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Will Recovery Spark New Hiring? 

Commercial real estate professionals have done their best to ride out the economic storm and the deep real estate recession. The focus for many professionals has simply been staying afloat, as opposed to moving careers forward. However, that tide may

Magnetic Attraction 

Rising interest rates may prompt apartment buyers to modify expectations and strategies, but these factors haven’t diminished their desire for multifamily properties — at least not yet. The voracious demand that has fueled transaction activity and capitalization rate compression across

Surf's Up 

Secondary markets are riding a wave of recovery that has brought a welcome resurgence of investment sales activity. The expansion into secondary markets is the theme du jour in the commercial real estate market. “We have seen a massive movement

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

Tipping Point 

Developers have been busy delivering new projects to satisfy growing renter demand. Yet given the volume of new projects still in the pipeline, some are beginning to wonder whether the market may be approaching a tipping point for oversupply.  Industry data continues to paint a picture of a robust market. Economic and job growth along with favorable demographic trends have created a near perfect storm for apartment investors with healthy absorption, occupancies, and rent growth. The wild card in the mix that owners, investors, and lenders are all keeping a close eye on is the fat development pipeline.

Fixer Uppers 

Tenants: Are you ready to see your new office space? Office tenants are tired of the same four walls. They want new space, new amenities, new creature comforts. They need a new vibe to attract new workers. So with a still-weak development pipeline, office owners and investors are stepping in to fill the gap,

Industrial Revs Up 

A broad-based recovery gains momentum. 29319 Despite some hiccups in the industrial market earlier in the year - due in part to labor disputes at key California ports - the sector is back on track and moving full steam ahead. Continued improvement in the economy has lifted all property types, and indust

Multifamily Showdown 

Multifamily properties have been a hot commodity in recent years. And potential threats on the horizon in terms of looming interest rate hikes and a growing development pipeline have yet to cool investor enthusiasm. “If you talk to any multifamily

Big Box Breakup 

Retail experts puzzle out shrinking store footprints and excess space. As the economy has recovered, many in the retail industry were hoping to leave the deluge of store closings in the rearview mirror. Yet those objects are definitely closer than they appear. Despite the fact that the retail sector has once

New Digs? 

Developers that have been chomping at the bit to break ground on new retail projects are beginning to see a glimmer of hope as retailers accelerate expansion plans. By all accounts, retail development has remained fairly anemic in the past

Multifamily Momentum Continues 

The multifamily housing sector is defying gravity. Property fundamentals and investor appetite are holding up under a heavy load of new deliveries.The multifamily market already is several years into its bull run, generating strong property performance and a surge in supply.

Industrial Roars Ahead 

 Efficient distribution networks mirror explosive growth in e-commerce.

 

Perched on a Plateau 

Economists remain positive despite slower growth ahead. Commercial real estate investment sales faltered coming out of the gate in 2016. Investment sales dipped noticeably in the first quarter compared to the prior year. Yet a gentle tap on the brakes in what has been a stable recovery is not cause for alar

Down, but not Out 

Retail construction is a shadow of its former self with development activity falling to its lowest levels in more than a decade. Yet pockets of construction persist. An estimated 32 million square feet of new retail space is expected to

Rethinking Retail 

Retail is one property sector that never has time to rest on its laurels. As they battle the lingering effects of the recession and increased online shopping competition, retailers are once again shifting store strategies. The steep economic downturn forced

Multifamily Investment 

This bull market continues to charge ahead. 29319 By all accounts, the multifamily investment sales market has been on a bull run in recent years. The fact that the sector was the leader in the real estate recovery and continues to produce solid occupancies and rent growth has caught and held investor inte

Industrial Appetite 

Industrial brokers across the country have something in common these days. They are busy again. A steady demand for space and a hot investment market are driving transaction activity across the board, ranging from land and building sales to leasing

Retail Redux? 

Retailers that are back in expansion mode are bumping up against a big obstacle — a lack of inventory when it comes to good real estate locations. The limited supply of new retail construction has been a huge help to

Office Recovery Varies 

The national office market has officially started its recovery rents and vacancies have not only stabilized, but are even turning positive. But not every area of the country has received that memo. The rate of recovery varies widely by state,

Red Hot Retail 

Retail real estate is hot. Large retailers continue to drive new development and investor demand remains near record highs. As competition heats up for prime space in major U.S. metropolitan areas, retailers are expanding into secondary markets and even far

The Upside of Downtown 

Central business districts of all sizes nationwide are working to bring businesses and people back downtown. Already hard hit by the post World War II suburbanization that shifted growth outside of city limits, CBDs recently were hammered by corporate downsizing

Growing Up, not Out 

The downtown revitalization phenomenon sweeping the country is a boon to infill development, especially in secondary and tertiary markets. However, locating and preparing infill sites for new development is no easy task. Despite cities initiating new urbanism strategies, commercial real

The Pricing Gap Narrows 

The chasm between bid and ask prices that emerged after the commercial real estate market plummeted in 2008 has narrowed significantly, and in some cases, disappeared altogether. “In 2008 and 2009, there was a definitive disconnect in pricing. At the

In the Retail Ring 

The retail property investment market looks a little like a battered prize fighter these days. It's down, but by no means out. Given the one two punch of the credit crisis and the tepid economic recovery, retail investment sales are