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Deliver With Demographics 

Technology has taken a giant leap forward in 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, income,

Financing Fine-Tunes Its Game 

In the financial arena, 2001 started turbulently. The Dow Jones industrial average and NASDAQ plummeted, dot coms vanished as quickly as they once appeared, and layoff and unemployment percentages rose to heights unseen in years. Yet despite the general bad

Buyers Are Back 

Commercial real estate investors are lumbering out of the woods and back into the game. The menagerie of buyers shopping for properties in today’s market runs the gamut from private individuals to billion dollar institutions. But one thing they all

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

Amazon HQ2: The Final 20 by the Numbers 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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

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.

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

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.
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

Estimating Economic Impact 

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Creating a Commercial Real Estate Tool Box 

Economic, demographic, and psychographic changes affecting the demand for commercial real estate product types continue to present new and exciting opportunities for developers, municipalities, users, investors, and citizens alike. These changes, combined with the natural evolution of cities and other

The Perfect Storm 

Three decades ago, the sale leaseback environment was clearly positive for buyers. However, today’s “perfect storm” of low interest rates, stock market uncertainty, a flood of investors, and available debt financing has created a sale leaseback atmosphere that clearly favors

Talking Taxes 

Though many people associate tax time with April 15, the time to implement your business tax strategy is now, before the calendar year comes to an end. Just as location is the key to real estate, timing is the key

Steady Gains 

Higher consumer prices spurred by near record oil costs, tempered economic growth, rising interest rates, and a very hot housing market dominated first quarter&rsquo s economic news. Yet in the face of these mixed signals, the commercial real estate

Maneuvering the Market 

"When one door closes, another one opens,&rdquo said scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The problem for most of us is what he said next &ldquo Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see

The Rate Debate 

Every month in Wichita, Kan., a small group of accomplished real estate developers and investors known as the "Dirty Dozen" meets over breakfast to share what they've observed in markets across the country and to discuss their differing investment philosophies.