Category: Economy

18 Hours Cities and CRE Investor Interest

The CRE Appeal of

In the evolving world of commercial real estate the most important foci of investing the big bucks is where the investor puts it. Larger cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.  are the top…

A Shaky 2016 for the CMBS Market

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According to Commercial Mortgage Alert, U.S. CMBS issuance has totaled up to $19.0B since the beginning of 2016 – which is a 30% decrease from issuance volume reported for the same period in 2015. What gives? Well, due-terms for around…

Negative Interest Rates and Their Positive Impact on CRE

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Negative interest rates may seem like an unfathomable possibility for some, especially because of the most recent rate hike here in the U.S. However, due to falling oil prices, some countries are turning to having depositors get paid to hold money…

Volatile Stock Market, Fear of a Recession & CRE

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Investors were biting away at their nails all day this past Monday as the stock market encountered its second volatile day of the year which ended in big losses for popular sectors such as energy, tech and banking. Let’s face…

Oil Prices & CRE: A Turbulent Affair

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Just when we thought prices couldn’t dip any lower, they did. The oil industry is the worst it’s been since the 1990s. The New York Times reports that the price of a barrel of oil has been cut by more…

The Great Interest Rate Hike of 2015

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As you probably already know, the U.S Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike will have a huge impact on the commercial real estate industry in 2016. Thanks to low interest rates in the past, the industry saw enormous growth; however, with…

IRR on Real Estate: McDonald’s Isn’t Loving the REIT, and Why Oakland’s Future Is Uncertain

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Welcome to our monthly news round-up from our friends at Integra Realty Resources and their blog, IRR on Real Estate! IRR on Real Estate: McDonald’s Isn’t Loving the REIT, and Why Oakland’s Future Is Uncertain Here are the news stories…

SoDoSoPa: Welcome Home

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  LoDo. SoDo. SoBo. NoMa. Dumbo. TriBeCa. Gentrification takes many forms in American cities, but it almost always comes with a trendy vowel-heavy neighborhood rebranding that’s a contraction of bordering streets’ names. Or a reference to a nearby bridge (e.g. Dumbo), and…

A New Interactive Map Demonstrates Exactly Why You Don’t Live in London

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This is so cool. City A.M. released an interactive map of the London Underground transit system, allowing London’s renters, would-be renters, and the simply curious (most of us are probably in the latter category) to see just how the city’s transit infrastructure…