Future-Proof Office Building Development
Hindsight is always 20/20, and office building developments need to be designed today so they have staying power to meet the needs of office tenants in the decades to come. There are plenty of disruptive technologies already on the doorstep that are changing how and where work is conducted, not to mention the amount and…Read More
Co-Working Landlords: Ready to Battle WeWork?
Co-working has experienced explosive growth both in the U.S. and globally over the past several years. That expansion has pushed some landlords and real estate service firms to say – “If you can’t beat them, you might as well join them.” Notably, what started as a movement driven by startups and entrepreneurs looking to move…Read More
Real Estate Replacement Costs May Have Far-Reaching Effects
Soaring real estate replacement costs have been a hot topic over the past year, and short of a recession that would recalibrate the balance between supply and demand, there doesn’t appear to be much relief in sight. Rising prices on materials and labor are shouldering much of the blame for the higher construction costs. And…Read More
How will UltraFICO Affect Real Estate Investment & Development?
FICO scores are about to change in a big way. Meet UltraFICO. Fair Isaac Corp, creator of the widely used FICO credit score, has developed a new version of the ubiquitous lending-qualification metric, dubbed the UltraFICO. This updated version, one of the biggest shifts in credit reporting we’ve seen in a long time, promises to…Read More
Qualified Opportunity Zone Resource Center for Real Estate Developers
Welcome to our Real Estate Developer Resource Center for investing and developing inside Qualified Opportunity Zones. Below the map are resources curated for the use of real estate investors and developers including official sources, downloadable documents, other portals/hubs, recent news, and discussion threads. We have marked potentially negative coverage (from the perspective of investors and…Read More
The death knell is tolling for LIBOR
Are you prepared for the disappearance of LIBOR? The clock is winding down on the last days of LIBOR, forcing commercial real estate professionals to take a closer look at mortgages and loan docs that will be impacted when the key benchmark is phased out by the end of 2021. The demise of LIBOR (the…Read More
Illinois’ financial woes could have big implications for landlords
Owners of real estate with government tenants should take notice The State of Illinois is proving that even some of the most stalwart tenants are not immune from financial problems that can all too quickly blow up and derail a property’s operating proforma. Illinois has been making headlines recently for its soaring deficit and a…Read More
Trump’s First 100 Days: Commercial Real Estate Winners and Losers
The November election unleashed a fresh wave of speculation on what exactly a Trump presidency might look like and how a political outsider would shake-up the status quo in Washington. Hitting the 100-day benchmark has made one thing crystal clear – the Trump administration certainly isn’t dull. Many in the industry have anticipated that having…Read More
Top Retailers and Restaurants in the US
Included in this chart: Walmart McDonald’s Target Walgreens Dollar Tree Subway CVS Home Depot Taco Bell Burger King Lowe’s Wendy’s Shell Starbucks Kohl’s Chick-fil-A Dollar General KFC Amazon Dunkin’ Donuts Best Buy Sam’s Club 7-Eleven Michaels Stores Panera Bread Source: https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/2017/only-three-businesses-can-say-at-least-84-percent-of-us-consumers-spent-with-them-in-2016/Read More
Who’s feeling the “pain” of retail closures?
Macy’s, JCPenney and Sports Authority are just a few of the big names in retail that are closing stores, shrinking footprints or going out of business altogether. The mass of store closures is clearly creating a shake-up in the retail sector along with widespread speculation on the short- and long-term implications for retail owners, investors…Read More