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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consumers are Saving More In-Store

January 10, 2017

According to an ICSC study, consumers are spending less money on certain categories in- store rather than shopping on-line. Categories such as beauty products, women apparel, shoes, and accessories have an average of 7 percent savings throughout these categories. Athletic wear was the cheapest clothing to purchase in store, saving 19 percent less than when […]

Wireless Accessibility Impacting Property Values

January 6, 2017

In recent years, a property’s wireless connectivity and access to dependable wi-fi have emerged as a deciding factor for prospective tenants and buyers, therefore it is something to consider in regards to your bottom line if you are a landlord or property owner. Today, many technologies are readily available to aid in maintaining or improving […]

Boerne Will Be Getting a Mixed-Use Development

December 29, 2016

Carbon Thompson, a Dallas-based developer, and local investors bought a 26.58-acre site to build a mixed-use development at the intersection of Highway 46 and Herff Road. This will be the first mixed property for Boerne, Texas which will be called unofficially The Villages @ Herff. Ground breaking will begin between early to mid-2017. The Development […]

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 […]

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