Category: Economy

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…

REITs and Rates and Other Things that Begin with R

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Today’s discussion of commercial real estate fundamentals and economic conditions is brought to you by the letter… R! R is for rate… R is for REIT… R is for regulation, and research, and… I don’t know, rhinoceros. Okay, I’m not…

Brazil: Then & Now

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A number of major buzzwords arose in the wake of the global recession that reared its ugly head in 2008. Here in the States, topics like millennials, urban-infill development, ICEE industries, and so on–all longstanding terms–gained greater currency during the…