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Slow Fuse 
Many sports analogies are being thrown out to describe how close the U.S. commercial real estate market is to its cyclical peak. Regardless of whether fans are keeping score based on quarters, innings, or overtime, time is still left on the clock.
Economic Outlook: Uncertainty vs. Modest Gains 

Though Europe’s financial crisis continues to impact the overall economy, the U.S. is less dependent on exports than other developed economies and appears to riding out the global economic storm relatively well. Real gross domestic product is expected to rise

Market Momentum 

The commercial real estate recovery continues to build momentum. A torrent of equity capital has been raised to purchase commercial properties and loans. Lenders continue to come back to the market, loans are being refinanced, purchased, and restructured, and the

Land of Opportunity 

It's no secret that commercial real estate in the U.S. has had its fair share of struggles as the economy gets back on track. But when compared to other parts of the world such as Europe, which is experiencing sovereign

Small(er) Markets, Big Opportunities 

Commercial real estate investors are ready for a bit of risk. According to a 2011 Colliers survey, more than half of U.S. investors surveyed are prepared to move out of their comfort zones in search of higher returns. Their adventures

A Stronger Asset 

The current economic landscape has assembled an array of factors to structurally change real estate investment standards. The intertwining of the U.S. and global economies, deeper integration of liability and equity markets, and the accelerated adoption of real estate investment

Corporate Shifts 

As the global marketplace evolves faster than ever before, corporations are viewing their real estate holdings as an increasingly important factor in their profitability and strategic growth. Many directors and managers who advise corporations on their real estate decisions are

Slow but Steady 

The U.S. economy is now midway through its fourth year of recovery. Ignoring any occasional stock market euphoria, the economy remains on a consistent path of slow improvement. Real gross domestic product is on track to grow at a rate

Waiting to See 

COVID-19 was the black swan event nobody could have predicted, so prepare for 2021 by understanding what you don’t know.

Assessing Market Value 
Understanding real estate taxes can help minimize risk in future assessments, even if the calculus can seem arcane.
2014 Midyear Market Review 

In January, Integra Realty Resources released Viewpoint 2014, reflecting our national assessment of real estate market cycles throughout 63 primary, secondary, and tertiary U.S. markets. These preliminary results of our midyear update highlight forecasts for markets with solid investment fundamentals

Hungry For Returns 

As investors dealt with so much fiscal uncertainty in 2013 — the budget deficit, potential tax increases, raising of the debt ceiling, and higher health insurance premiums associated with the Affordable Care Act just to name a few — it

Mid-Year Market Update 

 

Residential Resurgence? 

“When Warren Buffett and Sam Zell comment about distressed single family homes being one of the best investment opportunities in the market, people tend to listen,” says Ken Wimberly, CCIM, managing director of Noble Crest Property Group KW Commercial in

The Last Innings 
The upward momentum that commercial real estate prices and values have been experiencing has recently slowed relative to their appreciation trajectory since their amazing recovery starting two years after the credit crisis. Given the challenges in today's world and the many dynamics affecting commercial real estate, the economy, and the financial markets, it is time to fully understand the next phase of the current market cycle.
Jumping Through Hoops 
For most real estate analysts, the beginning perspective for retail real estate market analysis is often a site in search of a user, according to “A Rational Approach to Feasibility Analysis” in The Appraisal Journal. This is consistent with the theory that a user can pay the most to occupy a site since the user can place it into productive use immediately. An astute investor or developer values the property based on what the user can afford to pay to occupy the space.

Amazon HQ2: The Final 20 by the Numbers 

CCIM Institute’s Chief Economist examines how Amazon narrowed the site-selection field. At the time of writing, Amazon has not yet announced the North American city that will be selected for HQ2, but it has narrowed the list of contenders from 238 metros to just 20. How did Amazon narrow such a large fiel

All Is (Mostly) Well in Industrial with Reis 

Moody's Analytics Reis Chief Economist Victor Calanog, Phd, CRE, points out how the industrial sector remains a favorite among investors.

Recovery Ahead? 

Editor's note Unless otherwise stated, prices, rents, and capitalization rates in this article are provided by National Real Estate Index, and absorption and vacancy rates, historical peaks and troughs, and forecasts are provided by Property & Portfolio Research. Commercial real

A Tale of Two Markets 

&ldquo It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the

Tomorrow? 

This midyear commercial update comes at an inflection point in our economic cycle. Commercial real estate&rsquo s economic strength is a byproduct of the country&rsquo s general economic health. The reality &mdash that this economic contagion has gone global &mdash

The Waiting Game 

As expected, the U.S. economic recession brought all the typical hardships to the commercial real estate markets lower demand, higher vacancy rates, and weaker rent growth. On top of these problems, property owners also face higher insurance premiums and increased

Making Sense of the Market 

While commercial real estate is more than ever intrinsically linked to the capital markets, the fundamental outlook for its stability and long term success remains healthy for the balance of 2008. Escalating construction costs, specifically for materials such as wood,

How Commercial Real Estate Stacks Up 

The recent tremors of an economic slowdown present new challenges to commercial real estate investors. Will property investments survive a soft landing, reflected by growing unemployment, weakening consumer spending, and the general economic malaise that seems to have gripped the

Using Technology to Make Better Real Estate Decisions 

Drive Times Technology has taken a giant leap forward the last few years by expanding the traditional tool of demographic research into an analysis of lifestyles and consumer spending behavior. The old school strategy was to look at population count