Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

With autonomy, commercial real-estate could go mobile

With autonomy, commercial real-estate could go mobile The coming years could see the next great land rush across the US and many other countries worldwide, but it might not even involve land. Instead, the next trend for savvy investors could be fleets of autonomous vehicles. […]

Types of Commercial Real Estate

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Types of Commercial Real Estate Commercial real estate can be broken down into several different categories. At a high level, when people think of different types of commercial real estate, they typically think about shopping centers, office buildings, or warehouses. But the commercial real estate industry is much more precise when it comes to defining property types. Below is a list of different types of commercial real estate with a description of how each category is typically defined. […]

Most Commercial Property Investors in U.S. Are Net Buyers in 2017

Most Commercial Property Investors in U.S. Are Net Buyers in 2017 Los Angeles Retains Position as Number One Target. According to CBRE newly released Americas Investor Intentions Survey 2017, the prospect of increased U.S. economic growth combined with less regulation, means that investor sentiment for commercial real estate investment is marginally more positive than last year, despite the potential for rising interest rates. […]

Commercial real estate colossus shows off green innovations

Commercial real estate colossus shows off green innovations Commercial real estate giant CBRE just dedicated 34,000 square feet to showing off its eco-friendly chops. Its client experience center near Milwaukee, which debuted this spring, is a showcase for all the sustainable and green technologies. […]

Using Data-Driven Location Analytics to Guide Commercial Real Estate Investments

Using Data-Driven Location Analytics to Guide Commercial Real Estate Investments My father, a seasoned commercial real estate broker, always told me that real estate is about "location, location, location." While working in his office as teenager, I can remember hearing brokers arguing loudly about which neighborhoods were up and coming, what the residents were like, and where the most money could be made. […]

A Real Estate Boom, Powered by Pot

A Real Estate Boom, Powered by Pot At the edge of an industrial park in this suburb south of Boston, past a used-car auction lot and a defunct cheese factory, is an unmarked warehouse bristling with security cameras and bustling with activity. Until recently, the cinder-block structure was home to a wholesale florist, a granite cutter and a screen printer. Today, it is home to just one tenant: a medical marijuana operation called Ermont. […]

More room for real estate

More room for real estate We believe the U.S. commercial real estate recovery has room to run. Richard explains why with the help of this week's chart. The U.S. commercial real estate recovery is in its eighth year, but we believe it still has room to run amid reflation, competitive rental yields and potential for operating income growth. This week's chart helps explain why […]

Interest Rates Are Rising Again. Here’s How That Affects Commercial Real Estate

Interest Rates Are Rising Again. Here's How That Affects Commercial Real Estate With the Federal Reserve raising its benchmark short-term interest rate in March for the third time since December 2015 and two more rate hikes expected by the end of 2017, interest rates are becoming an increasingly relevant factor in analyzing the near-term future of U.S. commercial real estate. […]

Blackstone appoints bankers for potential £11bn float of warehouse business

Blackstone appoints bankers for potential £11bn float of warehouse business Private equity firm Blackstone has appointed bankers to oversee a giant market listing of its warehouse property arm Logicor. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will work up an initial public offering for the company, which provides logistics space for firms such as Amazon and DHL. […]

Could PropTech change the face of commercial real estate forever?

Could PropTech change the face of commercial real estate forever? British estate agents learnt in 2016 that they were one of the most reviled groups in Britain, when an Ipsos Mori poll found only 24% of the public trusting them to tell the truth. The only profession carrying lower levels of public trust was, of course, politicians. […]