Forecast Survey: What’s Your Take on Commercial Real Estate in 2022?

The editors of are conducting a brief online survey to gauge market conditions in 2022, and we welcome your participation. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete.Questions range from property sectors that you are most bullish on heading into 2022 to trends in deal volume to your outlook for interest rates.The results of our 11th annual survey will be collated and published in the January issues of our regional magazines. Conducting these surveys is …

Lee & Associates Breaks Down Third-Quarter Economic Outlook by Sector

The calculus for which asset classes are likeliest to demonstrate strong growth continues to shift as the pandemic appears to be receding. Patterns in labor shortages, supply chain issues and material costs have managed to solidify through the third quarter of 2021.Lee & Associates’ newly released Q3 2021 North America Market Report dissects third-quarter 2021 industrial, office, retail and multifamily findings, with a focus on where demand is moving and the challenges facing each …

New York Industrial Innovation Spreads Nationwide

Despite the negative impact of the pandemic on many areas within commercial real estate, industrial assets continue to attract interest as a favored sector of many lenders and investors. The industrial market is outperforming others throughout this period of disruption.E-commerce growth has resulted in growth in the industrial sector as the need for last-mile delivery and third-party logistics space increases. Similarly, urban infill demand has grown in supply-constrained markets. Finally, …

Coronavirus & Capital Markets: Opportunity in the Midst of Caution

Lenders and investors may be a little wary when approaching deals under the shadow of COVID-19, but opportunities to employ capital strategically when market prices are low can make for long-term opportunities. Many in commercial real estate hope to lay significant groundwork, strengthening their economic trajectories whenever the market recovery begins.Keith Kurland, senior managing director at Walker & Dunlop, serves as co-head of the company’s New York Capital Markets practice and …

Free Returns: How Reverse Logistics Impacts Industrial Real Estate

The industrial sector has been the preferred asset class of commercial real estate in recent years. "The rate of return for industrial real estate has been higher than that of any other class for nearly half a decade," says Jeff Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates.These rates of return are the result of permanent changes in consumer behavior and preferences — and recent events are driving more rapid changes in consumers’ e-commerce shopping.[caption id="attachment_258636" …

JLL: Coronavirus Is Impacting Retail Supply Chains

With the stock market dropping to lows unprecedented since the Great Recession on Monday and the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, concerns are now rising regarding coronavirus’ long-term impact on domestic investments.But will the disease have any impact on brick-and-mortar retail? According to a research report from JLL, while retail supply chains have already been affected, the health of retail as whole depends heavily on how long the …

Breweries in the Northeast Tap into Local Culture to Attract Patrons

The modern craft beer brewery has emerged as a niche community anchor with flexible business models and loyal customer bases across the United States, particularly in the Northeast. Combining elements of retail, industrial and hospitality models, craft breweries have quickly become one of the most dynamic and trendy business types in major cities and small towns, alike.Some of the largest and most popular craft breweries in the United States are based in the Northeast, including the two …

Can Boston Keep Up with Multifamily Demand?

Think Boston multifamily is overbuilt or overheated? Think again.Due to superb fundamentals and a slowing development pipeline, Boston is now regarded as the number one metro area for multifamily investment.From 2019–2030, Boston will need to add 51,007 units to accommodate population growth, an average of 4,637 units per year. Recent development (2014­­­–2017) averaged 3,334 units per year. Population and job growth are expected to remain strong, fueling continued demand for …

Sagging Foreign Investment Fails to Extinguish Optimism

Foreign investors in U.S. commercial real estate are on pace this year to sell more assets than they acquire on an annual basis — something that hasn’t happened in seven years. Through the first three quarters of 2019, foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate totaled $30 billion, compared with $60.6 billion during the same period in 2018, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA).The New York City-based commercial property research firm tracks deals of $2.5 million and above. To …

Robust Industrial Investment Shows No Signs of Slowing

Real estate buyers spent a record-setting amount of cash in the sector in the third quarter and remain bullish on the properties amid healthy absorption and rent growth. The industrial real estate sector, traditionally known as the land of big, boring boxes, has become the darling of real estate amid the growth of e-commerce. Investors have poured hundreds of billions of dollars into industrial properties over the last five years alone, and not even the prospect of new construction …

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