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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Investment Opportunities List With Austin on Top

November 8, 2016

During this 3Q of 2016, Austin has come out on top of the “markets to watch” list from the Urban Land Institute, a list which ranks cities by the opportunity they provide for investors. Domestic investors on multiple levels from local to national compete fiercely yet synergistically due to the limited amount of available investment […]

Slight Boosts Keep San Antonio’s Real Estate Cap Rates in Check

November 7, 2016

Economic growth, increasing investment and development activity, as well as consistent cap rates are solidifying San Antonio’s place as an “up-and-coming” real estate investment market. Some notable investment deals made so far this year involve the Alamo Ranch Power Center, Sonterra Village, Sonterra Blue, and recently the 276-unit Boardwalk Med Center. Regardless of micro dips […]

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