Texas Market Reports

New Retail Concepts Abound in Expanding Dallas-Fort Worth Market

It’s no secret retail vacancies in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area are at all-time lows. Vacancy rates at the end of first quarter 2017 were 4.6 percent, down from 5.5 percent a year ago, according to CoStar. More tenants are actively looking for the right spaces for their businesses so the retail sector is not overbuilt. Junior anchor tenants have “right-sized” requirements, thus decreasing their space needs. For example, Office Depot is downsizing its typical footprint from 24,000..

June 23, 2017

Dallas Office Market Opens 2017 With Accelerated Leasing, Absorption

Much like the overall U.S. economy, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) office market is statistically trending upward and will experience continued growth in 2017 as indicated by first quarter numbers. Overall, the marketplace is experiencing sustained growth thanks to small- to medium-sized businesses expanding at a rapid rate, investors selectively chasing higher yields and market cores shifting to suburban areas. [caption id="attachment_180407" align="alignright" width="100"] J.J. Leonard,..

June 16, 2017

Strong Leasing Activity Drives Dallas Industrial Market

A common baseball analogy that explains where we are in the real estate cycle is “What inning are we in?” Regardless of the inning, in North Texas we’re just hoping it’s the first game of a doubleheader! The first quarter of 2017 was another respectable one for leasing activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) industrial market. Total absorption for all properties was 5.5 million square feet, with 6 percent vacancy across 786.5 million square feet of industrial space. New supply..

June 9, 2017

Fort Worth Multifamily Market: Boom Town for the Foreseeable Future

To many people, Dallas and Fort Worth are one and the same. But to local Texans, they are two distinctly different cities in which to work, live and play. And to investors, the fundamental strategies are drastically different. Many consider Fort Worth to be the region’s cultural center and the “cooler” place to live. In terms of job growth, both cities are booming and are magnets for young, talented professionals. With this job growth comes a burgeoning multifamily market with future..

June 2, 2017

Torrid Job, Population Growth to Fuel Fort Worth Retail in 2017

In DFW, retail real estate will experience its eighth consecutive year of performance gains as upward economic momentum strengthens consumption and bolsters the local retail sector. The national economy is operating at near full employment and the rate of job creation will start to slow, bringing two million new job opportunities to fruition in 2017. At least 100,000 of these jobs will be filled in DFW and these dynamics will affect retail property by driving up wage growth, increase rental..

May 26, 2017

Fort Worth Office Market Poised for Steady Growth in 2017

Despite waves of new development and rebounding oil prices, the Fort Worth office market hasn’t changed. It reflects the city’s lifestyle and attitude — stable and patient — and optimistic as to what the future holds. As businesses come and go and vacancy rates fluctuate, the Fort Worth office market views the long-term potential of its investments and confidently forges ahead. Go West Much of the new development we are seeing is southwest of downtown. The West Southwest..

May 19, 2017

Big-Footprint Developments Lead the Way in Fort Worth Industrial Market

When Ross Perot Jr. broke ground on the world’s first industrial airport in north Fort Worth in 1988, even he didn’t realize what a big deal it would become. Named “Alliance” in recognition of the collaboration between Perot’s Hillwood, the city of Fort Worth and the Federal Aviation Administration, the project kicked off a development spree that now spans 18,000 acres. With the airport, a major intermodal yard, two Class I rail lines and a number of interconnecting highways, Alliance..

May 5, 2017

Massive New Projects, National Retailers Spur Development Explosion In El Paso

El Paso in 2017 is a story of growth. Sales tax rebates increased over 10 percent in 2016 — second among the 20 largest cities in Texas. Since 2000, the El Paso-area population has increased by more than 27 percent, and as the longtime adage goes, “retail follows rooftops.” Long under the radar of national concepts, El Paso’s retail sector is changing. Major retail developments in El Paso are gaining national attention. One of the catalysts contributing to this interest is the..

April 14, 2017

San Antonio: Hospitality on the Rise

San Antonio evokes many positive images: the River Walk, the Alamo, Fiesta, the Mission Trail, Texas Hill Country and more. All of these images have one thing in common: hospitality. San Antonio is known for its warmth and hospitality. It is a fun place to visit for the many conventioneers and tourists that are attracted to the city year after year. It is also a good place to do business and a great place to live. [caption id="attachment_166174" align="alignright" width="100"] Randy..

November 18, 2016

Alamo City Retail Market in Expansion Mode

As we near the end of 2016, we also mark another strong year for the San Antonio retail market. In fact, the market is strong enough that we can retire the word recovery and replace it with expansion. [caption id="attachment_166166" align="alignright" width="100"] David Nicolson, The Weitzman Group[/caption] Expansion, in a nutshell, means that the retail market has not only matched the pre-recession occupancy level of 92 percent, it has exceeded it. San Antonio currently boasts a healthy..

November 11, 2016