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Volatility in Construction Materials Pricing Is Putting Strain on Multifamily Developers

March 7, 2019 |

Apartment developers continue to be stressed by the unpredictable cost of construction materials.

Overall, materials prices keep rising faster than inflation. But what’s worse is that prices for individual construction materials are unpredictable from month to month. The price of … Read More

Five Ways You Can Better Adapt To The Changing Commercial Space

March 7, 2019 |

Commercial real estate has long been an attractive market for investors and developers. Businesses of all kinds, for instance, need to rent office and retail space, so there have always been plenty of opportunities to find local tenants or interested parties.

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CRE Demand Maintains Its Steady Path

March 6, 2019 |

A voracious appetite for commercial real estate demonstrates no signs of lessening as demand exceeded supply growth for retail, apartments and office markets, and was matched in industrial space.

According to market commentary from NAREIT, vacancy rates declined in office … Read More

Banks Are Gearing Up for Another Strong Year in CRE Lending

February 27, 2019 |

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently reported another stellar year for commercial/multifamily mortgage originations in 2018. Although the MBA will release final data next month, results from its fourth quarter mortgage originations survey point to volume that could be 3 percent higher than … Read More

How U.S. retailers turn their bane into boon with ‘click and collect’

February 26, 2019 |

As retail casualties such as Sears or Toys ‘R’ Us kept piling up, costly real estate often got the blame for traditional retailers’ struggle to keep up with e-commerce rivals.

Yet last U.S. holiday shopping season showed stores may offer … Read More

Self Storage Rents Still Down Across the US

February 20, 2019 |

Self storage rents stayed somewhat flat in January, as new projects coming online are still preventing growth on a national level. Over the past 12 months, street-rate rents fell by 1.7 percent for the average 10×10 non-climate-controlled and by 1.5 … Read More


February 20, 2019 |

Farmington Hills, Michigan (February 20, 2019) – Friedman Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, in conjunction with Ten-X Commercial recently sold a 95,000 square foot former Kmart located at 497 Mall Road in … Read More

Payless To Close All 2,300 Stores

February 19, 2019 |

Another one bites the dust.

Payless ShoeSource is reportedly planning to declare bankruptcy and close all of its 2,300 stores nationwide. If that happens, the shoe retailer would be one of the highest-profile victims of the retail apocalypse lately and … Read More