Monthly Archives: January 2011

Break Out The Shovels !

Emboldened by favorable demographic trends, improving supply/demand metrics and lower construction costs, apartment developers are eager to start replenishing their development pipelines. The 22,536 units forecast by CoStar to be added to the nation's apartment supply in 2011 is expected to spike up to 94,588 units in...
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SOCAL Industrial Rents Predicted To Rise

The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate’s 9th annual Casden Southern California Industrial and Office Forecast analyzes economic data, drugs provided by Grubb & Ellis, discount on rents, unhealthy vacancies, and transactions for office and industrial markets in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside...
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Office Market In Southern California May Stabilize Soon

Is this what the bottom looks like? Challenging times persisted for landlords in the fourth quarter as rents and occupancy fell in Southern California's office buildings. But at the same time, the pace of lease transactions picked up as business owners moved to take advantage of comparatively low...
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Key Index Continues Positive Momentum

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) jumped more than two points in December, viagra sale meaning three of the last four months have seen positive business conditions. An economic indicator of construction activity, capsule the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture ...
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Moody’s: Commercial Real Estate Improving

Commercial real estate markets across the U.S. have shown either moderate improvement or were stable during the fourth quarter, according to a Moody's Investors Service study. The ratings agency said six of the seven property types in U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities had 'yellow' scores last quarter--which indicates middling strength. Six of those...
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Double Digit Returns For REITS In 2011?

A brightening economic picture has market forecasters predicting another strong year for U.S. REITs in 2011. With the outlook for operating fundamentals improving, remedy the consensus among REIT analysts is that the industry will produce double-digit total returns in 2011, purchase the third year in...
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Deloitte Report: Early Stages Of Recovery

International investing firm Deloitte released a report  indicating that as far as their experts are concerned, ask commercial real estate in the United States is clearly “fostering early stages of recovery”[1]. While many analysts were beginning to make similar predictions by the end of 2010,...
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Sam Zell Talks Shop

There are few people in commercial real estate more recognizable than Sam Zell. The chairman of Chicago-based Equity Residential (EQR), who is known as the grave dancer, made a name for himself buying distressed assets and building empires. He took some time to talk about Equity Residential and...
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