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Late-Stage Cycle 

While core market pricing has held steady since 2015, a softening in secondary markets has occurred in the last 18 months. This slump may preview what will happen in all markets.

Hercules Unbound 

 Blockchain technology has the potential to securely expedite commercial real estate deals.

 

No Replay 

The U.S. economic recovery started 2012 with a flurry of happy uptrends. From a real estate perspective, the most encouraging indicators were found in the employment data. In the three months ending in February, the U.S. economy cranked out 757,000

Taming Anarchy 

 

2012 Expectations and Realities 

“Relatively stable” sounds pretty good these days, and commercial real estate’s back to basics investment approach is why, for generations, individuals, institutions, and funds have invested in this asset class. There are few opportunities that involve little risk, but commercial

Through the Looking Glass 

As Americans struggle with the realities of a new normal — including slow economic growth, a $16 trillion debt load that has prompted new warnings by the major credit rating agencies, volatility throughout the world, and waning job growth —

Slowing Ahead 

Development and leasing activity have slowed thanks to stock market volatility, rising interest rates, the waning effects of tax cuts, rising wages, a labor supply shortage, cooling job growth, softening housing markets, an inverted yield curve, and fatigue after a nearly record-setting period of economic expansion.

Preparing for a Cooling Economy 

Leverage your real estate portfolio for an eventual downturn in the market and economy.

Smart Cities 

The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

Shelter From the Storm 

Editor's note You can view the tables in the e book version of this article. Now that we are several years past the credit crisis of 2008, the world is still in turmoil. The European debt crisis and unrest in

Secondary Markets Are Becoming First-Choice Investments 

Recently, investors have placed more bets in secondary markets and, perhaps more surprisingly, in suburban properties in those markets.

Shifting Landscape 

Driverless vehicles are going to affect more than how people get from place-to-place. Cities and buildings will be designed differently, and the rela estate investment opportunities are going to change.

The Comeback Kid 

The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

The CMBS Stress Test 

The commercial mortgage-backed securities market is particularly vulnerable amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with borrowers and lenders looking for creative solutions to unprecedented problems.

Amazon's Real Winners 

CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway shares lessons learned from Amazon’s site-selection process and the potential long-term effects on the industry and the cities who participated in the HQ2 search.

2013 Midyear Financing Report 

With an abundance of available capital, the first half of 2013 showed plenty of healthy competition to finance commercial real estate. Will this trend continue? Unless rising interest rates create significant market turmoil, projections from the Mortgage Bankers Association are

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.

Market Trends in Commercial Real Estate 

Medical Office Looks for Reopening Rebound | USDA Sees Little Movement on Land Values | Nearly 5 of 6 NYC Restaurants Unable to Pay Full Rent in July | Hotels Forecasted to Lose $75B in Revenue | School Year Starts with Plenty of Vacant Student Housing | Chicago Eyes Mixed-Use Projects to Boost Struggling Communities | Warehouse in Demand in Markets Large and Small | Data Centers Attract Interest Despite Overall Instability

Caveat Emptor 

Keep your head — those about you may be losing theirs. The stresses of the world still exist some eight years after the Great Recession. A continued global economic slowdown now includes China, new acts of terrorism abound, and the Federal Reserve is raising the federal funds rate just as other central banks

Choosing Wisely 

Economic factors and technological advancements are reshaping the site selection, construction and rental of warehouses. Consumer demands and sociopolitical factors are also influencing supply chains and logistics real estate.

2016 Capital Markets Forecast 

Rising interest rates will not upset the apple cart this year. The capital markets play a significant role in the investment and continued growth of the commercial real estate sector. The outlook of the financial landscape and what we can expect from the capital markets in 2016 has a significant impact on inv

Short-Term Rentals for the Long Haul 

Investors in the multifamily sector are examining properties designed for shorter leases and higher turnover.

Reusing the Old 

A new trend in pop-up retailing | Crafting cross-border fire safety standards | Multifamily goes green | Industrial property sale-leaseback  options on the rise | Work trends drive shift to lower-cost cities | Real estate costs top law firm expenses | Top five U.S. hotel development markets

Reversing Direction 

 

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