Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Stan Johnson & Co. report: Single-tenant net-lease properties had second best year ever in 2016

by Dan Rafter The commercial real estate market is a busy one today. And few property types are generating as much activity as are single-tenant net-lease properties. Stan Johnson & Co. recently released its latest research report on this sector. … Continue reading

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Hospitality industry set for solid, if not explosive, year in 2017

by Dan Rafter The nation’s hotel industry is set for another solid year in 2017, with the industry seeing higher room revenues and a greater number of newly delivered hotel rooms, according to the latest hospitality report from Marcus & … Continue reading

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NAIOP report: Commercial construction supported 6 million U.S. jobs last year

by Dan Rafter How important is the commercial real estate industry to the U.S. economy? How about 6 million jobs and more than $800 billion worth of importance? The NAIOP Research Foundation recently published its annual study on the economic … Continue reading

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Want to bring renters to your apartment buildings? Consider these amenities

by Dan Rafter What amenities are renters looking for in new apartment buildings? What features should owners and developers add to make sure that renters choose their properties? The National Apartment Association provides some hints in its latest report, Adding Value … Continue reading

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Handful of Midwest cities makes Realtor.com’s list of hot housing markets

by Dan Rafter There tends to be a correlation between hot housing markets and strong commercial real estate ones. Retailers and companies want to operate from and near those cities that attract new residents on a steady basis. Multifamily developers … Continue reading

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Five national retailers that are barely hanging on

by Dan Rafter This isn’t a great time for large, traditional retailers. Commercial brokerage Marcus & Millichap recently released its 2017 national retail report. That report said that non-traditional, service-based and value retailers — everything from dollar stores to nail … Continue reading

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Look beyond equipment makers in considering energy service companies

by Jack Sanders Government officials who need to make energy-efficient upgrades to buildings—but have no budget to make building improvements–often turn to energy services companies (ESCOs) that will do the work and finance the cost from the energy savings over … Continue reading

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