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Repurposing Commercial Real Estate

An empty office building doesn’t have to remain an office building — and an old supermarket doesn’t have to continue to house groceries. As the needs of communities evolve, the way people use older buildings can also evolve. Repurposing commercial real estate gives you the opportunity to revitalize an older building and breathe new life into a neighborhood or town.

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Is the Retail Apocalypse Fact or Fiction?

Is the Retail Apocalypse Fact or FIction

Is the Retail Apocalypse – Fact or Fiction?

If you read the headlines, you would believe the Retail Apocalypse is imminent with announcements seemingly each week of new store closures. In fact, earlier this year, we posted a story called Retail Store Closures Pick Up Speed, Says Report based on a report by Fung Global Retail and Technology Tracker.  But a new report by IHL Group entitled Debunking the Retail Apocalypse provides an alternative perspective.  Their research shows that retailers and restaurants are planning to open 14,248 locations in 2017 compared to 10,168 announced closures.  A net increase of more than 4,000 new stores is a very different story than what is captured in the headlines.  And the projections for 2018 are even stronger with more than 5,500 openings projected.

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CRE Brokers’ Ingredients to Success

CRE Brokers’ Ingredients to Success

Today’s guest post is by Dave Morris, CCIM, Sales Executive with Xceligent and former president of St. Louis CCIM, SIOR, Missouri Commercial Realtors, and St. Louis Commercial Realtors chapters. Connect with David on LinkedIn: DavidMorrisCCIM

 

CRE Brokers’ Ingredients to Success

What do top producers do differently than average brokers? They adhere to a discipline of hard work, market knowledge, and relationships.

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Commercial Real Estate News Roundup For Sept. 8, 2015

Big mergers, global buyers desire one-stop-shopping, industrial pricing may be at its peak, Wal-Mart shrinking, Apple’s fresh look, booming multi-family market — and more. It’s all here at the Commercial Real Estate National News Roundup for September 8, 2015.

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Multifamily

 

  • High Walk Score Makes MF Stand Out, GlobeSt.com, September 4, 2015 – Value-added properties that offer high walkability and family fun are very desirable in suburban areas.
  •  The Latest on Rent Growth, Commercial Property Executive, September 1, 2015 – Multi-family rent growth holding strong, but volatile international stock market may trigger a cooling soon.
  • Steady Hiring Favors Multifamily, GlobeSt.com, August 31, 2015 – Consumer confidence and  a record number of 20 somethings in the market drive multifamily income opportunities.

 

 

Commercial Real Estate News Roundup For August 10, 2015

More women needed in CRE, Orlando retail and office buildings are in great demand, industrial market strong in Kansas City and more.  It’s all here at the Commercial Real Estate Real Estate Roundup for August 10, 2015.

 

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Office

  • Orlando Retail and Office Spiking, GlobeSt.com, August 7, 2015 – According to commercial real estate brokerage firm, Marcus & Millichap job growth will be up in Orlando by 3.9 % this for a total of 44,000 more jobs.
  • 5 Secondary Office Markets to Watch, National Real Estate Investor, August 7, 2015 – Real estate services firm, JLL reports office property sales were up 19.6 % this last year with Q2 2015 being the best quarter since the downturn of 2008.
  • 5 Takeaways from Half-Year Office Sales Performance, National Real Estate Investor, August 3, 2015 – First half of 2015 shows 400% gain in sales in two secondary markets,  Raleigh/Durham, N.C. and St. Louis, MO. according to New York’s RCA a data and analytics company.

 

Industrial

Retail

  • Who’s Opening and Closing Stores?, National Real Estate Investor, August 6, 2015 – Bed, Bath And Beyond looking fluffier as time goes on, while old-line grocery names are drooping.

Multifamily

  • New Trends in MF Rental Patterns, GlobeSt.com, August 4, 2015 – Handling the disruption to decades-old patters of suburban migration is an apartment market near you.

Commercial Real Estate Roundup For August 3, 2015

Like-kind exchanges get a census, Q2 sales slump, office construction booms in ten markets, an intergovernmental turf war, and what does $12 million get you in Milwaukee? It’s all here at the Commercial Real Estate National News Roundup for August 3, 2015.

 

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  • Sales Growth Slow in Second Quarter – GlobeSt.com – July 27, 2015 – Is lower volume due to higher CAP rates, concern over potentially rising interest rates or something else?

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Commercial Real Estate News Roundup For June 22, 2015

 

CRE markets look strong for the near future, Google considers move to an abandoned shipyard, Fannie Mae helps low income families secure units in multifamily properties, retail struggling during tough Q1 and more.  It’s all here at the Commercial Real Estate national news roundup for June 22, 2015.

 

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Understanding The Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

Photo of David Lynn addressing NAR Expo 2014

Bringing an objective, research-oriented approach to issues in commercial and residential real estate is Counselors Of Real Estate (CRE), a group whose advisors deliver unbiased and trusted advice to clients and employers. Sporting a CRE designation before the NAR Expo 2014 this morning was David Lynn, CEO of Everest High Income Property who sought to sum up the entire coming year in a list of ten issues affecting the real estate marketplace for commercial as well as residential.

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Chinese Investment In US Commercial Real Estate On The Rise

asian-investment_0409Mainland China’s investors have hiked their rates of investment into US primary commercial real estate markets.  Eclipsing rates of investment by  Malaysia and Hong Kong for the first time, the Chinese mainland has for the first time sourced more capital for US CRE deals than its Asian neighbors and shows no signs of backing off.

Driving the trend in part is China’s insurance industry, which has experienced explosive growth in the 21st century. The risk business in China is one of the clearest examples of capitalism’s power to reshape expectations.  In 1999, China’s then $10 billion in life insurance premiums took a mere seven years to grow to $46 billion, and the industry is still considered in its infancy.  Fed by IPOs and joint ventures with foreign insurers (such JVs having been prevented by government regulation before China’s adoption of the World Trade Organization (WTO) frameworks), the actuarial arts are now an eye-popping feature of the Chinese economy.

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