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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 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

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.

Reinventing CRE 

 

Sunny With a Few Clouds 

CCIM Institute Chief Economist KC Conway shares his CRE capital markets outlooks for 2020. The forecast for commercial real estate markets in 2020 is promising, but investment will require sophistication to avoid potential pitfalls. 

Short-Term Rentals for the Long Haul 

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

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.

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.

Rising to the Top 

 

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.

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.

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

Navigating Challenges 

While the industrial market is strong, some challenges lie ahead. The economy is in one of the longest periods of expansion in history, with commercial real estate - industrial in particular - reaping the rewards. By most institutional accounts, the fundamentals of the U.S. economy will continue to be quite

Maintaining the Balance 

The U.S. economy is walking a tightrope. While the recession that officially began in March 2001 has not yet ended, gross domestic product the broadest measure of the economy's output has been expanding since the beginning of 2002. Yet as

Property Market Predictions 

Since fourth quarter 2000, U.S. economic growth has slowed dramatically, especially in the Deep South and the southern Midwestern states. While the overall economy has not stopped growing, some sectors and regions have experienced declines. On the East and West

A Mixed Bag 

Since mid 1997, the transition to a new world economic order has been neither smooth nor painless. The question moving into 1999 is whether the shift can continue without significant disruptions to the U.S. domestic economy. The answer will chart

Press Pause 

Although commercial real estate reached unexpected heights in 2006 and continued its solid performance in the first half of 2007, the remainder of the year may very well be the time for investors to pause, take a few breaths, and

Returning to the Ring 

In their search for answers about the economy, commercial real estate professionals should consider the career of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The brash young fighter swaggered to the heavyweight title in the 1960s, dazzling opponents with his speed and power.

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 —

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.

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

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.

Positive Outlooks 

Major CRE sectors enter 2022 with optimism of varying degrees, ranging from robust recovery to continued record-setting performance. 

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