Even though the retail sector continues to strengthen, lenders don’t find retail properties as attractive as they find multifamily and industrial assets. With the exception of grocery-anchored centers and fortress malls, lenders are cautious when it comes to retail real estate, experts say....More
Some industry insiders feel that even a moderate increase in in the interest rate would have little bearing on the health of lending and acquisition activity, while others worry not changing the rate may have been a mistake....More
The expansive growth the dollar store segment has experienced over the past decade will likely continue for the next several years, according to management teams from the largest dollar store chains....More
It’s relatively easy to find an apartment loan today. “For almost any apartment deal today, you can find a lender, you usually can find a couple of them,” says Mike Riccio, co-director of national production for CBRE Capital Markets....More
Solar power is becoming a much better investment for owners and developers of apartment properties. The price to buy solar panels has dropped significantly, and today’s photovoltaic panels are much more efficient than just a few years ago. Prices are now so low that a set of rooftop solar panels sometimes makes sense purely as an investment, without any extra cash from subsidy programs or tax credits....More
In the first half of 2015, Middle Eastern buyers spent almost $2.63 billion on U.S. properties, compared to $3.34 billion worth of assets they purchased during the whole of 2014, according to research from commercial real estate services firm CBRE. So which U.S. cities are feeling the love from Middle Eastern investors?
The history of the world’s largest full-service commercial real estate firms as we know them today. Check out our M&A timeline, starting all the way back in 1773, to find out how the sexy six came to be.