FASTSIGNS® Shares Strategies to Help Multi-Unit Housing Brands Enhance the Resident Experience

CARROLLTON, Texas, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A multi-unit housing development’s physical setting can play an important role in creating an effective, remarkable resident experience. Here are three key questions a residential property should consider.

1) Is the location easy to find and identify?
2) Can people find their way safely and efficiently?
3) Does the space reflect branding?

Strategically designed and positioned signs and graphics are crucial to increasing visibility, creating a more productive and organized environment, and improving the overall location experience.

For example, Park West, a 3,400-bed student housing property in College Station, Texas and the country’s largest of its kind, used a variety of signs and graphics to increase its visibility in the community, communic...

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Allen Realty Group Provides Help with Homes for Sale in Alamo Heights and Boerne Texas

Allen Realty Group offers dedicated and comprehensive service for buying and selling of houses in the San Antonio area.

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San Antonio, TX — (ReleaseWire) — 05/25/2018 — Allen Realty Group is a highly reputed and renowned company that provides expert advice and guidance related to real estate transactions to their clients. This firm is based in San Antonio, and it assists the people planning to buy a new house or selling their existing establishment in that region. Allen Realty Group is known to provide personalized expert guidance for any property for sale in Cibolo and Inwood Texas, right from the signing of the relevant contract to the ultimate closing of the transaction process.

Allen Realty Group offers a host of specialized ser...

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Ritchie Bros. sells US$44+ million of equipment in Fort Worth, TX auction – San Antonio Business Journal

Two-day event attracts 4,750+ bidders from 59 countries; 54% of equipment sold to online buyers

FORT WORTH, TX, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Ritchie Bros. sold US$44+ million of equipment and trucks over two days at its live, unreserved auction in Fort Worth, TX this week.

More than 4,750 people from 59 countries registered to bid in the May 15 – 16, 2018 event, including 3,450+ people registering to bid online. U.S. buyers purchased approximately 87 percent of the equipment, including 49 percent purchased by Texas buyers, while international buyers from such countries as Mexico, Thailand, and New Zealand purchased 13 percent of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 54 percent of the assets.

"We had a great turnout this week—with attendance up approximately 12 percent year over year—result...

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Allen Realty Group Excels in REMAX in San Antonio and Spring Branch

Allen Realty Group specializes in REMAX and offers the best properties and the best service in San Antonio and Spring Branch.

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San Antonio, TX — (ReleaseWire) — 05/02/2018 — When it comes to looking for a San Antonio home, there are a lot to choose from. The growing communities in North Central San Antonio and the revitalized downtown areas might be worth looking for. One can choose places like Stone Oak, Rogers Ranch, Inwood, Alamo Heights, Sonterra, Boerne and other popular destinations.

At Allen Realty Group, the agents will make one feel comfortable with the decisions to buy or sell a REMAX in San Antonio and Spring Branch. With a secure network of potential buyers and sellers, they make sure that the clients are duly served...

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Nestlé Toll House Café By Chip Makes Its San Antonio Debut

Military veteran opens popular bakery café concept in Culebra Commons

San Antonio, TX (Restaurant News Release) Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip® is branching out to yet another region of Texas.

Ziad S. Dalal, President of Crest Foods, Inc., the franchisor of Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip, announced today that the company has executed a franchise development deal with Sherry Ramirez to open the first café in San Antonio. Located in Culebra Commons at 6626 W. Loop 1604 N., Ste. 215, the new café opened April 22.

“My passion is to continue serving my community by providing a quality product in a welcoming environment for them to enjoy,” said Ramirez...

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Colorado-based homebuilder Century Communities Inc. adding four new communities in San Antonio area – San Antonio Business Journal

Colorado-based Century Communities Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, is expanding its footprint in South Texas with four new communities, with one each in Seguin, New Braunfels, Converse and Far West San Antonio.

The company, which has eight communities in the San Antonio area, has begun work on three of the new single-family communities outside San Antonio.

The first, Millican Grove, will deliver 387 new homes in Converse, just off Interstate 10 near North Graytown Road, with prices starting at about $170,000. Century Communities will handle all aspects of the project, from land development to home building. Homes will range in size from 1,200 to 2,400 square feet with various configurations.

Farther out on I-10, 500 units are planned in a community called Hiddenbrooke...

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Colony Industrial Acquires Enterprise Industrial Park in San Antonio, Texas – San Antonio Business Journal

DALLAS, April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Colony Industrial announced today that it has acquired Enterprise Industrial Park in San Antonio, TX for $52.1 million. Colony Industrial is the industrial platform of Colony NorthStar (NYSE: CLNS), a diversified global real estate investment firm with $43 billion of assets under management.

Enterprise Industrial Park, located at 17745 Lookout Road, is a two building, Class A light industrial complex totaling 639,797 square feet. The buildings are currently 88% leased to nine high-quality tenants with a weighted average lease term remaining of 5.3 years. The property is conveniently located within one mile of a full-diamond interchange of Interstate 35, the city’s major North-South interstate highway.

Lew Friedland, Managing Director at Colony NorthStar...

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San Antonio housing authority honored for aiding victims of Katrina, Rita

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today recognized the San Antonio Housing Authority for its work over the past two years to help families displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The SAHA was one of 17 agencies in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia honored for its work in the Katrina-Rita Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), which helped 37,000 families with rental assistance and other guidance while they searched for permanent housing.

“In the coming days families will gather at home to celebrate the holiday season, ” said Donovan, who worked with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on the program.

“It was people in the room, and many others who are not, who helped make it possible for thousands of families, whose lives and home...

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TX: Airplane Departing from SAT Experienced Mechanical Issue After Takeoff

March 17–An indicator light in the cockpit prompted an American Airlines jet to make an emergency landing at the San Antonio International Airport on Friday afternoon, just moments after it had taken off.

The plane, with 82 people on board, was heading to Phoenix when the pilot saw the light, indicating a possible problem with the braking system, said American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller. As a precaution, the pilot decided to go back to the airport.

Twenty units from the San Antonio Fire Department were waiting on the tarmac as the plane returned, but it landed safely at about 4 p.m. Passengers waited on board as maintenance checked out the brakes and gave the all-clear, allowing the plane to take off again at about 6:10 p.m.

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Construction Surge Stalls Rent Growth in San Antonio

San Antonio rent evolution, click to enlarge

Above-trend employment gains, falling occupancy rates and elevated deliveries characterized San Antonio’s multifamily market in 2017. Texas was among the top five states in the U.S. for job growth last year, thanks in part to San Antonio’s contribution. Rents were up 0.8 percent, reaching $987 but well below the 2.5 percent national rate. Even though a supply surge dampened rent growth, the metro’s multifamily fundamentals remain healthy.

Employment growth was diverse in 2017, with education and health services and mining, logging and construction leading the expansion. In addition to the hefty multifamily pipeline, new projects across the metro kept the construction industry busy...

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