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.
DTZ buying Cushman & Wakefield for $2.04B (5/12/2015)
Once the deal closes, DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield together will generate $5.5 billion in annual revenue and oversee 4 billion square feet of real estate.
Florida No. 2 among CEOs as best state for business (5/11/2015)
For the second year in a row, Fla. was ranked as the second-best U.S. state to do business by CEOs surveyed for a new report in Chief Executive magazine.
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.
Congress adjourns without passing terrorism bill (12/18/2014)
A lone senator’s objection derailed passage, and commercial projects will lose coverage or face higher costs Jan. 1. The issue is not dead yet, however.
Apartment boom may put lid on rising rents (12/8/2014)
CoStar Group: Vacancy rates are starting to rise as builders ramp up apartment construction to meet demand. That could help limit rent increases in 2015.