Category: Article of Interest

San Antonio is leading market for retail jobs, study shows

August 17, 2011

San Antonio is among the top cities in the United States for creating new retail jobs, according to a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. San Antonio added 96,100 retail jobs through the five-year period ending June 2011, which translates to a growth rate of 4.12 percent. To Read The SABJ Article

San Antonio Sizzles

July 28, 2011

It’s the No. 4 boom town in the US, according to Forbes’, and it’s home to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. So we took a quick trip down I-35 to San Antonio to see what all the fuss is about. Check out these stats: 3,200 new jobs were added in May, unemployment’s at […]

Texas bucks national unemployment trend

Finding work may not be quite that simple, but it sure seems that way. While the nation’s job growth has limped along since the economic recovery began two years ago, the Lone Star State is enlarging payrolls in Texas-size fashion. From June 2009 to June 2011 the state added 262,000 jobs, or half the USA’s […]

Do It Yourself Real Estate?

June 7, 2011

“I can find and lease my own business space myself. I don’t need any tenant representation!” If that is you because A.) You are a Rugged Individualist and B.) You think you are going to save money, then please consider thinking it over again. Would you take out your own appendix to save money and […]

First Fortune, now the Journal says it’s the “time to buy”

Fortune magazine pronounced it was “time to buy” a little over a month ago, and it appears now that it’s the first of a series of media assertions that the moment has come for housing market transactions to kick it up a notch. The Wall Street Journal’s top 10 of article link page views includes […]

Lease Negotiations – A Win Win

May 4, 2011

Investment Realty Company’s Joanne Vollmer Mirelez, CCIM, helped Pac-West Telecomm to negotiate a discounted buyout of the 4-1/2 years they had remaining on a 7-year lease for their Texas subsidiary. The 5,417 square foot, Class A space is in the La Arcata Office Building at 18615 Tuscany Stone near Loop 1604 and the entry to […]

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 […]

S.A. Unemployment Rate Falls

September 30, 2010

SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Business Journal) – San Antonio-New Braunfels gained a net 200 jobs while the unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent last month, down from 7.7 percent in July, according to the latest figures from Workforce Solutions.  Over the last 12 months, the area gained 1,000 jobs, a 0.1 percent increase.

Economy ‘Turning Toward Recovery,’ says Dotzour

September 22, 2010

The “real economy” — economic activity that is not stimulated by tax credits — appears to be “turning the corner toward recovery,” Dr. Mark Dotzou said yesterday while speaking at the Texas Society of CPAs Financial Institutions conference in Dallas. Dotzour, the Real Estate Center’s chief economist, said corporate profits and new orders for manufacturing have […]

San Antonio is #5 by Forbes

September 14, 2010

Real Estate Investing is All the Rage Again.  Should You Cash In?   by Francesca Levy – Sep. 13, 2010 I wrote last week about the housing markets that were the best bets for residential real estate investors, suggesting that home buyers could use the advice as a clue to which markets would turn around soonest. The top […]

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