Category: Market

April 12, 2019 1

Headquarter Relocation Advice

By Chris

When you last moved your offices, how much time did you put into thinking about the location?  In the commercial real estate word, headquarter locations are usually a very strategic decision for large and medium sized companies.  Regardless of your size, your office location should be a well thought out strategic move for the company.  In this post, I would like to touch on what I believe to be important areas to consider in your company’s upcoming relocation.

February 15, 2019 Off

2019 Market Updates

By Chris

This is a late first post for 2019 but things have been busy.  I changed companies at the first of…

December 6, 2018 Off

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.

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.

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.