Michael Liebreich

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  • Solar Installations: Achieving Grid Parity

    Installation of solar photovoltaic arrays is on the rise among commercial real estate properties. Falling prices and growing incentives are even helping solar achieve price parity with utility-supplied electricity.

    National 23 January 2015 22:54

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    Miami continues to attract national and overseas attention and capital, with transaction volume topping $1 billion in the 12 months ending in July. The metro’s office inventory includes more than 51 million square feet of space and is largely dominated by Class A and A+ properties.

    13 October 2017 11:03
  • Skanska Invests $90M in Denmark Hotel Project

    The 357-key hotel will comprise around 275,000 square feet of space. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2018 and completed by September 2020.

    26 September 2017 14:11
  • Watt Plaza Recertified to LEED Platinum Level

    The office asset exceeded its previous Platinum LEED certification by five points. In addition, the property consistently achieved high Energy Star rating every year since 2004, reaching 98 out of 100 this year.

    30 May 2017 21:52
  • Digital Distraction: E-Commerce Myths & Realities

    As the line between click-and-order and brick-and-mortar continues to blur, our preoccupation with the impact of online retail misses the point, an industry veteran contends.

    30 August 2017 13:57
  • Short Stays: Why Temporary Rentals Are Becoming a Permanent Solution

    The number of freelancers, temps, independent contractors and entrepreneurs is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, such individuals will constitute 40 percent of the workforce over the next five years, up from 30 percent today.

    08 August 2017 12:23
  • Rebalancing Act: New Balance’s New Headquarters

    New Balance transformed 15 acres of previously vacated light-industrial property into a LEED Platinum-certified headquarters under the USGBC v2009 Core and Shell rating system, becoming the first in the U.S. to achieve all 12 indoor environmental quality credits.

    03 April 2017 21:07
  • Rents Moderate in the Bay Area

    Just one year after double-digit increases had bumped the average to $2,480—among the highest in the country—the rate decreased by 0.5 percent year-over-year through May.

    31 July 2017 07:00
  • South Denver Office Campus Lands $66M Refi

    JLL's Capital Markets negotiated a $66 million loan for the refinancing of a 413,518-square-foot asset in Greenwood Village, Colo. The 10-year term loan features a 4.6 percent fixed interest rate and has a 30-year amortization schedule.

    16 June 2017 19:11
  • Elevated Equity REIT Bank Borrowing Bears Close Watch

    While not a new phenomenon, U.S. equity REITs' exposure could constrain corporate credit quality in some cases if bank borrowing continues at this elevated level, warns Fitch Ratings Head of U.S. REITs Steven Marks.

    19 July 2017 17:24
  • First Tru By Hilton Opens in Oklahoma City

    This marks the chain's 5,000th property, which was brought to market in 16 months from when it launched. The hotel is owned by Champ Patel at Champion Hotels.

    29 May 2017 08:27