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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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  • Net Lease Property Investing Today

    The single tenant net lease investment market attracts all kinds of investors: institutional, private, crowdfunding and REITs. Nancy Miller, SVP National Net Lease Investment Group at Bull Realty and Scott Lindstrom, Director of Real Estate and Developme…

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  • Multifamily Q4 Market Update

    If the multifamily sector were a party, technically it would be over, but there were some latecomers who are just starting to have a good time. To spell out a metaphor, the latecomers are the smaller markets that are just now enjoying the recovery par…

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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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