May 2023
Legislative Updates
2023 REALTOR® Legislative Priorities 
NAR Mid-Year Legislative meetings will be held May 6-11 in Washington D.C. and talking points for members of Congress are now available. Among the issues being discussed are: Improve Access to Homeownership, Increase Housing Inventory, And Streamline Affordable Housing Programs.
Commercial MarketViewer Dashboard

As a member of Texas REALTORS®, you have access to extensive data through MarketViewer’s new Commercial Dashboard. Powered by REIS/Moody's Analytics, the dashboard allows you to search available Texas cities and submarkets and examine rents and vacancy rates over time.
Why Texas Retail CRE is a Smart Investment in 2023

Retail commercial real estate in Texas has been a top performer over the years, with an influx of population growth, high job growth and business-friendly policies.

According to a report by JLL, the Texas retail market is thriving, with strong demand from investors and retailers alike. The report shows that the retail market in Texas saw an 8.4 percent increase in investment sales volume in 2020, with a total of $4.2 billion invested in the state's retail properties.
How Virtual and Augmented Reality are Changing Retail Commercial Real Estate Development

The real estate industry is changing at an unprecedented rate. Customers are looking for immersive shopping experiences, while retailers are seeking innovative ways to stay ahead of the competition. This is where virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) come in. These technologies have the potential to revolutionize the retail industry, and, as a result, retail commercial real estate development.
TREPAC Night at the Missions Game

Come out to the ballpark on Friday, May 12 to support TREPAC and cheer on the San Antonio Missions as they play host to the Corpus Christi Hooks. The event will be on The San Antonio Missions Fiesta Deck, which is an all-inclusive, private, multi-level deck at Wolff Stadium. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Each ticket purchase will include all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, beef and chicken fajitas, and nacho bar. Plus, snack on popcorn, cookies, and chips and salsa throughout the game.
Applications Open for Texas REALTORS® Commercial TREPAC Trustee

Are you interested in taking on a leadership role in your real estate career? Apply today to become a Texas REALTORS® Commercial TREPAC Trustee. The TREPAC Trustees are dedicated volunteers from the association membership that recognize the importance of the PAC. This position will lead others to help raise as much money as possible and help educate members about why TREPAC is vital to us and our industry.

Candidates should fill out and review the following information making sure to include the local association’s endorsement on the candidate profile and return no later than May 20, 2023 to

Interview Date: June 12, 2023
Interview Location: Austin - In-Person Only
Thank you!
STCAR believes that the Broker and Brokerages are among some of the greatest advocates for their clients’ private-property rights, and STCAR celebrates Brokers and Brokerages for these efforts.

TREPAC recognizes the efforts of Brokers and Brokerages through the TREPAC Certified Brokerage program. Please see a list of STCAR Brokers and Brokerages below that have received this designation below. STCAR honors your dedication to supporting our clients and Texas real estate.

  • Stroudlink Realty Services
  • James Kevin Spruill
  • Terry S. Warth, SIOR
  • Robert Burlingame
  • CRE Associates Real Estate
  • Investment Realty Company,L.C.
  • Henry S. Miller Brokerage, LLC 
STCAR on Social Media
Are you on Facebook? Make sure to follow the STCAR page! You can find Commercial Market Insights, event updates/information and MORE! All it takes is one click!
Thank you to our sponsors
Upcoming Events

  • May 22, 2023 @ 11 a.m.  - STCAR Board Meeting
  • SABOR Conference Room or through Zoom
  • May 25, 2023, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - SABOR Commercial Bus Tour
  • The Soto on Broadway, Frost Tower, Brooks City Base, Port San Antonio


TREPAC: TREPAC protects your industry and private property rights. If real estate is your profession, politics is your business. And no one protects the real estate industry and your bottom line like the Texas REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC). To contribute, contact Learn more.

RPAC: Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the US. Learn more. 
Participate in NAR's Broker Involvement Program
This dynamic program provides you with a quick and effective tool to rally your agents on critical legislative issues. Learn more. 
Charity of Choice
Partner with the American Cancer Society to fund the local Patient Transportation Program. To contribute, contact
Texas REALTORS® Member Benefits
You get a lot of value from your member dues.
Legal answers, marketing tools, discounts on products and services, and legislative and political advocacy are only a few examples of what you get as a Texas REALTOR®.
The purpose of the South Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS® is to provide products, programs, and services to be a business and information resource to the member; enhance the commercial REALTOR® image and involvement in the community; and be the voice for commercial REALTORS® in the political and legislative arena.