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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, […]

Inclusionary Zoning is Stepping In

January 20, 2017

With Class A apartment construction steadily rising in the last few years, rents have continually risen higher, and higher, so much so that one in four working renters is paying 50% or more of their income monthly. “Inclusionary Zoning” would require developers to allow for a certain number of units to be priced accordingly in […]

Office Space Sector Job Growth May Slowdown

January 18, 2017

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we have had a drop in unemployment, now 4.6%, and an increase in new job creation numbering between 120,000 to 250,000 jobs every month since June. However, the troubling forecast remains which estimates that in the next six years job positions will become increasingly difficult to fill due […]

Amazon Innovating the Way Customers Shop, Again

December 28, 2016

A grocery store without checkout lines or cashiers supported through mobile technology sounds like a scene from a futuristic movie. This idea came alive in downtown Seattle in a 1,800 square foot store called Amazon Go. With the Amazon Go app, customers use their smartphones to use the “just walk out” technology, which took Amazon […]

Food Halls Are Growing

December 22, 2016

In 2016, the number of food halls in the United States has grown by 40% between the months of January and September, there were a reported 96 food hall projects spanning over 2.4 million square feet in the third quarter. In addition, Garrick Brown, author of Cushman & Wakefield’s recent Food Halls of America report, […]

Amazon Distribution Network Delivery Time

December 21, 2016

In response to the shifting retail landscape in regards to online shopping and the record breaking holiday sales numbers that have continually risen year after year, Amazon has picked up the pace to complete their supply-chain network to reach optimum delivery time. Amazon has added 26 new distribution warehouses to its global network in the […]

Retailers Effort to Extend Holiday Shopping

December 20, 2016

Retailers have made an effort to extend the holiday shopping season by beginning promotions and sales sooner in the month of November, brick-and-mortar retailers have out of necessity become more accepting to the fact that online sales will take their toll on store-traffic. By starting the holiday shopping season earlier this year, retailers are looking […]

The Balance of Mixed-Use Retail

December 9, 2016

Most folks, understandably, do not walk down a mixed-use space and think about the careful balance it took to make the complex use of retail, multifamily, and office, a successful mixed-use space.  Not all real estate properties are the same, a retail space where customer service is key, will commonly be accompanied by a percent […]

Homeowner Wealth On The Rise

December 8, 2016

According to two reports, one from the S&P/CoreLogic and another by ATTOM Data Solutions, owner of RealtyTrac, homeowner wealth in the United States has more than doubled from $6.1 trillion in 2011 to $12.7 in 2016. In contrast, the number of homeowners who are significantly behind on their mortgage is currently 6 million, half of […]

Texas Ranks In Top 5 In Forbes’ Best States For Business Rankings

December 2, 2016

Texas was ranked 4th in Forbes’ annual Best State for Business List, up two spots from last year. The state placed within the top eight for economic climate, business costs, labor supply, and growth prospects. Although Utah, North Carolina, and Nebraska took the first, second, and third place in the overall rankings, respectively, in terms […]

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