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The Next Generation 

The commercial real estate industry needs to strategize for the arrival of 5G, which will revolutionize communication demands of office and multifamily tenants.

Renter Nation 

A robust apartment development pipeline feeds sustained demand for rental housing. 

Stocking Up on Industrial 

The latest trends in warehousing are driving shifts in supply chains and increasing appetites for modern facilities. Industrial real estate is no longer simply the steady workhorse operating quietly behind the scenes. The market sector has jumped to the forefront as the property everyone is talking about

The Next Generation 

The commercial real estate industry needs to strategize for the arrival of 5G, which will revolutionize communication demands of office and multifamily tenants.

Retail Faces a Mixed Prognosis 

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated weaknesses, strengths, and areas of potential growth for retailers of all kinds.

Adapting CRE to COVID-19 

Considering the volatility across CRE sectors, adaptive reuse holds promise for repurposing shuttered businesses, despite some common roadblocks.

Industrial Rides High 

Industrial is outperforming other property types for vacancies and rent growth, and the latest forecast from ULI remains positive.

Mixed Signals 

Commercial real estate financing is still relatively cheap and fairly accessible, but there is room for volatility. With a Trump administration, the Brexit vote, and an increasing 10-year Treasury Note rate, a lot can change in the commercial real estate lending in the coming months.

Legislative Outlook 

Legislators are gearing up to tackle some big issues when the 115th Congress is back in session Jan. 3, and Trump is sworn into office Jan. 20. The Republican party is expected to push to get as much done as possible before the midterm election in 2018 when multiple seats in both the House and Senate will be up for grabs. Specific to commercial real estate, here are some key issues the industry is watching: banking regulations, tax reform, and infrastructure spending.Urban 24-hour cities across the U.S. with global trade and cultural connectivity such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami continue to lead the nation in population and job growth - two key drivers for healthy office leasing activity. 

While the appeal of suburbia is by no means disappearing, urban population growth has steadily continued to outpace that of suburbs nationally during the past five years, according to U.S. Census data. This is attributable to the increasing number of people across generational groups - from millennials to baby boomers - choosing to live in dense urban cities, opting for the live-work-play lifestyle, and inevitably affecting office leasing in these markets.

Glimmers of Hope 

Brick-and-mortar retail stores are facing challenges, but is it really as bad as it seems? Last year was the biggest year of closures for major chains since coming out of the recession, but retail sales grew overall. What changes are coming to retail sector for commercial real estate professionals?

Slow Fuse 
Many sports analogies are being thrown out to describe how close the U.S. commercial real estate market is to its cyclical peak. Regardless of whether fans are keeping score based on quarters, innings, or overtime, time is still left on the clock.
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.
Sailing Ahead 

Multifamily has been riding a strong tailwind over the past several years thanks to a strong job market, household income growth, demographic shifts, and obstacles preventing renters from making a switch to homeownership. The question is how long the apartment industry will be able to sail along on that current, given the steady stream of new supply hitting the market.

Rapid Evolution 

The days when traditional retailers fit into one box and online retailers fit into their own separate box are falling by the wayside. The next generation of retail is a big melting pot of physical stores and showrooms, e-commerce platforms, and logistics networks all tied together with more technology.

 

Economic Resilience 

If there is one word that sums up the state of the U.S. economy these days, it's resilient. The prolonged economic growth cycle hasn't been terribly exciting or robust, and at times, progress has been downright choppy. But it has proven to have staying power, and economists are anticipating that the current economic cycle could turn out to be a record-breaker.

If You Build It... 

Demand for industrial space remains strong with 230M square feet of industrial space under construction in 1Q 2018. Learn why developers are leaning on spec construction.

Upping The Ante 

 

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?

Logistics Firms Remain Hungry for Space 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities and challenges as logistics providers continue to strive for last-mile efficiencies.

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. 

Multifamily Investors Push Pause 

Capital moves to the sidelines to reevaluate strategies and wait to see if pricing will undergo a reset.