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March 20, 2017 |

A growing tech industry is often considered the ultimate sign of a healthy local economy. By that measure, the Bay Area still stands at the top of the heap in the United States, but our survey of the metropolitan areas … Read More

CRE Sector Adjusts to Rising Interest Rate Environment

March 17, 2017 |

Citing a strengthening labor market, moderate economic growth and increasing inflation, the Federal Reserve raised the target range for the benchmark federal funds rate from 0.75 percent to 1.0 percent on Wednesday. In doing so, the Fed took the first … Read More

Rethinking Retail: Industry Still Adding Jobs

March 16, 2017 |

After Biggest Job Gain in 2017, CRE Opportunities Seen in Shifting and Expanding Retail Sector

With all of the recent news on thousands of retail store closings, consider this: retailers are still adding more jobs than they are cutting, which … Read More

Guess Which Generation Is Making the Biggest Comeback in Real Estate

March 14, 2017 |

Doc Martens are back in fashion, this time on the shelves at Nordstrom. Hollywood starlets sport ’90s choker necklaces and Nirvana T-shirts. And guess what? Generation X home buyers are making their comeback, too.

Gen X may not be getting … Read More

11 retailers still thriving as Amazon threatens on all fronts

March 14, 2017 |

With another earnings season almost finished, it’s time to look beyond the typically gloomy results for retailers and find the winners.

Among S&P 500 SPX, -0.36% companies, there are 35 retailers, according to FactSet. That includes Inc. AMZN, -0.56% … Read More

The J.C. Penny Announced Closures Has a Ripple Affect Across Commercial Retail Securities

March 13, 2017 |

In its Feb. 24 announcement, the retailer JC Penny said it plans to shutter 130 to 140 stores and 2 distribution facilities because of slowing traffic and muted sales, with most of the closures planned for second quarter 2017. This … Read More

How does buying property work for businesses?

March 13, 2017 |

Commercial tenants are certainly more fortunate than their residential counterparts when it comes to lease security, however sometimes nothing beats owning the building you operate your business from. In order to make an informed decision on whether or not to … Read More

How Innovative Architecture is Disrupting Commercial Real Estate

March 8, 2017 |

MIAMI—The architecture of innovation and disruption—and an unflinching view of the challenges and opportunities for architecture and design by and for disruptors. That was the foundation of a fascinating discussion between keynote speaker Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects, Fast Company’s … Read More