Tag: Northern California

April 18, 2018 0

Tax Reform – impacts and projections for the Bay Area

By Chris

We recently released an article on the tax reform and how it affects those in high SALT (state and local tax) states like California and New York. I’ve posted a summary of that article here and a link to the entire report. Hope you enjoy the article. Feel free to comment if you think there is something that we missed.

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.

May 17, 2016 Off

Healthy Economy Requires Updated Real Estate Strategy

By Chris

Cushman & Wakefield published the U.S. Macro Forecast this month with promising news. Many key factors in the overall health of our economy are pointing to U.S. GDP growth accelerating. As an intelligent tenant, I always recommend you meet with a broker at least 12-14 months prior to your lease expiration. In today’s climate you can expect to find fewer options available to you, rents that are higher than what you are currently paying and longer term requirements from landlords, 3-5 years at a minimum.

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.

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.

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.

November 2, 2012 Off

Cassidy Turley Releases Its National Q3-2012 Office Reports and Outlook

By Chris

Cassidy Turley just recently compiled its market reports for Q3-2012. I have included both the National and East Bay Pleasanton reports for the office markets. In Northern Califoria alone, Cassidy Turley publishes over 50 market reports covering Office, Industrial, R&D, Multifamily, Retail, and Life Science industries to name a few. If you need a specific report, please don’t hesitate to send me an email and I’ll gladly forward it to you.

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.

May 4, 2012 Off

The Greenest Government Building Ever

By Chris

NASA just finished its latest effort, a 50,000 sf office building at the Moffett Field Ames Research Center in Sunnyvale, California. It is being advertised as the “greenest” federal building. For years now, commercial office buildings have been the focus of sustainability groups and the next big push for making our world a more environmentally friendly place to live and work. It is true, there is a lot of energy to be saved and we can still improve upon the standards we all live by in our commercial buildings. NASA may have just set the bar for all of us.