Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Cushman & Wakefield: Office vacancies hit lowest point in five years

by Dan Rafter Office vacancies across their country dropped to their lowest point in five years in the second quarter of this year. That’s the good news from the second-quarter office snapshot released by Cushman & Wakefield. And even better … Continue reading

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For a truly happy 4th of July? We need a stronger middle class

by Dan Rafter The national economy is still in recovery mode. Developers are planning more apartment buildings. Grocery-anchored retail centers are popping up everywhere from Columbus to Omaha. There’s even been a return to spec industrial building, with new industrial … Continue reading

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RealtyTrac: Fewer home flips today. But they’re more profitable

by Dan Rafter Flipping homes is becoming a less common way for investors to make money, at least according to the latest numbers released by RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac, an online provider of housing data, releassed its first quarter 2014 Home Flipping … Continue reading

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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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