Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Auction.com’s Rick Sharga: How strong is the U.S. housing market?

by Dan Rafter Few factors influence the state of commercial real estate quite like the ups or downs of the country’s residential housing market. So what do real estate experts think about the recent performance of housing? This new video … Continue reading

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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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