Category Archives: national commercial real estate

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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DTZ report: United States still top destination for real estate investors

by Dan Rafter The United States remains the top destination for real estate investors in 2014, according to the latest research from global property services firm DTZ. According to the firm’s fifth Annual Outlook report, seven U.S. cities in 2014 … Continue reading

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Is multi-family’s hot streak nearing its end?

by Dan Rafter   Multi-family has been hot for such a long time, it’s tempting to think of this commercial segment as being bulletproof. But is it? The latest multi-family research by ReisReports suggest that this segment might finally be … Continue reading

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Viewing online home listings when you’re supposed to be working? You’re not alone

by Dan Rafter If you’ve been around long enough, you remember a time when home buyers scoured real estate listings in thick magazines published each month or in the classifieds sections of their local newspapers. Buyers can still do this, … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley: Positive news in U.S. office and industrial markets

by Dan Rafter The national economy is getting better. It doesn’t always feel like it, but it is. And the upward economic trends are bolstering the U.S. commercial real estate markets, too. That’s evident in the third quarter office and … Continue reading

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DTZ Research: Gap between warehouse salaries in United States and Asia starting to narrow

by Dan Rafter Warehouse workers earn the smallest salaries in China and India. In the United states? The salary of the average warehouse worker here is nearly five times higher than what the average warehouse worker brings home in China. … Continue reading

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How different are Millennials from the rest of us? Coldwell Banker Commercial office survey sheds some light

by Dan Rafter Just how different are Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers when it comes to how they want to work? Which of these groups prefer working from home? Which thrive in a traditional office environment? Coldwell Banker Commercial … Continue reading

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