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The Rockspring Report

September, 2011 
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A quarterly eNewsletter from the Texas Land Experts

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Real Estate Bisnow Interviews Rockspring Capital's Jim McAlister at Land Forecast Breakfast Read More > 


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It Really Is All About Location
Jim McAlister By Jim McAlister IV, President & Chief Executive Officer

I am absolutely convinced that the real estate adage - "the one key to success is location, location, location"  - rings more true today than ever. The Great Recession and anemic recovery has really taken its toll on the U.S. economy these past few years. By anyone's count, the Great Recession claimed more than 8 million jobs and the few new ones that have been added back are no way near the pay and skill levels of the old.

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Rockspring Teaming Up with Habitat for Humanity
Beau Ryan By Beau Ryan, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Rockspring Capital is teaming up with Houston Habitat next month to build a new home for a deserving family. This project will be a tremendous success with the help of employees, family and friends.



Texas Land Investment 101
Jim Hynes

By Jim Hynes, Managing Director


We have been traveling the country these past months making the case for investing in Texas land. Obviously we are biased, but when you step back and look at the two basic criteria of any investment decision - supply and demand - Texas land is a very compelling investment. 


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The ABCs of Land Ownership
Michael Ross By Michael Ross, Senior Vice President, Entitlements

Profitable investment in raw land real estate requires more skill and knowledge than many people expect. Some investors believe in a "buy, hold and hope it appreciates" strategy. However, the best yield on the investment is achieved through a proactive entitlement process, ensuring each property in a portfolio is brought to market at its highest and best use.