Category: Market

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.

October 5, 2017 Off

Cushman & Wakefield’s U.S. Macro Forecast

By Chris

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.

March 3, 2015 Off

2015 U.S. and N. California Forecast

By Chris

DTZ hosted our annual State of Real Estate event in San Francisco again this year. Chief Economist, Kevin Thorpe, shared his research, data and forecast for 2015 both nationally and for Northern California.

August 28, 2014 Off

E-Commerce Tenant Demand

By Chris

E-Commerce companies are becoming a powerful force in logistics based real estate decisions. Logistics based decisions are made with the logistics of a company’s consumer base at the forefront of the location selection. If you are in the market to lease a traditional distribution facility, you will find these companies in competition with you for space. If e-commerce distribution is a part your business, the information provided here may give you insight as to where you fit in the continuum of the growth process.

April 27, 2014 Off

Owner/User Buyers – Back in the Market!

By Chris

Major advantages to the buying decision are flexibility, agility and possible gain on the value of a building asset. A company with good credit that purchases a building, leases it to themselves and then places it on the market for sale can potentially achieve a substantial profit.

January 15, 2014 Off

2014 Reasons to be Optimistic in 2014

By Chris

For many of us, 2013 ended up closing with less than stellar results. Will 2014 be a better year? We share our perspective on why 2014 may be a better year for the commercial real estate market.

December 31, 2013 Off

Q4 2013 Market Update – Positive Abosorption But Less Than Expected

By Chris

According to Kevin Thorpe, Cassidy Turley’s Chief Economist, office vacancy across the U.S. is “clearly tightening, but at a rate that is much slower than past recoveries. Steady job growth and lack of new development has vacancy falling in 70% of the country, but the office sector is still adjusting to the new era of tenant downsizing and space efficiency.” We anticipate tenant activity levels will pick up in 2014 over 2013 but like our economist notes, we have the trends of downsizing and space efficiency keeping our growth down to a moderate pace. This post covers some of the stats for 2013 for the Bay Area Commercial Real Estate market.