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Tight Multifamily Occupancy in New Orleans Leads to 2,285 Units in the Pipeline

New Orleans (also known as Crescent City, The Big Easy and NOLA) is unique in many ways. The cuisine, architecture and music all set the city apart, but for the real estate industry, the geography is most important. In fact, it’s uniqueness among the great Southern cities is that the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain and the wetlands to the east and west have created a barrier to entry unlike any other multifamily market in the country. These factors have limited development to a select …

Atlanta Industrial Market ‘Falls Together,’ Averaging 57 Million SF of Leasing, Sales

In the words of Marilyn Monroe, “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” The retail market forges ahead in its quest to essentially reinvent itself in response to the ever-increasing growth in online sales. This revitalization is characterized by decreasing the footprint of their brick and mortar stores and expanding the size of their e-commerce fulfillment centers. Fortunately, the biggest beneficiary of this growing trend is the industrial market. There’s …

Retail Investors View Atlanta as a Looming Gateway Market, but More Affordable

As we enter the last quarter of 2019, well into the longest economic expansion in history, the Atlanta retail real estate market is healthy and active, with multi-year retail rent and occupancy growth. The city’s retail investment sales volume totaled $2.2 billion in 2018, making it the eighth most active retail investment market in the country. Not a gateway market, yet In my career, Atlanta has always been a “non-institutional” market, and has stayed largely off the radar of deep …

Forget Atlanta — Capital Cascades into Georgia’s Secondary and Tertiary Markets

Georgia’s secondary and tertiary multifamily markets continue to demonstrate growing attraction as capital flows from investors leaving the Atlanta metro area in search of higher yield transactions. The greater Georgia market, which spans the state excluding the 29-county Atlanta metro area, has become a destination for investment due to growing capital inflows to the Southeast and cap rate compression in metro Atlanta. Multifamily transaction volume in the Southeast totaled $11.8 billion in …

Sports, Entertainment Venues Highlighting Louisville’s New Retail Wave

Home of the Louisville Slugger and Muhammad Ali, sports is engrained in the identity of Louisville. Derby City continues to make a big push to bring in an NBA team, but a different professional team is already in town. Louisville City FC, also known as LouCity, is Louisville’s professional soccer team. The club is not only a two-time champion of the USL, the team is now in the process of building a new $65 million stadium with seating for more than 13,000 spectators. Dubbed Lynn Family …

New Multifamily Properties, Redevelopments Popping Up Around Metro Louisville

Louisville continues high occupancy levels throughout the metropolitan area in all apartment types as the market continues to enjoy record-level rent growth and new development. This is enhanced by low unemployment and rising wages throughout the Louisville metropolitan area. The diverse local economy from worldwide distribution at UPS and high-tech manufacturing at Ford Motor Co. and General Electric Appliance Park, as well as innovation in the medical industry, continue to provide high-paying …

After Year of Record Industrial Leasing, Investors Zeroing in on Louisville

In 2018, Louisville saw a record year with more than 10 million square feet of net absorption in its industrial sector. This is a huge absorption number for any of the Midwest markets and represents more than three times Louisville’s previous record. Louisville was second only behind Chicago out of the Midwest markets tracked by CBRE. The absorption follows a record year for speculative construction as well, as close to 4 million square feet was delivered in 2018. User demand came from all …

South Downtown Atlanta is on Fire (Again) with $10B in New Developments

In 1864, General William T. Sherman burned Atlanta to the ground, including the area around the Zero Mile Post marking the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad. Now, 155 years later, South Downtown is on fire again but this time, it is as one of the hottest development submarkets in the Southeast. With the still-active downtown rail yards at its center, more than $10 billion in new development is either completed, under construction or in the planning stages. This “Downtown Ring …

Corporate and Economic Growth in Miami Drive Tenant, Investor Demand for Office

Miami continues to be a top-ranked commercial real estate market in the Southeast United States. As the economy gears up to enter its longest expansion period in U.S. history, Miami has shown more resiliency than other South Florida markets, recording steady gains in absorption, robust leasing activity and modest rent growth. Economic fundamentals remain strong as job growth continues to fuel Miami’s office market with the unemployment rate trending down to 3.2 percent. Miami’s …

Birmingham Industrial Market Poised for New Projects with Record Low Vacancy

The surge in demand for Birmingham’s industrial real estate over the last few years has resulted in the highest occupancy rates in over 20 years. Alabama’s level of business friendliness has created a strong economy and high level of job growth since the end of the Great Recession. Manufacturing is a key driver of job growth. Overall vacancy rates in Birmingham’s multi-tenant industrial market have fallen to around 7 percent, which is an all-time low. Average rental rates have crept up to …

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