Texas Real Estate Business

FEB 2018

Texas Real Estate Business magazine covers the multifamily, retail, office, healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors in Texas.

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4 • February 2018 • Texas Real Estate Business www.REBusinessOnline.com P U B L I S H E R S ' N O T E FRANCE PUBLICATIONS, INC. EDITORIAL Jerry France .............................Chairman & CEO/Publisher Scott France ................................. President/Co-Publisher Michael Jacobs ............................... Chief Financial Officer Randall Shearin ....................... SVP, Editorial & Operations Matt Valley ........... Editorial Director, Real Estate Regionals John Nelson .............................................................Editor Jaime Lackey ............................................Executive Editor Taylor Williams ........................................ Associate Editor Camren Skelton.........................................Associate Editor Katie Sloan ............................................. Assistant Editor Kristin Hiller .............................................. Assistant Editor Nick Topolski ......................................... Graphic Designer Julie Hunt ...............................................Graphic Designer ADVERTISING Scott France ..................................................Co-Publisher Craig McIntosh.................................... Associate Publisher Barry Cohen.................................................Media Advisor Ryan Nixon ..................................................Media Advisor Barbara Sherer ............................................Media Advisor CIRCULATION AND ADMINISTRATION Teresa Hennington .....................................Office Manager Jim Clark ................................................ Advertising Traffic Vally Smith .........................................Circulation Assistant Texas Real Estate Business (ISSN 1555- 9173) is published 12 times per year by France Publications, Inc., d/b/a France Media, Inc. Editorial and advertising of- fices are located at Two Securities Centre, 3500 Piedmont Rd., Suite 415, Atlanta, GA 30305. Telephone (404) 832-8262, facsimile (404) 832-8260. E-mail: texas@ francemediainc.com. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Texas Real Es- tate Business, P.O. Box 47065, Plymouth, MN 55447-0065. Texas Real Estate Business is a registered trademark of France Publications, Inc. Subscription rates: USA 1 year: $64; 2 years: $110. Single copies are $10.00. For subscriber services, including change of address or subscriptions, please email TREB@kmpsgroup.com or call (800) 869- 6882. ©2018 France Publications, Inc. For reprints or to photocopy articles, please contact Barbara Sherer, manager of spe- cial advertising at (404) 832-8262. The opinions and statements made by au- thors, contributors and advertisers to Texas Real Estate Business are not neces- sarily those of the editors and publishers. INTERFACE CONFERENCE GROUP Richard Kelley .................................. Senior Vice President Alicia Lewis ....................................... Conference Manager Michael Jax.......................................Conference Producer Heather James-Wyrick...................Conference Coordinator February 2018 • Volume 13, Issue 12 It's scarcely been a month since the pass- ing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but the U.S. economy has already reacted quite visibly to the sweeping legislation. Firms in the banking, aviation and com- munications industries have responded to the bill with wage hikes and bonuses. Confidence in American stock markets has prevailed, judging by the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently topping 26,000 for the first time in its history. It's no surprise, therefore, that commer- cial real estate professionals are growing excited at the prospect of higher deal vol- umes and bottom lines under the new tax bill. But what about the intermediaries, the mortgage bankers who deal with compli- ance and regulation? Our cover story has everything you need to know about play- ing the monetary middleman on commer- cial real estate deals under the new law. If the combined results of our January surveys of lenders, brokers and developers who are active in Texas told us one thing, it's that industrial will be hot in 2018. Our second cover story dives into an emerging priority for industrial users as e-commerce practices and logistics become more time- tested and evolved. Our Market Highlight for this issue is Austin, a city synonymous with youth, tech and one of the fastest rates of growth in the nation. The metro's population surge over the last decade has kept devel- opment in all its asset classes booming, but in some sectors, rent growth and pricing appreciation have been decidedly more pronounced. The relative performances of each property type in the state capital might surprise you. Lastly, be sure to check out our special lenders' insight section on pages 20-24 to get the drop on key financing trends and impacts to be aware of in 2018. Much thanks to everyone who attended the InterFace Houston Office Real Estate Forecast on Feb. 1. Check out rebusines- sonline.com for write-ups of that show and others . Jerry France Publisher Scott France Co-Publisher FIRMS RESPOND QUICKLY TO TAX BILL An exorbitant tax assessment on his office complex put a huge dent in his day. He called APTC. An hour later he was relaxing with his baby. For over 20 years, APTC member law firms have handled client real estate portfolios from assessment review through the highest courts. Our members provide national representation with local experience all across the U.S. and Canada. Contact us at 1-844-227-0407 or www.APTCNET.com. Smart, Aggressive Property Tax Advocacy Professional Model

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