Monthly Archives: October 2010

Big Rewards To Those Who Understand Cycles

Like any business, real estate is subject to certain market forces that affect values. The life-blood of commercial real estate is affordable financing for the acquisition, development, redevelopment and refinancing of improved properties. The availability of financing is determined by the overall economy, overbuilding, interest rates, market perception (right...
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LA Story…Where Tenants Rule

Commercial building vacancies climbed and rents went down — again — in the third quarter as Southern California's white-collar companies reduced the size of their offices. Overall vacancy was nearly 20%, up significantly from 17.5% in the third quarter a year earlier, according to statistics compiled by real...
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The “Smart Money” Might Be On The Other Side & Always Keep An Open Mind!

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." – Mark Twain Have we ever ....seen such negativity pointed in the direction of Real Estate? I think we need to remember that....when we evaluate what to do with our investment capital....or speaking with our clients and our partners.....I have...
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Two Indexes, Two Views On Commercial Real Estate

Trying to determine turning points in the real-estate market has never been simple. But now that two influential research firms are pushing very different views of the market, some investors are scratching their heads.
Green Street Advisors, a Newport Beach,...
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REIT’s Sell Large Amounts Of Shares To Fund Future Acquisitions

Real estate investment trusts in the U.S. are back in the black. Many are selling shares to fund property acquisitions after using record cash from equity offerings last year to reduce debt and cover dividends, Bloomberg reports. Landlords including BioMed Realty Trust Inc. have sold $1.38 billion of stock since Sept. 17,...
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Don’t Waste A Good Recession!

Barry Gosin, CEO of the real estate services firm Newmark Knight Frank, gave anecdotes of his own difficult start in the leasing business, offering young brokers perspective on the tough times they face in this market. Gosin recounted beginning his career as a canvasser for the Rudin family at 41...
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CRE Turning The Corner….Slowly

In a sign that the country's commercial real-estate market is finally turning the corner, new statistics show that office rents that have been falling throughout the economic downturn are beginning to stabilize. The industry's recovery is likely to be a slow one. Many businesses are continuing to give up office space as...
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