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Preparing for the Storm 

Last year, the United States incurred $91 billion in costs from weather- and climate-related disasters, making it the fourth most expensive year since 1980, with the top three years all occurring in the past decade. Government action on infrastructure development and energy efficiency can help the industry prepare for an uncertain future. 

If You Build It... 

Demand for industrial space remains strong with 230M square feet of industrial space under construction in 1Q 2018. Learn why developers are leaning on spec construction.

Opportunity Zones VS 1031 Exchanges 

While the tax benefits of 1031 exchanges in commercial real estate are well-known to most, the new qualified opportunity zone program now offers another approach to deferring or eliminating taxable gain.

Under Control 

In the decade since the risk of vapor intrusion has become a prominent commercial real estate environmental concern, sophisticated developers have learned to assess and manage the risk and unlock the value of the affected properties.

Silver Streak 

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.

Sailing Ahead 

Multifamily has been riding a strong tailwind over the past several years thanks to a strong job market, household income growth, demographic shifts, and obstacles preventing renters from making a switch to homeownership. The question is how long the apartment industry will be able to sail along on that current, given the steady stream of new supply hitting the market.

Economic Development Incentives 

Foreign Capital Buys Offices In 2014, foreign capital was particularly focused on office assets, purchasing $17 billion of U.S. office properties, according to CBRE. That amount represents 45 percent of last year’s foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate. More