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Eric Groat

Eric Groat 
Division Manager
Robins & Morton

San Antonio’s population gain is driving Texas’s second-largest city’s construction boom, Groat says. “It’s all driven by population growth. What is leading Texas is the flow of people coming into the state,” Groat says. The U.S. Census backs him up, reporting an estimated 1,000 people move to Texas daily.

Bexar County, where San Antonio is located, and its four adjacent counties comprise the ninth fastest-growing region in the U.S. last year, according to the U.S. Census. San Antonio’s population grew from nearly 1.44 million in 2020 to roughly 1.48 million in 2023.

As a result, San Antonio is experiencing growth in health care construction, Groat says, including everything from doctor’s offices to hospitals. In 2022, Robins & Morton broke ground on the Westover Hills Baptist Medical Campus project in San Antonio. The $230-million project will deliver a 255,000-sq-ft hospital featuring 104 patient beds. 

The project also includes construction of multiple medical office buildings that are scheduled for completion in late 2023.