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Welcome to Miami 

Miami's sun drenched beaches draw millions of people each year, yet the city continues to add cultural and recreational attractions to lure both tourists and new residents. Numerous new or planned destinations line the causeway between downtown and South Beach,

Twin Cities Turnover/Making Over Milwaukee 

In the first half of 2004, the commercial real estate market in Minneapolis has shown marked improvements from its three year slump. Absorption of 1.4 million square feet in the industrial market and the addition of 730,000 sf of new

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Highlights by StateConnecticut In anticipation of Hartford's downtown revitalization, which includes a convention center and residential and entertainment developments, more than 1,300 new housing units have been completed or are currently under contract in the central business district, says Northeast

Rocky Mountain Roundup 

Change and growth define the U.S. Rocky Mountain region. Four of the country's top five fastest growing states are part of the region Nevada, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In Kootenai County, Idaho, property values

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Regional RoundupIndustrialOrlando Industrial Condo SnapshotFlorida residential is not the only condo crazy market industrial condos also have a strong showing in the Orlando area.

Land of Opportunity 

Fundamentals along the Pacific Coast remain stable in most commercial real estate sectors and are seeing growth in others. New construction especially in the form of multifamily high rises is occurring in several parts of the region. In downtown Los

Southern Bellwether 

The South Central region has seen most commercial real estate sectors struggle toward recovery, although retail has remained strong. In Texas, Dallas Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston showed retail growth mirroring each city&rsquo s residential increases, according to NAI&rsquo

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Downtown ConvenienceAfter becoming a suburban staple, convenience stores now are entering the urban market in search of new growth opportunities, primarily in successful 24 hour cities that have the residential base to support retail. And the opportunities are there, reports

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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

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This Is Your Brain on E mail A University of London study done for Hewlett Packard revealed that infomania &mdash addiction to e mail and texting &mdash can lower your IQ twice as much as smoking pot. In addition, e

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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Condo Conversion Sales DoubleApartment sales to condominium converters doubled in 2005, from $11.6 billion in 2004 to $23.9 billion in 2005, according to Real Capital Analytics. Of the top 20 conversion markets, Phoenix recorded the highest yearly increase 1,384 percent.

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Is Retail Rounding the Corner? With retail sales ticking slightly upward this fall, available lease space should drop next year for the first time in six years, according to CB Richard Ellis. Available space in neighborhood and community shopping centers

Non-Traded REITs Offer Stability and Portfolio Diversification 

Investment portfolio diversification and risk management always have been key factors in reducing loss of asset value in the face of historically volatile markets. Of course, these strategies need not be limited to the traditional stock and bond markets. Several

Ohio Stays Strong 

Ohio’s major markets have been beneficial for most commercial real estate segments, local practitioners say. "The Cleveland investment market continues to be strong, with high demand for most product types," according to Vicki Maeder, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in

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Best Lodging Buys Looking to buy a hotel? Then look in tertiary markets for the best deals, says Jim Gray, vice president of CW Capital Asset Management of Bethesda, Md., who was part of the “Buying and Selling Hotels Today”

Ontario's Commercial Real Estate Sparkles 

Due to abundant natural resources, proximity to the United States, and population growth, Ontario, “especially from the greater Toronto area to the west, may be the best place for real estate investment dollars in Canada,” says J.S. Kewin, CCIM, of

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Briefly Noted HOSPITALITY "Lodging construction mainly hotels and resorts jumped 4 percent in November 2006

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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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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HoustonMultifamily Market SnapshotThere is ongoing multifamily construction in several submarkets. Most of the inner loop construction is midrise structures — three to four floors — with a few high rises also being built. Midrise is becoming more accepted, definitely in

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MIDWEST A 34 story, 1 million sf office tower is planned for Chicago’s CBD, according to Trammell Crow Co., which will be the master developer along with Insite Real Estate. Although no groundbreaking or completion date was announced, the class

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Markets to Watch New Orleans &mdash Local developers are rehabbing the Cosmopolitan Hotel into Louisiana&rsquo s first condo hotel, topping the 24 room historic building with a 26 floor, 103 unit tower, just blocks from the French Quarter. Prices range

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Corporations Not InvestingDespite the fact that corporate profits are at their highest level in 40 years, today's chief executive officers are not investing back into business operations, says Deloitte Research's Chief Economist Carl Steidtmann. As a share of business investment,

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CLEVELAND Big Box BonanzaDevelopers and retailers are betting that Cleveland shoppers are ready for a big box shopping center. The 1 million square foot Steelyard Commons shopping center will be home to the first