Tag: BT Commercial

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…

November 30, 2011 Off

Your Lease/Balance Sheet Will Soon Be Related

By Chris

Accounting Standards – What’s The Latest? As a CEO or CFO, keeping an eye on the progress of the Global Accounting Standards topic will help you position your company and preserve its value. Specifically regarding your corporate real estate, an understanding of the discussion around the re-characterization of leases will benefit you in your leasing decisions. The changes being proposed primarily affect public companies but there will be a modified standard for smaller, non-public companies which is referred to as “Private-Company GAAP”.

September 14, 2011 Off

LEED-CI: Making Green or Just Spending It?

By Chris

Productivity – It’s our buzz word these days. Everyone is doing more with less. Green thinking is popular, but does it fit into business reality? Read on to learn how you can make environmental decisions with your physical space that actually improve your company’s performance … your brand, your people and your facilities.

June 26, 2011 Off

Mid Year Economic Forecast

By Chris

In reviewing our mid year U.S. Macro Forecast Report, several factors stood out describing where we are in the economic recovery and what industry sector may provide significant contributions to our economic engine. This post will highlight the forecast including the effects of QE2, social media technology and the latest market data. Profitability and overall U.S. rents are covered as well. Look for more regarding driving industry sectors in my next blog post on venture capital.

April 18, 2011 Off

2011 Northern California Market Overview

By Chris

Annually we produce a Commercial Real Estate Overview of Northern California. For the last two years we have published this in an e-book format. Click on “Read Full Story” and then the book in this post for the latest economic information for the Tri-Valley. National market data is also available.