NREI: “Tariffs Already Putting Pressure on Commercial Construction Pricing”

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

NREI: “Student Housing Performance Remains Strong, with a Few Exceptions”

Student housing performance across the country continues to grow, while developers continue to open new properties near schools and universities at consistent rates.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday April 25

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 CREand so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday April 24

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the latest in CRE news, the future of non-bank real estate lending, and so much more. Read More

A New 3D Experience for CRE

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

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday April 23

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

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday April 20

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the commercial real estate’s rookie of the year, 6 questions from CRE’s best, the 10 must reads for CREand so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday April 19

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 10 must reads in CRE, Bon-Ton’s future, 9 ways to invest in real estate without buying property, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday April 18

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

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday April 17

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at B.C.’s commercial record sales, Diversy’s $50 million growth fund for multifamily, the recent $890 million bid on Toys R Us, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday April 16

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at Toronto’s Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust, Softbank’s Futuristic Vision, the rising values of industrial, and so much more. Read More

3D-Printed Buildings, the Future of CRE?

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.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Friday April 13

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how a coffee chain begins to convert cafes for Marijuana, the former landlords that are bidding on Toys ‘R’ Us, the mall loans that are still holding up, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday April 12

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the comparison between design build vs traditional construction, benefits of the new tax reform, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday April 10

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the state of the rising prices for apartment properties, the 10 must reads for CRE, the marketing for 15 new U.S. hotels, and so much more. Read More

Toys ‘R’ Us Store Closures Means CRE Opportunities

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

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday, April 9

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the state of the office sector, industrial real estate and the trade warfare, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, April 6

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the historic property that has just hit the market, the 10 must reads in CRE, and so much more. Read More

My Broker Story: Brett Swarts

We recently sat down with Founder and CEO of Commercial Realty Apartment AdvisorsBrett 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.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, April 4

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

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, April 3

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 2 stocks that you should keep an eye on, the 15 current booming real estate markets, the latest trends in tech and design, and so much more. Read More

Is Multi-Family Ready For Modular?

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.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Monday, April 2

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at state and future of Airbnb, the rise and fall of Toys R Us, the acquisition of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and so much more. Read More

Amazon on The Lookout For Retail Space

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

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, March 29

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

Trends That Are Disrupting Multi-Family

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

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, March 28

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

Multifamily Green Financing: Do You Qualify?

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.

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The Latest Trend in CRE: Modular Construction

What is modular construction? We’ve seen the term being thrown around lately, so what is it and why are those in commercial real estate crazy about this latest trend? Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, March 23

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the price surges for homes, the effect that the Trade Balancing Act could have on commercial real estate, and so much more. Read More

Starbucks’ Own Howard Schultz and the State of Retail

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. 

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Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, March 22

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

Eco-Friendly Wooden Skyscrapers

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.

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Self Cleaning CRE Properties

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.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, March 20

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at why commercial property investors are following tenants to the suburbs, the future of Toys ‘R’ Us, the state of modular construction, and so much more. Read More

Building to Appeal to Millennial Shoppers

“All Businesses need to be young forever…”

 

Amazon’s own CEO, Jeff Bezos said it himself, in order to appeal to the younger generation of shoppers and cliental, businesses have to stay forever young, and frankly he’s not wrong.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Monday, March 19

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the UK commercial market, the #1 commercial market in the US, Institutional Commercial’s new development, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, March 16

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the state of Toys ‘R’ Us stores, the 10 must read CRE articles today, the confidence investors have in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance,Inc., and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, March 14

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

Valutate: “A Pro-Forma in Your Pocket”

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

The Free CREE Tool You Should Be Using: Compstak Exchange

At times finding reliable and accurate comps are hard to come by, but companies like Compstak Exchange are making it easier than ever for commercial real estate professionals to have the ability to find and exchange comps at the click of a button.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, March 13

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the Los Angeles real estate market, real estate conflict involving Kushner, the 10 must CRE reads today, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, March 7

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

Commercial Real Estate Technology Helping CRE Investors

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.

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Technology Saves the Office Sector

Investing in office buildings tenants

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 Apartment of the Future 🔮 PT. 2

KTGY’s Apartment of the Future Continued – PT. 2:

WORK Becomes “CREATE”

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

KTGY’s Apartment of the Future 🔮 PT. 1

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.

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The Forests Tower: An Environmentally Conscious & Affordable Multi-Family Development

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.

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NEW Sacramento Investment Opportunity!

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

How Gaming Technology is Changing the CRE Industry

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