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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 […]

IKEA Coming Soon To San Antonio

December 6, 2016

On the morning of November 29th, 2016 IKEA Home Furnishings is set to announce that it will be setting up its first store in the city of San Antonio, TX. Although details surrounding the announcement such as location and size are unspecified at this time, the meeting will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn […]

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 […]

Marshall Mills: Three Major Market Drivers

November 30, 2016

The Texas retail market is flourishing, North Texas is currently enjoying 92% occupancy, Austin is commanding a 96% occupancy rate, Houston is seeing a healthy 95.5% occupancy, and San Antonio is standing at 94% occupancy due to fully leased construction and major retail space backfilling. The three main drivers behind the retail market are job […]

Will Trump’s Presidency Impact Commercial Real Estate?

November 28, 2016

Now that the elections are over, and Donald Trump stands to take office come late January 2017, many might wonder what the impact of the 2016 U.S Presidential Elections will be on the Commercial Real Estate industry. Although not limited to President Trump, the risk of recession has increased as it has done so historically […]

Pop-up Retail Stores Are the New Anchors

November 23, 2016

According to General Growth Properties, department store anchors are becoming less dependent for drawing in traffic and sales. This is occurring due to the in-line retailers attracting Millennials. Millennials spend a higher rate on retail compared to any other generational groups. As of June 2016, anchor sales decreased by 1.9 percent and in-line sales increased […]

San Antonio Apartment Rents Trend Upward

November 18, 2016

Although rents have dropped throughout the country or flatlined, San Antonio has seen a 6.1% increase compared to this time last year according to the National Rent Report by Zumper. Luxury apartment units that have come online throughout the city have helped in boosting citywide average rental rates upward. After analyzing 100 rental markets throughout […]

Specialty Grocers Will Hit the Gas While H-E-B and Walmart Push the Brakes

November 16, 2016

HEB and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) will slow down expansion in San Antonio to two andzero new locations, respectively, in the upcoming 2017 fiscal year. This change in the retail market will create for an opportunity where smaller, and ambitious specialty retailers such as Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC), now known as Mercado Del Pueblo, Aldi, Lidl, and Trader […]

San Antonio Ranks 35th on ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate List

November 15, 2016

San Antonio recently ranked #35 out of a list of 78 markets on the Urban Land Institute’s Markets to Watch list, a fall from last year when the city first broke into the top twenty. San Antonio scored well in terms of development and investment opportunities, which have increased, as well as strong demographics. However, […]

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