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Walmart Stirs Up Same-Day Delivery Competition

November 3, 2017

Walmart recently acquired Parcel, a New York-based same-day delivery service focusing on grocery and other delivery to consumers within the New York area. Walmart intends to use Parcel for fresh and frozen groceries as well as general merchandise. The retail giant said it aims to have faster delivery with live text updates to update customers […]

Amazon Takes Brick- And- Mortar Retail Head- On With Instant Pickup

August 17, 2017

Amazon unveiled a new concept this week that will allow customers to pick up their ordered items directly from Amazon stores. The new service is currently available in five locations near college campuses in Atlanta, Berkeley, College Park, Maryland and Columbus, Ohio. However, the items available for pick up are extremely limited. Amazon instant pick […]

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 […]

10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate

July 24, 2017

Amongst the hundreds of real estate advisors who met at a recent commercial real estate conference led by Chairman Scott Muldavin, the consensus was that there are a specific number of factor which were posing a real threat to real estate (although none of them without a silver lining). Factors such as political polarization and […]

5 Cities Millennials Are Flocking To

July 11, 2017

High employment rates and beautiful settings have millennials flocking to these top cities. Salt Lake City, Utah With a median home price of $233,000 and a job growth rate of 2.4 percent, Salt Lake City, Utah has become a desirable place for aspiring young professionals. Seattle, Washington Millennials make up 24.1 percent of the total […]

Flip Side of The “Dark Store” Tax Loophole

February 24, 2017

The state tax code prevision more commonly known as “dark store theory” allows any business, of any size to “have its real estate assets qualified as vacant so that its appraised value won’t be linked to the business’s profit.”. Rahul Patel, local lawyer and managing partner at Patel | Gaines, flips the recent media portrayal […]

Trump and Retail CEOs Meet to Discuss Tax Code Revisions

February 22, 2017

President Trump has called for tax code revisions in an effort to better the economy. In a meeting with the heads of major retailers such as Best Buy (BBY.N), Target (TGT.N), Autozone (AZO.N), Walgreen’s (WBA.O), JC Penny (JCP.N), JoAnne and Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO.O) the group of retailers discussed their opposition to the border tax […]

2.76 Acres Becomes Available at The Pearl

February 17, 2017

With Samuels Glass Company moving to Loop 410, the 70,000 square foot facility and neighboring metal shop becomes vacant at the Pearl. Silver Ventures, the Pearl Developer, now has 2.76 acres to brainstorm new ideas for the next wave of development. Bill Shown, the Managing Director of Real Estate for Silver Ventures, advised there are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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