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Rockspring News

Posted by: In: Rockspring News 08 Jun 2017 0 comments

Transaction is the biggest in firm’s history

HOUSTON, June 8, 2017 – Rockspring Capital, a privately-owned real estate investment firm headquartered in Houston, today announced the sale of a 1,619-acre tract in Northwest Harris County located off of U.S. 290 and Katy Hockley Road in the outskirts of Houston. The piece was sold to leading Houston master plan community (MPC) developer Johnson Development Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

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Posted by: In: Rockspring News 05 Jun 2017 0 comments

HOUSTON, June 5, 2017 – Rockspring Capital, a privately owned real estate investment firm based in Houston, today announced the acquisition of a 2.9-acre mixed-use tract in the heart of San Antonio. Bought in a joint venture with other Rockspring funds, the property is located downtown near the Alamodome and Riverwalk at the intersection of Cherry Street and César E. Chávez Blvd.

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Posted by: In: Rockspring News 27 Apr 2017 0 comments

HOUSTON – Rockspring Capital, a privately-owned real estate investment firm based in Houston, today announced the acquisition of a 16.9-acre multifamily tract in New Braunfels, Texas, a submarket near San Antonio. The company purchased it in a joint venture with other Rockspring funds.

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Posted by: In: Rockspring News 27 Apr 2017 0 comments

HOUSTON – Rockspring Capital, a privately-owned real estate investment firm based in Houston, today announced its purchase of a 10.26-acre tract, a covered land play, in the western suburbs of Houston. The company purchased it in a joint venture with other Rockspring funds.

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Posted by: In: Rockspring News 24 Apr 2017 0 comments

Institutional Real Estate, a global media firm focusing on sharing real estate industry news and insights, recently sat down with Rockspring Capital CEO Jim McAlister IV to discuss the benefits of investing in undeveloped land. The podcast features insight into the advantages and disadvantages of investing in raw land as well as discusses what to look for when vetting undeveloped parcels.

To listen to the full Institutional Real Estate podcast, click here.

Industry Insights

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 27 Jun 2017 0 comments

 

In a 15-year span, the Texas Triangle (Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio) increased in population by 41 percent, or about 5.3 million people. While many articles of this nature report on the state as a whole, Inman recently published a story specifically on the Texas Triangle. This four-city stretch is home to 53 of the state’s 54 Fortune 500 companies and seven of the state’s 10 biggest universities. A large theme of the story is despite the oil downfall, low cost of living and a fantastic work environment make anyone of these Texas cities a great investment for a family and business alike.

To view the Inman story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 06 Jun 2017 0 comments

International commercial real estate investors put Texas at the top of their popularity list for 2016, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The association recently launched their annual report on commercial real estate activity and Florida and Texas were the top states for international activity. NAR’s top economists stated that despite the slow recovery from the economic downturn, U.S. properties are a safe bet when compared to the rest of the world.

To view the Dallas Morning News coverage of the report, click here.

 

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 25 May 2017 0 comments

The Dallas Morning News recently reported on the U.S. Census Bureau’s ‘15 Fastest Growing Cities’ rankings and Texas cities dominated the chart. Texas had five cities in the top 10.

1. Conroe

2. Frisco

3. McKinney

5. Georgetown

9. New Braunfels

Additionally, only two states had more than one city represented in the rankings with Florida taking the other spot.

To read the full Dallas Morning News article that covered the report, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 24 May 2017 0 comments

As population and job volume continues to steadily increase in Houston, so does investment for retail, according to a new report from online real estate marketplace, Ten-X. The Houston Chronicle featured the report in an article stating that only Miami and Fort Lauderdale have stronger retail numbers, with strong population growth as the major driving factor

To read the full Houston Chronicle story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 24 Apr 2017 0 comments

According to a Houston Chronicle article featuring Energy Economist Karr Ingham, Texas is entering a ‘new cycle of expansion’ in the oil and gas industry as initial financial reports for the beginning of 2017 show promising data, alluding to consistency in the industry’s recovery. For instance, in the first quarter of 2017, Texas oil rig counts are up 80 percent, drilling permits have doubled to 1,300 and state oil and gas employment has increased by 9,000 over the first quarter of 2016.

To read the full Houston Chronicle story, click here.