Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Urban Land Institute, E&Y: Expect commercial real estate transaction volume to keep rising

by Dan Rafter The most experienced, and brightest, real estate industry minds are saying good things about commercial real estate today. And for that, commercial brokers must be thankful. After all, the commercial real estate industry has been a challenging … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: U.S. office market improving … slowly

by Dan Rafter The U.S. office market continues to show signs of life. Improvements, though, aren’t happening quite as fast as we’d all like. The latest evidence for this comes from Cushman & Wakefield, which recently released its fourth quarter … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley’s 10 reasons to smile in 2014

by Dan Rafter Looking for reasons to be optimistic about the housing market in 2014? The researchers at Cassidy Turley have just given you 10. Cassidy Turley recently released its latest report — the cheerily titled “10 Reasons to be … Continue reading

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Mobile payment expert: To thrive on Black Friday and beyond, retailers need to change the shopping experience

by Dan Rafter The online world is a real threat to brick-and-mortar retailers. Consider that the National Retail Foundation predicts that online shoppers are expected to spend $1.6 billion on Black Friday alone, and you can see what a big … Continue reading

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Urban Land Institute: What issues concern industry leaders for 2014?

by Dan Rafter Plenty of good news came from the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014 report unveiled by the Urban Land Institute at its fall conference here yesterday. Most notably, commercial real estate leaders in the United States predicted … Continue reading

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Redfin survey: More home sellers reducing asking prices

by Dan Rafter The number of home sales might be increasing each month across the nation, but that doesn’t mean that sellers are getting the prices they want for the residences they sell. A new survey by national brokerage Redfin … Continue reading

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Jones Lang LaSalle: The highest office rents in the world

by Dan Rafter Where are the most expensive cities to set up an office? Jones Lang LaSalle recently took a look at this question and came up with the 12 most expensive office locations. Only two of these locations, surprisingly … Continue reading

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NAR survey: Generation X powers the home-buying market

by Dan Rafter How important are the members of Generation X? According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors, they’re driving the housing market. According to the survey, Gen X buyers make up the largest group of … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley: Office vacancies falling in most of the country

by Dan Rafter Office vacancy rates in the third quarter of the year fell in 70 percent of the United States. That’s the good news from Cassidy Turley‘s third quarter office report. According to the report, the U.S. absorbed 12.8 … Continue reading

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Auction.com’s Muoio: The longer government shutdown drags on the more risk it poses for commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter To no one’s surprise, legislators weren’t able to fashion a compromise to avoid a shutdown of the U.S. government. But what does this mean for the commercial real estate market? Peter Muoio, senior principal and economist with … Continue reading

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