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April 27, 2018 Off

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...

March 15, 2018 Off

Will Commercial Real Estate Values Fall in 2018?

By Chris

I recently ran across an article in Forbes magazine (see article here) on real estate market and they asked whether...

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...

September 12, 2018 0

Economic Update – Still Strong. Entering the Boom Phase?

By Chris

Commercial real estate is tied to every segment of the economy. It’s one of the things that makes our business so dynamic and resilient. There is always demand from one sector or another. Today, every aspect of the economy is strong, driving growth in every one of our business lines.

July 27, 2018 0

Remote Office Workers, A Trend That Works For Some Occupiers

By Chris

Are you looking for ways to make your office space more efficient? Have you explored moving some of your workforce offsite so they can work remote? This is a trend that has been around for a while and it may or may not be the right thing for you to do. We cover this topic in this post, hope you enjoy the post.

July 11, 2018 0

The Economy…have you seen the latest numbers? Still going strong.

By Chris

We just released our new U.S. Economic and CRE Outlook. Did you know that we are now in the second longest recovery period and by next July (2019), we will be in the longest recovery every recorded?  Nearly nine years into the current cycle, the U.S. economy is strong and all the signs say it’s getting stronger. The leading indicators that correlate well with the property markets are in excellent shape.

June 13, 2018 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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.