Category: Market

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.

June 14, 2013 Off

The Search for Yield…

By Chris

Currently I have been working on several purchase requirements and as I read a recent article from our Research Director I found it very relevant. In the article, Garrick Brown discusses some of what is happening in the investment markets. I would agree that investors are both looking for yield but they are also still very adverse to risk. This is still creating a lot of demand for core assets. If you are willing to take risk then you’ll look outside of the core to increase your yield but if you are not willing to take risk then it can be difficult to achieve an acceptable return. For a good read on some current trends in the investment market, read the enclosed article on Searching for Yield…

April 6, 2013 Off

Job Growth is the #1 Driver of Commercial Real Estate

By Chris

Job growth is the number one drive of Commercial Real Estate. For the last two months, we’ve been sending out updates on what the U.S. employment market looks like. In March, we gave a more detailed report while April gave a different perspective on where that growth was happening. We found it interesting to see which markets are producing new jobs.