Fla. ranked No. 5 for best ‘business tax climate’ (10/30/2014)
The Tax Foundation says 45 U.S. states are worse for business than Fla. in a comparison of tax climates, while only four states are considered more competitive.
Guidelines coming for big single-family landlords (10/27/2014)
Earlier this year, big companies that buy single-family homes and rent them out using the apartment model created a nonprofit association to guide the industry.
Office market reaches recovery ‘sweet spot’ (10/24/2014)
CoStar: Investors see higher incomes for office properties with rising rents, falling vacancies, rising net absorption and controlled supply of new office space.
Warehouses: The commercial market’s hot sector (10/22/2014)
In the first nine months of 2013, developers purchased as much land for warehouse, industrial park and light industrial projects as they did in all of 2013.
Fla. second only to Texas as top state for business (10/21/2014)
In a survey of corporate execs and site selection consultants by IEDC, 1 in 5 (18.1%) said they think Fla. has the nation’s most favorable climate for business.
Office sector soars to post-recession high (10/10/2014)
The commercial sector that took the biggest hit in the downturn appears to be making a comeback as developers ramp up construction of office space.
Condo conversions? They’re back (10/9/2014)
Conversions – turning rental apartments into condos – surged during the boom and then crashed to a halt. But thanks to urban demand, they’re rebounding.
Fla.’s small businesses optimistic about future (10/2/2014)
Survey: A Florida Chamber committee finds small businesses are “ready to grow, expect to hire and remain optimistic about their chances for success.”
An online complaint is a suggestion for improvement (10/1/2014)
Some commercial businesses consider online reviews a template for improvement. A hotel, for example, added more outlets after noting a few complaints.
Fla. sells state land, nets $40M, will sell more (9/17/2014)
The state is selling non-conservation land that is no longer used. Money from the sale will be used to purchase new, more valuable conservation land.
Terror insurance reauthorization on hold (9/12/2014)
Congress appears to back an extension of terrorism insurance to protect commercial property, but passage isn’t assured, at least before the Nov. elections.
More commercial execs to increase capital spending (9/4/2014)
KPMG survey: Almost two in three (68%) expect to increase capital spending in 2014, up from 60% last year; 44% find quality projects but insufficient returns.
NAR: Improving economy brightens commercial outlook (8/26/2014)
A strong rebound and more jobs improved the outlook in 2Q 2014. The economy finally appears to be turning a corner to firmer ground, says Chief Economist Yun.
Commercial outlook sunny with a few clouds (8/11/2014)
Real Estate Roundtable Q3 survey: The recovery continues a slow-but-steady upswing but a few potential threats, such as higher interest rates, dot the horizon.
Trends show outlook for multifamily sector bright (8/4/2014)
A lot of Americans, notably young adults, have a pent-up desire to get out on their own, and they view renting as the first major step toward independence.
Retail rents on the rise as vacancies dwindle (7/9/2014)
Vacancies at strip malls fell to 10.3% in 2Q 2014; vacancies at traditional malls held at 7.9%. Rents rose at both types of malls: 0.5% and 0.4% respectively.
Renters feel pinch as landlords raise rents again (7/7/2014)
Reis Inc.: The average monthly apartment rent increased in 2Q 0.8% from the first quarter and 3.4 percent year-over-year – its 18th consecutive increase.
Builders happy with demand and profit of apartments (5/29/2014)
NAHB’s 1Q index finds that builders’ perceptions are largely positive – “Market-rate and low-rent units has been pretty stable for quite some time.”
How big is a square foot? Group wants a standard (5/29/2014)
Building owners measure office space square footage, or square meters, differently in some countries, so a group is pushing for an international standard.
NAR reports improvement in all commercial sectors (5/28/2014)
Despite slow overall economic growth, all sectors of commercial real estate improved in 1Q, but multifamily continues to be the star performer.
Avoid property management mistakes (5/21/2014)
“It doesn’t matter how good you are in property management … there’s always something you can get sued for.” Some risk is the nature of the business.
Realtors say good things about commercial real estate (5/19/2014)
Analysts say a commercial real estate recovery – a lagging indicator – suggests that the broader economy is strengthening as it rebounds from the recession.
Small businesses more optimistic about economy (5/15/2014)
April’s Small Business Optimism Index rose to a post-recession high of 95.2. While it’s not an expansion-level number, it reflects a slow but steady rebound.
NAR commercial report finds optimism (5/7/2014)
Commercial Member Profile: Despite a government shutdown, regulatory changes and a budget sequestration, ongoing job creation has boosted the commercial market.
Website will allow small investments in commercial (5/5/2014)
Crowdfunding – when groups of people pledge small dollar amounts to a project on sites like Kickstarter – is coming to Fla.’s property market.
Commercial real estate: Policy uncertainty hurting full economic recovery (5/5/2014)
Real Estate Roundtable: However, federal policy uncertainty and risks of geopolitical conflicts remain obstacles in the way of full economic recovery.