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South Florida’s International Real Estate Appeal

August 9, 2018 |

South Florida real estate’s international investment appeal is very strong, according to data released recently by the Miami Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, particularly in Latin America, Canada and Pakistan.

The local and national Realtor associations … Read More

Commercial Real Estate Lessons from McDonald’s

August 8, 2018 |

If you ask an executive to evaluate the McDonald’s restaurant business model, you might receive a detailed report on the sales of Big Macs, french fries and milkshakes. Yet, when I analyze McDonald’s, I think real estate.

As anyone that’s … Read More

Record Supply Takes Its Toll in Detroit

August 6, 2018 |

The high number of multifamily units completed in 2017 moderated rent growth, which nevertheless continues to outpace the national average.

Detroit is moving forward with its transformation into a modern hub for mobility businesses and tech startups, despite a general … Read More

Multifamily Market Performance in the Late-Stage Real Estate Cycle

August 1, 2018 |

As the multifamily real estate cycle moves into its late expansion phase, what can be expected of market performance and investment returns? The answer is by no means obvious. The current cycle has proven unique in several respects and participants … Read More

Gilbert plans 913 residences in $300 million-plus development at former Brewster-Douglass site

July 26, 2018 |

A more than $300 million mostly residential development by Dan Gilbert is planned for the site of the former Brewster-Douglass housing projects just outside of downtown.

This is the latest incarnation of plans for the property that have been discussed … Read More

Secure Preapprovals To Win Commercial Real Estate Deals

July 24, 2018 |

The 2017 Commercial Real Estate Lending Trends Survey by the National Association of Realtors® confirmed that only 30% of all commercial real estate transactions are all-cash. That is why for the vast majority of transactions, the prospective seller and their … Read More

U.S. Property Sales Fall 8% in the First Half of 2018

July 20, 2018 |

Commercial real estate sales fell 8 percent in the first half after years of record trading left fewer high-priced properties on the market.

About $220 billion of office, industrial, hotel, multifamily and retail properties traded hands in the first six … Read More

As CRE Lending Landscape Shifts, Nonbank Lenders Step Up

July 16, 2018 |

After a 10-year increase in property values, commercial real estate may be facing a near-term shift in the cycle as the market tops out. As more properties hit the market at a time when interest rates are rising and … Read More