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Office Tenants Prefer Dynamic Workspace with Amenities, Says Coldwell Banker Survey

MADISON, N.J. — Physical office space can have a positive influence on its tenant base, which ultimately helps companies attract and retain employees, according to a new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates, a Madison-based company made up of independently owned and operated commercial real estate service practices. The survey uncovered which popular office amenities resonated with respondents to see how office spaces could further improve the functionality of their..

October 19, 2017

Strong Tech Sector, Robust Construction Pipeline Influence U.S. Office Fundamentals, Says Cushman & Wakefield

CHICAGO — A strong tech sector and the effects of a robust construction pipeline influenced U.S. office fundamentals during 2017’s third quarter, according to Cushman & Wakefield. The commercial real estate services firm today released its third quarter statistics, which demonstrated that nationally markets remained stable during the past three months. Overall, though, the strength of these and additional top markets — including Midtown Manhattan and Dallas — was offset by..

October 17, 2017

InterFace Panel: Healthcare Operators Eye Retail Properties

DALLAS — Fueled by a growing population, a healthy flow of capital from a variety of investment sources and an emerging emphasis on quickness of delivery of services, the American healthcare real estate market is poised for expansion. The heightened demand for both new and old healthcare properties is forcing operators in the sector to consider alternative locations. Healthcare operators are thus finding new real estate opportunities from emerging trends in other property classes, like the..

October 12, 2017

September Job Losses Are An Outlier Tied to Hurricanes, Say Real Estate Economists

The U.S. economy shed 33,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in September, the first monthly decline in seven years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Two hurricanes that caused billions of dollars in property damage were the culprits, say real estate economists. Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Aug. 25 with extremely heavy rain and 130 mph winds. Hurricane Irma, a massive tropical cyclone that engulfed the entire Sunshine State, blew onshore in Florida on Sept. 10. It..

October 10, 2017

Labor Issues, Growing Competition Are Top Seniors Housing Concerns, Say InterFace Panelists

ATLANTA — Pressures for seniors housing owners come from many sources, but the top two are labor issues and increasing numbers of communities in a market, according to panelists at InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast. The comments were made during the “State of the Industry” panel at the event, which was held in late summer at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta and drew more than 400 industry professionals. Katie Davis, chief strategy officer for Sherpa, moderated the panel,..

October 5, 2017

How Big Data, Mobility Impact Property Values

Without a shot fired, the Mobility Revolution has begun. Big Data, smart transportation and new mobility technology are affecting property owners and communities in myriad ways. Projecting the effects of these changes on future property values is difficult, but a look at recent innovations suggests where we are headed. Many property investors associate the Mobility Revolution strictly with driverless, interconnected autonomous cars. This view misses the larger, unfolding disruption story...

October 3, 2017

Industry Growth Highlighted at NMHC Student Housing Conference

TAMPA, FLA. — The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Student Housing Conference wrapped up Sept. 27 at the Marriott Waterside hotel, highlighting the industry’s productivity and progress in the second and third quarters, and providing a forecast for a strong fourth quarter. The tone of the conference was bolstered by Monday’s news that American Campus Communities (ACC), the industry’s largest owner, had purchased a 3,776-bed portfolio from Core Spaces and DRW Real..

September 28, 2017

Seniors Housing Executives Predict Increased M&A Activity, According to Capital One Survey

BETHESDA, MD. — Seniors housing executives have a generally optimistic view for mergers and acquisitions activity heading into the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a survey by Capital One. Approximately 89 percent of respondents believe M&A activity will maintain its current pace over the next year, with about half of those believing the pace will increase. Bethesda-based lender Capital One conducted the survey in early September 2017. It asked professionals to provide their..

September 26, 2017

InterFace Panel: Property Taxes, Public Transit Among Chief Concerns for DFW Multifamily Market

DALLAS — With roughly 10,000 new residents moving into the metro area every month and more than 100,000 jobs already created in 2017, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex appears poised to handle any challenges thrown at its multifamily sector. These obstacles include absorbing the 35,000 or so multifamily units expected to come on line in 2018, maintaining positive rent growth of 3 to 4 percent and navigating a constricting labor market to ensure new projects stay on schedule. For..

September 22, 2017

Autonomous Vehicles Drive New Era of Transformation in Real Estate Development

Although autonomous vehicles are not yet a common sight on today’s roadways, land-use planners, developers and other real estate professionals are already preparing for its potentially vast impact on the real estate environment, according to BBG, a Dallas-based commercial real estate valuation, advisory and assessment firm. Recent announcements have put autonomous vehicles on the radar. On Monday, Sept. 18, Intel announced it is working with Waymo, the Alphabet-owned self-driving car..

September 21, 2017