Nicholas Ziegler

Rob Wright of Johnson Controls at CoreNet

Rob Wright, director of workplace strategy for Johnson Controls, talks about the role technology will play in the workplaces of the 21st century.

Ann Hambly Offers Advice for Borrowers, Investors

Borrowers holding troubled CMBS loans need to know that there is no longer any “lender” for their mortgages, says Ann Hambly, co-CEO and founder of 1st Service Solutions, a CMBS borrower advocate and consultant.

Dees Stribling’s Economy Watch Weekly: It’s Not All Bad News

Despite the turmoil in Europe, it wasn’t all bad news this week. CPE‘s economic analyst, Dees Stribling, gives his podcast for the week ending June 15, 2012.

The Silverman Group Purchases 560 KSF of Industrial Space in North Carolina from W.P. Carey

The Silverman Group has added 560,000 square feet of space to its industrial portfolio with the acquisition of 10000 Twin Lakes Parkway, a Class A distribution center in Charlotte, N.C.

AREA Property Partners, Commonwealth Ventures Plan $225M Office Project in Boston

An 11-story Class A office building along the South Boston waterfront is moving closer to construction now that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved the approximately 500,000-square-foot, $225 million project planned by AREA Property Partners and Commonwealth Ventures.

Nine-Property Net-Leased Walgreens Portfolio Sells for $69M

Investors can’t seem to get enough of the net-lease market: An unidentified institutional investment firm beat eight others in a bidding war, acquiring a 117,600-square-foot portfolio of nine Walgreens stores on the East Coast for $68.7 million.

Economy Watch: Home Foreclosures on the Rise, but Shadow Inventory Falling; Jobless Claims Up

While U.S. home foreclosures spiked 9 percent in May – but were still down 4 percent from the year-over-year figure – housing shadow inventory fell to 1.5 million units. Jobless claims rose by 6,000 for the week ending June 9.

Scalable Class A, 384 KSF Office Planned for Tempe Park

Metro Commercial Properties and USAA Real Estate have announced the next phase of high-rise office development in Tempe, Ariz., and the firms plan for a Class A office tower, dubbed Fountainhead Park Summit, of up to 14 stories and totaling up to 384,300 square feet.

Economy Watch: Retail Sales Edge Down in May; Realtors See Shrinking Inventories

American shoppers pulled back a bit in May: Retail sales were down 0.2 percent compared with the previous month, but up 5.3 percent when compared with May 2011. And home inventories were down in all but two of 146 tracked markets nationwide.

Penzance, Invesco Get $94M Construction Financing for 280 KSF D.C. Development

Ground has broken on the trophy office project at 3001-3003 Washington Blvd. in suburban Washington, D.C., and Penzance and Invesco Real Estate have just gotten their hands on $94 million in construction financing for the 280,000-square-foot destination.