Craig Robinson assumed the post of president of Colliers International’s U.S. operations in March. He sat down with NREI to discuss what’s happened in his first six months with the firm and what the future holds for Colliers.
Aging office buildings constructed more than 20 or 25 years ago face stiff competition from newer models that feature more amenities, smart technology, modern designs and energy efficiency. These days, in order to remain competitive, older buildings need much more than a facelift or a lighting retrofit.
New International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) will be unveiled next month that are aimed at bringing greater consistency and transparency to the global commercial real estate investment market.
Hotels have been riding high on the rebound in both leisure and business travel. The returning demand has bolstered key fundamentals such as occupancies, average daily rates and revenues per room (RevPar).
The stars appear to be lining up in favor of a bull run in the seniors housing sector. Exclusive results from a study conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) shows that respondents are optimistic on their outlook for the sector.
The CRE collateralized loan obligation (CLO) is a new syndication structure that has been gaining traction over the past two years. Growing momentum in the niche has been fueled in large part by investors’ quest for higher yields.
E-commerce has changed how people make purchases and also how they make buying decisions with more online research. The commercial real estate industry is taking note of that shift and trying to leverage technology to capture the interest of potential tenants and buyers.
A recent report released by London-based Preqin on the “Top 20 Fund Managers: The Importance of Manager Experience” shows that the top 20 private equity funds in the world raised a combined $143.9 billion between 2009 and 2013.
REIT IPO activity year-to-date in 2014 is anemic compared to the frothy pace that occurred during the same period in 2013, when 19 separate IPOs were completed. So far this year, only two IPOs have closed.