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Retail Drives Industrial Growth Through Much of the Western U.S.

The industrial market is enjoying a moment in the sun throughout the West. Much of this is due to the retail sector’s continued technological advances, which have placed increasing demand on speedy delivery as manufacturing, distribution and warehousing needs are more important now than ever. “The market fundamentals for industrial properties are the best they have ever been,” says Bob O’Neill, senior vice president of acquisitions at CapRock Partners in Newport Beach, Calif. …

E-Commerce, Business Relocation Feed Growth in Las Vegas Industrial Market

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas industrial market was built on supporting the city’s tourism and hospitality industry, which brings in nearly $60 billion per year, according to a study by Applied Analytics. But in recent years, the segment has evolved and grown thanks to the emergence of e-commerce and the harsh market conditions of nearby Southern California. A panel at the InterFace Las Vegas Industrial conference, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas on April 24, brought together …

Better Together: The Opportunity in Mixed-Use Retail Condos

A wave of high-density mixed-use development has swept across the country within the past decade. A number of forces have contributed to this activity, including demographic trends, shifts in housing demand, environmental concerns, as well as governmental forces and municipalities seeking to create sustainable, pedestrian-oriented communities that incorporate a mix of uses. As a result, developers are building ground-up mixed-use projects or converting older hotels or apartment and office …

Retail Is Going Through a Massive Transformation But is Far From Dead, Says Kennedy Wilson’s Fred Cordova

Throughout his 32-year career, Fred Cordova has purchased, sold, financed, developed and leased more than 6.5 billion square feet of real estate. As the executive vice president of brokerage services at California-based Kennedy Wilson, Cordova currently specializes in the retail sector. Western Real Estate Business caught up with Cordova at ICSC RECon in late May to get his thoughts on how traditional brick-and-mortar retailers can survive the current rash of store closures.  Western …

Seniors Housing Industry Looks for New Ways to Bend Cost Curve, Improve Health Outcomes

SAN DIEGO — Breaking down the silos between the traditional real-estate-based seniors housing providers and the growing number of health, wellness and supportive services providers will lead to better health outcomes for residents and slow the long-term growth of medical costs. But it’s a shift that won’t happen overnight. That’s one of the key messages Bob Kramer, founder and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), aims to deliver. The 2017 NIC …

Forecast Survey: What’s Your Take on Real Estate in 2017?

REBusinessOnline.com is conducting a brief online survey of brokers, lenders and the owner/developer/manager community to gauge market expectations for 2017, and we welcome your participation. This survey should only take a few minutes to complete. The results will appear as a news feature story in the January 2017 issues of the regional publications. Questions cover a variety of topics, ranging from the outlook for investment sales and leasing activity in 2017 to development and lending …

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