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Convenient, Cost-Effective Urgent Care Clinics on the Rise

August 23, 2017

Urgent healthcare centers are popping up everywhere in San Antonio. However, urgent care centers may have become so popular that they may be overbuilding. Studies continue to show the growth of urgent care and how they rely on convenience and cost friendly options to stay afloat. Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, recently came out […]

The ever changing physician real estate market

August 18, 2017

Choosing to own or lease a property is a major concern for private practices, and more physicians are learning each day that investing in real estate is a smart move.  Leasing offers the lowest initial occupancy cost and the least amount of capital risk for those seeking property. Healthcare’s move to retail has been a […]

Amazon Takes Brick- And- Mortar Retail Head- On With Instant Pickup

August 17, 2017

Amazon unveiled a new concept this week that will allow customers to pick up their ordered items directly from Amazon stores. The new service is currently available in five locations near college campuses in Atlanta, Berkeley, College Park, Maryland and Columbus, Ohio. However, the items available for pick up are extremely limited. Amazon instant pick […]

Raub Report – July 2017

August 7, 2017

Recently, I was privileged to represent the Buyer of Shavano Center I and II, a pair of office buildings on Loop 1604 near Paesanos Restaurant. The two office buildings totaled 57,000 square feet of Class A space and are nearly 89% leased. I present this as a case study in commercial real estate investments, but […]

How, Where and Why Millennials Make Luxury Purchases

August 4, 2017

It’s no secret millennials have a complicated relationship with money. Their spending habits can be erratic and their desires unknown at times. However, when it comes to luxury items they can be very predictable. A recent study by Deloitte found that many luxury purchasing decisions made by millennials were influenced heavily by social media. One […]

Deep in the Malls of Texas, a Vision of Shopping’s Future

August 2, 2017

Many shopping centers are facing a period of volatility and hardship in the face of e-commerce competition. Restaurant, entertainment, healthcare and education are among the destinations thrown into the mix to serve as anchors to attract and keep consumers on the premises. Consumer experience and perception of the modern mall as a destination is how […]

CPS Energy to sell riverfront property next to Lone Star Brewery

July 21, 2017

San Antonio’s utility company, CPS Energy will be selling nearly 12-acres of riverfront property located on the southernmost end of Southtown, adjacent to the Lone Star Brewery development. The premises, located at 200 Gugert Ave., has been used as a “lay down yard” storing various utility poles, transformers, etc., in recent years and CPS Energy […]

Restaurant Boom Feeds 1031 Investment Pipeline

July 19, 2017

To combat the onslaught of success that e-retailers are enjoying in comparison to their brick-and-mortar counterparts, investors are shifting their strategies to one that is more resistant to online retailers. That strategy involving restaurants which has gone from a specialty niche to very much mainstream according to Randy Blankstein, president of the Boulder Group, a […]

Yes, Millennials Dine Out a Lot. But They Use Coupons.

July 6, 2017

Although Millennials dine out more than any other age group, they frequently use more coupons and online offers to grab a cheaper meal. Approximately 42% of food spending by millennials is devoted to restaurant dining, but the data also suggests they are cautious about their spending and tend to pinch pennies. Acosta, a CPG consultancy, […]

Real Estate Market News: How to take advantage of the retail apocalypse

July 5, 2017

The last remaining physical space is being clawed away by the online sector. Last year, 50,000 positions were lost in the retail sector and 6 million jobs could be at risk in the long term. Although the retail sector could be seen as suffering, the space they occupy has retained its value. Housing, churches, and […]

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