Category: Article of Interest

H-E-B contributes $1 million to South San Antonio Park Development

February 15, 2017

H-E-B has donated $1 million to the construction of South San Antonio’s Confluence Park. The donation will be distributed as part of a 5-year grant. The Confluence Park will be heading towards completion in 10 months, with the help of the donation. San Antonio River Authority has raised more than $10 million for the site’s […]

La Cantera’s Tenant Roster Gains Another Women’s Retailer

February 9, 2017

Jill, a Massachusetts-based retailer will be making a new home in San Antonio La Cantera Center. Construction will start June 2017 and be completed by August 2017. The retail tenant improvements are estimated to cost about $315,000. La Cantera has remained an upscale shopping destination in San Antonio since 2005. With, a roster of tenants […]

How the ‘Trump Bump’ Affects Real Estate

February 8, 2017

The Dow Jones has reached 20,000 and reached the milestone in the fastest 1,000-point jump in history. This event is indicative of a few real estate developments moving forward into the new year. President Trump’s promise to bring back manufacturing jobs and plants back to the country, as well as his corporate tax and regulation […]

Trump’s Order For The Renegotiation of NAFTA

February 7, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order for the renegotiation of NAFTA, this has met its goal of increasing each prospective country competitiveness in the global marketplace, but had labor implications such as loss of manufacturing companies due to cheap labor, and reliance on imports to make U.S made products. If President Trump indeed imposes […]

Texas State Recap of Space Absorption 2016

February 2, 2017

In 2016, San Antonio was the only large market in the entire state to maintain absorption concurrent with new construction, while Houston saw the largest decline in occupancy falling to 87.9%, the lowest it has been since the great recession. The Dallas-Ft. Worth market led the state in effective rent increases rising 6.4% to $1,053, […]

San Antonio Population Milestones

February 1, 2017

Amongst a list of twenty-five major metropolitan areas being tracked by Business First, and who are expected to reach population milestones in 2017, four are within Texas, two of those four metros appear on the list twice. San Antonio-New Braunfels is expected to reach a population count of 2,500,000 on December 19th, 2017 while Austin-Round […]

Millennials DIY Home Improvement

January 31, 2017

Millennials are many things, one of them being thrifty. In a recent survey by Better Homes & Gardens magazine, millennials proved to be focused on building equity, learning about do-it-yourself home improvement, and preferring patience, and frugality rather than overstretching by taking out a large loan to purchase a move-in ready home with all of […]

Brands Value For Retailers

January 27, 2017

There is no doubt that many mall retailers have felt the effects of the winds of change brought on by the arrival of modern online shopping and cultural shifting. Despite concerned creditors urging struggling retailers to close their brick and mortar locations, Ramez Toubassy, President of the brands division at Gordon Brothers, a global advisory […]

Smart Homes With Voice Control

January 25, 2017

In a recent study by Coldwell Banker and Vivint Smart Home, out of 4,108 U.S adults aged 18 and older, 923 used smart home products. Of those individuals, 72% wish their home had voice control capabilities for the sake of entertainment, security, and shopping. We could very well see an upcoming trend emerge in the […]

Texas Efficient Ports of Entry

January 24, 2017

What makes Texas such an efficient crossroads for world trade? For starters, Texas has twenty-nine ports of entry accounting for almost $650 Billion in international trade, supporting 1.6 million Texas jobs, in turn adding more than $224 Billion to gross state product. These ports consist of seaports, border crossings, and logistical facilities for air, rail, […]

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