Experts cite ‘incredible rebound’ in warehouse space (7/6/2015)
They cite strong consumer spending and increased housing construction as prime reasons, with higher demand for warehouse space one of the notable results.
Developers tap new sources of financing (6/26/2015)
Jan.-April 2015 construction starts totaled $208.2B, up 24% from a year ago, sparking interest from non-bank lenders like mortgage REITs and private equity funds.
Compact communities are the next big thing (6/26/2015)
Real estate experts say buyers don’t want to commute an hour or more to work – now they want convenient, walkable environments to enjoy their lifestyles.
Tax confusion ‘financial headache’ for developers (6/24/2015)
After the recession, some in S. Fla. started asking for hefty all-cash deposits to minimize risk – but that changes the way the IRS levies taxes.
NAR releases 2015 Commercial Member Profile (6/15/2015)
NAR members who focus on commercial sales – land, office, industrial, multifamily and retail – made more money and completed more transactions in 2014.
UF: Fla. commercial brokers optimistic about future (6/10/2015)
The Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index, which gauges Fla. brokers’ attitudes about their personal businesses, hit its highest level since 2006.
Developer incentive program to end after 33 years (6/8/2015)
A state program that encourages development in low-income areas through sales-tax incentives for new employees and investments will end in Dec.
NAR: Modest growth expected in commercial markets (5/26/2015)
A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline, according to NAR’s latest forecast.
Fannie, Freddie hit brakes on multifamily lending (5/21/2015)
The government lenders raised rates and tightened underwriting recently because their joint 2015 production cap of $60B could run out of funds by Sept.
Rents growing 5% yearly – more in some Fla. cities (5/20/2015)
Renting costs continue to rise: Axiometrics found a 5% year-to-year increase in 1Q 2015, suggesting an “extremely robust market.” In Naples, rents rose 10.2%.
NAR: Commercial market continues recovery (5/15/2015)
The U.S. continues a slow and steady commercial rebound, though a few headwinds remain. In retail and multifamily, it’s time to prepare for the next cycle.
Low-cost housing demand boosts mobile-home park operators (5/8/2015)
More households want space but there aren’t many new communities under construction, resulting in rising rents and strong upward growth for operators
Q&A with Ezra Katz on deals, cycles and philanthropy (5/5/2015)
A top Miami real estate investor talks about his tactics. An “opportunistic investor from day one,” he says he formulates an exit strategy before he closes a deal.
Higher demand for senior housing attracts investors (4/22/2015)
Healthcare properties have outperformed most other commercial real estate since the recession, and an aging baby boomer population should maintain the trend.
Apartment growth shifts to suburbs (3/17/2015)
Some multifamily developers see more opportunity in the suburbs for tenants who want lower rents, better schools and more trees.
NAR: Asians top U.S., Canada commercial investors (3/13/2015)
36% of U.S. commercial Realtors report an increase in international investment: 47% from Asia, 22.5% Europe, 21% Latin America and 20% Middle East.
Commercial to grow despite weaker global economy (2/19/2015)
NAR quarterly forecast: Weakness overseas could hinder commercial growth in the U.S., but more jobs and a stronger U.S. economy should more than offset problems.
U.S. office space demand highest since 2006 (1/9/2015)
DTZ report: U.S. businesses expanded into more office space in 2014 than they have in eight years, and rents increased in 70% of the country.