Death of Texas tycoon James Cotter leads to estate issues

SAN ANTONIO Real estate tycoon and cowboy extraordinaire James Cotter died as he lived, sowing confusion among the people he loved. Since his death from cardiac arrest Jan. 25, 2017, his estate has been the subject of much dispute and legal maneuvering among his surviving widow, five children, his lenders, creditors and the IRS. The […]

‘Sharka’ plans $500m data center in Midlothian, Texas

 A company operating under the alias Sharka, LLC is planning a major data center development in Midlothian, a city 25 miles southwest of Dallas, Texas. While keeping its true identity a secret, the company has negotiated significant tax breaks for the $500 million project. The company plans to build a data center at the RailPort […]

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Q1 CRE Chartbook: Property Prices

Q1 CRE Chartbook: Property Prices Growing Fastest Outside the Gateway Markets   The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, with real GDP rising at a 2.2 percent annual rate. Moreover, the quarter ended on a strong note and growth appears to have ramped up considerably in Q2. Nonfarm employment has risen […]

Texas job growth beat goes on

Texas employers boosted their payrolls by another 35,000 positions in May. By continuing a streak of job gains that began nearly two years ago. The Texas Worforce Commission reported Friday. The state added more than – 350,000 jobs over the past year: with employment growing at a robust rate of nearly 3 percent, almost double […]

Westchase District Employees Raise $20,000 for Area Organizations in 21st Westchase District Corporate Challenge

Funds allow dozens of youth to attend Quillian Center Summer Camps and the Summer Business Camp for Girls (Houston, TX – April 26, 2018) – Earlier this month, more than 50 teams competed in the 21st Westchase District Corporate Challenge. More than 300 employees from a cross section of area companies, including engineering firms, banks, […]

Texas A&M Real Estate Center – 28th Annual Outlook For Texas Land Markets

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Real Estate Sparkles At FightNight 30

FightNight 30 – the 30th annual philanthropic endeavor hosted by The Real Estate Council (TREC) – drew attendees from all levels of the North Texas commercial real estate community to the Anatole Hilton on April 26. Networking was at its highest level. And, between appearances by famed boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler, drop-ins from members from […]

BACREN – March 2018 Luncheon

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BACREN – February 2018 Luncheon

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