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Downtown Ferndale building boom coming soon

March 21, 2017 |

Downtown Ferndale is ready to boom this year with construction getting underway on two large mixed-use apartment buildings and the city’s first public parking deck.

Some preliminary ground work has already begun on the first phase of the Ferndale Haus … 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

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 To Get Detroit Back On Its Feet

March 9, 2017 |

Is Detroit making a comeback, or not? The answer is somewhere in the middle.

The city’s downtown and midtown areas are speckled with new construction. New projects include luxury condos, university buildings, mansion-turned-apartments, tiny homes, micro-apartments, stadiums, and trendy work … 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

American Dream, ‘mother of all projects,’ to bring thousands to South Florida

March 8, 2017 |

Within a few years, South Florida could be home to the largest indoor amusement park-mall in the country, bringing traffic, jobs and more people each year than Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

The planned American Dream Miami indoor theme park, resort … Read More

South Florida home prices rise in 2016

March 7, 2017 |

If you owned a South Florida home in 2016, chances are good you saw a modest increase in value.

A shortage of move-in ready homes for sale helped push prices higher in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, even as … Read More

The Alternative Facts About the Greening of Existing Buildings

March 7, 2017 |

I know what you’re thinking—existing buildings are giant energy hogs and a major cause of climate change.

Wrong.

The greening of existing buildings is all about the other kind of green: money.

Real estate is a hot topic at … Read More