Fla. agency revises proposed pollution spill rule (11/18/2016)
Early last week, DEP revised a rule on reporting pollution spills, adding that “agents” also had a reporting responsibility. But on Friday, Florida Realtors and others officially challenged DEP’s statutory right to create a rule.
Fla. has new rules for reporting pollution (11/14/2016)
Under emergency rules, the owner of a Fla. business must report pollution “contamination” within 24 hours – but specific regulations could change Dec. 25 and again after the 2017 Florida Legislature considers the issue.
NAR’s 2017 commercial real estate forecast (11/7/2016)
Look for growth to flow into smaller markets and overall commercial expansion to continue next year. However, higher interest rates could come into play along with some global and domestic headwinds.
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.