With nearly a 10 percent increase in the price of steel since the tariffs were announced earlier this month, deal negotiations, bottom lines and construction pricing in commercial real estate have already been affected. Read More
Student housing performance across the country continues to grow, while developers continue to open new properties near schools and universities at consistent rates.
In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the Airbnb of commercial real estate, which office REITs stand to gain the most from Amazon’s HQ2 choice, the future of crowdfunding in CRE, and so much more. Read More
Our world is completely in awe over new and interactive technologies. Making it even easier than before to find innovative and interesting ways to incorporate them into everyday life. What was once a unfathomable experience, 3D has just begun to revolutionized the real estate world. Read More
In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the faith organizations partnering with private developers to build affordable housing, the soaring commercial brokerage stocks, the increase in net income for CRE, and so much more. Read More
In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how to empower women working in commercial real estate, the 10 must reads in CRE, South Korea’s move into U.S. commercial real estate, and so much more. Read More
The world of CRE is one that is always evolving and that means we all need to be paying closer attention. Especially to the new up and coming techniques, tools, and trends that make their way into this world. One of which is 3D-printing, what was once a cool and fun trend for duplicating small objects, figurines, and toy like creations, has evolved into much more.
You may have heard the latest news about or favorite childhood memory, Toys ‘R’ Us filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in December of 2017, it’s a sad day for those of us who grew up with Geoffrey the Giraffe. But the news has the commercial real estate world running to closing stores in hopes that they can secure the property for themselves. Read More
We recently sat down with Founder and CEO of Commercial Realty Apartment Advisors, Brett Swarts to get a look at his journey in commercial real estate. Brett was generous enough to answer our questions about how he started out in CRE and some of the lessons hes learned about the industry along the way.
We’ll start our 2 part interview with Brett this week with a few questions about how Brett began his journey.
In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 5 workplace trends that are changing the commercial real estate industry, the 3 keys to successful passive investing, the state of bonds in Illinois, and so much more. Read More
The popularity among the new trend that is Modular is sweeping the nation, especially in areas that were recently hit by natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes. Modular is providing these areas the ability to rebuild their communities in a fraction of the time. By building modular buildings developers have been able to save upwards of 25% of the construction time versus what is typically seen with conventional construction.
Amazon is dominating e-commerce and now brick-and-mortar, or at least making every attempt to. In order to do so the online giant will have to increase its retail footprint, by doing so, Amazon will be able to accomplish what all their customers demand, faster and cheaper delivery. Read More
In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the thoughts on the new tax reform from banks themselves, the 4 types of asset management, tips on how to deal with the changing market, and so much more. Read More
Multifamily housing will never be the same and that’s not a bad thing. Trends come and go but developers and investors should be aware of them in order to continue to attract tenants, especially this younger generation of renters who desire more from their living situation. Read More
In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the fall in Chinese investments, MetLife’s $16 billion deals, how to take advantage of new tax laws, and so much more. Read More
Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Green Financing is allowing developers and investors the opportunity to “enhance the financial performance, environmental sustainability, and quality of the country’s multifamily housing stock.” The latest trend in environmentally friendly and conscious living amongst a younger generation of consumers has brought forth the same trend in the commercial real estate world and financial institutions like Fannie Mae are acknowledging the trend and its benefits.
Starbucks’ own executive chairman, Howard Schultz has a few key insights on the state of retail properties. Schultz recently told Starbucks employees that “the retail sector was reaching a point where landlords of even prime centers would need to lower rents.” This doesn’t come as a shock to many as in the last two years more and more big time retailers have announced store closures due to bankruptcy filings.
In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the process behind creating an authentic destination, the list of top commercial real estate brokerages, and so much more. Read More
Lever Architecture’s founder, Thomas Robinson is revolutionizing the way developers build some of today’s tallest and most influential buildings. A pioneer in his industry, Robinson has been able to design and develop structures using only wood, no concrete or steel is needed to help bear the weight of the infrastructure. Not only is this method allowing a more affordable way for construction, but is also benefiting the environment in which they are built in.
Spanish company Neolith has done the imaginable, the hard-surface company has entered the air-purifying building materials market. Launching a collection of building materials made from 100% raw materials, including: granite minerals, silica, and natural oxides. Proving that commercial real estate developers have green and eco-friendly material options when it comes to making efforts to implement greener and environmentally cautious materials into their developments.
In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the latest study on why people buy commercial real estate, the homelessness solutions that are helping CRE, the Manhattan market, and so much more. Read More
What many new commercial brokers don’t know about commercial real estate is that there is actually a great deal of number crunching involved with a commercial real estate transaction. If math isn’t your strongest suit, then you might be hesitant to try to do any or all calculations yourself. Read More
In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how CRE is critical to improving local communities, how European banks are loading up on real estate, and so much more. Read More
KPIs or Key Performance Indicators are an effective way for commercial real estate investors to monitor their speed, accuracy, and adaptability when it comes to navigating through day-to-day tasks. Many CRE investors monitor the KPIs of their business by implementing different CRE technologies. These three metrics; speed, accuracy, and adaptability will ultimately help investors succeed in helping their own organizations make better and faster investment decisions.
The new year brought with it the lowest level of unemployment seen in nearly 17 years. Over 200,000 new jobs were added to the market leaving unemployment at an unchanged rate of 4.1%, adding the largest gain in wages since the end of the Great Recession. Read More
KTGY’s working spaces become “create” spaces, inspired from the co-working trend that is popular among young professionals today. Co-working spaces from companies like WeWork, Cover, and NeueHouse not only create an engaging and unique working environment, but they also host a number of work related events like; book talks, lectures, workshops, and more. KTGY plans on creating a space that takes this co-working concept and incorporates a campus-style vibe that helps reinforces collaboration and engagement among its residents. Read More
Enhancing the ways in which tenants experience everyday life; from eating, sleeping, working, and playing, KTGY Architecture + Planning Tysons has been able to revolutionize apartment living for future tenants. Designing “The Apartment of the Future,” KTGY has been able to tap into the basic human needs of residents and create a living and working space that is more than just functional or expected.
Buying a home in the current market is nearly impossible, turning many hopefuls to rent instead, but even then renting in some big cities has unfortunately become an unrealistic reality. That is all about to change with many developers around the world adopting a whole new perspective on what not only works for renters but what works for the environment as well.
Sacramento, CA is a thriving market with a population of over 2.5 million people and a strong and growing employment market, it’s a no brainer that more businesses are turning to the Bay Area to plant their roots. In the last 12 months the area has seen an added 23,000 jobs in a various amount of markets, including: healthcare, technology, and education. Read More
If you haven’t had your try at VR or AR also known as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, then stop what you’re doing right now and give it a go! Read More