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  • Retail Q4 2015 Market Update

    The recovery for the retail sector may not be dramatic, but it is happening. As demand continues to surpass supply, the vacancy rate for neighborhood and community shopping centers declined by 10 basis points in Q4 to 10.0%. The vacancy rate for malls al…

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  • Office Q4 2015 Market Update

    Finally, there’s something to smile about for the office sector. “The quiet acceleration in the office market recovery is now beginning to make more noise,” said Ryan Severino in REIS’ Q4 2015 Preliminary Office Trends report. The national vacancy …

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  • The Future of Multifamily

    Multifamily Update & Forecast Jay Parsons, Director of Analytics for Real Page, brought the latest numbers and shared his forecast. Remarkably Strong Performance Continues Heading into 2015 some slowdown was expected for Multifamily, yet dem…

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  • Deloitte's Outlook

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    We’re heading into a metamorphosis over the next decade according to the 17thannual Deloitte outlook report, Commercial Real Estate Redefined. This year is the first time that Deloitte is reporting on a 10-year outlook, (instead of a 1-year outlook as in…

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  • Officially High Tide for Industrial

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    On a recent Commercial Real Estate Show, I spoke with Ryan Severino, Senior Economist at REIS, as well as Mitch Roschelle and Amy Olson of PwC. We discussed forecast on rents, occupancy, construction, demand, cap rates, impact of rising interest rates, a…

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  • Q3 Development Report

    Construction spending during August 2015 was estimated at an annual rate of $1,086.2 billion according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. This figure is 13.7% above the August 2014 estimate. Construction spending in the first 8 months of 2015 totals $68…

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  • The Lure of a Sale-Leaseback Transaction

    Many business leaders are looking at the current economy and market conditions and realizing that this is a good time to consider a sale-leaseback transaction. While companies do sale-leasebacks in all types of market conditions, the current high dema…

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  • Impact of Rising Interest Rates

    Interest rates have a huge bearing on real estate values. If you’ve been active in the real estate market over the last several years, you’ve watched interest rates fall as low as 3%. Essentially, as interest rates drop, a person can take on a higher mor…

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  • The Dollar Store “Beauty Contest" is over and

    For several months Dollar General and Dollar Tree have been vying to buy Family Dollar, the 2nd largest small box retailer with over 8,000 stores.  This contentious “beauty contest” will go in favor of Dollar Tree, after Family Dollar shareholders approv…

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