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Secondary Markets Are Becoming First-Choice Investments 

Recently, investors have placed more bets in secondary markets and, perhaps more surprisingly, in suburban properties in those markets.

Making the Most of Using Less 

Today’s construction industry operates with a triple bottom- line perspective: construction must be financially sustainable, structures must be environmentally sustainable, and construction must be socially sustainable. Here are eight common methods of reducing consumption, eliminating waste, and minimizing energy usage.

Mixing It Up: Considerations for a Retail-Residential Development 

Looking at one hypothetical project can highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with mixed-use developments. Mixed-use developments, by definition, include competing and often mutually exclusive interests. A developer wants to attract customers to the corner bistro, but those in the rental prop

Looking for a Redo 

Adaptive reuse is more than repositioning a tired retail center or re-tenanting office space; it’s realizing a complete re-envisioning of a building without complete redevelopment. Critical factors must be considered when determining whether to tackle an adaptive reuse project and deciding what new use(s) may be appropriate. 

The Value of Location Data 

Technology can make the world seem like a smaller place but, in real estate, location still reigns supreme. The analysis and application of data are hot topics across business sectors. It's an understatement to say Jack Dangermond was ahead of the field in understanding the importance and potential of dat

Double Data 

Retail site selection depends on understanding key factors on micro- and macro-levels. As a tenant representative, I am often charged with representing local, regional, and national retail brands in search of their next locations. Finding the right site extends beyond the physical space and an “open” sign in

Paint the Town – But Get a Waiver First 

One case highlights the many considerations real estate professionals need make when a property includes street art. What happens when the paint on the outside of a building suddenly becomes a property interest? It's a good question - one addressed in a shocking landmark case involving a New York property kno

Space Explorations 

In Seattle, they’re called SEDUs — small efficiency dwelling units. In Boston, they’re known as innovation units. Chicago has a group of them called Flats. But while there’s variety in what developers call tiny apartments, there’s no question that microunit apartments are big news. 

Cross-Border Opportunity 

Q&A with Guadalupe Garcia, CCIM, PIC Our neighbor south of the border is investing in U.S. markets at a healthy pace, all while Mexico's own economy continues to grow. The Mexican economy is the 15th largest in the world in nominal terms and the 11th largest by purchasing power parity, according to the In

Knowing the Negative 

While the intricacies can seem boring and irrelevant at times, understanding the effects of both positive and negative leverage environments on cash-on-cash returns is essential. 

International Beat 

Tokyo's $560M big deal | Flexible office space demand on the rise in Europe | Emerging Indian markets | 18-story wooden building claims world title | Global markets to watch

Deal Makers 

Check out the biggest CCIM deals and deal makers in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

Tariffs and Trade Could Stall Economy 

Combined, the tariffs on China and potential penalties on Mexico are tough to shake off. Additionally, the timing is terrible because it complicates the crucial ratification of the USMCA. The damage from tariffs and trade wars won’t show up in the data for months.

Market Trends 

Shifts in the seniors market | Hot spots for coworking | Smaller retail markets catch investors’ eye | Financing for green multifamily grows | Canada leads inbound multifamily investment | Planning medical offices with consumers in mind

Preparing for the Storm 

Last year, the United States incurred $91 billion in costs from weather- and climate-related disasters, making it the fourth most expensive year since 1980, with the top three years all occurring in the past decade. Government action on infrastructure development and energy efficiency can help the industry prepare for an uncertain future. 

Regional Outlook 

{Southwest}  Austin’s Big Deal Nelson Partners Student Housing purchased Skyloft, a new student housing property in Austin, Texas, for $100 million. Built in 2018, the 18-story, 674-bed property is a block from the University of Texas and is 100 percent occupied. Features include a rooftop pool,

Times Are a Changing 

In this issue, CCIM Institute’s chief economist covers the ever-changing economy, the evolution of microunits, CRE trends in Mexico, climate risks affecting the industry and more.