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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
10.18.2018

Net Lease Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The net lease sector is showing no signs of slowing down in 2018, especially when it comes to investor interest. The United States net lease transaction volume, including office, industrial, and retail properties, increased 3.3% from 2016 to 2017. Investment sales volume in the single-tenant retail category was just shy of $3.2 billion in the […]

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
08.10.2018

Advantages of Mid-Rise Office Buildings

Investors and tenants are looking at mid-rise office buildings as the “future of office investment.” But what advantages do mid-rise offices provide investors that high-rise office building do not?

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
05.31.2018

Multiple Generations and The Future of Office Space

What does the changing of the guard within America’s workforce mean for the office market? Firstly, the retirement of the largest generation in history – the Baby Boomers at 80 million – has caused some to resign themselves to the fact that we will be needing less office space. But the reality is more complicated because people are working into their retirement years: the raw numbers say that, as of 2016, nearly 9 million people aged 65 or older were still on the job.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
02.06.2018

Secondary Markets on the Rise: 2018 CRE Predictions

One of the biggest changes we can expect to see in commercial real estate this year is a not-so-gradual shift of focus from gateway markets to secondary and tertiary markets.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
01.25.2018

Blockchain: CRE’s Next Big Thing

Chances are that if you work in commercial real estate and pay attention to the most recent trends and innovations in the industry, you have read articles discussing blockchain or at least have heard the term being bandied about.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
12.14.2017

How Electronic Vehicles (EV) Are Presenting New Opportunities for CRE

Electric vehicles, or EV, are quickly becoming more and more popular across the United States with 2016 seeing a whopping 25% increase in EV sales from the previous year. Today, more than 360,000 EVs are on the road.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
06.09.2017

Real Estate Lending Continues to Thrive Despite Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve has announced that yet another interest rate increase is in the works, as the U.S. economy shows steady growth with 138,000 jobs added in May. While home mortgages continue to slow, lending in the commercial real estate industry is actually continuing to grow despite these changes.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
06.05.2017

Iconic Arizona Real Estate School on the Move

One of the largest real estate and business schools in the nation as well as one of the oldest in Arizona, the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, is moving from its iconic Scottsdale location to a 14,000-square-foot office space within Riverwalk at Talking Stick.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
05.26.2017

Are the Chicago Suburbs Coming Back?

Over the past several years the Chicago suburban real estate market has struggled. But, the recent decision by Caterpillar to relocate its global headquarters to Deerfield may be a harbinger of things to come. Are corporations starting to see the virtues of staying in the burbs?

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Author:
Kent S. Moe
Posted:
05.11.2017

The New On-Demand Real Estate Market

On the heels of the co-working boom, we are seeing the next wave of alternative occupancy by traditional developers.

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