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  • Too Cool for School

    Industrial Market Update Q2 2016 With steady demand and declining vacancy, the U.S. industrial market is seemingly immune to any type of global uncertainty. The industrial sector is like the cool kid on the block who doesn’t care what other people thi…

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  • Multifamily Still 1st for Development

    Land & Development Q2 2016 U.S. and Atlanta Market Update Except for multifamily, construction levels are still low. Some developers are experiencing historically less exuberance from lenders for new projects. “During the first 6 months of this yea…

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  • Retail: A Whole New Game

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update With the retail sector, we need to accept that this recovery isn’t going to look like recoveries past since not only have the rules of retail changed, the whole game has changed. “With the rise of e-commerce and relat…

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  • Office Race to Recovery is Tough to Call

    U.S. and Atlanta Office Market Update Q2 2016 At the end of Q2, the race to recovery for the U.S. office market is hard to call. With uncertainty about the job market and some surprise conversion, the Q2 numbers aren’t exactly the best indicator for w…

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  • Multifamily: Keep an Eye on the Horizon

    U.S. and Atlanta Multifamily Market Update Q2 2016 Nationally, vacancy is trending up slightly and rent growth is slowing, while new construction shows no signs of stopping. The multifamily market is like a perfect day at the beach. Even with a few cl…

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  • Top Ten Countdown - The Issues Affecting Real Estate

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    To make the most prudent real estate decisions, it’s important to consider the business and social trends which may impact results. Good thing The Counselors of Real Estate get together their respected brain trust each year to produce their annual Top Te…

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  • Tenants: Don’t Leave That Lease in a Drawer

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    If you’re an office tenant, you’ve come to the right place. Recently, on The Commercial Real Estate Show, I spoke with experts on navigating office leases from a tenant perspective: tenant rep Bob Chodos, SIOR, Vice Chairmen at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank…

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  • Right Time to Buy or Sell Retail Properties?

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    Where Are We? John Harrison, VP National Retail Group at Bull Realty, joined me recently on The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss retail property values, buyer trends and tips for buyers and sellers.     The suggestion that value…

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  • Successful Zoning Strategies

    There is demand for new supply and new construction in most U.S. markets. Popular developments right now include adaptive re-use, mixed-use and redevelopment. These types of developments have their own advantages but also, challenges, specifically with z…

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  • Ernst & Young Outlook: Don't Listen to the Ghost of Cycle's Past

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    Ernst & Young (EY) recently published their annual forecast, Global Market Outlook 2016. I had the pleasure of speaking with two of their partners: Mark Grinis, the real estate private equitypractice leader and Tom Brown, with the real estate hospitality…

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