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Raub Report: Summer Days of Covid

August 3, 2020

Green Street Advisors, the premier commercial real estate analysis firm, covers properties across the globe. They are highly respected for their depth of analysis and breadth of coverage. Their best estimate on impact that the Days of Covid have had on commercial real estate across the board is a reduction in value of about 10 […]

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Tenant Representation

July 23, 2020

If you are new to the leasing process or simply need new office space, the first thing you should do is find a tenant broker. Knowledgeable tenant representation can be the difference in merely finding a new commercial space or finding an ideal real estate solution for your business. Many people make the mistake of […]

7 Reasons to Use an Exclusive Agency Listing

July 16, 2020

There are a number of ways to sell a property, but which one is the best? It depends on the situation and who you ask, of course. But there are some distinct advantages to choosing an exclusive agency listing. What is an exclusive agency listing? It’s an agreement made between a real estate broker and […]

Raub Report: The Resurgence of Inflation

July 9, 2020

Remember inflation? That is what happens when prices go up, and buying power of your dollar goes down. That has been generally flat the past few years and off everyone’s radar screen. In Commercial Real Estate, it is generally accepted that the rate of inflation is about 2%. For example, in leases, Landlords can raise […]

Big Wins for the Texas Industrial Sector

June 29, 2020

More Good News for the San Antonio-Austin Corridor! First Toyota’s Tundra Truck Plant, then NaviStar breaks ground this week on their new plant for electric trucks on San Antonio’s southside. Now, Tesla announces its new manufacturing plant for east Austin! These are great Wins for South Texas, and there will be more to follow. Read […]

18 Rules of Real Estate To Propel you Forward

June 18, 2020

1. Help others, and they will help you. Understand their side and be certain that they understand yours. 2. Don’t be mediocre, strive for excellence – it’s the little details that make big things happen. 3. If you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to do it and succeed. Expect sacrifice. It’s the […]

Raub Report: The New Office – Back to the Basics

June 5, 2020

The New Office – Will companies find that working from home is as effective as being on-site? In 2013, Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo! and sent everyone in the company out to work from home. After 6 months she ended the experiment, saying, “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and […]

19 Things To Do while Social Distancing

May 13, 2020

Improve yourself:  1. Get innovative – Reshape/expand your business model and work on your website. A local San Antonio business called Knight Watch Games whose focus is on board games, for example, recently adjusted their business model to offer online orders and curbside pickup to keep their business running. This serves not only to bolster […]

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

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. […]