Fri 7 May 2010
Yesterday, I was visiting an early stage business who just moved into new offices adjacent to a busy, general aviation airport. I learned that one family controls most of the land surrounding the airport. Tenants include everything from corporate air charters to health care related businesses. The diversity of businesses there is impressive.
Will spaceports attract land speculators? They probably already do; especially in places near Spaceport America. Some might sit on their land while others might develop facilities and businesses that they believe will benefit from being near a spaceport. Several years ago, I looked at real estate investment opportunities near an existing spaceport, but opted not to invest. However, I know others who have invested in land near other spaceports. It’s another way to be involved with New Space. Will a new wave of real estate development emerge based on these terrestrial space dreamers? Time will tell.
If you’ve invested in land or a related development at or near a spaceport, we’d love to hear from you.
- Global List of Spaceports according to wikipedia.
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (Virginia)
- Cecil Field Spaceport (Florida)
- Mojave Spaceport (California)
- Oklahoma Spaceport (Oklahoma)