UTSA STUDENTS EXPERIENCE FIRST–HAND CONNECTION BETWEEN REAL ESTATE AND STRATEGIC ECONOMIC GROWTH

In March, a group of students from the University of Texas – San Antonio (UTSA) Embrey Real Estate Finance and Development Program got a first–hand glimpse of Port San Antonio

5-14-2018

SAN ANTONIO—The undergraduate and graduate students attended a presentation, during which they were briefed on the Port's attributes as an economic development engine for the San Antonio region.

Following the presentation was a tour of the Port's assets – highlighted by the East Kelly Railport, airfield and Project Tech – the Port's upcoming 90,000–square–foot facility that will serve as a new home for cybersecurity and other advanced technology employers to grow, collaborate and innovate. Project Tech will add to the more than 1,000 cyber warriors who already call the Port home.

“It is apparent that the former military base has strong infrastructure ripe for the makings of a great urban design,” said graduate student Atiya Mitchell. “From the tour, I learned how the Port's strategic advantages will help it further enhance its branding for cybersecurity and other industries.”

“As one of the region's largest commercial and industrial platforms, I hope we provided the students with important insights on how real estate development and management can be powerful tools to grow our economy,” said Port San Antonio President and CEO Jim Perschbach. “Efforts like Project Tech, among several other facilities on our large campus, showcase how a real estate asset can be focused to attract and grow key industries that are generating good jobs throughout the region.”