- Office Branding
In this market, commercial real estate pros face a tough sell trying to convince corporate office tenants to stay put and retrofit or entice new ones to lease space. With vacancies soaring into double digits in both urban and suburban
- Opening Moves
Offers of rent discounts, free rent, and other incentives ignited office leasing during the first half of 2010. While that may seem like great news for landlords and brokerage firms, the surge in activity is doing little to make a
- Office Detours: A Regional Roundup
The September October 2010 cover story, “Running on Empty,” examines the recovery of the office investment market in light of the struggling economy and other factors. The following roundup of regional office markets in the U.S. gives voice to some
- Running on Empty
The road is clear. Lenders have given the green light. Office investors sit in the driver’s seat, poised to push the transaction pedal to the metal. The road is clear. Lenders have given the green light. Office investors sit in
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,”
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Down But Not Out
WeWork’s stumble may slow short-term growth in coworking, but many see sustainable demand ahead for flexible office space.
WeWork’s very public financial woes have created some bigger ripple effects across the coworking/flexible office space sector.
- Slow and Steady with Reis
Leveraging the company's data, Moody's Analytics Reis Chief Economist Victor Calanog, Phd, CRE shares how the office sector keeps growing, albeit modestly, which could be encouraging amid demographic and technological changes.
- 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
- 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
- Upping The Ante
- Checking on the Recovery
Thomas P. LaSalvia, Ph.D., senior economist at Moody’s, discusses the office sector's hardships in the wake of COVID-19, noting long-term projections show the market will persevere.
- Back to the Office?
As offices reopen, the COVID-19 workplace
must emphasize flexibility, safety, and collaboration.
- Steady Course
The amount of investable capital, also known as dry powder, held by global private equity real estate funds reached a record high. Where will that capital be flowing in a maturing market cycle?
- Office Evolution
A new labor force, technology, and the changing nature of work itself are driving an evolution of office space. Take a look at the trends, including collaboration spaces, flexible spaces, and progressive office space build-outs.
- Crowd Control
- Multi-Service Properties Trend
- 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.
- 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