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Key to Successful Retail? Know your Community, Says InterFace San Diego Panel

Being in tune with one’s self is always a positive thing — and San Diego seems to thrive at this. The county has such a keen sense of awareness that it even boasts a Self-Realization Center up in Encinitas. Knowing one’s identity extends beyond the spiritual world in this part of California, however. It is also a prudent retail strategy, as panelists at InterFace Conference Group’s San Diego Retail Conference, held March 19 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina, attested. For retailers …

Has Seniors Housing Gone ‘Mainstream?’ InterFace Panelists Weigh In

LOS ANGELES — Seniors housing has generally been considered a niche asset class with niche residents. After all, there are age restrictions, finite timelines for most residents, third-party advocates (namely, the senior’s family), elevated rental rates, highly trained operators, a limited selection of amenities and oftentimes residents with special needs. None of the above has changed in recent years. What has changed, however, is the onslaught of Baby Boomers inching toward that stage …

InterFace Panel: San Diego Leaves Multifamily Investors Wanting More

SAN DIEGO — Multifamily properties in San Diego are in high demand — and not just among Millennials and empty nesters who long for convenience, walkability and beautiful ocean views. Panelists at InterFace Conference Group’s San Diego Multifamily Conference, held March 19 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina, viewed this market as a hot one… if you can get in. “There hasn’t been a ton of multifamily transaction activity in San Diego,” said Aldon Cole, senior managing director at HFF …

Healthcare Real Estate Investors Choose to Diversify in Face of Fever-Pitch Property Demand, Say InterFace Panelists

It’s a highly competitive environment when it comes to healthcare real estate out West, so say InterFace Conference Group’s Healthcare Real Estate West panelists. One of the central themes of the day-long conference, which was held March 6 at the Omni Los Angeles and attracted 219 attendees, was the pent-up property demand from investors. However, most panelists agree the opportunities are somewhat limited due to a lack of new product and the long-term holding pattern many healthcare …

ProMatura’s Wylde: Seniors Housing Must Get Back to Basics

LOS ANGELES — Bells and whistles may be a distracting way to get a prospective seniors housing resident’s attention, but Margaret Wylde, CEO of ProMatura Group, believes they can take away from the core purpose of providing a safe, welcoming environment for seniors. “We spend so much money in this industry on amenities that people will never use,” she said. “People want a place they can call home. A place they can live in. A place where they don’t have to hide their things. …

Expect Multifamily Debt Market to Grow Overall in 2019, Says Walker & Dunlop’s Jeff Burns

SAN DIEGO — While agency volume may decrease slightly in 2019 due to tougher energy conservation standards in green lending programs offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the multifamily debt market overall is expected to grow this year, according to a veteran mortgage banker. Jeff Burns, managing director at Walker & Dunlop’s Walnut Creek, Calif., office, spoke to REBusinessOnline at the MBA 2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo. The event, …

10 Ways to Screw Up a Retail Investment Sale

By Philip D. Voorhees, Vice Chairman, CBRE During more than 730 retail investment transactions in the Western U.S. totaling more than $11 billion, we’ve identified some sure-fire ways to make an already tough retail investment sale transaction even more challenging. Our pain is your gain. In the cases below, we’re giving you the test after the lessons! [caption id="attachment_220352" align="alignleft" width="120"] Philip D. Voorhees[/caption] 1. Move Slowly, and Lack …

Revival is Afoot at the Nation’s Regional Malls

The malls of yesteryear are not dead, but many are in need of a revival if they want to thrive tomorrow and beyond, believes Leslie Lundin, co-founder and managing partner at LBG Real Estate Cos. Lundin, who held the “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities” workshop on Monday at ICSC’s Western Dealmaking Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, asserts that many mall properties are situated in prime traffic corridors — meaning the traffic is there but it’s up to the owner …

InterFace Brokerage Panel: Phoenix Industrial ‘Moving Up the Food Chain’

The InterFace Phoenix Industrial conference and networking event was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, featuring three panel discussions. The brokerage panel, moderated by Rob Martensen, executive vice president with Colliers International, featured a lively discussion about activity in local submarkets and a recap of the reasons Phoenix is winning deals over Southern California and Nevada. Industrial Activity in Arizona [caption id="attachment_212830" align="alignright" width="100"] Anthony …

It’s All About Job Growth for Phoenix Multifamily, Say InterFace Panelists

With moderator John Lotardo, senior vice president of Commonwealth Land Title Co., at the helm, owners and developers dove into a discussion about Phoenix’s multifamily market — current trends, future activity and more — at the InterFace Phoenix Multifamily Conference on Sept. 11 in Scottsdale. And the main consensus for the Phoenix market? It’s all about the job growth, absorption is steady and the current activity should continue for the next few years. Decrease in …

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