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  • REITs in an Era of Strong Policy Headwinds

    The new administration hopes to accelerate U.S. economic growth by focusing on infrastructure spending and tax reform. But the more restrictive trade and immigration policies could present some challenges for equity REITs, explains Fitch Ratings Senior Director Stephen Boyd.

    ViewPoint 17 May 2017 18:36
  • Debunking the Myth of Net Lease’s Simplicity

    While many are drawn to the net lease industry due to the common belief of the sector's simplicity, building a successful career in the space requires relationships and experience, and dealing with challenges along the way, advises Generation Income Properties Founder & CEO David Sobelman.

    ViewPoint 17 May 2017 18:35
  • Property Tax Tip: Beware of Misleading Comp Sales

    Are you challenging an assessment? A veteran tax attorney urges a close look at sales comps used by the assessor, which may not reflect your asset's true market value.

    Property Management 10 May 2017 15:17
  • How Health Care Planning, Design Can Foster Community

    As the role of health care facilities change, developers are finding more opportunities to design and develop properties that provide a strong connection to their communities.

    ViewPoint 09 May 2017 20:25
  • Is Downtown L.A. Embracing New Urbanism?

    As a construction boom transforms the city, California's capital of car culture is embracing the principles of density, walkability and verticality.

    ViewPoint 08 May 2017 16:49
  • Increasing ROI Through Adaptive Reuse

    Owners and investors are pursuing more adaptive reuse projects in search of higher profitability and returns, argues McCormick Construction President & CEO Michael McCormick.

    ViewPoint 03 May 2017 18:00
  • Investors Turn Attention to Suburban Office

    Due to price escalations and limited supply of CBD office assets, investors are reconsidering the suburbs in their quest for yield, notes Leah Gallagher, Transwestern's San Antonio city leader.

    ViewPoint 03 May 2017 17:58
  • REITs Provide Alternative to ‘Develop-to-Core’

    Rather than compete to purchase core real estate assets, investors are looking to develop their own projects. But investors should consider REITs with a greater development focus as another option, argues Scott Crowe, CenterSquare's chief investment strategist.

    ViewPoint 03 May 2017 17:57
  • Sustainably Sourced: Impact of Fresh Options on QSR Sector

    As consumers increasingly favor locally sourced and fresh ingredients, what will the impact be on quick-service restaurant owners and investors? Stan Johnson Co.'s Clint Robison and Lanie Beck believe having a well-located property is key.

    ViewPoint 03 May 2017 17:49
  • Making the Grade

    While there was substantial growth during the Obama years, it was attributable to the normal recovery as the U.S. economy emerges from an economic downturn. After Obama's eight-year term, the U.S. has achieved the same slow economic growth as the social democratic economies of Europe and Japan.

    ViewPoint 03 May 2017 13:16
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Rate Hike?

    You shouldn't be, because the Fed's moves are actually good news. CapStack's CEO explains which economic and capital markets trends are more reliable signs of market performance.

    Finance 24 April 2017 20:12
  • How 100,000 Immigrants and CRE Can Make 1.6M Jobs

    The EB-5 visa program is well known in property and infrastructure development circles. Congress is working to beat an April 28 deadline to reauthorize the program before it expires.

    ViewPoint 20 April 2017 18:24
  • Right-Sizing Your Parking

    A half-century of parking planning has taught us that cookie-cutter planning doesn’t work because each development is unique, with its own challenges, opportunities and resources.

    ViewPoint 20 April 2017 14:26
  • Solid Base

    In Washington, D.C., as in so many jurisdictions throughout the country, commercial property assessments and taxes have steadily increased for the last five years.

    ViewPoint 20 April 2017 12:22
  • Change of Seasons

    As the first quarter of 2017 passed, we have certainly faced multiple intersections, ranging from political shifts to demographic changes and from technological disruptions to accelerating urbanization. These alterations are placing tremendous pressures on global economies.

    ViewPoint 20 April 2017 10:00