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Posted by: In: Newsletter, Rockspring News 12 May 2015 0 comments

America loves what it sees in Texas. The Lone Star State’s economic boom, job growth and population surge amidst falling oil prices are a result of the state’s business-friendly environment and diverse industry base. Naturally, this success has grabbed the attention of major news networks across the U.S. As CEO of the only land investment firm focused specifically on Texas land, I have had the pleasure of personally contributing to the statewide and nationwide conversation.

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Posted by: In: Newsletter, Rockspring News 12 May 2015 0 comments

Back in 2012, with the dislocation in the lending markets still alive and well, Rockspring was approached with an interesting proposition by an operator looking to acquire the Harborwalk project, a bank-owned 550-acre master planned community in the Texas bay area. The operator needed cash to achieve the best pricing and close quickly on the highly-valued property. Although Rockspring typically made investments directly into real estate; would it be willing to provide a bridge loan to allow a quick acquisition of a bank-foreclosed property?

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What better way to celebrate a strong start to 2015 than by announcing the addition of four new experts to the Rockspring family. David Orr, Vonda Crisp, Nadia Navarro and Mike Singleton have been added recently to beef up our presence in the booming Austin and San Antonio markets and submarkets. Here are background details about our new additions.

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Posted by: In: Newsletter, Rockspring News 12 May 2015 0 comments

At Rockspring Capital, we strive to maintain a diverse portfolio of properties that provide more control over returns for our investment partners. Recently, we’ve added “Covered Land Plays” to smooth the cash flows of our portfolios.

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Posted by: In: Rockspring News 28 Apr 2015 0 comments

April 28, 2015 – Rockspring Capital, a privately-owned real estate investment firm based in Houston, announced today that it was paid in full on a $7.1 million bridge loan by the owner and operator of the Harborwalk project, a 550-acre master planned community in Galveston County, Texas.

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Industry Insights

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 30 Nov 2015 0 comments

According to a Texas Workforce Commission report released recently, Texas added just above 20,000 jobs to the economy in October 2015. This is the eighth straight month of job growth for the state. Overall, Texas has added 203,000 jobs so far in 2015.

To view the KVUE-ABC coverage of the report, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 24 Nov 2015 0 comments

Texas had a valuable learning experience about 20 years ago when the first major oil crisis struck the U.S. In 2015, Texas’ economy proved it is much more than oil. This, along with a few other factors, has positively affected the real estate industry in Texas immensely as its major metros are consistently topping housing charts.

To view the Financial Times coverage of the event, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 16 Nov 2015 0 comments

Over the past seven years almost 9,000 California-based businesses relocated to another state, according to a recent report. Texas was the number one destination for these California companies all seven years of the study. The Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth areas have received a majority of this relocation action.

To view the Dallas Business Journal coverage of the report, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 13 Nov 2015 0 comments

Dallas is the economic center of the Sunbelt in terms of retail, wholesale, finance and transportation, according to Texas economist, Ray Perryman. He and Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar recently presented on how Texas, and more specifically, Dallas is becoming an economic powerhouse at a Dallas Regional Chamber luncheon.

To view the Dallas Business Journal coverage of the event, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 09 Nov 2015 0 comments

Chris Helman with Forbes recently posted an article that sums up how America is handling the oil downturn. NGP Energy Capital Management CEO as well as other oil experts weigh in on the 2015 year and although companies have had to downsize, the industry will be better for it in the end.  Companies are still drilling thousands of new wells and are becoming more productive and innovative.

To view the Forbes story, click here.