Texas Posts Record 12 Month Job Growth

October 20, 2014

Texas Labor Market Review – October 2014 The Texas economy added 36,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in September following the revised addition of 32,500 jobs in August according to the latest Texas Labor Market Review. Over the year, Texas added 413,700 total non-farm jobs, the largest gain over a 12-month period ever recorded in […]

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This Week in the Economy

October 17, 2014

Friday Rally Mitigates Stock Losses Stocks finally rallied on Friday but all three major stock indexes finished the week with losses. The tech heavy Nasdaq finished down 0.42% for the week. The Dow lost 0.99% and the S&P 500 retreated 1.02% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: […]

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CRE Tech … Back in the Day

October 17, 2014

Party Like its 1999 I recently received a phone call that I get periodically from newbie commercial brokers to ask for a few minutes of my time to ask about the best technology to utilize in in commercial real estate brokerage. This got me to thinking about what the commercial real estate brokerage industry was like when […]

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Fed Beige Book: Commercial Construction and Real Estate activity grew in most Districts.

October 15, 2014

Office leasing activity increased in Dallas and Austin and held steady at high levels in Houston Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts generally described modest to moderate economic growth at a pace similar to that noted in the previous Beige Book. Moderate growth was reported by the Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Dallas, and […]

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This Week’s Recommended Reading

October 12, 2014

Five Articles to Read this Weekend An Outstanding “Hybrid Space” Utilizing Different Levels Of Privacy In our Industry, we all have heard the rants and raves concerning the open plan work space concept. Some firms have gone so far to eliminate any private space in their plans causing anarchy in their organizations. Every employee has […]

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