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Most Georgia Markets Look Peachy 

What do Vidalia onions, Coca Cola, and Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? They all name the state of Georgia as their birthplace. Georgia`s other claims to fame include Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport, the world`s busiest airport, and more

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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

Midwest Markets Grow 

America's heartland, known for a slower pace of life than either coast, didn't see many dramatic commercial real estate developments during the past year. But the Midwest did see some modest improvements. Leasing rates throughout the region increased slightly in

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Briefly NotedHospitality — Hotel transactions are down 48 percent from 2006’s peak activity with only 668 deals closing by the end of 3Q08, according to Lodging Econometrics. Average sales price per room for properties larger than 200 rooms is $115,030,

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“As lenders find it more difficult to serve a narrow slice of the market in 2011, they’ll be forced to broaden the range of deals that they’ll finance in order to put their money to work, suggesting that there may

Pension Funds Compete with REITs and CMBS for Market Share 

After being stung by the severe real estate downturn during the early 1990s, pension funds gradually have increased their investment in institutional real estate. But other players, primarily real estate investment trusts, continue to gain on pension funds. Pension funds

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

New York and New Jersey Are Fundamentally Fit 

The commercial real estate industry in New York and New Jersey has been doing well thanks to a solid financial period for both states. "The regional economy is strong," says Craig Evans, CCIM, of Cushman Realty Corp. in New York.

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,

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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MARKETS TO WATCH Indianapolis &mdash The industrial market is holding up at this Midwest crossroads. Despite the more than 2 million sf of new space added in 3Q09, the vacancy rate increased only slightly to 7.4 percent, according to Colliers

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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

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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

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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,

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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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 Arkansas Close to 500,000 sf