Category: Additional Topics

Petco Picks San Antonio

November 22, 2010

Animal Supply Inc., a leading national pet specialty retailer, says it will create a new satellite support center in San Antonio that will eventually employ up to 400 people. Read more: San Antonio lures major PETCO support center with strong incentives package | San Antonio Business Journal

Texas is the New California

October 28, 2010

From The Wall Street Journal October 27, 2010 Over the last year, as the economy was beginning to grow again, the Lone Star State has led the nation with the addition of nearly 153,000 jobs, while California surrendered 43,700 … This superior jobs recovery builds on the fact that Texas also weathered the national recession […]

Transaction Volume Improves

October 27, 2010

According to Real Capital Analytics, “Transaction volume has risen and yields have compressed in each successive quarter this year, not only for the overall market but within each property sector as well. Other positive indicators include the mix of investors bidding vigorously on certain assets, an improving rate of distress workouts largely offsetting new inflows […]

Commercial Financing Returns

October 25, 2010

CMBS issuance rising again Refinancing capacity is slowly returning to retail real estate, as investors regain interest in the CMBS market. Issuance of U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities is on track to total between $10 billion and $15 billion this year, research firm Investcap Advisers expects. That compares to $12 billion in 2008 and $3 billion […]

Stage set for rising interest rates

October 14, 2010

Dr. Ted Jones, Chief Economist for Stewart, says: “We now have set the stage for rising interest rates, rising oil prices, and therefore rising gasoline prices.  Throw in some economic recovery in the next 18 to 30 months (increasing the demand and price for oil) and you have my forecast: Gasoline will cost $5 per […]

Nationwide selects Westover Hills for planned operations center

Nationwide Insurance will be hiring hundreds of new employees and consolidating office space in San Antonio once it opens a new facility in Westover Hills in 2012. Last year, Nationwide announced that it had selected San Antonio for a new sales and service operations center that would support the hiring of 800 individuals. On Monday, […]

Sales Activity is Up in San Antonio

October 12, 2010

Retail activity in San Antonio is growing, sales tax data shows.  San Antonio will receive a $16 million allocation from the state in sales tax revenue in October.  This is up 2.62 percent from October 2009. Click here to read full article.

Why Give a Broker an Exclusive Listing

June 14, 2010

San Antonio has bounced back from the recession in the first quarter more than any other major Texas city, according to the San Antonio Express News June 11, 2C. This is based on job counts, new home prices and other factors. But we are just a little better than we were 8 years ago.  The […]

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