Top-Notch Incentives

Tax-Free Land

The campus is exempt from property tax as long as Brooks retains fee simple title to the property. We work with clients to develop projects that take maximum advantage of this benefit.

Opportunity Zone Designation

Brooks has been designated as an Opportunity Zone, providing several investor benefits including tax deferral, reduction in tax liability on deferred capital gains and tax exemption.

Less Red Tape

The Brooks Board of Directors has legislative authority over development on the property. The result is a streamlined approach to procurement and the ability to accelerate project development schedules.


Brooks offers over 300 acres of available land and many redevelopment opportunities on campus. As the owner and developer, Brooks can structure project financing in a variety of ways, ensuring a project structure that makes the most sense for our clients.

Ideal Setting

San Antonio ­is the only large city in the U.S. with a AAA bond rating. The median resident age is 34.4. San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the nation and was recognized as the #1 City for Economic Growth Potential by Business Facilities.

Established design and development standards

The Brooks design and development standards create a clear strategy for development on the campus, which gives an added layer of confidence to new project development.

Small Business Incentive Program

This program serves as a tool for Brooks to attract and retain small and local businesses and a resource to help business owners achieve sustainability for their organization. Learn more about the Small Business Incentive Program here.

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From A to B

Minutes from the San Antonio International Airport, and even closer to Stinson Municipal Airport, which can accommodate private aircrafts, Brooks is ready to welcome visitors from across the globe. Major interstate corridors run adjacent to San Antonio, including IH-10 which spans the entire east to west length of the southern continental United States, and IH-35 which runs north and south from Lake Superior to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Eager workforce

Fifteen area universities and colleges, paired with an increase in Career and Technical Education at the high school level, have created a diverse and skilled talent pool ready for their next opportunity. Brooks itself is home to the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, and only minutes from Texas A&M University – San Antonio. This growing pipeline of workers specialize in a range of industries, from light industrial and manufacturing to engineering and tech.

Building on history

As a former Air Force Base, Brooks inherited dozens of military buildings that hold historical significance, many of which are still available for renovation and customization. Revitalizing former military buildings helps us preserve our history, while creating opportunities for the future, and allows developers to take advantage of an existing infrastructure.

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History in the making

South San Antonio’s impactful history as a former Air Force base and home to the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, carries with it a significance that inspires bold moves. There’s a legacy here, and the entire community is invested in protecting it. The Brooks community, and the surrounding South San Antonio region, is one of history, passion, and heart. It’s full of believers who aspire to big things.

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High-quality living

When you work at a business located at Brooks, life outside of your job is full and fun. Brand-new apartment complexes offer comfort and style for every budget, while local restaurants and nightlife provide entertainment after a day’s work. Scenic green spaces, like The Greenline, make it easy to enjoy San Antonio’s more than 200 days of sunshine each year. Employees at Brooks businesses are confident knowing their children are receiving top notch education at the local schools that service Pre-K through medical school students.

Zoned for potential

Brooks has been granted several designations that make it appealing to business owners, including Opportunity Zone, SmartSA Innovation Zone, SA Tomorrow Regional Center, and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). Through tax incentives and strong partnerships, major employers have already found a home at Brooks.

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