Author: Chris

December 6, 2018 0

Tri-Valley Office and Industrial Statistics

By Chris

In the Tri-Valley, Q3 closed with a slow down in leasing activity and resulted in a negative net absorption in both the office and industrial markets. As a result, both segments saw an increase in vacancy and a decline in asking rents. See the whole post to read about the rest of the statistics and our outlook for both market segments.

September 28, 2018 0

Fed Raises Interest Rates Again With Plans For One More Bump Later This Year

By Chris

Interest rates are on the rise again as the Federal Reserve raises the rate by a quarter-point and the money policy group believes rate bumps are needed to keep a strong economy humming along. The Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said, “Our economy is strong” and that “the overall growth outlook remains favorable.” Read the rest of the article here…

September 12, 2018 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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.