Monthly Archives: November 2012

Market Movers


The energy and technology sectors have propelled job creation over the past 12 months. Among the 10 fastest-growing large metro areas (populations of around 1 million and up), five have larger-than-average energy sectors: #1 Houston, #3 Austin, #4 Oklahoma City, … Continue reading

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What Does a Turkey Have In Common With Commercial Real Estate?


The American Farm Bureau reports that the average cost of the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings large enough to feed 10 people this holiday season is $49.48, a modest 0.6% increase from Thanksgiving 2011. … Continue reading

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Do Consumers Know Something That Businesses Don’t?


Consumer and business confidence measures are heading in opposite directions. Consumers are feeling more upbeat just in time for the holiday shopping season according to the latest release from the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey. But business confidence as … Continue reading

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