Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Who’ll win the Super Bowl? According to office vacancy rates, it’s the Patriots

by Dan Rafter Can office vacancies determine the winner of this Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks? JLL thinks so, and it has the statistics to back it up. According to JLL, NFL teams … Continue reading

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ICBA survey: New mortgage regulations hurting the housing business

by Dan Rafter Are new mortgage regulations slowing the growth of the residential real estate industry? The leaders of the country’s community banks think so. This is important news, not just for the residential real estate business but for anyone … Continue reading

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How bad are U.S. consumers when it comes to meeting financial goals?

by Dan Rafter When consumers are happy and financially healthy, the commercial real estate industry soars. That’s why a new poll by mortgage Web site HSH.com is so troubling. According to the poll of 1,905 U.S. adults, 40 percent of … Continue reading

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A column you should read: Is the CRE industry still in the dark ages when it comes to technology?

by Dan Rafter It’s that time of year again, the days in which analysts make their predictions for 2015. And the analysts aren’t shy about predicting what lies ahead for commercial real estate brokers. But one story caught my attention, … Continue reading

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LaSalle Investment Management: Investors need to watch for the next CRE downturn

by Dan Rafter Real estate remains popular with investors. But investors should be careful: The odds are that the industry will face another downturn before too long. That is the message from the latest Investment Strategy Annual report from LaSalle … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: Companies still don’t know how to attract Millennial talent

by Dan Rafter What do businesses have to do to convince Millennials to work for them? Offer them a job, might be the cynical answer. But with unemployment slowly falling, businesses might find themselves actually competing for the most-talented Millennials. … Continue reading

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The U.S. economy? Only 6 percent of us feel it’s excellent

by Dan Rafter Would you consider the U.S. economy to be an excellent one today? About 6 percent of U.S. residents do — though it’s hard to see why. Chain Store Guide recently released its December Consumer Spending Report. And … Continue reading

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