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How, Where and Why Millennials Make Luxury Purchases

August 4, 2017

It’s no secret millennials have a complicated relationship with money. Their spending habits can be erratic and their desires unknown at times. However, when it comes to luxury items they can be very predictable. A recent study by Deloitte found that many luxury purchasing decisions made by millennials were influenced heavily by social media. One […]

Deep in the Malls of Texas, a Vision of Shopping’s Future

August 2, 2017

Many shopping centers are facing a period of volatility and hardship in the face of e-commerce competition. Restaurant, entertainment, healthcare and education are among the destinations thrown into the mix to serve as anchors to attract and keep consumers on the premises. Consumer experience and perception of the modern mall as a destination is how […]

CPS Energy to sell riverfront property next to Lone Star Brewery

July 21, 2017

San Antonio’s utility company, CPS Energy will be selling nearly 12-acres of riverfront property located on the southernmost end of Southtown, adjacent to the Lone Star Brewery development. The premises, located at 200 Gugert Ave., has been used as a “lay down yard” storing various utility poles, transformers, etc., in recent years and CPS Energy […]

Restaurant Boom Feeds 1031 Investment Pipeline

July 19, 2017

To combat the onslaught of success that e-retailers are enjoying in comparison to their brick-and-mortar counterparts, investors are shifting their strategies to one that is more resistant to online retailers. That strategy involving restaurants which has gone from a specialty niche to very much mainstream according to Randy Blankstein, president of the Boulder Group, a […]

Yes, Millennials Dine Out a Lot. But They Use Coupons.

July 6, 2017

Although Millennials dine out more than any other age group, they frequently use more coupons and online offers to grab a cheaper meal. Approximately 42% of food spending by millennials is devoted to restaurant dining, but the data also suggests they are cautious about their spending and tend to pinch pennies. Acosta, a CPG consultancy, […]

Real Estate Market News: How to take advantage of the retail apocalypse

July 5, 2017

The last remaining physical space is being clawed away by the online sector. Last year, 50,000 positions were lost in the retail sector and 6 million jobs could be at risk in the long term. Although the retail sector could be seen as suffering, the space they occupy has retained its value. Housing, churches, and […]

News in Real Estate: Construction Set to Begin on $16M SoFlo Area Arts Center

June 30, 2017

Construction is officially underway on the $16M SoFlo arts area center which was first proposed by the Linda Pace foundation almost two years ago. The site is located near the South Flores and Camp streets at 150 Camp St. A collection of over 800 paintings, sculptures, and other art pieces from various artists both domestic […]

Patience pays off for Hulu’s Northwest San Antonio campus

June 27, 2017

Hulu has recently signed a lease for 60,000 square feet of office space at Fountainhead Park that will last through 2024. Although the company initially only needed one floor, an accelerated business model gave cause for a sudden, and urgent need for additional space. Transwestern, which manages the two Fountainhead Park buildings, noted that redundant […]

Different Perspectives: Here’s What 1,500 CBRE Brokers Think About The Current Office Market

June 26, 2017

CBRE’s most recent Office Trends Report for the 1Q17 questioned 1,500 company professionals concerning the Office market throughout the Americas. Trends seen throughout the industry include tenants shedding excess space and sticking to the essentials, increasing efficiency. Suburban offices are becoming increasingly popular having absorbed 74% of total net absorption. While vacancy slightly rose nationally […]

Move Over Gateway Cities: Why Texas Is Attractive to Foreign Investors

June 22, 2017

It is becoming evident amid the changing foreign investment climate that investors, looking to diversify their strategies and targets, like the Lone Star state. Texas now outpaces California and the entire country in foreign investment % relative to sales volume. Last year alone foreign investment totaled $5B, 15% of total sales according to Costar. More […]

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