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13 Insights Into the Seniors Housing Sector
Exclusive research conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) provided some deep insights into the industry's expectations for the sector.
Baby Boomers, Less Homeownership Supports Apartment Markets
The apartment business is depending on strong demographics and stronger demand to keep absorbing the hundreds of thousands of apartments still planned to open this year.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 1, 2015)
China?s rate cut and falling stock market will continue to affect its real estate industry, according to a new report by CBRE, notes World Property Journal. Los Angeles? empty, century-old Herald Examiner building will be converted to mixed use, reports the Los Angeles Times. Manhattan?s first crowdfunded real estate project is about to open, reveals Bloomberg. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 31, 2015)
The European Commission cleared the way for DTZ to acquire Cushman & Wakefield in a $2 billion deal, reports Reuters. Townhall Finance considers whether real estate or stocks are a better source of income. Real estate research firm Reis is trying to find a data thief, reveals the New York Post. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Developers Move Into Single-Family Rental Homes Sector
After the global financial crash, it seemed like the housing market would take years to work through its inventory of unwanted single-family houses. Now, however, there are far fewer homes available for sale, and many developers are turning to new construction to create new rental housing.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 28, 2015)
Restaurant chain Subway is slowing its new store growth, according to Bloomberg. The U.S. GDP grew more than previously thought in the second quarter, reports MarketWatch. Wealthmanagement.com looks at the best U.S. cities for retirees. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
How Assessors Incorrectly Classify Property to Overstate Values
Assessors increasingly contend that manufacturing and other commercial properties are ?special-purpose properties,? and therefore the property tax assessments on these assets should exceed the value that would result from the use of traditional market data.
Top 5 Mid-Country Intermodal Markets
As the supply chains get shorter, more intermodal hubs are springing up around the country. Here is a list of the top five intermodal markets that are set to service the interior of the country.
10 Most Popular States for Private Commercial Real Estate Offerings
Monetarex looked at which states saw the greatest amount of private real estate offerings in the second quarter. To find out where most of the activity is taking place, click through our gallery.
Exclusive Research: Outlook for Seniors Housing Sector Remains Bullish
A growing development pipeline is not dampening the outlook for the seniors housing sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 27, 2015)
A Hong Kong developer is investing in New York co-working company NeueHouse, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fed should not raise interest rates yet, Los Angeles Times columnist Joseph Stiglitz suggests. The oil slump is hitting hard at Houston?s residential market, Houston Business Journal notes. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Consumer Confidence Soars, Retail Spending Follows
American consumers are finally spending again, which is good news for retailers and retail property owners. The increased spending corresponds to improved consumer confidence, and experts expect that trend to continue.
Five Words Developers Dread: High Volatility Commercial Real Estate
Under today?s post-recession banking regulations, real estate development may become less profitable and real estate development loans more expensive.
5 Best Office CBDs to Invest In
With the help of research from commercial real estate services firm CBRE, we have identified five office CBDs that seem to offer a good value for your money right now, based on rising expected returns on cost for value-add properties.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 26, 2015)
The Blackstone Group appointed Eli Khouri as head of its Equity Office unit, reports Bloomberg. Japanese firm Unizo Holdings agreed to buy 370 Lexington Avenue in New York City for $247 million, according to Crain?s New York Business. The Street discusses what?s better?a stock market bubble or a real estate bubble. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Glenn Rufrano Charts New Course for VEREIT
NREI recently interviewed Rufrano about his decision to join VEREIT, what lies ahead and his knack for tackling challenging situations.
The CalPERS Sneeze Heard Around the CRE World
CalPERS? recent announcement that it was cutting back on its investment in commercial real estate by up to $3 billion was the equivalent of a big sneeze heard across the commercial real estate world, setting off industry fears that other pension funds might catch CalPERS? cold? or worse.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 25, 2015)
Commercial Property Executive names the top cities for multifamily rental housing. Sycamore Partners is acquiring Southern department store chain Belk for approximately $2.7 billion, Bloomberg reports. In the wake of volatility on Wall Street, Barclays Bank predicts that the Fed will not raise interest rates until next March, reveals CNBC. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Investors Charmed by LA?s Rosy Economics and Hot Multifamily Market
Encouraged by Los Angeles? positive economics and high real estate values, big money investors from around the world are pouring billions of dollars into commercial multifamily residential real estate development throughout the Los Angeles region.
Apartment Markets Survive New Construction, So Far
The cities where developers are opening the most new apartments are handling the new supply pretty well, at least for now.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 24, 2015)
Commercial real estate brokerages suffer stock setbacks as the market seems to be cooling off, reports Bloomberg. Crain?s New York Business looks at the history of Hudson Yards, set to be the largest private real estate development in the country when it?s completed. The New York Times profiles an internet mortgage provider that specializes in mega-loans. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
7 Things You Need to Know About Micro-Housing Investment
Micro-housing is hot, as it fits with national trends toward more renters who rent for longer periods of time, and a lower supply of affordable housing across the country. But is micro-housing a safe enough bet for investors or a fleeting trend?
Medical Office Properties Command Investor Attention
The new rules and millions of additional patients have pushed many doctors into larger practices, which are now moving into more off-campus properties.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 21, 2015)
Westfield Corp. is planning an $800 million makeover of Century City mall in its fight against encroaching online retailing, the Los Angeles Times reports. In Manhattan, two developers are charging $1 million a year for a single parking space, according to Crain?s New York Business. Walgreen?s is opening 25 new retail health clinics throughout Washington and Oregon, Forbes notes. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry
How Technology Is Shaping CRE
There is no doubt that technology has transformed our culture in every way. From how we communicate to how we buy services and how, and where, we work. But lately, technology?s impact has hit closer to home, in our industry. Technological advances in the commercial real estate (CRE) sector have accelerated exponentially in the last few years impacting tenants, investors and brokers alike.
Tech Tenants Expand Into Secondary Markets in Search of Talent
The top firms in the sector are rapidly outgrowing primary cities, and are looking at expansion in secondary college towns.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 20, 2015)
New York City-based developer iStar plans a multibillion-dollar mixed-use redevelopment for Asbury Park, N.J. reports Commercial Property Executive. American Eagle plans to take a slice of Victoria's Secret's pie with a new line of wholesome undergarments, and so far it's working, Forbes reveals. Is the private equity exit boom over yet? Probably not, speculates The Street. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Where is the Demand for Office?
The national office vacancy rate remained unchanged from the first to the second quarter, mired at 16.6 percent and moving down just 30 basis points over the past 12 months. Monthly job growth has been choppy as of late, though recent months have been more heartening. And while we still expect an uptick in economic activity over the course of the year, GDP growth projections have generally been ratcheted downwards. This implies another year of slow, but hopefully steady, improvement in office fundamentals.
Net Lease Investors Hungry for Quick-Serve Restaurants
Investor demand for net-lease quick-service restaurant (QSR) properties is hotter than an order of McDonald?s French fries. The price point, coupled with long-term leases, rental escalations and recognizable brand names, makes these QSR properties an attractive investment, particularly for 1031 exchange investors.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 19, 2015)
A $1 billion condominium project is planned by Ceruzzi Properties and Chinese partner SMI USA, The Real Deal notes. CNBC reports on the cities where multifamily construction is hottest. Shipping growth is slowing at East Coast ports in the wake of the West Coast labor issues earlier this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.