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Category: Retail & Office

Latest Technology and Online Competition this Holiday Season

November 27, 2017

The launch of the iPhone X and online competition is expected to make it even harder on brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season. Holiday apparel sales are expected to drop for the first time since 2008. Specialty retail, department stores and footwear retailers are all expected to take a .4% dip in sales. According to Morgan […]

Amazon Treasure Trucks Offering Huge Discounts

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, a […]

Top Online Retailers Moving to Brick-and-Mortar

November 13, 2017

Top online retailers are moving their 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. The top […]

Brick and Mortar Retail Is Not Dead: Don’t Believe the Critics

June 9, 2017

Online stores are evolving, but they won’t be taking over the classic brick and mortar system anytime soon. Online only retailers are trying to use every advantage they have to compete with the classic form of retail; however, overcoming years of logistic and merchandising experience is no easy feat. Online shopping does not relieve the […]

The Trend in Office Real Estate That’s ‘About To Explode’

June 5, 2017

Third- party non-core real estate providers are offering temporary meeting space and rentable conference rooms. The goal is to offer space on a need-by-need basis and give office occupiers flexibility to pursue saving initiatives. “This new segment of conference and meeting events being outsourced is a whole new facet within flexible workspace that’s about to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Out-Priced Elsewhere, Investors Shift Focus to San Antonio

October 12, 2016

A combination of investors getting out priced in other markets, and shifting their attention from the increasingly aggressive, and costly multifamily market have driven San Antonio retail investment activity up significantly in recent months. These factors in addition to the industrial markets limited supply, retail property possessing sustainable rents, and value add opportunities also have […]

Parking Downtown San Antonio Could Be Taking a Turn

August 25, 2016

Parking in downtown San Antonio can be a struggle. Two people are trying to change this view. GrayStreet Partners and AREA Real Estate are coming up with various strategies to help with this need. GrayStreet Partners is renovating Travis Park Plaza parking garage by emphasizing different modes of transportation. They are looking at investing in […]

JCPenny’s Customers Spoke and They Listened

August 18, 2016

Going beyond apparel, JCPenny is expanding their home-goods selection. Customers are spending more money on home beautification and JCPenny is looking to improve in this sector. During the third quarter JCPenny will add dishwashers and other major appliances to 1,000 stores. With 1,200 major appliances online, customers will be able to smoothly order online and […]