The Real Estate Rankings Of Amazon’s 19 U.S. HQ2 Finalists

Bisnow | June 18, 2018 | Champaign Williams - "When Amazon released its request for proposals for a second headquarters, the tech giant outlined several key preferences that would factor heavily into its decision: proximity to densely populated city centers, access to a strong labor force that could eventually fill 50,000 jobs and a strong quality of life." Dallas is in the Top 10 of the Amazon HQ2 Finalists due to its "strong tech labor force working in its favor and a tax structure that sets it apart from the competition."

DFW gains a whopping 146,000 residents in 2017 to lead the nation

Star-Telegram | March 22, 2018 | Bill Hanna - "The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area's 146,000-resident jump in 2017 was the most of any metro area in the United States...Overall, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked fourth, with 7,399,662 residents, behind only the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles metro areas and ahead of Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, which ranked fifth."

SPI in Bisnow – Hidden Gem No More, Fort Worth’s Multifamily Market Is Getting Brutal

Bisnow Dallas-Ft. Worth Real Estate News | March 21, 2018 | Jeremiah Jensen - "Once DFW’s hidden gem in the multifamily market, Fort Worth is entering a more mature market stage with barriers to entry rising. Soaring development costs and competition ramping up in the market make good deals hard to come by in Fort Worth on both the value-add and the new-build sides. Welcome to the Thunderdome..."

Construction to start on new financial hub for Mercedes-Benz

Dallas Business Journal | February 26, 2018 | Candace Carlisle - "The new 200,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility will help Mercedes-Benz keep its financial services center, as well as roughly 900 jobs, both direct and indirect employees, in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas master-planned, mixed-use development." The building of this new facility will provide jobs for both current and potential employees, bringing more people into the Fort Worth area.

How The Grinch Steals Christmas In The 21st Century

Bisnow National Commercial Real Estate News | December 21, 2017 | Kyle Hagerty - "With the rise of e-commerce, gone are the days of sneaking down the chimney, Dr. Seuss-style. Now ruining Christmas is as easy as picking up a parcel on a porch. Thirty-one percent of Americans have personally experienced package theft, signaling a growing problem in communities already drowning in deliveries." One of the ways apartment owners are combating this increase in package theft is by installing delivery lockers and secure package rooms. Luxer One, the delivery lockers SPI installed on several of our properties, is one of the companies mentioned in this article.

SPI in Connect Media – Q&A: Sustaining Green for Multifamily

Connect Media | November 29, 2017 | by Colin Cross - "An early supporter of the Fannie Mae Green Rewards program, Hunt Mortgage Group has had a highly successful year in supporting green financing funded through the program...We recently sat down with Michael Becker – Principal at SPI Advisory LLC and a Hunt Mortgage Group client – who recently closed a Fannie Mae green deal to hear why he decided to leverage this unique financing in Connect Media’s latest 3 CRE Q&A."

Trinity Groves Potential New Home for Amazon’s HQ2

Dallas Business Journal Commercial Real Estate News | September 26, 2017 | Candace Carlisle - Now that Amazon has announced plans to build a second North American headquarters, Dallas has joined the race to submit a bid to become the new home for the online retailer giant. The proposed development site is in Trinity Groves, a rapidly growing neighborhood in west Dallas. The new Amazon headquarters is "expected to cost up to $5 billion to build to house upwards of 50,000 people". If Amazon were to build in Dallas, it would bring tens of thousands of new jobs and potential apartment seekers to the DFW area.

How Hurricane Harvey Will Affect Texas Apartments, Hotels And Labor

Bisnow Dallas-Ft. Worth Real Estate News | August 31, 2017 | Jeremiah Jensen - "It has been one week since Hurricane Harvey first hit Texas (and mere days since it left), so it is hard to say with any certainty how the Texas economy will respond over the next six months to a year...whether or not Dallas sees an increase [in multifamily activity] will largely depend on how many people decide to move from Houston."

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