- CBDs Sizzle
Thriving. Hot. Exciting. Dynamic. Charged. These are the kinds of words that real estate brokers and analysts are using to describe today’s central business district office markets. While brokers overwhelmingly term their own market as very strong, those with an
- Deal Diagnosis
During the past decade, hospitals and healthcare providers have been on a building spree. Not only is the quantity of developments growing, but project size is on the rise. Hospitals and healthcare providers often build new because aging facilities cannot
- In a Class of Their Own
The class B and C office market should be reaping the benefits of today's uncertain economy, as tenants flee class A properties in search of lower rents. However, first quarter 2001 statistics suggest otherwise. According to Torto Wheaton Research, demand
- A Healthy Disposition
Medical office buildings enjoyed healthy transaction activity in 2010. Sales volume increased by 80 percent over 2009, according to Real Capital Analytics. MOB acquisitions totaled more than $3.1 billion in volume by year end. MOBs have attracted a great deal
- 10 Trends in Office Design
Trends in office space size and configuration undoubtedly will affect office leasing and sales. What will the office of the future look like and how will it affect commercial real estate? To find out, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute
- Back to Business?
Office markets across the country continue to battle the lingering effects of the recession. But many cities are beginning to shed the high vacancies and fat concession packages that have dominated the last few years as expansion activity slowly returns.
- Big Ideas for Small Offices
In an age dominated by large corporations, mergers, and acquisitions, owning a small commercial real estate business could be likened to a minnow swimming in a sea of sharks. Gaining market share and retaining clients seem daunting, if not impossible,
- Upping The Ante
- Stalled Out
The recovery in the office market has been painfully slow in the majority of metros across the U.S. But a strengthening economy and more robust job growth could give the office sector a much needed charge in the year ahead.
- Medical Office Momentum
The re election of President Barack Obama and last year’s favorable Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have removed some uncertainty as to whether or not the healthcare law will take effect. While some provisions
- Think Big
The national office leasing market that emerged from the recession was a vastly different animal than the one that entered it in 2008. The years of downturn transformed how corporate tenants around the country define their use of space, and
- Stuck in Neutral
A stubborn office market vacancy rate still hovers around 17.0 percent nationally in second quarter 2013, only marginally below its 17.6 percent peak in 2010. (See Reis sidebar, “The Numbers,” for a 2Q13 report.) This reflects the cautious attitude tenants
- Shrinking Footprint
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.
- Resizing or Right-Sizing?
Corporations around the globe have been holding on to office space in anticipation of a market rebound, but that’s about to change. “A growing number of corporate property owners say they have up to 50 percent excess leased office space,”
- At the Office Crossroads
The office investment market is at a crossroads. The spread in capitalization rates between office properties in core markets vs. office properties in secondary and tertiary markets reached a 10 year high in first quarter 2012, according to Real Capital
- Multi-Service Properties Trend
- Chasing Yield
As competition for core properties continues to intensify, office investors have been casting a wider net to move capital off the sidelines and to capture higher returns. The question is, How much risk are buyers willing to assume when the
- Medical Office Trends
The U.S. demand for medical services is expected to skyrocket over the next decade due to demographic trends and new healthcare legislation. As baby boomers retire, the over–65 age bracket will grow by 36 percent and that age cohort traditionally
- Fixer Uppers
Tenants: Are you ready to see your new office space?
Office tenants are tired of the same four walls. They want new space, new amenities, new creature comforts. They need a new vibe to attract new workers. So with a still-weak development pipeline, office owners and investors are stepping in to fill the gap,
- Office Leasing Trends
What key points attract nonprofit tenant interest?
As traditional office tenants undergo a seismic shift in their space-using habits, office leasing professionals realize that less-well-known tenant groups, such as nonprofit organizations, are coming to the fore as office space users. Nonprofit organization
- The New Bottom Lines
Cost is still the main driver when most corporations consider the future of their office space portfolios, and for good reason. But according to Johnson Controls’ recent Collaboration 2020 study, this narrow perspective signals lost opportunities in the areas of
- Office: Risk vs. Reward
As capitalization rates continue to compress for core office assets, one red flag being raised is whether investors are biting off more risk than they can chew. Clearly, office buyers are willing to take on more risk as long as
- How Much Space Do We Need?
No company ever seems to have the right amount of office space. Firms grow and shrink throughout the years for many reasons however, they must contract for space over a set lease term of five, 15, or even 20 years.
- Crowd Control
- Office Exodus?
At corporations across the country chairs are empty. Maybe their occupants are working in the field or out to lunch, or maybe they are never coming back. Approximately 20.7 million U.S. workers no longer report to bricks and mortar offices