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Strong Fundamentals, Opportunity Zone Laws Define Houston Multifamily Market

Houston continues its trajectory as an exemplary market with strong multifamily fundamentals that continue to attract large-scale investment nationwide. The positive trends of strong job growth and sustained apartment demand are forecast to hold thanks to a confluence of factors. [caption id="attachment_217991" align="alignright" width="100"] Ryan Epstein, Berkadia[/caption] To better understand the dynamics shaping Houston’s multifamily market, it is important to look closely at …

Houston Office Market Is In Full Rebound Mode

Like most major cities, Houston has had its fair share of market cycles. However, this most recent decline in the local economy’s growth rate that was caused by a steep drop of oil prices put a heightened level of stress on the Houston office market. Fortunately, the energy sector has turned the corner, and, paired with the ever-diversifying economic base, the Houston economy is buzzing again. As such, Houston’s population and job growth have translated into early signs of improvement in …

Mixed-Use Developments Come in All Sizes in Far North Dallas

Mixed-use development is not new. It has been around since the shop owner lived in the apartment above the store. Today, however, the term is used to describe an urban environment that allows people to walk easily among a variety of integrated functions. At first glance, one might think mixed-use development in the Plano-Frisco-McKinney area, known as the Far North submarket, is strictly for big-name developers. Familiar destinations such as Legacy West in Plano and The Star in Frisco …

Industrial Development Erupts Overnight in Plano, McKinney

While most of the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) area has seen a boom in industrial construction over the past decade, the Plano and McKinney submarkets have been relatively quiet until recently. Due to significant growth in residential development in the northeastern side of the metroplex, e-commerce and last-mile distribution users are increasingly demanding space in these areas. Consequently, these submarkets are no longer considered just a home for technology-based tenants. Several new projects, …

Retail Growth in Plano-Frisco-McKinney Comes Full Circle

Twenty-five years ago, the Plano-Frisco-McKinney area was replete with open fields, cows and dirt roads. Today, the intersection of State Highway 121 and the Dallas North Tollway is central to Dallas-Fort Worth’s (DFW) development activity. Every red light within a three-mile radius of that intersection has cars stacked 10 deep. The entire area is a metropolitan buzz of noise and activity. The key to understanding how real estate markets — not just retail —in these cities changed so …

In Terms of Multifamily Demand, Far Northeast DFW Has It All

In the world of multifamily development, it’s rare to find a market that quite literally checks every box. But in Dallas-Fort Worth’s (DFW) Far Northeast submarket, which encompasses Plano, Frisco, Allen and McKinney, that’s precisely the case. In terms of fundamental demand drivers, Collin County is growing by about 80 new residents per day, one of the fastest rates in the country. The county’s population is expected to increase by nearly 800,000 over the next two decades, and to add …

DFW Emerges As Top Five Data Center Market

Development of data centers is surging across the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex, and the party is really just getting started. According to research from JLL, DFW is the fourth-largest data center market in the country in terms of supply with approximately 3.7 million square feet of inventory providing 505 critical megawatts of power. DFW’s development pipeline spans more than 1.1 million square feet of new projects totaling about 215 critical megawatts that are either planned or already …

Multifamily Roundup: High-Growth Austin vs. Steady San Antonio

Despite being located 80 miles apart, the Austin and San Antonio metros might as well be on different planets when comparing growth and multifamily operations during the current business cycle. While both multifamily markets have been in growth mode since the Great Recession, Austin has outpaced San Antonio with a rapid rate of expansion during this time. Austin’s job growth has risen steadily at an average annual pace near 4 percent since 2010. In addition, strong migration to the metro has …

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

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 …

Constraints in Austin Push Distribution South, Bolstering San Antonio’s Market

Less than 100 miles along Interstate 35 separates downtown Austin from downtown San Antonio. But thanks to strong job and population growth throughout the region, that short stretch is becoming home to two industrial markets that occupy distinctively different, yet thriving, niches in the local economy. The CliffsNotes version of this story is that Austin is trending toward servicing smaller, local tenants with ties to the tech sector, while San Antonio is moving toward being a regional …

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