Monthly Archives: August 2014

Eagle Ford Shale

San Antonio has been fortunate enough to weather the past recession due to a growing population base and stable economy.  Our economy has been bolstered by the tailwinds of the Eagle Ford Shale play.  As appraisers it has been interesting to watch the magnitude of the play develop and grow over the past few years.  For those unfamiliar with the region, a summary of the Eagle Ford Shale and its economic impact is provided below.    Continue reading

What does it all mean?

Gross building area, usable area, rentable area, gross leasable area?  What does it all mean? In the San Antonio market, industrial, office, and retail properties all trade based on the square foot unit of comparison.  While the square foot unit of comparison is constant, there are different building area measurements utilized for different property types.  Understanding the building area measurements and the property types they are associated with is often a source of confusion.  This blog article will help to clarify this confusion by outlining the different types of building area measurements and when they are most commonly utilized.  Continue reading