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Hate Detroit traffic? Most major U.S. cities have it worse, study says

February 22, 2017 |

No metro area in America with more than 3 million people has better traffic than the Motor City, according to INRIX

Detroit traffic can be a pain. Especially when there are massive highway construction projects.

But metro Detroiters can take … Read More

Wendy’s plans to add 1,000 units by 2020

February 21, 2017 |

Quick-service operator thinks small to grow bigger

Traditional sites are more difficult to open because real estate is more challenged today than it was a decade ago. One-acre sites in high-traffic areas don’t exactly grow on trees. And when they … Read More

Q4 2016 Commercial and Multifamily Originations Up 20 Percent

February 20, 2017 |

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations saw a 20 percent spike between the third and the fourth quarters of 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. However, fourth quarter originations were down by … Read More

The Fed is starting to get worried about the $2 trillion commercial real estate market

February 16, 2017 |

The fear of what Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Tuesday – and other Fed governors earlier – called “waiting too long” before raising interest rates is increasingly inserting itself into Fed pronouncements. One of the aspects – and this is … Read More

Top 10 Cities Americans Are Moving To

February 15, 2017 |

With sites in the gateway markets selling for sky-high prices and potential yields seeming to shrink by the quarter, where should you build your next project? Following population growth is always a good idea, and a newly released study from … Read More

Multifamily CRE still spells “opportunity” for some

February 14, 2017 |

As most lenders pull back from multifamily, others plow ahead

Despite signs of lower rents and more supply in certain U.S. multifamily markets, some lenders still see opportunity in writing apartment loans.

Since 2010, apartment sale prices have more … Read More

There’s good news, with caution, for commercial real estate under President Trump

February 14, 2017 |

A great deal of uncertainty still hangs over the economy, financial markets and commercial real estate as the new administration settles in at the White House. But President Donald Trump’s initial actions appear to create positive tail winds for commercial … Read More

Eight trends in commercial real estate

February 14, 2017 |

Gone are the four basic sectors of commercial real estate: retail, office, industrial and multi-family. They are still very much a part of many portfolios, but the investor and broker will need to consider several new categories.

Real estate investors … Read More