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

By Michael Ross, Vice President, Asset Management & Entitlements

Rockspring Capital ended 2015 with two very strong property purchases in booming Austin and Houston submarkets.

The first acquisition is our second tract in the city of Leander, Texas, located just north of Austin. The 19.7-acre lot will be sold in multiple parcels over the next few years as the area continues to grow. The asset is located at the northeast corner 183A and Crystal Falls Parkway, in close range of multiple schools, office complexes and shopping centers.

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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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Industry Insights

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 28 Jan 2016 0 comments

“There are 15 states that are booming — none better than Texas,” said Al Niemi, Dean of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business at his annual roundtable discussion on the Texas and U.S. economy. The major discussion this year was the oil crisis and how long it’s going to last. According to some of the economist in attendance, Texas is taking the right steps.

To view the Dallas Morning News story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 22 Dec 2015 0 comments

The Dallas Federal Reserve reported that 150,500 jobs are estimated to be the total amount achieved in Texas once the year closes. Statewide unemployment is now at 4.6 percent, below the nationwide rate of 5 percent. The Dallas Fed attributes a sizable amount of this success to Texas’ industry diversity and resilience, despite the oil downturn.

To view the United Press International coverage of the report, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 17 Dec 2015 0 comments

BBVA Compass economists recently reported that the Texas economy will be back in full swing by 2017. Three factors were attributed to Texas’ ability to defend against the recession:

  1. Timing between the dollar strengthening and the mining sector slowdown;
  2. The evolution of the oil and gas industry structure; and
  3. Lower risks to the financial sector in a more cautious lending environment.

To view the BBVA Compass news release, click here.

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

The Florida Governor recently spoke to the State Legislature on diversifying its industry base and creating more business friendly regulations. Guess what state he would like to model these efforts after? A Texas native, Gov. Rick Scott is well aware of the Texas Model and would like to see it replicated in Florida.

To view the Tampa Bay Times story, click here.

Posted by: In: Industry Insights 07 Dec 2015 0 comments

The strong Texas economy has drawn a major amount of international interest over the past few years with Chinese homebuyers definitely taking the majority of residential real estate. Increased job growth and the tech boom in Texas is cited for a major reason for this increased activity.

To view the New York Times story, click here.