Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to lease at Brooks City-Base?

Brooks City-Base is fortunate to have a wide variety of property types and classes of property. Generally, office rental rates range from $10 per sq. ft. to $18 per sq. ft. on a full-service gross lease basis. To learn more about the space that is currently available for lease at Brooks City-Base, please visit our Properties page.

Do I get any incentives for locating at Brooks City-Base?

The Brooks Development Authority is able to offer a number of potential incentives providing a friendly environment for investment.

Companies that locate at Brooks City-Base may be eligible for a City/County Joint Tax Phase-In Abatement program. Also at the local level, workforce development assistance may be available, and in certain circumstances, the city’s Industrial Development Authority may issue development financing through bonds or loans.

Some businesses may qualify for the state’s Freeport Exemption Program. On the federal level, Brooks City-Base is located within a Federal Empowerment Zone (EZ) and Foreign Trade Zone, and since the campus is in a Federal EZ, it qualifies as a State EZ as well.

For more detailed information regarding potential incentives for locating at Brooks City-Base, please visit our Incentives page.

Are there opportunities to locate at Brooks City-Base other than in existing buildings?

The Brooks Development Authority will provide build-to-suit facilities and entertain land lease proposals as well as partnerships or other innovative relationships. In certain circumstances, there may be opportunities to sell land parcels to users with compatible activities. For information about land available for development at Brooks City-Base, please visit our Properties page.

Does the City of San Antonio own Brooks City-Base?

No, the Brooks Development Authority (BDA) is the owner, operator and developer of the property. The BDA is a special district and political subdivision of the State. The BDA, however, was established by the City of San Antonio to develop the property. The BDA Board of Directors has 11 members, and two committees.

What is the quality of life and cost of living in San Antonio?

According to the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, the cost of living is nearly 10 percent below the U.S. average, allowing residents and companies alike to enjoy affordable living in a cultural and business-savvy city. Home prices in San Antonio are more than 35 percent below the U.S. median and are less than half the cost of comparable housing in some cities in California and the East Coast. Additionally, San Antonio’s utility rates are among the lowest in the United States and companies who relocate here immediately enjoy the low cost of doing business. To learn more, please go to our About San Antonio page.

Do you have housing options at Brooks City-Base?

Yes. We have several residential properties at Brooks City-Base to meet a variety of housing needs.  The Heritage Oaks at Brooks City-Base offers spacious duplex and single family homes. In the spring, the new Landings at Brooks City-Base multi-family development will bring 300 more units to the market.  More information about our housing options is available here.

Does San Antonio have a highly educated workforce?

Yes, the city has multiple universities and the school districts are considered top-notch. To read more, please go to our Education page.

What is there to do in San Antonio?

San Antonio is a culturally diverse city with events for nearly every taste. The Alamo and River Walk are popular downtown attractions, while SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas provide family fun outside the city. For more information, please visit our Recreation page.