Monthly Archives: January 2012

The U.S. Industrial Market Is Set To Shine in 2012

The U.S. industrial market is set to shine in the near future and will prove a popular destination for investors' dollars. This according to guests on the most recent episode of the "Commercial Real Estate Show," who discussed sector fundamentals, investment sales activity, tenant attitudes and spec development. Nationally, the industrial real estate market has experienced...
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What Happened To The Three Amigos Of Retail ?

With the capital, reach, manufacturing, distribution, brand and other relationships that many retailers have, you would think it would be easy for them to win and keep customers in the face of e-commerce. But too many retailers want to believe customers are loyal to their store. They are not. Customers are loyal...
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It’s All About Risk: Tenant Quality Does Affect Property Value

(credit to Lisa Bustamante)
I wаs looking through one оf my Valuation Reports thе other day, and found а nice quote which demonstrates hоw valuers evaluate commercial real estate."Well located suburban properties, securely leased tо national tenants, wіth modern building improvements, represent prime property investments and...
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Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch

Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N' Out, and...
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Is Your Commission-Sharing Agreement Legal?

Credit to Jeff Keitelman and Tracey Stockton, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Jeffrey Keitelman
Jeff Keitelman
Some real estate brokers offer to share a portion of their brokerage commissions on certain deals as a way to reduce transaction costs for their best corporate clients. Is this fairly...
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Commercial RE Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation's leading construction forecasters, projects a 6.4% increase of construction spending in 2013.Despite the lingering effects of an over-built housing market, the continued difficulty to obtain financing for real estate projects, budget shortfalls at state and municipal governments and the anxiety...
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Once One Of The Largest Private Developers Is Making A Comeback

The family behind Opus, once one of the largest private developers in the country, is making a comeback after settling years of messy battles with creditors and former employees. The Rauenhorst-family-controlled Opus, reorganized and renamed Opus Group, recently announced plans for a 33-story rental-apartment tower in downtown Minneapolis. It is constructing a...
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Zell & Marriott-Reinvention is Key To Success

LOS ANGELES-“From the beginning, advice our attitude and leadership style was that culture was critical and we knew of no successful businesses that didn’t have a culture, sovaldi ” said Sam Zell, chairman ofEquity Group Investments at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit. “The optimum scenario is total access. My door...
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