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  • We recently released an article on the tax reform and how it affects those in high SALT (state and local tax) states like California and New York. I’ve posted a summary of that article here and a link to the entire report. Hope you enjoy the article. Feel free to comment if you think there is something that we missed.

  • I recently ran across an article in Forbes magazine (see article here) on real estate market and they asked whether or not the market will continue to go up. They noted that investors have been spoiled by two decades of double digit returns. According to the article, in 2016, the market saw a change of pace as returns on institutional-grade properties fell below a 20 year 10.1% average for the first time since the Great Recession. While it’s logical to […]

  • Rents aren’t the only thing on the rise, the increase of tenant improvement costs are also on the rise and they do effect new lease deals. I share a recent report that I received from a Bay Area construction company to pass along where full build out improvement costs are coming in at in three Bay Area regions. In addition to the costs of tenant improvements, I also point out how recent code changes are one of the areas contributing to the increases in tenant improvement costs. Click on this post to see the rest of the article and the Bay Area tenant improvement cost report.

  • The pendulum is about to swing to occupiers. We have been in a Landlord favorable market for months now and occupiers have been feeling pinched when looking for or renewing their leases.  Most of the market cycles in the past 15 years have favored the occupier but that hasn’t been the case recently.  Rents have risen and vacancy is low but that is about to change.  We have seen vacancy inching upward in the past several quarters and rent growth is slowing down and it appears that occupiers will start to build some leverage over the next 12 months.

  • New Lease Accounting Rules The new lease accounting rules will fundamentally change the way leases are recognized on a company’s financial statements. For companies that report under International Financial Reporting Standards (i.e. non U.S. companies), the new rules apply for 2019.  For U.S. companies, the introduction of the new U.S. GAAP rules is being phased in with public companies adopting in 2019 and private organizations in 2020. These new rules will impact all future leasing decisions such as acquisitions, renewals […]

  • The Veteran’t day weekend was a great end to the annual car show season.  Weather was great and there were many cars out for the last Pleasanton Goodguys show of 2017.  I hope you all had a nice enjoyable weekend and hopefully you were able to spend some time with a veteran in your family or one that you know. Thanks to all the veterans and active service members that have served this great country and who are currently out […]

  • To all of those that have served our country, I want to say thank you for your service.  I hope everyone is able to attend something this weekend that honors our vets.  I will be at the Goodguys car show in Pleasanton.  There is a lot going on there for vets and I also plan to stop by the Veterans Hall in Danville as they have a lot going on over there as well. Here is a link for the […]

  • Do you have an upcoming lease that is going to expire within the next 18 months? Planning for your next lease expiration takes time and the planning process can give you an edge. See the full blog post to understand why you need to plan so far in advance.

  • Trying to save money for your company? Our latest macro forecast will give you an edge by shedding light on how things are shaping up for 2017 and into 2018. This article should be helpful to both Corporations and Investors/Users looking to make thoughtful and calculated real estate decisions over the next 12-18 months.

  • Despite an intense domestic political environment, the U.S. economy and the property markets continue to perform well. Click on the link to see the whole post and the attached report.

We recently released an article on the tax reform and how it affects those in high SALT (state and local tax) states like California and New York. I’ve posted a summary of that article here and a link to the entire report. Hope you enjoy the article. Feel free to comment if you think there is something that we missed.

Will Commercial Real Estate Values Fall in 2018?

Posted by Chris On March - 15 - 2018 0 Comment

I recently ran across an article in Forbes magazine (see article here) on real estate market and they asked whether or not the market will continue to go up. They noted that investors have been spoiled by two decades of double digit returns. According to the article, in 2016, the market saw a change of pace as returns on institutional-grade properties fell below a 20 year 10.1% average for the first time since the Great Recession. While it’s logical to […]

Current Cost of Tenant Improvements

Posted by Chris On March - 6 - 2018 0 Comment

Rents aren’t the only thing on the rise, the increase of tenant improvement costs are also on the rise and they do effect new lease deals. I share a recent report that I received from a Bay Area construction company to pass along where full build out improvement costs are coming in at in three Bay Area regions. In addition to the costs of tenant improvements, I also point out how recent code changes are one of the areas contributing to the increases in tenant improvement costs. Click on this post to see the rest of the article and the Bay Area tenant improvement cost report.

Pendulum Swinging to Occupiers

Posted by Chris On December - 13 - 2017 Comments Off on Pendulum Swinging to Occupiers

The pendulum is about to swing to occupiers. We have been in a Landlord favorable market for months now and occupiers have been feeling pinched when looking for or renewing their leases.  Most of the market cycles in the past 15 years have favored the occupier but that hasn’t been the case recently.  Rents have risen and vacancy is low but that is about to change.  We have seen vacancy inching upward in the past several quarters and rent growth is slowing down and it appears that occupiers will start to build some leverage over the next 12 months.

Cushman & Wakefield Launches Interactive Lease Accounting Calculator

Posted by Chris On November - 18 - 2017 Comments Off on Cushman & Wakefield Launches Interactive Lease Accounting Calculator

New Lease Accounting Rules The new lease accounting rules will fundamentally change the way leases are recognized on a company’s financial statements. For companies that report under International Financial Reporting Standards (i.e. non U.S. companies), the new rules apply for 2019.  For U.S. companies, the introduction of the new U.S. GAAP rules is being phased in with public companies adopting in 2019 and private organizations in 2020. These new rules will impact all future leasing decisions such as acquisitions, renewals […]

Recap on Veteran’s Day Car Show at Goodguys Pleasanton, CA

Posted by Chris On November - 13 - 2017 Comments Off on Recap on Veteran’s Day Car Show at Goodguys Pleasanton, CA

The Veteran’t day weekend was a great end to the annual car show season.  Weather was great and there were many cars out for the last Pleasanton Goodguys show of 2017.  I hope you all had a nice enjoyable weekend and hopefully you were able to spend some time with a veteran in your family or one that you know. Thanks to all the veterans and active service members that have served this great country and who are currently out […]

Thank You Veterans

Posted by Chris On November - 11 - 2017 Comments Off on Thank You Veterans

To all of those that have served our country, I want to say thank you for your service.  I hope everyone is able to attend something this weekend that honors our vets.  I will be at the Goodguys car show in Pleasanton.  There is a lot going on there for vets and I also plan to stop by the Veterans Hall in Danville as they have a lot going on over there as well. Here is a link for the […]

Planning for your lease expiration takes time

Posted by Chris On October - 26 - 2017 Comments Off on Planning for your lease expiration takes time

Do you have an upcoming lease that is going to expire within the next 18 months? Planning for your next lease expiration takes time and the planning process can give you an edge. See the full blog post to understand why you need to plan so far in advance.

Cushman & Wakefield’s U.S. Macro Forecast

Posted by Chris On October - 5 - 2017 Comments Off on Cushman & Wakefield’s U.S. Macro Forecast

Trying to save money for your company? Our latest macro forecast will give you an edge by shedding light on how things are shaping up for 2017 and into 2018. This article should be helpful to both Corporations and Investors/Users looking to make thoughtful and calculated real estate decisions over the next 12-18 months.

US Macro Forecast May 2017

Posted by Chris On May - 15 - 2017 Comments Off on US Macro Forecast May 2017

Despite an intense domestic political environment, the U.S. economy and the property markets continue to perform well. Click on the link to see the whole post and the attached report.