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Pharmacy Retail Chains vs Amazon

February 23, 2018

The constant threat of declining foot traffic has pharmacy retail chains rethinking their strategy now that Amazon has penetrated the health product market. Many retail pharmacies see their biggest profits from consumers coming into the store to pick up medication and cosmetic products. However, if consumers start purchasing their health products online through Amazon, brick […]

Walmart Stirs Up Same-Day Delivery

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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