Tag: 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.

March 26, 2013 Off

Current Trends in Office Space

By Chris

Companies expect more from open-plan offices – more teamwork, productivity, and satisfaction. Do they get it? Read more in my post on the trends of moving toward and open-plan and shared spaces and how it mimics what corporations are doing with their office space. Is it a trend or the new standard, see what is involved in that decision…

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.

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.

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.

August 17, 2011 Off

Hunker Down or Move Ahead?

By Chris

With the volatility in the stock market last week, many of us are wondering what’s next. I’ve been writing about the increase in jobs in the economy and the venture capital boom as fundamentals pointing toward a slow but steady climb out of the recession. What should we do then with the downgrade of our U.S. credit rating and wild stock market activity last week? Should we hunker down and stop spending altogether or continue to move forward making business decisions as wisely as we can?

July 27, 2011 Off

2nd Quarter Market Reports

By Chris

Our Office, Industrial and R&D reports for the second quarter are now all available. We are seeing healthy trends in…

July 15, 2011 Off

Venture Capital Picks Up Speed

By Chris

Our Cassidy Turley Insights white paper on venture capital provides encouraging news about the economy and where the largest economic engines for the future may come. Though jobs creation dipped in May and remains the biggest concern to the economy, some of the greatest increases in office occupancy are happening in markets leading in venture capital (VC) funding and activity.

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.