News en 10 Cities With Highest Office Rents <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><strong>As gateway cities&#39; downtowns revive and thrive, office rents are rising.</strong> So we asked Colliers International which&nbsp;commercial business districts&nbsp;across the country have the highest average&nbsp;class-A office rents. While&nbsp;we expected&nbsp;New York&nbsp;City to&nbsp;dominate&nbsp;the list of the&nbsp;top 10 cities with the highest office rental rates, followed by San Francisco, we also found some surprises. For instance, renting office space in Downtown Manhattan costs approximately $22 per sq. ft.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Chicago Houston Los Angeles New York News Office San Francisco Washington D.C. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1675051 at Is a REIT Structure the Solution to Sears’ Woes? <div class="node-body article-body">Sears Holdings announced it is moving forward with a plan to spin off 200 to 300 stores into a REIT. Chairman and CEO Edward S. Lampert expects the company to generate $2 billion or more in proceeds, yet industry experts question whether the move will solve Sears’ problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leasing News REITs Retail Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1673691 at 7 of the Largest Retail Centers in Mixed-Use Development <div class="node-body gallery-body">While some experts bemoan the decline of bricks-and-mortar retail, the asset class is thriving when it comes to mixed-use development. Here are seven of the largest mixed-use developments featuring major new shopping centers that are set to open throughout 2015 and 2016. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mixed-Use News Retail Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1673491 at Oil Price Declines: Lessons Learned Should Be Bigger Than Texas <div class="node-body article-body">Recent volatility in oil prices is an abrupt reminder to real estate investors of how quickly markets outside of commercial real estate can change. It is clear there are risks to being complacent, even in an asset class with longer-term return characteristics, when conditions can change quickly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Finance & Investment News Office Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:56:00 +0000 1671231 at Using EB-5 Capital in the Capital Stack for New Hotel Developments <div class="field-byline"> Ali Jahangiri &amp; John Tishler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Until 2012-2013, many hotel developers sought EB-5 capital when other forms of capital were unavailable. Today, traditional capital is more accessible for well-conceived hotel projects, and EB-5 capital is no longer as accessible for projects that fail to meet traditional underwriting criteria. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hotel News Tax Strategies Viewpoints Viewpoints Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:10:00 +0000 1663271 at NorthMarq’s AmeriSphere Acquisition Proof of Faith in Multifamily Sector <div class="node-body article-body">NREI recently talked with NorthMarq CEO Eduardo “Ed” Padilla about how the recent acquisition of AmeriSphere fits into the company’s broader growth strategy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expert Q&As Finance & Investment Multifamily News Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1671221 at 9 Economists Offer Their Best Advice for Today’s CRE Investor <div class="node-body gallery-body">We asked 9 notable real estate economists to tell us the one piece of advice they would give commercial real estate investors at this precise point in the market cycle. Click through our slideshow to see what they said.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance & Investment News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1669761 at California Offers Energy Efficiency Financing for Multifamily <div class="node-body article-body">Thousands of California multifamily properties may soon become more energy efficient, thanks to new plans there to make Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing available to affordable housing properties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Government California Multifamily News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:58:00 +0000 1669771 at What it Takes to Get Something Built in New York: Howard Hughes Corp. and the South Street Seaport <div class="node-body article-body">Large-scale commercial development is rarely easy, but the Howard Hughes Corp. is finding out just how challenging bringing projects to fruition can be when it comes to New York City. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development New York News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1667691 at Photo: Sean Pavone/Getty Images Low Vacancy, Limited Construction Boost Medical Office Building Sales <div class="node-body article-body">Medical office investors today have to be thankful they’re already in the game—vacancy in the sector is down, investment sales are at their highest and new construction is still falling behind current demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance & Investment Medical Office News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1667261 at