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.
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."
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.
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."
Dallas News - Business-Real Estate | July 6, 2017 | Steve Brown - Despite the explosive growth of apartment building in the DFW metroplex, rents continue to steadily increase. While the rent growth percentages of neighborhoods with a higher number of new apartments being built are more modest than others, analysts predict that DFW rents overall will continue to stay ahead of last year.
Dallas News - Business-Real Estate | May 25, 2017 | Jill Cowan - Texas suburbs continue to experience rapid growth; people are flocking to Texas due to lower cost of living and a thriving job market. The top second and third cities on the list of fastest-growing cities is none other than Frisco and McKinney.
Dallas News - Business-Real Estate | April 20, 2017 | Steve Brown - "International health care company AmerisourceBergen is breaking ground Thursday on its new regional headquarters in Carrollton...The 30-acre Austin Ranch campus will house 3,000 workers when it opens up next year."
Dallas Morning News - Business | March 28, 2017 | Steve Brown - "Property investors and developers are all about the urban experience and making cities more friendly to business and residents...[Hugh Kelly] doesn't think that what's happening in new suburban boomtowns like Legacy West in Plano and CityLine in Richardson detracts from central Dallas...That growth will be an opportunity and a challenge for Dallas and other big cities."
D Magazine - Commercial Real Estate | February 24, 2017 | by Peggy Daly - An uptick in the North Texas job market has led to a population boom in the DFW area, perhaps surprisingly including in-town multifamily housing developments. This article discusses how the appeal of "walkable, urban environments" and the growing trend of "reverse commuting" has contributed to the increase in popularity for in-town multifamily living.
CultureMap Dallas - Real Estate | January 5, 2017 | by Arden Ward - A new report from Texas Association of Realtors shows that Texas ranks as 2nd in the country to relocation activity in 2015, due to many job opportunities and a good quality of life. The report also shows that of the metro areas in the state, the DFW area experienced the most new out-so-state residents.