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Halliburton black gold rush hits SA

December 1, 2011

Oil-field-services Halliburton Co. began work on a $50 million base of operations at I-37 and Loop 1604, for which it will need 1,500 workers to support its operations in the Eagle Ford shale. The 400,000-sf structure will house employees earning annual salaries averaging $70,000. Officials say they hope to fill 75 percent, or more than […]

Recent gains in San Antonio’s office market create a new bid-ask gap…

September 27, 2011

The good news in the city’s office market could have an unintended consequence — increased lag times for property sales. In a new analysis of San Antonio’s office sector, real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services states that the good economic news, combined with the “still-weak overall occupancy levels has created […]

Texas takes top spot for best business climate

September 26, 2011

Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina are viewed as having the best business climates among the 50 states, according to a new survey of U.S. executives. California, New York and Illinois are listed as the U.S. states with the least favorable business conditions, according to the poll by the New York-based . Texas was the […]

How will you recognize the 911 Anniversary?

September 11, 2011

For millions of Americans, December 7, 1941, is inextricably linked to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. November 22, 1963, is instantly synonymous with John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Now, Americans must add one more date to the list of dark days indelibly etched in our minds and in our memories: September 11, 2001. It is […]

Top Markets for Real Estate Agents

August 30, 2011

San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Echoing a common thread among markets featured on this list, home prices in the San Antonio metro area remained relatively steady during the housing bubble. “One of the things that makes San Antonio a good place to buy a home is our stability in the marketplace,” said Stephanie Kelley, an agent […]

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 […]

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