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  • Shorter-Term Net Leases Gain Favor

    As today's buyers search for yield, properties with shorter lease terms have become sought-after investments for a certain sophisticated investor pool, notes Andrew Watson, managing director & leader of Transwestern's National Net Lease and Sale-Leaseback Group.

    ViewPoint 19 July 2017 17:22
  • Mid-Year Trends in CRE Financing

    Dekel Capital Managing Principal Shlomi Ronen discusses how lenders are keeping the balance between borrower demand and new regulations and other mid-year trends in real estate financing.

    Finance 19 July 2017 15:33
  • Experiential Retailing Is Transforming the Use of CRE

    Realizing the value in offering customers experiences, retailers are capturing sales through experiential retailing and e-commerce, using data as a means to select the most relevant locations for shopping and distribution facilities, says Christopher Pappas, director at Fitch Ratings.

    Retail 13 July 2017 18:01
  • The Flattening Yield Curve

    Industry participants can expect further softness in land values and increased difficulty in obtaining construction loans, as short-term interest rate increases are expected to continue, argues Avison Young Principal Jay Maddox.

    ViewPoint 05 July 2017 17:26
  • The Value of Real Estate Brokers

    Recent consolidation in the brokerage community has increased concern among owners and buyers about using a brokerage firm that represents both the buyer and seller in the transaction. But Buchalter Shareholder Manuel Fishman argues why using an integrated brokerage firm can be valuable.

    ViewPoint 05 July 2017 17:26
  • Net Lease Market Shifts to Neutral

    After years of the net lease market being perceived as more favorable to sellers than buyers, the widening cap rate spread combined with a change in investor sentiment has shifted the market, notes The Boulder Group President Randy Blankstein.

    ViewPoint 05 July 2017 17:26
  • 5 Capital Markets Trends to Watch

    CBRE Vice President Brandon Smith discusses recent hot topics in the capital markets, including why bond yields significantly increased last week and if a sustained rise is on the horizon.

    ViewPoint 05 July 2017 17:25
  • Breathing New Life into Old Buildings

    Many shopping centers are being renovated into new spaces with new uses as a result of changing retail trends and the growth of online shopping. A creative vision and unique zoning approach are needed to be successful, notes Withey Morris PLC Owner Adam Baugh.

    Development 23 June 2017 19:45
  • What’s Ahead for Energy Star?

    With the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30 and the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, the popular EPA program might be back on the chopping block.

    Sustainability 23 June 2017 10:40
  • A New Model for In-Building Wireless Service

    A 30-year veteran of the telecommunications industry explains the new model that offers an economical approach for a crucial category of technology.

    Technology 22 June 2017 20:57
  • Will Lenders Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Hotel Investors?

    Insights on what's ahead for the hospitality sector in the capital markets, from a finance veteran and president of the Continental Partners mortgage banking firm.

    Hotel 22 June 2017 17:29
  • All About Equity Waterfalls, Part 2

    Profit distribution waterfalls and joint venture structures are common investments in commercial real estate, but they are also complex and require trade-offs for both investors and developer/sponsors, notes Avison Young Principal Jay Maddox. Part 2 of 2.

    ViewPoint 21 June 2017 15:42
  • Investors Brace for the Future: Dissecting Returns

    With the peak of the CRE cycle on its way, investors' expectations for total returns will likely not be met, argues Situs RERC President Ken Riggs. But not to fear: Solid fundamentals should keep the income component of returns stable.

    ViewPoint 21 June 2017 15:41
  • Moody’s Investors Service View on US Multifamily REITs

    US multifamily REITs’ net operating income growth will continue to decelerate on weakening fundamentals, notes Moody's Investors Service Assistant Vice President Griselda Bisono.

    ViewPoint 21 June 2017 15:41
  • Unlocking Real Value in Fast-Food Assets

    Why a sale-leaseback strategy could prove to be the best long-term solution for both net-lease franchise owners and developers, according to Sands Investment Group Net Lease Advisor Elan Sieder.

    ViewPoint 21 June 2017 15:40