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San Antonio among most cost-friendly cities for business

San Antonio has received high marks in a study of the most cost-friendly cities to do business. The study by tax, audit and advisory firm KPMG LLP examined the 31 largest U.S. metro areas (those with populations of 2 million or more) to compile its 2016 Competitive Alternatives study.


Medical office REITs should outperform in 2013

According to Rosen Consulting Group, the U.S. privately owned medical office market totaled about 478 million square feet in 2011. An estimated 74.2 million square feet, or 15.5%, of that total was owned by publicly traded health care real estate investment trusts.  According to the last comprehensive survey of buildings from the U.S. Energy Information […]

Is multifamily’s meteoric growth built to last?

Everything seems to be going right for the apartment industry. Demand is growing. New supply remains constrained. Rents are rising a little faster than overall inflation. Occupancy rates have rebounded to normal levels in most markets. Real estate investors still find apartments an attractive asset class and financing is mostly available. For the next few […]

Supreme Court rules for ObamaCare

By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court this morning upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration’s signature health care reform law–including the controversial requirement of an individual mandate on which the entire act relies. The ruling is a surprise to observers; after the arguments made before the Court earlier this […]

Banks capacity for CRE loans improving

Things are looking up in the world of commercial real estate lending.  According to National Real Estate Investor’s annual Borrower Trends Survey, more than half of lenders (56 percent) and 44 percent of borrowers are predicting that credit will be more widely available in the coming year. 

Investors keep buying industrial real estate…expect a big 2012

Industrial real estate may not grab headlines, but the sector has recovered slowly throughout 2011 and insiders expect the trend to continue in 2012 and beyond.  Industrial’s recovery is uneven, however, with larger distribution markets experiencing strong growth while outlying markets have higher vacancy rates and are drawing less interest. Large institutional owners will remain […]

Next five years may be great time to buy commercial real estate

According to Market Watch, Trepp, LLC, the leading provider of information, analytics and technology to the CMBS, commercial real estate and banking markets, reported that the delinquency rate for U.S. commercial real estate loans in CMBS rose in December.  With a forecasted $1.7 trillion dollars of CRE debt coming due in the next 5 years, now may […]

Commercial Real Estate Weathers Turbulent Times

…Demand for commercial space and net absorption has increased, although general leasing activity slowed moderately during the third quarter of 2011. In almost all property sectors, occupancy rates are improving, concessions are declining and effective rents are rising in many markets. On the supply side, with vacancy rates relatively high, financing limited and rents below […]

NAR Market Summary

Commercial real estate sectors, hurt by weak job growth, are offering incentives in many areas that are conducive to business expansion, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Read the full article (NAR, August 26, 2010)

New home market trudging through bottoming process

Although not hit as hard as many areas, San Antonio home builders have endured a long, hard road since the market peaked in 2006 but according to the recent Metrostudy report featured in the San Antonio Business Journal on July 31,2009, the San Antonio housing market is one step closer to the bottom and looking forward […]