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EAST Boston Office Availability 10.1 million sf — available space at midyear 2010 51,000 — total number of employees Boston companies need to hire to fill current vacant office space Source Thompson Hennessey & Partners WEST Torrey Reserve West is

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NATIONAL The Best City for Business Des Moines, Iowa, outranked 100 other metros with populations above 500,000, according to MarketWatch&rsquo s 2009 year end survey. The city outscored second place Washington, D.C., as well as the remaining top five Omaha,

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Markets to WatchNew York — Despite the fact that 1Q08 co op and condo sales dropped 34 percent from 1Q07, New York’s for sale multifamily market is stable — although not growing as fast as in previous years, according to

Recession Gnaws at Beaver State 

Oregon is a state of contradictions. Despite a strong history of logging and fur trapping — hence the nickname, the Beaver State — Oregon now offers a diverse economy based on manufacturing. Yet the state is known for its environmentalism,

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Seattle Seattle CBD landmark Smith Tower may be transformed from a 37 story office building to 150 residential condos as owner Walton Street Capital seeks city approvals for the conversion. Walton bought Seattle’s first skyscraper in 2006 along with the

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EAST Despite fears that metro D.C. leasing activity will slow this year due to federal government cutbacks, Market Square, a 679,710 sf mixed use complex sold for around $615 million, setting a new record for office sales at $904 psf,

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East Boston Office Market Improves Except for three submarkets, all of Boston's CBD and suburban office markets have equalized, with Cambridge and the Back Bay showing landlord favorable conditions, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's 2Q11 report. Helped by the city's

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 Call Out the Cavalry Troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, have boosted central Texas&rsquo multifamily market, according to a survey by Apartment Realty Advisors in Austin. Occupancy in the Killeen Fort Hood metro averages close to 92 percent and

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West One of Honolulu’s largest office complexes, the two tower Bishop Square sold for $247 psf, according to James M. Brown, CCIM, SIOR, president of Hawaii Commercial Real Estate. West One of Honolulu’s largest office complexes, the two tower Bishop

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WEST Portland’s Big Deal Out of town institutional investors have been cherry picking assets in the City of Roses to the tune of 52 commercial transactions in the last six months, according to the Portland Business Journal. In March, American

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EASTBoston’s Slow StartBoston’s 2Q08 office market was characterized by slowing deal velocity and stabilizing metrics, with fewer tenants needing space because of the shaky economy, according to CB Richard Ellis. Vacancy in 2Q08 rose to 6.4 percent up from 5.8

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

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Markets to Watch Northern Central New Jersey &mdash 1Q08 industrial investment sales activity represents 60 percent of 2007 totals for this active market. Out of about 5.1 million sf of industrial product sold, 3.5 million sf sold to investors, according

REITs Expected to Remain Steady 

Since the early 1990s, the public equity market for real estate, primarily in the form of real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies, has seen tremendous growth. However, a number of significant changes last year coupled with events

Ontario Scenario Looking Good 

In the province of Ontario—home to Canada’s largest city, Toronto, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa—many commercial property segments are expanding. "The Ontario economy appears to be on an extended period of growth with very low inflation," says Brian Hoskins, CCIM,

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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

The REIT Approach 

Despite the shaky performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs) on Wall Street this year, as every commercial real estate professional knows by now, they are here to stay. REITs operate in almost every leading and secondary market throughout the

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Highlights by State Alabama In Loxley, outside Mobile, Atlanta based PEC Development Group acquired 3,900 acres for a mixed use development including multi and single family homes, retail, office, and industrial space, according to GlobeSt.com. Arkansas Close to 500,000 sf

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SOUTH Miami closed 2010 on a high note with the sale of the ever colorful 600,000 sf Miami Tower, which sold for $105.5 million at year end, marking South Florida’s largest commercial transaction of the year. Originally the CenTrust Tower

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SOUTHWEST Investors looking for ultimate trophy properties should look no further than Arizona where legislators are proposing to sell state buildings and lease them back to help close a $3.4 billion state budget shortfall. Price estimates set by the governor

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WESTSeattle 4Q08 Industrial Highlights       subMarket    Vacancy rate4Q08 (%)    Vacancy rate4Q07 (%)       Kent Valley    4.56    5.18       Seattle CBD    3.80    4.54       Pierce County    10.15    9.64       Eastside    8.40    8.37       North End    7.52    6.43       Source Colliers International   

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Across the Great Lakes State, the commercial real estate industry is taking advantage of a strong economy and a low unemployment rate. From industrial plants in the Motor City to shopping centers in Grand Rapids, most property types in Michigan

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South Miami's Big DealMalaysian developer The Genting Group knows what sells deals today job creation. Its proposed $3 billion Resorts World Miami includes four hotels, more than 50 restaurants, 250,000 sf of retail, and 700,000 sf of convention space. But

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EASTLuxury Development Comes to BaltimoreThe Bozzuto Group has secured $75 million to develop the Fitzgerald at UB Midtown in Baltimore. Located in the city’s Cultural District, the mixed use community will occupy 4.6 acres of land owned by the University