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Dallas Office Market Opens 2017 With Accelerated Leasing, Absorption

Much like the overall U.S. economy, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) office market is statistically trending upward and will experience continued growth in 2017 as indicated by first quarter numbers. Overall, the marketplace is experiencing sustained growth thanks to small- to medium-sized businesses expanding at a rapid rate, investors selectively chasing higher yields and market cores shifting to suburban areas. [caption id="attachment_180407" align="alignright" width="100"] J.J. Leonard,..

June 16, 2017

Strong Tenant Demand Continues to Propel Chicago’s Office Market

In spite of the ongoing fiscal woes of the State of Illinois and City of Chicago, the downtown office market in the Windy City continues to experience solid growth in demand for quality office space. The first quarter of 2017 saw net absorption of 374,000 square feet, a 54 percent increase from the 243,000 square feet of net absorption recorded during the first quarter of 2016. This comes on the heels of a spike in supply in the central business district (CBD) of Chicago, with the opening of..

June 15, 2017

City Approves Next Step for $1B Union Square Redevelopment Near Boston

SOMERVILLE, MASS. — The Somerville Board of Aldermen approved rezoning to allow the city to move forward on a proposed $1 billion, 2.3 million-square-foot Union Square redevelopment project. Somervile is situated just northeast of Boston, adjacent to Cambridge. The new mixed-use project would include 1.3 million square feet of new office and civic spaces, along with 2.5 acres of public and open spaces. City officials expect the project will create more than 5,000 new permanent jobs. The..

June 14, 2017

Consistency, Young Talent Lead to High Expectations for Birmingham Office Market

For the first time in quite a while, the Birmingham office market has experienced a rejuvenation and resurgence, catered around growth, a diversification of the tenant base and an effort to attract and retain bright young minds. Like many markets nationally, the city’s focus on urban renewal has made downtown Birmingham an attractive place to live, work and play, and thus will help companies attract talent to the market. Birmingham has entered a new era of industry and residential growth..

June 12, 2017

Oxford Properties Provides $180M Loan for Refinancing of Mixed-Use Asset in Boston

BOSTON — Oxford Properties Group has provided a $180 million loan for the refinancing of One Congress Street and the Government Center Garage in Boston. The 11-story, mixed-use asset includes a 1,960-space parking garage with 202,854 square feet of office space and 23,212 square feet of retail space. The borrower was a joint venture between National Real Estate Advisors LLC and its Boston-based development partner, The HYM Investment Group LLC. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower to..

June 7, 2017

Memphis Office Market Proves That ‘Slow and Steady Wins the Race’

Memphis may be known for its industrial market, but there are several interesting stories unfolding in the Memphis office market as well. Investors, both local and national, have found opportunities in an office market that can relate to the phrase, “slow and steady wins the race.” The Memphis office market consists of just over 52 million square feet, with nearly 60 percent of that in the Downtown, East and 385 Corridor submarkets and more than 85 percent of the Class A space located in..

May 22, 2017

Fort Worth Office Market Poised for Steady Growth in 2017

Despite waves of new development and rebounding oil prices, the Fort Worth office market hasn’t changed. It reflects the city’s lifestyle and attitude — stable and patient — and optimistic as to what the future holds. As businesses come and go and vacancy rates fluctuate, the Fort Worth office market views the long-term potential of its investments and confidently forges ahead. Go West Much of the new development we are seeing is southwest of downtown. The West Southwest..

May 19, 2017

Tech Jobs, Population Surge Give Indianapolis Office Market a Big Lift

No matter where you turn in the Indianapolis metro area, there is one common thread — change. From Mile Square to Downtown Fishers to Main Street in Speedway to Fletcher Place, all are nearly unrecognizable from a few years ago, and they are just a sampling of central Indiana commercial districts that are transforming at a rapid pace. Restaurants, retail and mixed-use developments are a big part of this rapid evolution, but the ripple effects on office real estate are taking hold. Tech..

May 18, 2017

Business Parks Energize the Lone Star State

Speculative development and e-commerce tenant demands are driving forces in Dallas and Houston’s industrial markets. By Brian Lee The biggest developments in the biggest state in the lower 48 are making big news: industrial business parks in Texas’ top markets continue to show strong development and leasing activity. Cushman & Wakefield shared a “very encouraging” industrial outlook on the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. With slightly less than 24 million square feet of..

April 15, 2017

Nashville’s Tight CBD Benefits the Metro’s Satellite Office Submarkets

Robust population and job growth are fueling a resurgence across all sectors of Nashville’s commercial real estate market, pushing vacancies lower, boosting rental rates and attracting strong interest from investors. With increasing demand for office space in the central business district (CBD), a rush of both in- and out-of-state developers and equity have descended on Nashville to deliver Class A product. That delivery timeline has subsequently pushed the demand for existing space to the..

April 10, 2017