NAR: Significant increase in commercial membership (7/28/2016)
An annual report on commercial real estate finds many more members in the field as median annual income and per-member sales declined slightly year-to-year.
Brexit spurs international interest in U.S. commercial real estate (7/12/2016)
Uncertainty in the global market caused by Brexit has many international investors seeking the security and economic stability of U.S. commercial real estate.
Office market landlords unlock bigger profits (7/11/2016)
Office vacancies dipped below 16% in 2Q 2016 – the lowest vacancy rate since the recession seven years ago, according to new data released by Reis Inc.
Another $500B year ahead for commercial mortgages (7/11/2016)
MBA’s latest forecast increased its projections for multifamily loans, citing strong fundamentals in commercial real estate and commercial real estate finance.
Lots of new apartments – lots of renters to fill them (7/6/2016)
According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard, there should be enough new renters to fill the many new apartments opening over the next two years.
U.S. office vacancy rate falls to seven-year low (7/5/2016)
The office vacancy rate fell to 16% in 2Q, research firm Reis Inc. says. It’s down 10 basis points and the eighth consecutive quarter-to-quarter vacancy decrease.
10-year trend: Apartments smaller, rents higher (7/5/2016)
RentCafe report: The average size of rental units today is 934 square feet – 7% less than a decade ago, even though average rents increased 7% in just 5 years.
Pimco: A commercial ‘storm is brewing’ (6/27/2016)
The Pacific Investment Management Co. says U.S. commercial real estate prices may decline up to 5% over the next year following six years of growth.
Real Estate Roundtable execs cautiously optimistic (6/8/2016)
Commercial fundamentals remain strong despite growing concerns over interest rates, oil prices and global economic volatility, according to Q2 Sentiment Index.
Financing still top commercial concern (5/16/2016)
The commercial real estate sector is doing pretty well, especially compared to other countries. But a Realtor poll finds small-bank lending remains a challenge.
Commercial regulations: What’s on the horizon? (5/13/2016)
NAR provided legislative updates on 1031 exchanges, crowdfunding and real estate depreciation with a caveat: Congress only meets 48 times before Nov. elections.
Magazine says Fla. is second-best state for business (5/11/2016)
Chief Executive magazine’s annual list put Texas in the top “best for business” category, but No. 2 Fla. “continued to steadily edge up in qualitative measures.”
Commercial trend: Local ‘talent’ beating out cost (3/8/2016)
CBRE study: 50% of commercial firms consider “talent availability” their top strategic reason for real estate decisions as execs view environment as a recruitment-retention tool; only 31% cite cost.
Investors upbeat but more cautious in 2016 (3/8/2016)
KPMG: 91% of senior commercial RE executives expect fundamentals to be the same or better this year – but most also want to “de-risk” their portfolios.
Study: How to mix retail with residential homes (2/26/2016)
Mixed-use developments require more than cobbling living space together with retail, but there isn’t a list of rules developers can use. That may change.
Industrial market booming thanks to e-commerce (2/12/2016)
Investors are diving into the U.S. industrial market, chasing after a type of commercial property that’s having one of its best recovery cycles on record.
NAR commercial report: Moderate expansion in 2016 (2/5/2016)
Despite some global and domestic hurdles, commercial real estate should keep expanding this year, with demand for space steady across all industry sectors.
FHA to cut insurance rates on multifamily mortgages (1/29/2016)
FHA announced a multifamily insurance rate reduction designed to encourage capital financing of affordable and energy-efficient apartments.