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REITs Rally 

An extraordinary reversal of fortune has occurred in the real estate investment trust market this year, particularly compared with the broader equity market, which has solidly outperformed the REIT market for much of the past three years. In large part,

REIT Cycle Poised for Upswing 

After posting impressive total annual returns of 35.8 percent in 1996 and 18.9 percent in 1997, real estate investment trust (REIT) total returns plummeted to a negative 11.4 percent during the first seven months of 1998. This sudden decline has

Real Estate Grows Steadily in the Evergreen State 

Known as the home of Microsoft, Starbucks, and grunge music, Washington also plays host to an active commercial real estate market. Puget Sound has become a hotbed for venture capital investment, allowing high tech start ups to absorb vast amounts

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SOUTHWEST Major Lease Fills Houston&rsquo s Pavilions Tower In the market&rsquo s second largest lease in a year, NRG Texas signed on for 240,000 sf of office space at Pavilions Tower in Houston&rsquo s CBD. The transaction value was not

Retail Sector Profits From Heavy Consumer Spending 

Americans are shoppers it's embedded in the culture. However, in a recession, shopping habits shift slightly and that change reverberates through the retail investment and commercial real estate industry. As shoppers stock up on the necessities of life at bargain

Sunny Outlook in Northern California 

The commercial real estate industry in Northern California is booming, with all segments performing well in the major markets. An explosion in the computer, multimedia, and Internet industries has led to a low unemployment rate and a robust economy. "The

Sunny Days in Southern California 

Despite tremors in the entertainment industry earlier this summer, energy shortages, and the demise of the dot coms, the Southern California economy for the most part remains vibrant. “While some tech and Internet based companies are laying people off, other

Suburban Multifamily Development Mimics Downtown Trends 

Across the nation, multifamily vacancy currently is higher than a year ago. Many factors contribute to this decline in occupancy. Low interest rates for homebuyers as well as the slumping economy have pushed more prospective renters out of apartments and

Southern Comfort 

The southeastern United States is home to some of the nation's most active real estate markets. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area leads the nation in job growth and office absorption, while the South Florida market is experiencing some of the

Tennessee Waltzes to Prosperity 

Throughout Tennessee, business is good and jobs are readily available. “The economy is stable,” says Kelly Truitt, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in Memphis. “ There was $1.4 billion of capital invested in 1998 with 7,000 new jobs and over

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Markets to WatchMinneapolis St.Paul — Interstate 35’s bridge collapse last August has had no noticeable effect on the area’s commercial real estate market, according to Colliers Turley Martin Tucker, but an 11.5 percent industrial vacancy rate — eighth highest in

Washington, D.C.-Area Markets Capitalize on Stability 

Throughout the Baltimore Washington, D.C. Richmond, Va., corridor, the economy has been clipping along at a brisk pace with most industries looking for employees. "Unemployment has mostly been holding in the record lows and there is demand for workers with

U.S. Markets Tracked by Property & Portfolio Research 

The 54 U.S. market areas tracked by Property & Portfolio Research include the following areas. Atlanta Austin, Texas Baltimore, Md. Boston Charlotte, N.C. Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbus, Ohio Dallas Fort Worth, Texas Denver Detroit East Bay, Calif. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

U.S. Real Estate Titans Merge With Global Partners 

In reaction to the ever shrinking marketplace and the globalization of the U.S. economy, the commercial real estate industry has rushed to increase its international presence. Over the past two years, several real estate titans have teamed with foreign real

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Institutional Prices on the Rise Transaction prices of commercial properties sold by large institutional investors rose by 4.4 percent in 3Q09, according to the MIT Transaction Based Index, bringing them to 36.5 percent below their mid 2007 peak, according to

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The Montreux Resort will replace Las Vegas’ New Frontier Hotel and Casino, the second longest operating hotel on the strip. Las Vegas Resort Corridor Investment Activity 2006 2010 Completion date Project Proposed investment (in billions) 2006 Red Rock Resort $1.0

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Tomorrow's OfficeVery soon, the days of expecting employees to commute to simply sit at computers will seem archaic, according to Collaboration 2020, a research study of 1,700 office workers by Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Innovation. A fundamental shift is happening

Maturing CMBS Market Adjusts to External and Internal Factors 

After a fairly steady rise in issuance for seven years, it appears that the commercial mortgage backed securities market will have a second consecutive year of declining issuance. By midyear, issuance was down more than 30 percent compared with the

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Yum Brands is looking for 35,000 sf lots in small towns to purchase or ground lease for KFC Taco Bell co branded outlets.Photo credit Yum Brands Co Branding

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New Hotel Income StreamsPrivate offices are the newest business amenity offered by hotels, at least in England. Business travelers stuck in London for a day with no place to work can go to the Hoxton Urban Lodge, which rents private

Maturing CMBS Market Looks to the Future 

During the early 1990s the commercial mortgage backed securities market came to life. Through 1998, this market continually saw exponential increases in the dollar value volume of issuances in the United States. However, since 1999, the dollar value of issuances

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The Hotel Vintage EffectRenovating hospitality properties that are 10 or more years old may pay off in value, according to a recent study by Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research. Around year 28, hotels stop depreciating and start to show

Missouri Shows the Way 

In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark commenced a journey from St. Louis to the West Coast, an expedition that would prove to be the impetus behind commercial growth in the United States. The famous trek earned Missouri one of

Market Trends 

“As lenders find it more difficult to serve a narrow slice of the market in 2011, they’ll be forced to broaden the range of deals that they’ll finance in order to put their money to work, suggesting that there may

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Seniors Housing Cap Ratesas of 6 30 06 Property type Cap rate range Cap rate average Independent living 7.0% 10.2% 8.3% Assisted living 7.3% 11.0% 8.7% Nursing homes 12.0% 13.5% 12.7% Source National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and