NAR: Commercial sales subdued in first quarter (5/20/2016)
After a booming 2015, the pace of commercial transactions dropped 20% in 1Q 2016, according to NAR’s’ latest Commercial Real Estate Outlook.
New overtime rule to impact some industries (5/18/2016)
New overtime rules may affect brokers with paid employees, but commercial brokers who focus on hotel, retail or healthcare industries could see a bigger impact.
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.”
When commercial brokers cooperate, sellers win (5/5/2016)
A study of the commercial real estate industry found that the average seller received more money per square foot when brokers worked together.
Has the apartment market hit the inflection point? (5/3/2016)
Multifamily housing has outperformed most other asset classes in recent years, but new inventory will soon flood markets – and that could impact rental income.
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.
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.
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.
Apartment rents still skyrocketing (1/11/2016)
Apartment rents surged 4.6% in 2015 – the largest gain since the Great Recession. It’s a good time to be a landlord but not a renter, one research firm says.
NAR: Commercial to see mild expansion, easing prices (11/30/2015)
Job growth and credit conditions will keep commercial real estate expanding into 2016; but property prices will likely cool slightly in some major markets.