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  • 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

    This year March proved that the exception reinforces the rule. The month came in like the proverbial lamb, but by mid-month it had donned its lion’s coat and surprised the early cherry blossoms in the nation’s capital.

    ViewPoint 20 April 2017 10:00
  • The Case for Lower Interest Rates

    Reduced growth expectations and a potential stock market correction could mean interest rates might not rise as much as previously thought, notes Avison Young Principal Jay Maddox. Lower rates combined with strong demand fundamentals and capital availability could bode well for commercial real estate values.

    ViewPoint 19 April 2017 17:46
  • The Changing Face of CRE Investment

    Institutional investors are increasing their interest in owning commercial real estate due to its more predictable returns, but what is the ripple effect on the rest of the industry? Buchalter Nemer Shareholder Manuel Fishman discusses the impact on other market players.

    ViewPoint 19 April 2017 17:45
  • REIT Growth in a Dividend-Driven Environment

    While the net lease REIT industry has grown into an investment class of its own because of its stable, risk-adjusted returns, there is an important component missing from these REITs' underwriting, argues Generation Income Properties Founder & CEO David Sobelman.

    ViewPoint 19 April 2017 17:44
  • Bridging the Net Lease Retail Buyer-Seller Gap

    Calkain Cos. Associate Director Scott Campbell delves into how factors like rising interest rates and a new political structure have made the gap between buyers and sellers a particular focus for net lease retail investment players this year.

    ViewPoint 19 April 2017 17:42
  • To Cut Property Taxes, Mind Those Lease Structures

    Tax Day tips from an attorney that could help reduce your bill: Be precise, be flexible, and don't wait until it's too late to find legal help.

    Property Management 17 April 2017 05:09
  • How Green Space is Transforming the Cityscape

    As the world's population continues to migrate to urban settings, city planners are investing in new ways to incorporate green space into these densely populated markets. Columbus Downtown Development Corp. President & CEO Guy Worley discusses the benefits of urban green space.

    Development 13 April 2017 16:04
  • Typically a Turtle, Industrial Could Be Real Estate’s New Hare

    Often deemed a relatively unexciting sector marked by incremental growth, the asset category is arguably the hottest in real estate, thanks to changing consumer and lifestyle trends.

    News 13 April 2017 11:40
  • Negotiation Strategies Under a New President

    In a time of uncertainty for commercial real estate investors, searching for opportunities that are consistent with the current political environment may offer greater upside, argues Buchalter Nemer's Manuel Fishman.

    ViewPoint 07 April 2017 14:29
  • Where Is the Lending Money Coming From?

    With 2017 marking the last year of the "CMBS maturity wall," SVN Institutional Capital Markets Chair Gabriel Silverstein delves into the main sources refinancing the roughly $10 billion per month that is coming due.

    ViewPoint 05 April 2017 18:07
  • The Experience Economy: A Shift in Hotel Profitability

    Hotel companies need to implement multisensory experiences at their properties to gain the attention of Millennial travelers and capture the generation's growing buying power, argues Forté Specialty Contractors Founder & CEO Scott Acton.

    ViewPoint 05 April 2017 18:06
  • What the GOP’s Border-Adjustment Tax Means for REITs

    While its tough to say where the proposal is headed, lawmakers agree the taxing system for REITs could look very different in the future. Here’s a snapshot of REIT sectors that could feel an impact—adverse or beneficial—according to BDO's Matthew Becker, Tanya Thomas and Paul Heiselmann.

    ViewPoint 05 April 2017 18:04
  • Asian Investment in US Office Assets Continues to Surge

    CommercialCafé's latest analysis tracks down the most attractive U.S. office markets for Asian investors.

    Office 04 April 2017 11:17
  • Exceeding Expectations

    No matter where the project is being built, developers in the rapidly changing retail industry need to always be thinking about what they can bring to the surrounding community to keep them engaged, notes Phil Mays, principal of RocaPoint Partners.

    Retail 03 April 2017 19:37