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The Rockspring Report

December, 2012  
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A quarterly eNewsletter from the Texas Land Experts

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Land Sales Rising Again 
Jim McAlisterBy Jim McAlister IV, President & Chief Executive Officer

CoStar Group, a company that provides commercial real estate information and analytics services, is the only organization that tracks land prices across the country. In October, it published a comprehensive report about the national land market. As I write my article, I will share some hard data from this report.


CoStar found that most high-growth states experienced an unsustainable run up in home and land prices between 2000 and 2007, with the cost of homes and land increasing 15-20 percent annually.


This resulted in massive over-development and eventually busted the lending system. In the aftermath of the bubble bursting in these states, there was an overabundant inventory of houses and finished lots that will take years (or in some cases, decades) for the market to absorb.


However, the story in Texas is the opposite...



Rockspring and Partners in Wealth Team Up for Wine Pairing and Tea Event

Beau RyanBy Beau Ryan, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

In October, Rockspring Capital and independent financial advisory firm Partners in Wealth hosted a wine pairing and tea event at the Gremillion Art Gallery for our investors. The wine portion of the event was hosted by Denman Moody, author of "The Advanced Oenophile"... 



Alternative Investments Going Mainstream
Jim Hynes

By Jim Hynes, Managing Director

There have been a number of local and national articles published lately covering the popularity of alternative investments. Alternatives are commonly defined as assets in private equity, real estate, hedge funds, commodities and infrastructure. Globally, alternative assets under management more than doubled between year-end 2005 and year-end 2011, to $6.5 trillion, according to a recent report from McKinsey & Company...

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Rockspring's Latest Acquisitions on Track Heading into 2013
Michael Ross By Michael Ross, Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Entitlements

Rockspring Capital continues to find opportunities. Our seventh fund recently closed with the purchase of a 10-acre commercial corner in the bustling Brazos Town Center project in Rosenberg, Texas. Rosenberg is a rapidly growing bedroom community south of Houston. Its growth is expected to continue...