Category: Additional Topics

Amazon Trucks Pose Quirky Challenge to Physical Retailers

November 17, 2017

  Amazon Treasure Trucks offer large discounted prices when you order the item online through the Amazon app. The Treasure Truck offers consumers the chance to take advantage of huge discounted prices on items that are advertised that day. The consumer will order the item and pick a time and place for pick up. However, […]

Online Retailers Redefining Brick-And-Mortar with Their Physical Locations

November 13, 2017

  Online retail is navigating its way into physical retail. Award winning retail architect, Kenne Shepherd shared his thoughts on the top online retail stores that are pushing into brick-and-mortar. Amazon No other online retailer on this list has the same potential of impacting the San Antonio commercial real estate sector as Amazon. Amazon has […]

Walmart Stirs Up Same-Day Delivery Competition

November 3, 2017

  Walmart recently acquired Parcel, a New York-based same-day delivery service focusing on grocery and other delivery to consumers within the New York area. Walmart intends to use Parcel for fresh and frozen groceries as well as general merchandise. The retail giant said it aims to have faster delivery with live text updates to update […]

Raub Report- Commercial Real Estate News for October 2017

October 17, 2017

  So are the rumors of the Retail Apocalypse over blown?   In San Antonio we are actually doing okay.  Yes, you have seen some of your favorite stores go dark or very seriously renegotiate leases, like Payless Shoes and Rue 21.  The incursion of eCommerce has certainly left its mark.  The other factor weighing on […]

The Retail Renaissance: How Brick and Mortar is Just Getting Started

October 16, 2017

Retail isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s just getting started. Large companies and e-commerce only retailers are extending their virtual presence into physical locations. Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods was a surprise. Many who see brick and mortar as dying need to ask why would a large company like Amazon purchase a […]

Raub Report- September 2017

September 19, 2017

  “Home is where the heart is.” Housing is certainly a major component of our economy and our homes are the central location for the living of our lives, raising our families, and the site of most of our best times and our worst times. Our homes have evolved over time from caves to mud […]

Here’s why Baby Boomers keep Millennials from buying homes

Baby Boomers are somewhat to blame for continued housing inventory shortages. Boomers are reluctant to sell which leaves Millennials, also known as Generation Y, with fewer properties to choose from. The new Housing Shortage Study from mentioned there is data behind the shortage of homes. Boomers hold a 78% stake in homeownership compared to […]

5 Mall Redevelopments Adapting To the Changing Retail Climate

September 5, 2017

  5 Mall Redevelopments Adapting To the Changing Retail Climate Almost one-fifth of shopping malls across America will be closed within the next five years, according to Credit Suisse. As more mall-based retailers strive to stay relevant, many are forced to think outside the box. 1. It’s no secret that big anchor stores have been […]

Medical Facilities Are Replacing Struggling Retailers in America’s Malls

August 31, 2017

Amazon and e-commerce have put a serious dent in the retail market; however, a solution to this challenge has become available. Medical facilities provide property owners with a long lasting tenant who can drive traffic to their centers. As baby boomers age, more healthcare services are required and many who have children do not want […]

Raub Report- August 2017

August 29, 2017

The acre is the basic measure of real estate area in the United States and there are 640 of them in a square mile. Then, next smaller unit is the square foot, and there are 43,560 of them in an acre. Property leases and sales are measured in square feet and even the area of […]

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