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  • The Trump Card: Expectation vs. Reality

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    Our new administration is ambitious to say the least. I recently spoke with George Ratiu, Director Quantitative & Commercial Research with NAR, on The Commercial Real Estate Show about commercial lending trends. With Donald Trump as President and a Repub…

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  • Industrial Still Riding That Wave

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update Q1 2017 The industrial sector maintains its status as an investor favorite. Nationally, the vacancy rate declined for both Warehouse/Distribution and Flex/R&D. Net absorption was not as strong as the last two quarters bu…

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  • Concern for Retail is Overstated

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update For the retail sector in 2017, the adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true. In the first quarter, the retail vacancy rate of 9.9% remains unchanged from Q1 2016 for neighborhood and communi…

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  • Office Occupancy? Going Up.

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update While we can’t expect anything too dramatic from the office sector, we are steadily moving from the recovery into the expansion. Overall occupancy expanded in the first quarter, continuing a growth trend. In the first…

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  • Steady Demand Continues for Multifamily

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update The honeymoon phase may be over for multifamily, but the sector still has a pretty strong foundation. In the first quarter 2017, the vacancy rate increased in 39 of the 79 metros REIS tracks. The national vacancy rate in…

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  • Impact of Rising Interest Rates: Experts Agree, It’s Probably a Good Thing

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    After much anticipation for the duration of 2016, it wasn’t until Dec. 14, 2016 that the FED finally raised rates by 0.25%. Three months later, they did it again. On March 15, 2017, the FED raised interest rates another quarter-point to between 0.75 perc…

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  • Don't Let Cost Segregation Scare You...

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    Don’t let cost segregation scare you, it could be your best friend. Recently on The Commercial Real Estate Show, I spoke with Mike Morris, Managing Director of Ernst & Morris for a quick breakdown of cost segregation and how it can create more cash flow …

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  • Multifamily Construction Slows but Demand Isn't Going Anywhere

    Q4 U.S. AND ATLANTA MARKET UPDATE The vacancy rate limbo continued through Q4 for multifamily. How low can you go? If you’re the apartment market, the answer is “pretty low.” The national vacancy rate to end 2016 was 4.1% in Q4, (down from 4.2% in Q3 …

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  • Website Debuts to Buy Commercial Real Estate Online

    Atlanta based commercial real estate asset and occupancy services firm Bull Realty, Inc has created a new website to buy commercial properties, apartments, and land online. Users can see available properties and execute purchase offers online with Doc…

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  • 1031 Exchange Benefits & Best Practices

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    The increased returns from a 1031 exchange can be enormous. For example, imagine if you sold a $1.5 million property with a $500,000 loan and your tax bill is only $150,000. On a non-1031 sale, after paying your taxes, you will have $850,000 to reinvest.…

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