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Interest Rates May Double in the Next Few Years

February 21, 2018 |

The smartest business owners I know are always looking ahead. Talk to anyone today who’s been in business for more than a decade and they’ll tell you that, sure, they’re keeping a close eye on current sales, projections, overheads and … Read More

Applebee’s closed 99 locations last year — and it’s about to close dozens more

February 21, 2018 |
  • Applebee’s announced on Tuesday that it plans to close 60 to 80 locations in 2018.
  • Applebee’s shuttered 99 locations in 2017.
  • Executives have blamed the chain’s failed attempt to win over millennials for its downward spiral.
  • IHOP, Applebee’s sister brand, … Read More

2017 Single-Tenant Transaction Volume Outpaces 2016

February 21, 2018 |

Despite a drop in transaction activity from the third to fourth quarter, total transaction volume for 2017 exceeded 2016’s level, according to Real Capital Analytics data.

Note: Data current through Dec. 31, 2017. Based on independent reports of properties … Read More

Of industrial, infrastructure and immigration: The big influencers on CRE in 2018

February 15, 2018 |

Investors might be expecting a slowdown in the commercial real estate market this year. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t still view commercial assets as worth investing in.

The 2018 Altus Group Real Confidence Executive Survey found that investors … Read More

RCM Survey: Commercial Real Estate Investors Still in Buy Mode

February 15, 2018 |

Commercial real estate investors are intent on buying real estate assets, with a preference for multifamily and industrial. The recently-passed tax legislation, in part, will strengthen corporate growth and validate value-add investing strategies, according to Real Capital Markets’ (RCM) National Investor Sentiment Report.

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Dave & Buster’s is one way malls are filling all those empty Sears stores

February 15, 2018 |
  • Dave & Buster’s is seeking rapid unit expansion in 2018, forecasting growth of about 14 percent this year, or about 14 new locations.
  • Adding brands like Dave & Buster’s to malls has become increasingly important to landlords … Read More

The Future Of Real Estate Tech: How We Got Here And What’s Next In An Exploding New Ecosystem

February 14, 2018 |

In 2017, venture investors deployed over $5 billion in real estate technology, more than 150 times the $33 million invested in 2010. Once a sector seemingly ignored by the venture industry, real estate tech has come front and center, notably producing two of … Read More

Big Banks Remain Conservative on Construction Loans

February 14, 2018 |

There continues to be a steady flow of capital, although the big banks have tightened their hold on construction loans.

Big banks don’t appear to be loosening the purse strings for construction loans. However, that conservative streak is creating opportunities for … Read More