The continued emergence of the small-to-midsize private commercial real estate investors clearly has had an impact on commercial real estate. No longer an afterthought, the industry is taking this segment of the market seriously and has adapted to their demands, particularly when it comes to lending....More
Office building owners know it’s almost impossible to measure the success of adding sustainable features, as most tenants don’t make their leasing decisions solely on the basis of water or electricity savings....More
RealtyTrac, a provider of housing data and analytics, has created a list of top 10 markets that combine low risk (based on low unemployment rates) with the potential for double-digit gross annual yields.
As health care becomes more patient-focused, many providers have moved into retail space to become more accessible and convenient. But property owners who expect to backfill empty massive big boxes with health care tenants will probably be disappointed, experts warn....More
Until recently, there was scant data to help owners understand whether shoppers even noticed the green features of retail buildings and, if so, whether those initiatives impacted their loyalty towards certain retail projects....More
Not surprisingly, the decline in the price of oil will have a negative impact on energy-oriented economies around the country. However, this will only slow growth in major metro areas, not drive them into recession....More
Security has been heightened at the Mall of America in the wake of a video posted by Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab last Saturday, asking Western Muslims to “answer the call” of jihad by attacking “American- and Jewish-owned” shopping malls....More