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Category: Retail & Office

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

Toys “R” Us Gears Up For New Strategy

October 25, 2016

In light of the success which the Star Wars franchise thoroughly enjoyed this year, Toys “R” Us  briefly enjoyed a 7% year over year sales increase, although it was not enough to keep the company from being forced to reinvent itself due to the increasingly supportive attitudes consumers have shown towards online shopping. After closing […]

Anticipate Higher Holiday Sales Ringing by Higher Wages

October 24, 2016

According to the Washington-based National Retail Federation, holiday sales this 2016 fiscal year are projected to be higher than the 7-year average ever since the recession ended in 2009. U.S unemployment rate is at an 8 year low, sales have been climbing with this year projected to rise to 3.6%. In comparison, the 7-year average […]

San Antonio Law Office Redefine

October 20, 2016

With a bowling lane, artwork, game tables, and a rooftop bar and café, you will also be surprised to find Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP law firm there. This is a great fit for the non-typical law office where files are kept digitally.  The 27,631 square-foot, four story Phipps Building was a challenge for local architect Robert Mortiz and […]

Out-Priced Elsewhere, Investors Shift Focus to San Antonio

October 12, 2016

A combination of investors getting out priced in other markets, and shifting their attention from the increasingly aggressive, and costly multifamily market have driven San Antonio retail investment activity up significantly in recent months. These factors in addition to the industrial markets limited supply, retail property possessing sustainable rents, and value add opportunities also have […]

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