EB-5 visa program set to expire Sept. 30 (9/22/2016)
Without Congressional approval, the program that grants visas to foreigners who invest at least $500K in an American business that creates 10 jobs will expire.
NAR forecast: Commercial real estate expansion (8/29/2016)
Buoyed by an improving labor market and multifamily housing demand, commercial activity should remain on an upward trajectory, especially in smaller markets.
Commercial outlook: Solid but unspectacular (8/15/2016)
While some commercial brokers fear another recession as things slow down, NAR’s chief economist says steady job creation should keep pushing economic stability.
Commercial’s latest success story: Restaurants (8/1/2016)
Restaurant sales are booming. In fact, restaurant sales for the first time in nearly two decades surpassed supermarket sales last year.
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.
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.”