Elimination of Net Interest Deduction could Result in Dire CRE Economics

Included in the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax reform in May was the Republican House proposal to eliminate net interest deduction. This is causing anxiety for commercial real estate investors and developers as it would disallow the conversion of ordinary income into capital gains for a lower tax rate. Instead, it would […]

June 15th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

U.S. Seaports Drive Industrial Real Estate Industry

As office occupiers shutter space, e-commerce induced expansion of the distribution and logistics industry drives industrial leasing and investment activity. Many industrial occupiers are focusing on “last-mile” delivery systems and retrofitting existing assets to include fulfillment centers for online orders. One company that is finding ways to fill pockets of empty space within occupied warehouses […]

June 15th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Retailers Risk Losing Millions with Proposed Border Adjustment Tax

Retailers are against the proposed border adjustment tax for good measure. The possible import tax could result in higher prices for goods, costing consumers roughly $1,700 more a year, CNBC reports. Retail executives were set to meet with the Treasury Secretary in May to protest the implementation of the controversial tax that would allow companies […]

June 15th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Flexible Office Space Attracts Tenants and High Rents

While office rents in the hottest markets – such as Manhattan, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. – soften, landlords are looking for new ways to remain profitable. One area that is gaining the attention of building owners is flexible space – a relatively new market where landlords offer flexible options to tenants who desire temporary […]

June 15th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Five Policy Issues Hindering Commercial Real Estate Demand

Despite uncertainty as to how President Trump and Senate Republicans will approach tax reform ideas and several controversial proposals, NAIOP’s annual study of “Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate,” published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, showed positive improvements made by the commercial real estate industry. Namely that commercial real estate generated significant economic growth […]

May 16th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Big-Box Leasing Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

If you’re a warehouse laborer or freight stocker looking for work, you’re in luck. Warehouse fulfillment and distribution employers are competing for qualified labor, meaning wage growth is underway in these sectors. E-commerce is the leading factor behind this trend, with every $1 billion in added e-commerce sales equaling 1 million square feet more in […]

May 16th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Retail Market Healthy Despite 300+ Store Closings

Even with retail job losses declining by 30,000 in March, retailer bankruptcies and an estimated 300+ department store closings in 2017, the U.S. retail market is overall “quite healthy” according to a report from Reis, a commercial real estate analytics firm. After sampling shopping centers of 10,000 square feet or greater in more than […]

May 16th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Hipsters and Suburbs Make for a Winning Investment

The suburbs seem to be quickly replacing the appeal of urban markets due to large companies’ continued search for young, qualified talent. With more walkable, amenity-rich neighborhoods in the works, the commercial real estate industry is producing a blend of urban metros and suburban markets known as “hipsturbias” or “urban burbs.” The new market provides […]

May 16th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Rising Interest Rates Could Throw Nation into another Recession

Although commercial real estate investors had major concerns over the rise in interest rates following the presidential election in November, rates have moderated and are having a minimal impact on commercial real estate transactions, according to a CBRE study. The study found the rate hike so far has had little or no impact on two-thirds […]

April 25th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments

Marijuana Legalization Creates New Sector in Industrial Real Estate Market

NAIOP’s Industrial Space Demand Forecast, First Quarter 2017 Report, predicts industrial quarterly net absorption to average approximately 64 million square feet, a level similar to that in 2016. The model indicates that areas involving consumer products and e-commerce distribution are likely to remain the largest generators of demand for industrial space in 2017. Contributing to […]

April 25th, 2017|Trends|0 Comments