Using events to anchor a co-workspace, using Chinese developers to pull towers out of San Fran ground, and using zingy jargon when consulting to convenience retail on how to sell more stuff — it’s all here in today’s Commercial Real Estate News Roundup for January 29, 2015.
- Clouds lifting from commercial real estate, Albuquerque Journal, Jan. 26, 2015 – Collier’s in Albuquerque posts great news for Duke city tempered with a wish for more spec development to invite national players in.
- Buffalo Niagara commercial real estate market improving, report shows, Buffalo News, Jan. 23, 2015 – Water’s not the only thing falling in the Buffalo Niagra area – retail and industrial vacancies are also down.
- Hawaii’s record-breaking 2014 saw $4.5B in commercial real estate transactions, Pacific Business News, Jan. 22, 2015 – About 235 transactions is what it took to set a $4.5B record on the islands.
- Foreign Real-Estate Developers Hit U.S. Shores, WSJ, Jan. 20, 2015 – It’s not just international capital headed here – it’s international developers.
- Top 5 Predictions for Medical Office Real Estate in 2015, NREI, Jan. 20, 2015 – Warning of increases in the costs of capital as well as a continuing wave of acquisitions, it appears something has to give out first.
- Chinese Developer To Build San Francisco’s 2nd Tallest Tower, Forbes, Jan. 25, 2015 – Two million sq. ft. of towers to be built in downtown SFO by a developer in Shenzen.
- A different take on the co-working space, Philadelphia Enquirer, Jan. 25, 2015 – A peek inside a Philly co-working facility that uses event planning as part of its value proposition.
- Are Cubicles Preferable to the Open Office Layout? New York Times, Jan. 14, 2015 – Mentioned at The Source recently is the backlash against the Silicon Valley-style wide open collaborative office layout. Now the NYT ponders a defense of the cubicle and corner office.
- Charleston area industrial real estate market picks up steam in 2014, Charleston Post and Courier, Jan. 25, 2015 – Sporting a 3.9% vacancy rate in spots, Charleston is booming – but where can they warehouse the goods?
- New Macy’s site in Sacramento shows rise of e-commerce, logistics as manufacturing wanes, Sacramento Bee, Jan. 23, 2015 – Macy’s new logistics facility in Sacramento, 58,000 Californian workers have gotten warehouse jobs since 2010.
- Forecast: Mobile generation demands more from DFW retail, Dallas Business Journal, Jan. 14, 2015 – New retail development constrained in Dallas-Ft. Worth as the online and brick and mortar worlds find reconciliation.
- Theme Parkifying, Corner Grabbing & Side Selling, CSPnet, Jan. 16, 2015 – Retailer jargon class begins now.