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CapRock Partners Seizes Industrial Opportunities in Western Region

Newport Beach, Calif.-based CapRock Partners was busy before the pandemic, but shows no signs of slowing down even as brick-and-mortar retail reopens. The industrial investor, developer and asset manager’s newest venture is also its biggest: a 183-acre infill project in Phoenix where it plans to build an eight-building industrial complex that totals more than 3.4 million square feet.“Several years prior to the pandemic, we recognized the ecommerce trends along with the demand for larger …

Growing Southern California Industrial Demand Creates Shifts in Strategy, Outlook

Industrial real estate in Southern California has become what one might conservatively call a “fast-paced atmosphere.” The presence of multiple offers, sellers pushing up values and buyers continuing to chase deals have made for constantly increasing values and activity. Christopher J. Destino, SIOR, principal at Lee & Associates, spoke to REBusinessOnline about making strategic decisions in this unusual environment. REBusiness: What is the forecast for demand in industrial properties …

‘Astronomical’ Multifamily Investment Demand Drives Up Pricing, Says Marcus & Millichap’s IPA Panel

The U.S. multifamily sector remains an attractive option for real estate investors looking for a safe haven. Beyond the pool of traditional buyers who are actively acquiring apartment properties, the sector has become a landing spot for companies that aren’t legacy multifamily owners.Steven DeFrancis, CEO of Cortland, cited REITs like Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust as newly establishing a presence in the multifamily sector. BREIT recently made a $240 million preferred equity …

From Expanding Operations to Leveraging Technology, Lee & Associates Evolves in the Face of Change

The situation is a familiar one from the past year: 2020 changed a banner year full of promise into a difficult scenario full of fear and challenges. Jeffrey Rinkov, CEO and chairman of the board at Lee & Associates reflects on how his company took an emphasis on technology and communications infrastructure and used the past year as a time for reflection and a period to promote growth and client engagement. He also discussed trends he’s seeing for the future, the lessons he’s learned …

Webinar: Las Vegas Industrial Outlook — How has the Pandemic Changed the Industrial Sector in Nevada?

  The webinar Las Vegas Industrial Outlook — How has the Pandemic Changed the Industrial Sector in Nevada?  hosted by Shopping Center Business and Western Real Estate Business, covers how industrial experts are approaching investment sales, leasing and development within the Las Vegas industrial sector in the wake of COVID-19.With shutdowns, social distancing, and the explosion of e-commerce, industrial has become essential. Shopping patterns have changed, …

Rents Weaken, Investors Stay Active in San Diego Multifamily Market

By Daniel J. HoganThe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt more severely in Southern California than in most areas of the country. The Southland’s high concentration of employment in the tourism and entertainment sectors made it especially vulnerable to the effects of social distancing protocols and the reluctance of many to board commercial aircraft.Not only were job losses particularly acute in the initial months of the pandemic — the subsequent recovery has been …

In Search of Relative Value in Orange County’s Apartment Sector

Orange County offers residents all the key elements of the American dream. Its virtues are numerous and faults few. Indeed, Moody’s Analytics ranks the quality of life in the OC 10th highest among the 378 U.S. metros it reports on, just a half-step behind leaders Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.Orange County is a terrific place to live, but is it a good place to invest? Gauging by observed capitalization rate trends, one may conclude that county apartment properties are highly prized gems. …

Yelp: 61 Percent of Restaurants Closed Due to Pandemic Won’t Open Again

SAN FRANCISCO — A majority of U.S. restaurants and cafés that closed their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will remain closed for good, according to crowd-source review giant Yelp.In its September economic impact report, the San Francisco-based firm tallied 32,109 restaurants that were open and operating on March 1 were closed on Aug. 31. Of that total, 19,590 (61 percent) indicated they were permanently closed.Yelp tracks business closures via business owners marking …

The Inland Empire: A Rare 2020 Apartment Sector Success Story

Someone once remarked that eighty percent of success in life is just showing up. Human experience verifies that being in the right place at the right time often is the intangible ingredient that leads to triumph. The strong performance this year of the Inland Empire multifamily market is a variation on this theme. During the pandemic, many renters sought refuge from the high density and high costs associated with big city life, and the work-from-home phenomenon made this objective feasible. For …

Coming Attraction: The Great Los Angeles Multifamily Recovery

Reducing the Los Angeles economy to the entertainment industry would be a serious mistake. In fact, the L.A. labor market is highly diversified with world-class healthcare, professional services, biotech and technology clusters providing co-sector leadership — no one-trick pony is this.Nonetheless, the entertainment industry is the single element that separates this metro economy from all others, and its tentacles are long. In its absence, the metro’s financial and professional …

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