Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cincinnati parkers, prepare to open your wallets

Want to parkin Cincinnati? It’ll cost you … a lot more than it did last year. Earlier this summer, Colliers International released its annual parking rate survey. According to the survey, it now costs 6.7 percent more to park in … Continue reading

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Want to nab financing for a multi-family project? Look to the college towns

The multi-family sector is by far the strongest in commercial real estate today. That doesn’t mean, though, that nabbing financing for a new apartment community is an easy task. Lenders are taking a closer look at projects before providing them … Continue reading

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Walk this way: CBD landlords benefit from walkable locations

With real estate, the old axiom always rings true: It’s about location, location, location. A recent study from Gary Provo of the University of Arizona and Jeffery Fisher of Indiana University took this idea to the next level and measured … Continue reading

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Does LEED certification make financial sense for your projects?

We all agree that building green is a good move. But what about seeking LEED certification? Is that always the smart financial move? Not necessarily. Minnesota Real Estate Journal — part of the family — is running a column … Continue reading

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Do you trust the numbers from your real estate associations? Should you?

Do you trust the associations and companies that provide real estate data? When a firm reports that office vacancies  are falling, do you feel in your gut that these numbers are accurate? How about when another firm reports that retail … Continue reading

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Manpower survey: Not all jobs are created equal

Start with the good news: A new survey by employment services company ManpowerGroup found that companies in most industries expect to boost their hiring in the third quarter of this year. And if you happen to be a salesperson, even … Continue reading

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Office vacancies across United States are falling, but not by enough

The commercial real estate market seems to be in recovery mode. And CB Richard Ellis has provided yet more evidence of this courtesyof its second quarter report on the country’s office market. According to CB Richard Ellis’ statisticians, the national … Continue reading

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