Brokers are trying to keep up with the changes in space demands, including a new trend of preferring low-rise buildings or lower floors in high-rise buildings to higher-priced floors at the top....More
Will the future of retail be determined by companies that were once considered pure play technology companies or manufacturers? With the dramatic success of Apple as one of the world’s most successful retailers (and most valuable companies), other brands are exploring direct relationships with the consumer....More
Private investors accounted for 60 percent of the net lease market last year, a significant increase over the 42 percent in 2013, according to the most recent net lease report from The Boulder Group....More
Counting on further improvement in the job market and rising inflation, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee indicated it was moving closer to raising interest rates this year, though the changes likely won’t come for a few months....More
Since the end of the Great Recession many other cities have discovered that it’s possible to recreate the efficiencies and attractiveness of an urban core environment in different markets and suburban locations....More
With so many new apartments being built across the country, the cities that have had the most new construction over the past five years show how the next wave of new apartments now under construction might be absorbed....More
The continuing influx of foreign money is not only creating competition for key assets, especially in the gateway markets, but is presenting new transactional challenges for foreign buyers, particularly when it comes to due diligence....More
Miami’s industrial market, currently enjoying record low vacancy of about 4.5 percent, is attracting more powerful investors who want to buy in as demand overwhelms supply and new Panamax-sized ships pull up to the newly expanded port....More
It seems that in spite of a recent spate of bad news from some mid-market retailers, the retail sector overall continues on a stable course, according to the March “National Retailer Demand Monthly” report from RBC Capital Markets....More
JP Morgan Chase plans to shutter roughly 300 branches by the end of 2016. The nation’s largest bank is looking to cut costs and optimize its branch network, and the branch closures represent roughly 5 percent of its overall footprint....More
Another day, another major skyscraper coming up for sale, as Bloomberg reports that Seattle’s Columbia Center may be going on the block. This news and the Willis Tower coming up for sale made us wonder what other buildings around the country would get the same amount of interest.
Sports stadiums can make or break a city's economy, so they are especially sought after during times of economic recovery. Here are eight of the most recent proposals for some of America's potentially biggest and most innovative stadiums to be up for approval, one of which was controversially taken off the table at press time.
Simon Property Group may be the country’s biggest retail landlord, with holdings in the regional mall, outlet center and shopping center sectors, but that’s apparently not enough for the REIT’s executives....More
The student housing business faced declining college enrollment in 2014. At the same time, developers finished more purpose-built student housing properties than ever before. But these new student housing communities leased up very quickly anyway....More
The news that Chicago’s Willis Tower is now up for grabs must be music to the ears of some deep-pocketed investors. But given the building’s size and potential price tag, who is most likely to end up with the prize?...More
Institutional industrial investors unhappy with current low cap rates for existing class-A properties have instead begun to partner with developers on new speculative construction in anticipation of higher returns....More
As gateway cities' downtowns revive and thrive, office rents are rising. So we asked Colliers International which commercial business districts across the country have the highest average class-A office rents.