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  1. How Strong is Texas' Economy?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 25 |

    The major Texas markets are viewed very favorably in terms of near-term investment outlook. According to Emerging Trends in Real Estate: 2019, published by the Urban Land Institute and PWC, real estate investors favor markets with potential for more growth than the traditional gateway cities.


  2. How Much Longer Will the Cycle Last?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 |

    Many in the commercial real estate industry have experienced repeated real estate cycles . As the current real estate expansion approaches its ninth year, a common question that professionals, investors and lenders are asking is how much longer will this current expansion period last or is history going to repeat itself? Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of


  3. Is Black Friday Becoming Ho-Hum?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 21 |

    Retail sales in October reflect a year-over-year increase of 5.6%, according to the National Retail Federation. The figures reflect "a healthy pace of spending and a sign of ongoing consumer strength, which is consistent with the state of the US economy," says Jack Kleinhenz, National Retail Federation chief economist.


  4. Land Constraints Boost Suburban Garden RentalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 |

    An elevated level of supply is being delivered to the Portland apartment market with about 20,000 units delivered since 2012 alone, representing a 12% increase in inventory . Although there has been strong job and population growth resulting in a solid household formation rate, the cumulative effect of such rapid growth in stock is causing rents to slow substantially as existing units compete with new units for tenants, according to a winter multifamily metro outlook by Fannie Mae.


  5. Condos Roll Along for Late 2019 OccupancyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 |

    Sales are responding briskly at the Transbay site being developed by Tishman Speyer, says team reps. Moreover, prospective buyers can now make appointments to preview the first homes released for sale at Mira , the 400-foot, 40-story condominium/townhouse residences.


  6. Slabtown Fits the Bill for Office InvestorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2018 |

    This metro is increasingly attractive to tenants and employees seeking a significant discount to nearby West Coast alternatives such as San Francisco and Seattle. One recent example of investor interest in Portland is Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Real Estate's acquisition of 1631 Thurman, a 63,016-square-foot office property located in the Slabtown submarket.


  7. Office Space to Remain Scarce Through 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 |

    The combination of a vacancy rate of 3.9%, not seen since the era , with the highest tenant demand in seven years has resulted in an extremely competitive office market, according to Newmark Knight Frank's third quarter San Francisco office research report. Currently, tenant demand of 7.6 million square feet outpaces availability at 7.4 million square feet, mainly in the large user category.


  8. Bay Area Housing Finally Posts GainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2018 |

    After years of recording lagging supply, the Bay Area is possibly beginning to catch up . San Jose had the biggest increase in new listings of the 45 major US metropolitan areas included in a September 2018 report.


  9. Puget Sound Class-A Office Rents Climb 8% in Q2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 |

    By taking advantage of urban environments and amenities, class-A office buildings continue to lure users looking to attract and retain employee talent. Driven by large renewals, sizeable new leases and substantial tenant move-ins, the quarter showcased the momentum of the region's office market.


  10. Location is Vital for Healthcare AssetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 |

    The 65 and older population has grown at an annual pace greater than 3% since 2011. This age group is anticipated to increase by 20 million people by 2028 and will comprise 20% of the nation's population base, so says a mid-year medical office report by Marcus & Millichap.


  11. Affordable Units Soon to QuadrupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 |

    A mixed-use development in downtown will have the first substantial slate of affordable units to be delivered within the downtown precise plan and quadruple the number of affordable units completed under the plan to date. Located at the intersection of Diller Street and El Camino Real at 1409 El Camino Real, the future project will also encompass a range of market-rate residences and retail space.


  12. Can CRE Communication be Streamlined?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 |

    To deliver a building, developers go through market research, deal sourcing, due diligence, contracting, financing, permitting and construction management. The actual on-site construction work typically takes less than 50% of the total timeline, while the rest is spent in back-and-forth communications between all involved parties, using email, phone, in-person meetings and actual physical paperwork.


  13. Office Construction Dip May Cause HeartburnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 |

    San Francisco may face a shortage of available office space between now and 2022 when the next major office project will be completed. Space continues to dwindle, with Facebook's lease of the last available office building in San Francisco taking all 750,000 square feet at Park Tower.


  14. Atlanta Named Nation's Third Greenest City in CBRE StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 |

    David Pogue, senior vice president, global client care, CBRE, co-author of the firm's US Green Building Adoption Index ATLANTA, GA- Atlanta maintained its standing at third place on the annual US Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University this year, marking its fifth consecutive appearance in the top five. Steve Lubetkin is the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for


  15. Data Centers Ready for Demand Amid Economic UncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 |

    Building on growing momentum from the first half of 2018, the global data center industry is poised to meet increased demand and navigate economic uncertainty, according to JLL's latest Data Center Outlook. JLL's analysis of the data center industry reveals that the US, Canada; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific amassed a staggering 421.2 megawatts, with the US and Canada leading absorption , up 31.9% from the first half of 2017.


  16. Internet-Resistant Tenants Rule RetailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 |

    The recent off-market sale of Natomas Shopping Center shows the strength of neighborhood centers . The 50,168-square-foot neighborhood shopping center is anchored by daily-needs retailers such as CVS/pharmacy, Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree.


  17. Million-Plus Pads Still Fare WellRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 |

    Sales of homes priced above $1 million-and especially those above $3 million-continue to fare better than last year. The exception was Marin County with a decline in sales of homes priced between $2 million and $3 million, down by 7% year over year.


  18. Light at the End of the Tunnel for UpzoningRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 |

    Those who follow the fastest-growing US cities know that San Francisco has been a leader in population growth, growth in the number of businesses and growth in office construction since 2000. The first San Francisco gold rush of the 21st Century took place from 2000 to 2007, and generated a great deal of tension between old-timers and the new younger population of tech workers, says M. Brett Gladstone, partner, Hanson Bridgett, whose practice focuses on land use law and real estate transactions.


  19. Demand Pushes Vacancy to Among the Nation's LowestRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    A relatively lower cost of doing business compared to other West Coast metros and a growing population of young professionals is driving corporate growth in the Portland metro. All signs point to a healthy office market, characterized by low vacancy and high demand, according to a second quarter 2018 office report by Marcus & Millichap.


  20. Battle of the Bay: Silicon Valley vs. San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    During the past decade, technology juggernauts have expanded further throughout the Bay Area by leasing large blocks of space or acquiring buildings to occupy. Tech giants such as Google , Apple and Facebook make up the roster of more than 200 companies that call the metro home.


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