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Exchanging Properties 

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

International Beat 
A look at the latest in commercial real estate industry around the globe.
Building Shelters 

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

Tenant Creditworthiness 

Most businesses that rely heavily on real estate in their day-to-day operations prefer leasing to ownership for managing their real estate locations. Among the many reasons for this preference are the cost of capital and corporate flexibility.

Market Trends 

Global financial market volatility is boosting  investment in U.S. properties, encouraging many to focus on capital preservation and asset stability rather than yield. Rather than the flashy sales often reported, most international acquisitions are smaller assets  purchased through funds and domestic intermediaries. Yet the totals are impressive at more than $90 billion of commercial real estate purchases in 2015, accounting for  17 percent of the market volume. Due to the strength of the U.S. dollar, international buyers comprised 11 percent of all U.S. properties in the first half of 2016, according to Marcus & Millichap.

Boon for Affordable Housing 

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision not to review a ruling from the California Supreme Court in Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose gives cities across the country a road map to use zoning to impose affordable housing requirements on new housing developments. 

This U.S. Supreme Court decision has opened the door for a new way of requiring more private developers to subsidize affordable housing.  It is only a matter of time until local governments use this inclusionary zoning tool as a way to help fund the high demand for lower cost housing.

Double-Sided Coin 
For years, the Chicago Housing Authority was the poster child for development gone wrong. Cabrini Green, for example, became  a breeding ground for crime and was far more dangerous than the housing it replaced. On the bright side, Austin, Texas, shows how good development planning enhances a city's prosperity enticing more companies and employees.
Contributions Matter 

The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

Evolving Landscape 

In the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, a new CMBS bill, under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is slated to take effect in December. This bill, comprised of a new set of risk retention rules, will require CMBS lenders to retain a portion of the value of the loans they issue as opposed to selling them off as bonds. Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

Deal Makers 

The biggest CCIM deals in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

Regional Outlook 

Louisville's Big Deal | Chicago Construction Is Booming | Boston’s Warehouses Drive Vibrant  Industrial Market | Twin Cities Should Continue to See Improvement

CCIMs' Biggest Deals of 2016 

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

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.

Growing Globally 

President's Desk: Evolving technology platforms continue to bring the world closer together. Clients continue to seek CCIMs because of their expertise in advanced real estate decisions. As a result, establishing CCIM connections both nationally and internationally becomes even more crucial.

Connecting 24/7 

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.

Medical Enabler 

Having a reputation for stabilizing value-add  medical office properties and finding dynamic  new developments for her clients, Trisha Talbot,  CCIM, is a respected leader in the Arizona healthcare brokerage community and sees many changes ahead for the medical office sector.

Talbot foresees much activity for the medical sector in the near future. She talked to Commercial Investment Real Estate about her experiences.

Value-Add Investment 

“Value-add” properties offering revenue and value enhancement potential remain extremely popular among multifamily investors.  According to Real Capital Analytics, value-add apartment sales totaled approximately $5 billion or 13% of national apartment sale revenues for the Q1 2016. Value-add investors seek to generate heightened yields by harvesting untapped revenue potential or creating value through property upgrades.