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  • Past Storms Offer Clues About Impact on CRE

    It is too early to make definitive conclusions about Harvey and Irma's impact on CRE valuations, but it is reasonable to expect CRE investment conditions to return to normalcy in the long term, argues Situs RERC President Ken Riggs.

    ViewPoint 20 September 2017 14:41
  • Timing the Market: An Open Letter to Net Lease Sellers

    While today's market conditions favor net lease sellers, it's important for investors to understand market trends and potential challenges when considering a sale, notes Stan Johnson Co. Director Anne Perrault.

    ViewPoint 20 September 2017 13:48
  • From Rust to Robust: Revamping Industrial Sites for Community Benefit

    Nonprofit entities can revitalize neighborhoods and improve local economies by redeveloping unused real estate, according to Donald F. Smith, Jr., president of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

    Industrial 13 September 2017 20:49
  • RAISE-ing Red Flags: A Self-Defeating Immigration Plan

    Somewhere in Washington, D.C., there must be a hidden office with a frosted glass window on the door that reads, “The Department of Really Dumb Ideas.” Over the years, both major U.S. political parties have taken long-term leases on that space—often at the same time.

    ViewPoint 11 September 2017 08:32
  • Real Estate’s Role in the Rise of iCities

    New technologies are giving rise to the creation of '"Smart Cities," and real estate developers and investors will need to adjust how they approach development and design, argues John Thomas, Squire Patton Boggs' global real estate practice lead.

    ViewPoint 07 September 2017 18:37
  • Mixed-Use: 5 Questions Every Lawyer Should Answer

    Those looking to develop a mixed-use project face the tasks of deciding what and where to build, and assembling a team of professionals. Adam Silverman of Cozen O’Connor, discusses how experienced counsel can help you answer the following questions when building a mixed-use structure.

    Mixed Use 06 September 2017 16:43
  • Interest Rates and The End of Quantitative Easing

    Real estate investors should prepare for volatility in interest rates and asset values over the next few years, suggests CBRE Vice President Brandon Smith.

    ViewPoint 06 September 2017 14:48
  • The Power of Private Money in the CRE Marketplace

    As we approach the decade point since the market crash, private capital may save commercial real estate lending in the U.S., argues Woodbridge Wealth Managing Director Dayne Roseman.

    ViewPoint 06 September 2017 14:15
  • Net Lease QSR Properties Outperform Market

    Lower price points, long-term leases and rental escalations are some of the reasons why net lease investors are flocking to single-tenant quick service restaurant properties, according to The Boulder Group President Randy Blankstein.

    ViewPoint 06 September 2017 13:55
  • What’s Keeping This Cycle’s Momentum Going?

    Despite some cautionary signals, there are positive indicators that this real estate cycle has room to grow, notes David Kessler, partner & real estate practice director with CohnReznick.

    ViewPoint 06 September 2017 13:54
  • Smoke Detection in Commercial Buildings

    By Ryan Sandler For decades, traditional smoke detectors have been used to protect commercial building occupants from the danger of smoke and fire—protection that is mandated by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). Now, however, a new approach using more sophisticated, established smoke detection technology is contributing substantial benefits to building owners

    ViewPoint 31 August 2017 14:33
  • Investors Look to Chicago as a Safe Haven

    An expert from Marcus & Millichap reveals why small-balance multifamily owners should look to the Windy City, including the area's cap rates, price per unit and gross rent multipliers.

    ViewPoint 30 August 2017 16:23
  • 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.

    Retail 30 August 2017 13:57
  • Lease-Ups in a Down Market

    A dip in the market is inevitable at some point, and those best prepared to take it on will have a distinct advantage over their competitors. Megan Mahoney of LMC gives a few key pieces to consider when planning for unknown conditions.

    ViewPoint 25 August 2017 16:08
  • Running Toward Retail: Banking on the Lasting Appeal of Downtowns

    The in-person shopping experience can thrive in revitalized core districts, representing a potential goldmine for small business tenants with strong customer relationships.

    Retail 16 August 2017 13:30