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Axiom Capital Corp.: How healthy is today’s real estate market?

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As part of REBusinessOnline’s Finance Insight series, Charles Cronin of Axiom Capital Corp. recently discussed how the longest upcycle in history is impacting the lending environment. 

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Demand for Design Services Increases Across All Building Sectors

 

According to the American Institute of Architects, 2020 started the year on a strong note as architecture firm billings strengthened slightly in January.

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Global Commercial Property Investment Reached $800 Billion in 2019

Worldwide commercial real estate investment volumes increased by 10% in the fourth quarter of 2019, to $245 billion.

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A Rudderless Ship: A Hope for Affordable Housing

In hopes to create more affordable housing, the San Antonio Housing Trust offered $30 million in tax breaks without realizing rents are too high for majority of low-income residents.

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Texas unemployment remains at all-time low

Texas’ unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, matching the record-low rate set in June 2019, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. 

In July, the Texas economy added 35,200 seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm positions. Texas employers added 323,300 jobs over the year.   …Read Entire Post

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San Antonio ranks among leading metros for economic growth potential

San Antonio was recently listed among the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings Report. Click to read full article: Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential (Business Facilities, July 29, 2019)
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OKIN BPS opening headquarters in San Antonio

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Prague-based business and services provider OKIN BPS has selected San Antonio for its U.S. headquarters. The expansion will create around 1,500 jobs and nearly $23 million in capital investment. OKIN BPS has received an incentive from the Texas Enterprise Fund grant for $6.6 million.

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Bank of America leases 66,000 sf near the Pearl

Bank of America will move some of its San Antonio business to Broadway Street

Bank of America is leasing 66,000 square feet of office space at Broadway Street near the Pearl. Bank of America will be neighboring Credit Human’s fully leased 10-story office tower.

According to Vince Fertitta, Bank of America San Antonio market president, the move is a demonstration of growth strategy in San Antonio. “We continuously evaluate our real estate portfolio to ensure we are optimizing work space so our teams can have stronger collaboration and better serve the needs of our clients. We’re also thrilled to be moving to one of the newest buildings in this growth area of town that has so much to offer our clients and employees.”

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Same Drivers Move Austin, San Antonio Retail Markets at Different Pace

In the e-commerce era, retail components in mixed-use projects like The Domain in Austin are attracting shoppers, both in the state capital and in San Antonio.

A mere 80 miles separates Austin and San Antonio, the anchors of the growing Interstate 35 corridor. The two cities have some fundamental cultural differences but share certain economic drivers that have produced healthy retail real estate markets in both metros, albeit with varied results.

The most basic economic drivers common to both metro areas are population and employment growth. Like other Texas cities, the Austin and San Antonio metro areas continue to experience a steady stream of new residents and jobs.

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San Antonio gets A+ in Small Business Friendliness

Survey by Lucas Puente, Lead Economist at Thumbtack

Survey by Lucas Puente, Lead Economist at Thumbtack

San Antonio received an A+ ranking from Thumbtack’s Small Business Friendliness Survey covering small business perceptions of government policy in the United States. This study surveys thousands of entrepreneurs on the state and local public policies that affect their ability to start, operate, and grow a business.

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