and revamped,” said Garrett Ruple of Ruple Properties. He’s developing […]

Eagle Ford Shale impact according to UTSA study

May 14, 2012

Eagle Ford Shale activity generated an economic impact of more than $25 billion in South Texas in 2011, according to a University of Texas at San Antonio study. The 50-mile-wide, 400-mile-long formation has been a hotbed of oil and natural gas drilling since the first well was drilled in 2008. The study examined a 20-county […]

Fort Worth ranks as 4th best city in U.S. for job growth

May 11, 2012

Texas cities, both large and small, once again lead the pack in a new ranking of the best places for jobs. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos topped the chart for the fourth straight year among the nation’s 65 biggest metro areas. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown was ranked second, followed by No. 3 Salt Lake City, according to, a site […]

Texas No. 1 in U.S. for biggest 5-year job gains

January 4, 2012

Texas added far more jobs than any other state in the country in the past five years. Nationwide, only six of the 50 states have more retail jobs today than they did at the end of 2006. That’s according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by On Numbers, a […]

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