Browse Tag: Business and Economy

CAM vs. Operating Expenses vs Capital Expenses: Drawing The Lines

One of the more entertaining, enlightening and lively commercial property conversations going is Howard Kline’s CRE Radio. I’m a fan of nearly anything that kicks off, as this show does, with a disclaimer that “what follows is specifically not legal advice” and warns to “consult your own counsel”.  This is usually a signal that what follows is going to get very interesting, and Howard’s show delivers on the premise.

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REALTORS® Confidence Index: Apartment Rents Moving Up

A bit of good news comes in the form of a tip for commercial practitioners in the multi-family property market: December 2011 saw the average apartment rents in the US rise year-over-year, according to NAR Research’s REALTORS® Confidence Index.

Apartment rents are a key indicator of multifamily property performance and work as a leading indicator that touches everything from cap rates to REIT projections.

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Coldwell Commercial’s College Bowl Property Finder

How can college football and listings data combine to help out commercial real estate professionals?

Once upon a time, access to listings was the largest missing piece of commercial property marketing.  Today, depending on the market, a decent supply of listings is almost a given on the web.  Nowhere moreso than at, naturally.

Solving one problem only gives rise to another.  We have more access to more data than ever before.  What we now need is to know what to do with all those listings.  How do we turn data and information into knowledge and wisdom?

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