Monthly Archives: June 2014

Texas lands No. 2 spot on CNBC’s top U.S. states for business

by Kritika Kulshrestha, Houston Business Journal – June 25, 2014 Texas ranks No. 2 in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business, said Tuesday. Texas claimed the top spot in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2014, it secured 1,641 points out … Continue reading

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Houston – New effort launches to fill thousands of jobs in 3 years

Houston Business Journal, June 23, 2014 The Houston region is expected to have 296,000 job openings in the “middle-skills” occupations within the next three years, and a new effort is being launched to fill them. The Greater Houston Partnership is … Continue reading

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Dallas-Fort Worth economy reaches $440.1 billion (outranking 17 of the World’s economies!)

by Caty Hirst, the Star Telegram – June 20, 2014 DALLAS — With orange construction cones marking expansions on most major thoroughfares and new houses popping up like daisies, it’s no secret that Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

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Plans emerge for major mixed-use development near Exxon Mobil campus

Houston Business Journal – June 19, 2014 A trio of investors has quietly been working on plans for a 60-acre mixed-use development in a prime spot in north Houston. Now, they’ve released the details. The development, formerly known as Springwoods … Continue reading

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Rehab ROI: Which Upgrades Cause the Biggest Rent Bumps?

John Caulfield, Multi Family Executive – May 28, 2014 Rehab ROI: Which Upgrades Cause the Biggest Rent Bumps? Home Properties is focusing on kitchen upgrades to help increase rents in newly renovated units. In April, Home Properties got started on a $3 million, three-year … Continue reading

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Why Mobile Home Park Investors Always Win

By Frank Rolfe – May 27, 2014 Why Mobile Home Park Investors Always Win Throughout history, there are certain match-ups that always result in predictable success. The bow and arrow defeats the knight in armor. The knight in armor defeats the … Continue reading

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