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Downtown Development Digest: Snapshot of Austin's Real Estate Market May 2014

Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 10:17am. 427 Views, 0 Comments.

 

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST
SNAPSHOT OF AUSTIN’S REAL ESTATE MARKET
May 2014

Austin’s economy, and in turn our residential and commercial real estate market, continues to expand in an unprecedented manner. Below you’ll find the latest snapshot of our market conditions as of May 2014. 

Population:
11th largest US city
Gained 55,000 new residents in 2013
2012 Population 842,592
MSA 1.87 million
Population expected to exceed 900,000 residents in 2017

Jobs:
4.7% unemployment rate
29,000 jobs are expected to be added in 2014
30,000 jobs expected to be added in 2015
[Angelou Economics, December 2013]

Downtown Population Statistics:
123,178 downtown employees
363,000 within a 10-minute drive time
[Capital Market Research & Downtown Austin

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 5.9-5.11.14

Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 11:03am. 274 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks
May 9th – May 11th   

 


photo credit: walkaboutflorence.com

What: Gelato World Tour
When: Friday, May 9th – Sunday, May 11th
Where: Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St
Why: Just as spring is beginning to sizzle into summer, the Gelato World Tour is making its only stop in North America right here in the heat, I mean heart, of Texas. With sixteen gelato artisans from across the continent, there will be all kinds of flavors to savor!

 


photo credit: Event Goat

What: Glow Paddle ATX
When: Friday, May 9th, 8pm
Where: Southshore SUP Dock on Ladybird Lake
Why: Rave & Row: the new wave in paddling. In preparation for the 5th Annual Tyler’s Dam That Cancer, paddlers are

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 5.2-5.4.14

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 12:39pm. 261 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks
May 2nd - May 4th, 2014 

 

photo credit: presentcompanytheatre.com  

What: Shakespeare at the Market: Much Ado About Nothing  
When: Friday, May 2nd, 6:30  
Where: Whole Foods Market Rooftop Plaza  
Why: Unwind from your busy week by relaxing with a glass of wine on the rooftop. The sunset will provide a perfect backdrop for you to watch the witty romance between Beatrice and Benedick unfold. Oops… Does it still count as a spoiler if the play is over 400 years old?  

 

photo credit: austin.culturemap.com

What: The White Party
When: Friday, May 2nd, 8 pm – midnight
Where: The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
Why: It may only take two to

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Downtown Development Digest: JW Marriott Austin 5.1.14

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 12:05pm. 470 Views, 0 Comments.

 

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST:
JW MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN
5.1.14

America’s largest JW Marriott, and Austin’s largest hotel, is set to open earlier than projected! Now 75% complete, the hotel is scheduled to open in February of 2015. With it’s superb location on Congress Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street, just 15 miles from the airport, and two blocks from the convention center, in addition to an immense amount of meeting space (more than 112,000 square feet + 42 individual breakout rooms), the digs are destined to be an ideal hub for local and business travelers. 

With 1,012 rooms, including three Presidential Suites, three Hospitality Suites, and 24 Executive Suites, the hotel will definitely not be short on space. According to Jay Spurr,

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 4.18-4.20.14

Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 11:20am. 251 Views, 0 Comments.

 

LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks
April 18th – April 20th   


photo credit: Thrillist

What: Haymaker’s First Crawfish Boil
When: Saturday, Apr 26th, 2pm
Where: Haymaker, 2310 Manor Rd
Why: What’s more southern than boiling up some mudbugs and washing them down with a cold one? The men that brought poutine and regionally-inspired comfort food to Austin are giving in to the southern summertime tradition of a good ole crawfish boil, serving up over 900lbs of the little critters.

 

 


photo credit: 365 Things Austin

What: Eeyore’s Birthday
When: Saturday, Apr 26th, 11am - dark
Where: Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street
Why: One of Austin’s kookiest celebrations to say the least, this year marks the 51st Annual Birthday

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 4.18-4.20.14

Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 10:28am. 328 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks
April 18th – April 20th, 2014   

 


photo credit: Statesman.com

What: Jo’s Coffee 15th Annual Pet Parade
When: Saturday, Apr 19th, parade starts at noon
Where: Jo’s Coffee, 1300 South Congress
Why: Dressed to impress, animal lovers can show off their furry little friend’s fashion tastes in a catwalk down South Congress. Led by a marching band, the parade will take off at noon and following immediately after the judges will announce the costume contest winners. Rumor has it there will be a special guest (hint: he’s got two big ears and comes bearing lots of candy).

 

 


photo credit: boora.com

What: Moontower Comedy Presents: Aziz Ansari
When: Friday, Apr 18th & Saturday, Apr

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Downtown Development Digest: The Bowie Photo Journal

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 10:27am. 2,810 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Downtown Development Digest: The Bowie Photo Journal

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One of the most exciting aspects of officing in the center of Austin’s urban core is that we have front row seats to all of the new and exciting projects happening in our metro. Just next door it has been fun watching the progress on The Bowie, a 36-story mixed-use apartment tower whose site is located at West Fifth and Bowie.

The Bowie is being designed by Dallas-based architecture firm HKS Ink, whose portfolio boasts a long list of distinguished high-rise towers including The Ashton and Frost Tower. Harvey Cleary is the General Contractor and Endeavor Real Estate Group is the Developer. 

The building will consist of 358 luxury apartments along with

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 4.11-4.13.14

Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 11:45am. 311 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks
April 11th – April 13th   

 
photo credit: The Horn

What: SXSW Cares Benefit Show at The Belmont
When: Friday, Apr 11th, 6pm – 11pm
Where: The Belmont, 305 W 6th St
Why: In light of recent events, the Austin community is pulling together in support of all those affected by the SXSW tragedy. SXSWCares Big Benefit is a series of music showcases sponsored by local organizations in an effort to raise money for the SXSWCares Fund, starting this Saturday with 18BELOW’s event at The Belmont. Doors open at 6pm with performances by M-Cubed, Ben Root, The Bare Feat and other caring artists.

 

 


photo credit: Waller Creek Conservancy

What: Pop-Up Picnic
When: Saturday, Apr 12th, 6:30pm

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Urbanspace Top Five Weekend Picks 4.4-4.6.14

Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 10:51am. 343 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks
April 4th – April 6th   

 
photo credit: The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. 

What: ABGB Friday Happy Hour Show
When: Friday, Apr 4th, 6:30pm
Where: Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W Oltorf
Why: It’s Friday! Time to kick off those work shoes and put on your cowboy boots. Start the weekend off with a little honkey tonk and happy hour specials at the ABGB.

 

 


photo credit: Randall Metting

What: Grouplove at Stubb’s
When: Saturday, Apr 5th, doors open at 7pm
Where: Stubb’s, 801 Red River St
Why: No sleep for this rambunctious group, or anyone along Red River, because they’re gonna “bump the beats till beddie bye.”

 

 

 


photo credit: austinfromtheheart.com 

What: The

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 3.28-3.30.14

Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 2:30pm. 428 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks
March 28th  – March 30th  

 
photo credit: Carmalized Touch Blog

What: épicerie & Jester King Brewery Brunch
When: Sunday, March 30th, 10:30am – 3:00pm
Where: épicerie, 2307 Hancock Dr
Why: These two Austin favorites are pairing up to serve up quite a boozy brunch. Who would have though Banana Bread French Toast could be so perfectly complimented by a craft brew?

 

 


photo credit: RMMA Austin

What: First Ever DangBall Tournament
When: Sunday, March 30th, 11am – 2pm
Where: Browning Hangar at Mueller, 4550 Mueller Blvd
Why: A mashup of dodgeball and flag football, this family friendly event benefits Keep Austin Fed. Mueller Farmers’ Market is teaming up with The Hot Dang grain

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