Could the rental market lose its mojo? (6/28/2016)
In many cities, rents have risen 20% in the past five years, but some experts predict a slowdown in key markets after an uptick in new apartment construction.
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.
Lower rates, larger loans for green apartments (6/15/2016)
Lenders are rewarding apartment properties that use less energy with lower interest rates and larger loans – and a number of multifamily owners are signing up.
Business investment in a slump (6/10/2016)
Consumers are opening their wallets and digging the economy out of a funk, but businesses still pinch pennies as capital spending falls 6.2% in the first quarter.
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.
5 solid property investments this year (6/3/2016)
What type of property holds the most promise for return on investment? Experts suggest senior and student housing, warehouses, self-storage and neighborhood community centers.
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.
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.