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May 15, 2018 0

Space Matters – 5 Key Office Trends and Metrics for U.S. Occupiers

By Chris

In the face of the tightest labor market in approximately 18 years, corporate occupiers are highly focused on talent acquisition and retention.  Results of a recent research survey entitled What Occupiers Want, revealed that finding and keeping top talent is...

April 27, 2018 0

Capital Markets Update

By Chris

We recently sent an update to our clients letting them know what is going on in the capital markets. If...

April 18, 2018 0

Tax Reform – impacts and projections for the Bay Area

By Chris

We recently released an article on the tax reform and how it affects those in high SALT (state and local...

June 13, 2018 0

Trends: for industrial real estate, the trend is to go up

By Chris

With the strong industrial market, the challenge is to figure out how to get more storage in our already densely built out markets.
The way to get more out of our industrial zones is to go up in our warehousing. Read the post to find out more about this interesting trend in industrial real estate.

June 5, 2018 0

Are we about to see a change in cap rates?

By Chris

We have seen a steady decline in cap rates over the last several years but that may be about to change.  I recently read an article at Real Capital Analytics about cap rates and how they relate to the 10yr US Treasury.  Click on this post to see what was said.

May 15, 2018 0

Space Matters – 5 Key Office Trends and Metrics for U.S. Occupiers

By Chris

In the face of the tightest labor market in approximately 18 years, corporate occupiers are highly focused on talent acquisition and retention.  Results of a recent research survey entitled What Occupiers Want, revealed that finding and keeping top talent is the number one challenge for global organizations. Corporate real estate is increasingly becoming a significant tool to attract high-quality talent.  This alignment of real estate and business strategy is driving several critical trends, influenced by technology, that impact how space is designed and utilized. Click on this post to read about the five trends that we feel are shaping the current office market.

April 27, 2018 0

Capital Markets Update

By Chris

We recently sent an update to our clients letting them know what is going on in the capital markets. If you are a buyer you will want to see our last report to refresh your knowledge on what actually is happening both with rates and terms. Read the full post to see more of my summary and our most recent capital markets report.

April 18, 2018 0

Tax Reform – impacts and projections for the Bay Area

By Chris

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.

March 6, 2018 Off

Current Cost of Tenant Improvements

By Chris

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.

December 13, 2017 Off

Pendulum Swinging to Occupiers

By Chris

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.