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I recently ran across an article in Forbes magazine (see article here) on real estate market and they asked whether or not the market will continue to go up. They noted that investors have been spoiled by two decades of double digit returns. According to the article, in 2016, the market saw a change of pace as returns on institutional-grade properties fell below a 20 year 10.1% average for the first time since the Great Recession. While it’s logical to […]

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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.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Cushman & Wakefield’s U.S. Macro Forecast

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.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Healthy Economy Requires Updated Real Estate Strategy

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.

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on 2015 U.S. and N. California Forecast

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.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Q4 2013 Market Update – Positive Abosorption But Less Than Expected

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.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on How to Build a Collaborative Office Space Like Pixar and Google

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.

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on The Search for Yield…

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…

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Current Trends in Office Space

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…

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on The Office Building of the Past and Future

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.