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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

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

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,”

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

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

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

CBDs Sizzle 

Thriving. Hot. Exciting. Dynamic. Charged. These are the kinds of words that real estate brokers and analysts are using to describe today’s central business district office markets. While brokers overwhelmingly term their own market as very strong, those with an

In a Class of Their Own 

The class B and C office market should be reaping the benefits of today's uncertain economy, as tenants flee class A properties in search of lower rents. However, first quarter 2001 statistics suggest otherwise. According to Torto Wheaton Research, demand

Deal Diagnosis 

During the past decade, hospitals and healthcare providers have been on a building spree. Not only is the quantity of developments growing, but project size is on the rise. Hospitals and healthcare providers often build new because aging facilities cannot

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

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.

Big Ideas for Small Offices 

In an age dominated by large corporations, mergers, and acquisitions, owning a small commercial real estate business could be likened to a minnow swimming in a sea of sharks. Gaining market share and retaining clients seem daunting, if not impossible,

Back to Business? 

Office markets across the country continue to battle the lingering effects of the recession. But many cities are beginning to shed the high vacancies and fat concession packages that have dominated the last few years as expansion activity slowly returns.

10 Trends in Office Design 

Trends in office space size and configuration undoubtedly will affect office leasing and sales. What will the office of the future look like and how will it affect commercial real estate? To find out, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute

New Office Order 

The nation's 30 billion square foot office market is in sound health as it heads into the second half of 2000, but it slowly is taking on a new look. Consider these surfacing trends Newly created Internet companies are gobbling

Office Market Overtime 

The credit crunch has reduced office transaction volume to a trickle and factors weighing on the sector are likely to limit deal making through year end. Asset values have declined nearly 30 percent from their peak, financing is scarce, and

Market Trends(23) 

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

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

MOB Outbreak 

A new trend in the growing healthcare sector offers physicians the opportunity for equity participation in new medical office building developments. Hospitals planning to build new MOBs on their campuses increasingly are turning to third

Think Big, Buy Small 

While rent discounts and concessions may entice some tenants, many small business owners are forgoing the attractive lease terms available in depressed office markets in lieu of one very powerful incentive real estate ownership. "We're seeing more demand than ever

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

The Suburban Scene 

Despite the trend toward downtown revitalization, suburban locations still find favor with many office tenants. Financial, telecommunications, and technology companies in particular view the suburbs as an attractive location for corporate headquarters, call centers, and back offices. Convenience continues to

A Healthy Disposition 

Medical office buildings enjoyed healthy transaction activity in 2010. Sales volume increased by 80 percent over 2009, according to Real Capital Analytics. MOB acquisitions totaled more than $3.1 billion in volume by year end. MOBs have attracted a great deal