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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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  • The Changing Face of Retail

    If the retail recovery proves anything it’s that the more things change, the more they stay the same. With all of the changes and potential challenges that the retail market is facing, such as e-commerce, new subtypes and experiential shopping, one might…

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  • Office Market: The Tortoise and the Hare

    This recovery is more of a marathon than a sprint, especially for the office sector, and every submarket seems to be moving at a different pace. “Although slower and weaker than recoveries past, this recovery is also likely to be longer, presenting op…

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  • Industrial Market in the Eye of the Beholder

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    Larry Callahan, CEO, and Peter Anderson, VP, both with Pattillo Industrial Real Estate joined me in Studio One to discuss how the industrial market performed in 2015 and what’s driving the sector today. Pattillo has been an industrial developer since 195…

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  • For Multifamily, Moderation Reigns Supreme in 2016

    The multifamily market may be losing its model status, but it still has its “girl next door” good looks. Despite an increase in vacancy, the apartment market is in pretty good shape with rental rates still on the rise in Q1. The vacancy rate has incre…

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  • Multifamily Investment Strategy for 2016

    For those who are concerned about an end to the good times for the multifamily sector, don’t fret yet. I spoke with Jim Schroder, CFO of Tribridge Residential, which has $1.3 billion of multifamily property under management in the U.S. Schroder said that…

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  • Retailers Taking Stock

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    For a 2015 wrap-up on the retail sector, I spoke with Jesse Tron, Vice President of ICSC. Overall, it was a solid holiday season but with some bifurcation. Total retail sales for Q4 2015 are estimated at $1.2 trillion nationwide, according to the U.S. De…

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  • The New Office Space

    In general, the office sector is a new and different animal today. I spoke with Brian Leary, President of Commercial Mixed-Use and Ned Austin, VP Marketing and Leasing, both with Charlotte-based Crescent Communities, LLC. The company actively owns and ma…

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  • Industrial Market Update Q4

    The industrial market continues to fly under the radar as the safest and most appealing asset class of commercial real estate. In Q4 2015, “vacancy rates declined and rents increased at a stronger rate than the previous three quarters,” said economist Ba…

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  • Hospitality Market Update: Let The Good Times Roll

    2015 was literally a record year for the U.S. lodging industry, specifically in terms of the overall occupancy level – at north of 66%, it’s at a record high. “The expectation is that not only will 2016 be another terrific year for U.S. hotels, but we sh…

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