Articles by johnegan
Tighter Labor Markets, Higher Material Costs Could Follow Hurricane Season Published on November 13, 2017 in Development In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, development costs—not only up and down the Gulf Coast of Texas but also in areas that escaped the storm’s wrath—are poised to jump as builders grapple with a tighter labor market and higher material costs, according to speakers at a ULI Austin event in October. San Antonio Focusing on Revitalizing Downtown with Office, Residential, and Green Space Published on August 10, 2017 in Development Ten years ago, San Antonio’s bond program dedicated a mere $10 million to downtown improvements. By 2012, that number had jumped to $90 million, and the most recent bond initiative, passed in May, earmarks $170 million for downtown projects. How Food Fed the Vision for San Antonio’s Pearl Complex Published on July 24, 2017 in Development Once among San Antonio’s largest employers, the Pearl Brewery closed in 2001, and the surrounding area had been neglected as development focused on the suburbs. A local firm took a chance on converting the property into a mixed-use destination.
As Austin Grows, Preserving a Live (and Lively) Music Scene Published on July 17, 2017 in Market Trends Amid rising venue rents, housing affordability woes, and ever-present construction cranes in Austin, local music venues—and, therefore, local musicians—fear extinction.