Monthly Archives: May 2011

Updated NAR Commercial Real Estate Report

The commercial real estate market continues a slow pace toward recovery with occupancy rates rising in the office and industrial properties in most major cities across the U.S. supported by rising employment and restocking of wholesale inventory, case according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. At the...
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Fear Not… The World Needs The Real You

Here is my favorite biblical direction: Be not afraid. It's truly the secret of life. Fear is what stunts growth, narrows our ambitions, kills our dreams. I know all about stifling fear that comes from my fundamentalist  religious background, but that's for another day, a different blog entry. So fear not. I have enough of a memory...
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The Secret to Leadership Success Is…..

During an interview, when asked the secret to his leadership success, Soichiro Honda, the founder of Honda Motor Company and one of the most respected business leaders in the world, responded that success is 99% failure. Learning from failure is part of success. People who always play it safe rarely succeed as leaders. The...
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Rising Occupancy in Retail Should Bring An Increase In Rents

Falling vacancy rates and rising demand for retail real estate should finally bring about meaningful rent growth for landlords in most U.S. retail markets by the end of 2011, cheap according to CoStar Group economists.Growth in employment and moderately rising demand fueled by greater numbers of shoppers and little new...
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Is Industrial Real Estate The Place To Be?

Economic events affect different sectors of real estate differently. While housing continues to suffer very badly, drug and is likely to continue to do so for several more years, ambulance other sectors will benefit from the dislocations in the economy. Hotels are on a rebound, but still have large...
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Rising Demand For Industrial Real Estate

The leasing market for U.S. industrial real estate continues to show improvement but is not yet on fire. Rent declines are decelerating as consumer spending picks up, available warehouse and distribution space is absorbed, and companies emerge from the recession in growth mode. That’s the...
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Renting: The New American Dream?

Look no further than how well real estate investment trusts that own apartments and storage facilities are doing. Shares of leading apartment REITs Equity Residential (EQR), Apartment Investment & Management (AIV) and UDR (UDR) are near 52-week highs. Ditto for Public Storage (PSA), the leading owner of self-storage facilities, and smaller rivals Sovran Self Storage...
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Prudential Releases a Positive CRE Report

One of the industry’s closely watched “status checks” (and one I’ve been watching for years) points to a fairly positive outlook for U.S. commercial real estate in the months ahead. The quarterly report from Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) also details potential hiccups, there including rising interest rates, so it’s well worth...
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