Market Blog

  • Austin Ranks in Top Ten for Cities Where Tech Salaries Go the Furthest

      According to reporter Jed Tolko, “the general rule is that tech salaries are higher where tech opportunities are more plentiful.” However, the cities where tech opportunities are highest are also some of the most costly places to live, such as San Francisco or New York. To help workers in the tech industry find the best place to thrive, Indeed Hiring Lab analyzed which cities will allow... READ MORE

  • Austin is the Most Changed US City

      While one of Austin’s most popular taglines is “Keep Austin Weird,” consistency is not common for Austin as it was named the No. 1 most changed U.S. city in a recent study. MagnifyMoney collected information on nine elements of local change for the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, including topics such as employment, income and housing prices. The data was collected... READ MORE

  • Austin Ranks No. 1 for Fastest-Growing Large City in America

      According to a WalletHub article written by Richie Bernardo, “Experts might not agree on the ‘best’ or the ‘right’ recipe for rapid economic growth, but some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity.” In a thorough analysis of which cities have experienced the fastest local growth over a period of seven years, WalletHub gave Austin, Texas, the number one ranking in the... READ MORE

  • Survey Dubs Austin Most Promising Commercial Real Estate Market in United States

      Austin is the No. 1 non-gateway U.S. city for commercial real estate investment, according to DLA Piper’s annual State of the Market Survey. DLA Piper surveyed approximately 220 real estate executives from top firms on which city they believe will outperform as a commercial real estate investment in the upcoming year. Forty-five percent of the executives voted for Austin putting the... READ MORE

  • City of Austin Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.2 Percent in July

      According to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission, Austin’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in July, from the 3.4 percent of the previous month. This percentage change was largely due to the manufacturing and building sectors. Factories added 600 jobs in July, and the mining, logging and construction sector “expanded their job base by 7 percent over the past 12 months... READ MORE

  • Northwest Austin’s Demand for Tech Talent Promotes Jobs, Drives Market

      Austin has been praised as one of the best tech cities in the United States by multiple media outlets — Cushman and Wakefield named Austin the No. 7 best tech city in the U.S., and the city also earned the No. 8 spot on real estate firm CBRE’s Tech Talent Scorecard. Recently, Northwest Austin specifically stands out as a location with a high concentration of tech talent,... READ MORE

  • Austin Stands As a Viable Location for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

      Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, announced Sept. 7 their intention to build a second company headquarters in North America. They have stated they are looking for a metropolitan area of around 1 million residents, a qualification that throws the city of Austin into the mix. However, Austin has many other characteristics that make it a prime candidate for the new headquarters,... READ MORE

  • Austin Ranks in Top Ten Best Cities to Live for STEM Professionals

      According to a WalletHub article written by Richie Bernardo in January of this year, STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — workers are in high demand in the work force. Estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that STEM “professions will expand 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations between 2010 and 2020.” WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest metro areas in... READ MORE


Ellen - Just wanted to thank you so much for your work on our sale. To say that you and Daniel did an excellent job would be an understatement.  I really appreciate all you and your firm represent.