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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, […]

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 […]

Hemisfair Facing Multimillion-dollar Shortfall For Civic Park Redevelopment

November 1, 2016

Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corp. is currently facing a newly arisen shortfall of funding for Civic Park in downtown San Antonio. Of the original $58 Million USD budgeted to build out the park, now only $21 Million USD, provided for by the city, are at hand. HPARC CEO Andres Andujar has a plan to secure […]

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 […]

Walmart Making Moves Against Amazon

October 21, 2016

In response to consumer attitudes becoming increasingly enthusiastic towards online shopping, Walmart (WMT -.41%) has begun to adapt its strategy accordingly and has plans to take on Amazon head on (AMZN -1.17%) in the next year. Walmart has seen a consecutive eight quarters of consistent sales growth in recent years, has just finalized its acquisition […]

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 […]

Customers Asked for More Delivery Options and H-E-B Answered

October 19, 2016

With customers preferring to shop online, rather than in-store, has led H-E-B expansion to 14 additional zip codes in San Antonio. H-E-B has partnered with the app-based company Shipt to deliver groceries within the hour of the customer submitting their grocery order online. Shipt will be servicing Cibolo, Converse, Helotes, Kirby, Live Oak, Universal City, Schertz […]

Apartment Demands Continue to Rise

October 17, 2016

Oversaturation in the San Antonio multifamily market has been on everyone’s minds as construction and permits have continued to rise quarter after quarter, however economic developments in the city make it clear that the absorption for new construction will be there. According to the Marcus & Millichap report for Multifamily in the 3Q, San Antonio […]

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