Tag: Cassidy Turley

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.

August 1, 2013 Off

How to Build a Collaborative Office Space Like Pixar and Google

By Chris

How can you build a collaborative work environment in your company? Firms like Pixar and Google have demonstrated the power of a good work environment. Collaboration can bread success and it is worth spending some time to layout your office in a way that fosters it. This article takes a brief look at the topic and gives some insight on how to bring it out in your office setting.

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…

February 20, 2013 Off

The Office Building of the Past and Future

By Chris

You may have noticed that the office buildings in your marketplace are changing. Landlords are spending money to update and make their assets more sustainable. We are seeing the focus move from the traditional office work to mixed use. Looking ahead, the focus is not on new buildings but rather existing buildings and how to reposition existing properties to make them more competitive with today’s standards. This post sheds some light on this and how Cassidy Turley is helping Landlords with their valued assets.

January 25, 2013 Off

Q4 2012 Office Market Posts The Stongest Quarter in Five Years

By Chris

Demand for office space surged in the fourth quarter of 2012 posting the strongest quarter of demand for office space since pre-recession 2007. The job numbers have been healthy for quite some time but it wasn’t till the fourth quarter did we see the demand play out. Given the fiscal cliff scenario, the fear of a relapse into recession may be behind us. Asking rents rose 1% when compared to Q4 2011. While this is still a tenant’s market, vacancy is eroding. We estimate that we still need to decrease another 200 bsp before landlords can really push rents. The national rent growth is being pushed by a hand full of West Coast, tech-driven markets as well as the New York City market. Furthermore, we are seing companies functioning on less space per employee. That number has declined from 225sf to 176sf per person in 2012. We estimate that this could fall to as little as 151sf per person by 2017.

December 18, 2012 Off

Fiscal Cliff Impact Scenarios for Commercial Real Estate

By Chris

On Friday December 14th, Cassidy Turley released research examining the impending “fiscal cliff’s” impact on commercial real estate markets across the country. In this post, the fiscal cliff is defined and several scenarios are discussed. We also take our market research platform and discuss the impact to 30 different markets across the country. You can download the report by following the link or you can read the summary in this post. As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments.

October 15, 2012 Off

A Lesson in Value For Tenants From Single Tenant Net Investments

By Chris

Cassidy Turley Northern California has just released our Fall 2012 Single Tenant Net Lease Investment Report. This report tracks national trends within the commercial real estate investment market with a special focus on single tenant net lease properties. Understanding the sale market and value that your lease has on a building can shed light on your next lease negotiation…

September 6, 2012 Off

US Economic & CRE Outlook Webcast: A Big Fat Pause in the Recovery

By Chris

Cassidy Turley’s Chief Economist Kevin Thorpe recently spoke on a company webcast. Mr. Thorpe covered Cassidy Turley’s perspective on the U.S. Economic & CRE Outlook. The presentation was titled, “A Big Fat Pause in the Recovery.” In this post, I summarize what was covered and provide a link for you to listen to the presentation.

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”.

November 16, 2011 Off

Why Do Market Reports Matter?

By Chris

You meet with your commercial real estate broker or talk on the phone and he gives you a market report for your area. Why? Isn’t it his job to know all those rent, vacancy and absorption numbers? Why should you care? The answers are important for your current and future business and may help you make business decisions aside from real estate.