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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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  • 1031 Exchange Benefits & Best Practices

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    The increased returns from a 1031 exchange can be substantial. For a small price range example, if you sold a property for $1,500,000 without doing a 1031 exchange, paid off a $500,000 loan and the taxes due are only $150,000, you will have $850,000 to r…

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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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  • Office: Q4 Demand Strongest to End 2016

    U.S. AND ATLANTA MARKET UPDATE We made it through the election year! Politics aside, the results of the election have garnered positive indicators. “Both the economy and the labor market have picked up considerably since the first quarter and confiden…

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  • Land & Development Q4 Market Update

    Construction spending during December 2015 was estimated at an annual rate of $1,116.6 billion according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. This figure is 8.2% above the December 2014 estimate. “The value of construction in 2015 was $1,096.3 billion, 10…

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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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