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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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