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Regional Outlook(22) 

SOUTHWEST Investors looking for ultimate trophy properties should look no further than Arizona where legislators are proposing to sell state buildings and lease them back to help close a $3.4 billion state budget shortfall. Price estimates set by the governor

Real Estate Grows Steadily in the Evergreen State 

Known as the home of Microsoft, Starbucks, and grunge music, Washington also plays host to an active commercial real estate market. Puget Sound has become a hotbed for venture capital investment, allowing high tech start ups to absorb vast amounts

Sunny Outlook in Northern California 

The commercial real estate industry in Northern California is booming, with all segments performing well in the major markets. An explosion in the computer, multimedia, and Internet industries has led to a low unemployment rate and a robust economy. "The

Southern Comfort 

The southeastern United States is home to some of the nation's most active real estate markets. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area leads the nation in job growth and office absorption, while the South Florida market is experiencing some of the

Sunny Days in Southern California 

Despite tremors in the entertainment industry earlier this summer, energy shortages, and the demise of the dot coms, the Southern California economy for the most part remains vibrant. “While some tech and Internet based companies are laying people off, other

Regional Outlook(25) 

SOUTH Swank Condo Hotel Comes to Atlanta Atlanta based Tivoli Properties is building a 53 story, 198 room hotel and 71 unit condo development under the Mandarin Oriental flag on Atlanta&rsquo s Midtown Mile, says Scott Leventhal, Tivoli&rsquo s CEO

Southern Texas Real Estate Sizzles 

Southern Texas melds influences from both Mexico and the United States, creating a mélange of tastes and senses. From five alarm chili to the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this region offers a multitude of experiences for every

2004 Compensation Trends 

The CCIM designees and candidates who responded to Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine's recent compensation survey provide a glimpse of their earning power in the industry. The online survey, which was conducted in April, tracked 653 respondents' annual income, income

Suburban Multifamily Development Mimics Downtown Trends 

Across the nation, multifamily vacancy currently is higher than a year ago. Many factors contribute to this decline in occupancy. Low interest rates for homebuyers as well as the slumping economy have pushed more prospective renters out of apartments and

Washington, D.C.-Area Markets Capitalize on Stability 

Throughout the Baltimore Washington, D.C. Richmond, Va., corridor, the economy has been clipping along at a brisk pace with most industries looking for employees. "Unemployment has mostly been holding in the record lows and there is demand for workers with

U.S. Markets Tracked by Property & Portfolio Research 

The 54 U.S. market areas tracked by Property & Portfolio Research include the following areas. Atlanta Austin, Texas Baltimore, Md. Boston Charlotte, N.C. Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbus, Ohio Dallas Fort Worth, Texas Denver Detroit East Bay, Calif. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Where the People Are 

At the beginning of each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau makes commercial real estate professionals' lives a little bit easier by disseminating the data collected in its decennial census. Brokers and developers can use information gleaned from this comprehensive survey

Tennessee Waltzes to Prosperity 

Throughout Tennessee, business is good and jobs are readily available. “The economy is stable,” says Kelly Truitt, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in Memphis. “ There was $1.4 billion of capital invested in 1998 with 7,000 new jobs and over

Market Trends(20) 

Aboard the QE2The second round of qualitative easing is expected to boost the GDP by 60 basis points and generate 500,000 new jobs, including 93,000 office using jobs and 45,000 manufacturing positions — good news for office and industrial markets,

A World of Opportunity 

Immigrant businesspeople represent a viable market segment that is revitalizing the commercial real estate market in urban neighborhoods as well as in towns on the outskirts of big cities. Enclaves of immigrant businesses have brought new life to moribund commercial

Denver Delivers 

Colorado's lackluster economy has not quenched investors' demand for Denver commercial real estate properties. Continued low interest rates have prompted many investors to use former stock market monies to buy retail, office, and industrial properties despite poor leasing fundamentals. Retail

Market Trends Online(4) 

The Montreux Resort will replace Las Vegas’ New Frontier Hotel and Casino, the second longest operating hotel on the strip. Las Vegas Resort Corridor Investment Activity 2006 2010 Completion date Project Proposed investment (in billions) 2006 Red Rock Resort $1.0

Market Trends(24) 

Tomorrow's Apartment In “the first wave of post recession apartment developments coming out of the ground, small, dense, urban, and cool are ruling the day — even outside core downtown markets,” according to Multifamily Executive. Architects and developers currently working

Market Trends(14) 

Art and Condos Side by SideLast fall Denver opened its 146,000 sf Hamilton Building addition to the Denver Art Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, a world renowned architect, probably most famous for his as yet unbuilt World Trade

Massachusetts Moves Ahead 

For centuries, Massachusetts has provided the country with a series of cultural and industrial innovations. The first American public secondary school was founded in Boston in 1635, and the first American university, Harvard, was established in Cambridge (then Newtowne) the

Market Trends(11) 

Tune in at the Office Affiliate commercial real estate brokerages and other large organizations face the challenge of transmitting corporate culture, best practices, and business policies to far flung offices both nationally and internationally. Going a step beyond the company

Maturing CMBS Market Adjusts to External and Internal Factors 

After a fairly steady rise in issuance for seven years, it appears that the commercial mortgage backed securities market will have a second consecutive year of declining issuance. By midyear, issuance was down more than 30 percent compared with the

Market Trends(7) 

Downtown ConvenienceAfter becoming a suburban staple, convenience stores now are entering the urban market in search of new growth opportunities, primarily in successful 24 hour cities that have the residential base to support retail. And the opportunities are there, reports

Market Trends Online(3) 

Yum Brands is looking for 35,000 sf lots in small towns to purchase or ground lease for KFC Taco Bell co branded outlets.Photo credit Yum Brands Co Branding

Market Trends(17) 

More Women Join Industry More women are joining the commercial real estate profession, but men still earn more at comparable age and experience levels, according to a 2005 Commercial Real Estate Women Network survey. Women comprise 36 percent of commercial