Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Widespread Uncertainty Is Helping Commercial Real Estate

If 2015 was the peak of the commercial real estate cycle, and 2016 was defined by political upheaval, 2017 could be called The Year of Stable Uncertainty. ACORE Capital co-founder Warren de Haan, whose two-year-old company did $5B in real estate financing deals last year, said most people are asking the same questions in his daily conversations with borrowers, but no one knows the answers. […]

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. […]

In Their Own Words: What It’s Really Like To Be A Woman In Commercial Real Estate

In Their Own Words: What It's Really Like To Be A Woman In Commercial Real Estate There is something missing in the C-suite corner offices and late night deal-making sessions of the commercial real estate industry: women. Men dominate the jobs that start with "chief" or end with "VP", and according to CREW Network, the income gap between men and women in the industry is 23.3%. […]

10 Ways To Leverage Social Media In Commercial Real Estate

10 Ways To Leverage Social Media In Commercial Real Estate Once a building is completed, the next task is to fill it with tenants. As every power broker knows, social media can be a pivotal force in a property marketing plan. But before figuring out which social media channel makes the most sense, it is important to understand the target audience and to study the demographic. […]

Things to Consider Before Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Things to Consider Before Investing in Commercial Real Estate Investing in commercial real estate is a lot different to traditional investments like stocks and bonds. There are barriers that prevent entry into the market, and you'll have to find a lender who is willing to offer you a mortgage, which is harder to do than when buying residential real estate due to you needing to put down a hefty deposit. Finding a property and undergoing regular asset management are also things that will take a lot of time. That said, if you are set on investing in commercial real estate, here's what you need to consider. […]

Commercial real estate moving out of major cities

Commercial real estate moving out of major cities Commercial real estate construction evokes images of imposing glass cityscapes with cranes interspersed throughout. One might expect the most attractive place to build commercial real estate is in the heart of a CBD. In urban economics, businesses locating close to other firms can benefit from lower production costs, lower freight costs and higher networking opportunities. […]

Is Commercial Real Estate Prepared for a Cyberattack?

Is Commercial Real Estate Prepared for a Cyberattack? Many people don't think of commercial real estate when they think about cyberattacks. But they should. A cyberattack can come from almost anywhere, including internet-based building management systems, third-party vendors, SaaS applications and employee's use of personal devices to access company applications and data. Cyberattacks can result in significant economic and reputational losses and exposure to legal liability. […]

Four steps to a tough stance in a commercial real estate sale

Four steps to a tough stance in a commercial real estate sale Reader Question: A real estate agent approached us with a commercial client who would like to buy our property. The agent wants to list our property to get the process started. Why would we need to list the property if she already has the buyer? And what should we pay for commissions on this type of transaction? I wouldn't expect to pay the typical fee since the property was not for sale.​ Answer: […]

European commercial real estate investment activity was strong in 2016

European commercial real estate investment activity was strong in 2016 European commercial real estate investment activity in 2016 was the third highest on record with total sales volumes of €207 billion, according to new research. This was down 15% year on year but for some market it was the best year to date for investment with Italy up 25.5%, the Netherlands up 24.4% and Sweden up 32.2%. […]