Tag: California

Don’t Panic! Okay, Maybe Panic a Little Bit

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On Tuesday, as I’m sure many of you know, a 4.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area. Other than some hairline cracks in plaster walls, and maybe a few agitated house pets, the damage, thankfully, was minimal.  Since it occurred at 6:49…

Top 10 Least Millennial-Friendly Markets in the U.S.

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Bloomberg published an article a while back that highlighted the U.S. cities “where millennials can’t afford a home.” Before I touch on that article, I want to draw your attention to another article that came out recently, this time in the Huffington…

Hostels + Poshtels

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Hostels + Poshtels | A Guest Post from Independent Lodging Congress Hostels are often viewed as a cheap place to stay, generally occupied by young travelers. However, as these travelers begin to occupy more of the market space, they bring…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for July 18-24: CRE Investments a Bright Spot for CalPERS, CalSTRS in Otherwise Mediocre Returns: Though these massive California pensions saw a tremendous hit to their real estate holdings during the recession, improved CRE fundamentals and new strategy…

How Many Fund Managers Does It Take To Screw In a Light Bulb?

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If the folks over at CalPERS–California’s public employees’ retirement system and the largest pension fund in the country–are interested in telling jokes by the water cooler, I imagine one of these jokes is something like the one I’ve used as…

Top 10 Office Real Estate Markets for Investment in 2015

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Let’s take a look at the hottest office real estate markets for investment in 2015. More specifically, I want to compare two different rankings prepared by separate organizations, the Urban Land Institute (with PwC) and Morgan Stanley (as reported by…

Top 10 U.S. Markets for Industrial Real Estate Investment

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Can you guess the top markets for industrial real estate investment in the U.S.? Probably, but here’s the Top 10 anyway! 10. Houston 9. Raleigh/Durham 8. Seattle 7. Indianapolis 6. Dallas/Fort Worth 5. Northern New Jersey 4. Minneapolis/St. Paul 3.…

California’s Dry Dilemma

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California is in the midst of one of its worst droughts on record. Of course, even though the problem can be expressed very simply–There is not enough water–the components of this growing crisis, its implications and possible solutions, are myriad…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 3-9, 2015: Return of the King: NYC Takes Back Global Investment Crown from London: The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) names New York City its #1 international city for real estate investment based…