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The Texas Draw, God Blessed Texas! - Blog Image

The Texas Draw, God Blessed Texas!

February 22, 2024

God Blessed Texas! Says the song by the band, Little Texas.  So, let’s count our blessings. France-Texas-Italy Texas would be the ninth largest economy in the world, if we were a sovereign nation, with the 2023 state GDP of $2.52-trillion, which is ahead of Italy’s at $2.3-trillion and just behind France at $3.2-trillion. Texas is […]

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The Fall of Uncertainty

September 13, 2023

Photo credit goes to Vagueonthehow We should call this the Fall of Uncertainty.  We are uncertain as to falling or rising inflation; uncertain as to higher interest rates, one of the largest factors in valuing real estate; uncertain as to true new values of real estate; uncertain as to whether we are now in a […]

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AI – Past and Present

June 24, 2023

Photo credit goes to Geralt. Artificial Intelligence (AI) In the past few months Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sprung from just “important” to “crucial” in the business news.  Everyone is discussing AI and how it will change our lives.  Will it eliminate your job or make your life better?  Before I touch on the probable effects […]

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A New World of Work

September 23, 2021

Photo by myHQ Workspaces on Unsplash   The Days of COVID First, the days of COVID; now we are nearing the Days After Covid and the Next Normal. The term New Normal is just so, well, Pre-Covid. Hardly remember it. But what’s up ahead? The Nature of Work The nature of work is now being […]

What can we expect? Thoughts about Inflation and Interest Rates with Steve Raub - Blog Image

What can we expect? Thoughts about Inflation and Interest Rates with Steve Raub

March 29, 2021

Inflation is once again in the headlines.  Is it here yet? Just around the corner?  Those questions come from investors who remember the 10% inflation of the 1970’s, with gas lines, and mortgage rates peaking at 16% in 1981 in order to squash inflation and the economy along with it.  Now, if you are asking […]

Austin & San Antonio Sister Cities, The Dynamic Duo - Blog Image

Austin & San Antonio Sister Cities, The Dynamic Duo

February 10, 2021

Let’s continue our January conversation about the Austin-San Antonio Corridor, a title coined by John Naisbett in his 1982 book, “Megatrends.”  Remember the scene in White Christmas that went “Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.”  Could this possibly apply to San Antonio and Austin, sister cities on the I-35 corridor?  Right now, Austin […]

Raub Report: Welcome to the New Year! - Blog Image

Raub Report: Welcome to the New Year!

January 7, 2021

Happy New Year!  We are happy that the year is new, because the old one we just left is best viewed in the rearview mirror. Goodbye Year Too Zero and Hello Year 2021 – Year Number 1.  Now is the time of year for resolutions and forecasts.   One very clear trend that will be affecting […]

It’s Holiday Season and Santa is comin’ to town… Oh wait, that’s Amazon! - Blog Image

It’s Holiday Season and Santa is comin’ to town… Oh wait, that’s Amazon!

December 17, 2020

Its December, it’s the Holiday Season and Santa is comin’ to town! Next year, that is. And he’s “beginning to look a lot like” Amazon! This ubiquitous giant is buying up land, right here in River City. Now this does NOT come from the professionals involved in these transactions, all of whom have signed ironclad […]

Better Time to Buy Than to Sell - Blog Image

Better Time to Buy Than to Sell

November 25, 2020

District 10 City Councilman Clayton Perry, commented that San Antonio has experienced a 34% decline in small businesses due to COVID. This is the worst hit of any city in Texas, illustrating how dependent SA is on small entrepreneurs. Then, our City Council has $75-million available from the CARES Act that he felt should have been […]

Raub Report: On to the new, New Normal - Blog Image

Raub Report: On to the new, New Normal

May 1, 2020

We are still in the midst of the Covid-19 healthcare crisis, but it appears the worst of this first phase is over. Here in San Antonio, hospitalizations have dropped from 77 to 54 with only 3 on ventilators as of the end of April. So, San Antonio metro area has not been hit as hard […]

$2-Trillion Bill Passed to Alleviate Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses - Blog Image

$2-Trillion Bill Passed to Alleviate Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

April 3, 2020

Many have been wondering what will happen to our economy with the various difficulties companies are encountering since the outbreak of COVID-19. With people choosing to stay out of public places as much as possible, businesses are forced to close their doors. As a result, many cannot make rent and employees are being laid off. […]

Raub Report: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow - Blog Image

Raub Report: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

April 1, 2020

I am in the process of throwing out all of the magazines and newspaper articles that I use for research for this newsletter.  They are no longer relevant as we are leaving the old world and plunging into a new era, because of the quarantines put in place to combat the COVID-19 virus.   No one […]

Raub Report: Coronavirus Outbreak – Possible Effects on Commercial Real Estate in San Antonio - Blog Image

Raub Report: Coronavirus Outbreak – Possible Effects on Commercial Real Estate in San Antonio

March 19, 2020

With the corona virus threatening, perhaps this is a good time to take the temperature of Commercial Real Estate, and in San Antonio especially.  We started the year in a very healthy market condition. While banks are flush with lending capacity, the foreclosure rate is extremely low. For example, back in the RTC days of […]

Miranda Rihn Joins Investment Realty Co. L.C. - Blog Image

Miranda Rihn Joins Investment Realty Co. L.C.

January 22, 2019

New Sales Agent Brings Diverse Corporate Experience to Real Estate Firm Investment Realty Co. L.C. is pleased to announce that Miranda Rihn has joined as a Sales and Leasing Specialist in its San Antonio office. In her new role, Rihn will specialize in tenant representation as well as sales and leasing in the retail and […]

Elisabeth Niles Joins Investment Realty Co. L.C. - Blog Image

Elisabeth Niles Joins Investment Realty Co. L.C.

September 12, 2018

New Sales Agent Brings More Than 10 Years of Commercial Real Estate Experience Investment Realty Co. L.C. is pleased to announce that Elisabeth Niles has been hired as a Sales and Leasing Specialist in its San Antonio office. In her new role, Niles will specialize in tenant representation as well as sales and leasing in […]

Investment Realty Co. L.C Announces Certified Drone Pilot - Blog Image

Investment Realty Co. L.C Announces Certified Drone Pilot

April 3, 2018

Image Source: FilmStrong Productions Investment Realty Co. L.C., would like to announce they have a certified FAA drone pilot employed by their company. After taking over all marketing duties, Michael Johnson, marketing manager for Investment Realty Company, became a UAS drone pilot in order to produce more content for IRC’s listings, investors and social media. With […]

INVESTMENT REALTY COMPANY ANNOUNCES MEDICAL & WELLNESS PRACTICE GROUP ALONG WITH NEW FLAGSHIP LISTING - Blog Image

INVESTMENT REALTY COMPANY ANNOUNCES MEDICAL & WELLNESS PRACTICE GROUP ALONG WITH NEW FLAGSHIP LISTING

July 27, 2017

Leading commercial real estate brokerage cites new trend as a result of retail industry shift. SAN ANTONIO, TX—July 18, 2017—Investment Realty Company (IRC) is proud to announce its new Medical & Wellness Practice Group along with the new listing of Huntington Square, a 2.1-acre site in Northwest San Antonio. “As the traditional retail industry continues […]

IRC E.V.P recognized by local publication

April 30, 2015

Investment Realty Company would like to congratulate Connie Raub who recently received a nomination for the San Antonio Current’s Best of SA 2015 Realtor Award. As Executive Vice President of Investment Realty Company L.C. she specializes in Commercial Sales, Leasing and Property Management. A graduate of Seattle University, Raub also brings her extensive experience in […]

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