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Posted by: In: Newsletter, Rockspring News 18 Apr 2016 0 comments

By Beau Ryan, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Among the numerous annual reports on real estate sales, growth and prices, one has really stood out showing just how important Texas real estate is to the overall national picture. John Burns Real Estate Consulting recently released its “Top 21 Master-Planned Communities of 2015” report in which Texas claimed eight of them.

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Posted by: In: Newsletter, Rockspring News 18 Apr 2016 0 comments

By Jim McAlister IV, President & Chief Executive Officer

Rockspring Capital has many things to be grateful for in 2015, including its sold property receiving the Houston Business Journal’s “Deal of the Year” in Retail on January 26. Selections were made by a panel of judges containing members of the Houston business community as well as the Houston Business Journal newsroom.

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Posted by: In: Newsletter, Rockspring News 18 Apr 2016 0 comments

By Jim Hynes, Managing Director

There’s no question that the oil and gas industry receives most of the energy news headlines in Texas. However, most people are unaware that Texas is the national leader in wind energy and is playing a significant role in this key renewable sector globally.

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Posted by: In: Rockspring News 22 Jan 2016 0 comments

Rockspring Capital has been awarded the “Best Real Estate Deal of the Year Award in Retail” by the Houston Business Journal at its inaugural Deals of the Year Awards Ceremony on January 21, 2016. Within a seven-month span, Rockspring bought and sold its Yale Street property, a covered land play in North Houston, earning it a nice return for its partners. The international grocery conglomerate, Whole Foods, acquired the 4-acre tract and is turning the space into once of its newest retail concepts.

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Posted by: In: Newsletter, Rockspring News 14 Oct 2015 0 comments

By Beau Ryan, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Burdine has joined the Rockspring team as a portfolio manager. Her duties will include institution-grade risk and return analytics and assuring that all fund offerings adhere to their specific investment mandates. Visit Our Team page to view her full bio.

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Industry Insights

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 29 Mar 2016 0 comments

There’s no question that the oil downturn has affected unemployment rates in Texas, but according to PayChex-IHS Small Business Job Index, small employers (companies with 50 people or less) have been lessening this impact greatly. Texas ranks number four in the nation in small business job hires with Dallas showing the highest growth at 1.6 percent increase annually. Experts attribute this to The Lone Star State’s diverse economy.

To view the Houston Chronicle story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 11 Feb 2016 0 comments

Starting and running a small business in Texas may have slowed slightly in 2015, but it is still ranked as the most business-friendly state in the U.S. Fiscal Notes, a publication put out by the State Comptroller office recently released a deep dive look into the state of entrepreneurism and small business in Texas. The report explains that Texas maintains its moniker thanks to low tax burdens, generous asset protections, and the growing popularity of equity crowdfunding.

To view the Fiscal Notes story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 08 Feb 2016 0 comments

In a recent hearing at the state capitol, State Comptroller Glen Hegar addressed the Senate Finance Committee’s concerns on how oil prices are affecting the Texas economy. Hegar confidently stated that the state budget is in no trouble because of the oil downturn, especially since Texas has such a diversified industry base. He proved this point by explaining that the state actually added 179,000 jobs from November 2014 to November 2015.

To view the Austin American-Statesman story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 01 Feb 2016 0 comments

Central Texas has seen explosive population and economic growth over the past few years and according to economists, oil will not drastically change its pace. BBVA Compass Economists agreed that although the oil downturn has had an impact on the Lone Star State, Central Texas’ economy has and will continue to chug along.

To view the Austin American-Statesman story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 29 Jan 2016 0 comments

There’s no denying that Millenials (people ages 20 to 34) have an impact on where companies want to operate. According Real Estate Bisnow, Texas is by far the most desirable place for Millenials to start and grow their careers with Austin ranking as number one.

To view the Real Estate Bisnow story, click here.