Articles About Commercial Real Estate

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
01.10.2011

Distressed CRE Has Hit a Plateau

Distressed commercial real estate volumes seem to have reached a plateau of $186.9 billion in October,  according to a report prepared by Delta Associates that crunched numbers provided by Real Capital Analytics.  The trend has been apparent for several months, according to Delta’s CEO Greg Leisch. Even as the industry breathes a collective sigh of […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
11.30.2010

Will Healthcare Be Commercial Real Estate’s Savior?

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act now the law of the land, commercial real estate executives are waiting to see what impact the legislation will have on their business.   Consensus is that the new healthcare law changes crucial demand drivers for real estate by introducing alternative models to deliver medical services.  The potential […]

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Author:
Randy Thomas
Posted:
11.15.2010

Covered Bonds Could Be a Viable Alternative to CMBS

A financing vehicle that has been used in Europe since it was invented in Prussia in 1769 is finding its way to American shores as a replacement for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).  The vehicle is known as covered bonds, which is a securitized debt instrument backed by a pool of top-quality assets, primarily mortgages. What […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
10.06.2010

Waiting for Defaults

Real estate professionals who had been expecting a worst-case scenario – an onrush of distressed commercial properties coming onto the market – are still waiting for that to come to fruition.  Ben Johnson, writing in the National Real Estate Investor, notes that “Keep on waiting/lurking seems to be the prevailing view.  According to New York-based […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
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Foreign Investors Blocked From Investing in U.S. Commercial Real Estate

Although foreign investment in United States commercial real estate doubled in the 1st half of 2010 compared with 2009, activity is still sluggish, thanks to the slow economy and a lack of trophy properties offered for sale.  Currently, the United Kingdom is the hottest international destination for investment, according to Jones Lang LaSalle research.  So […]

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Author:
Michael Alter
Posted:
09.22.2010

The Alter Group Named NAIOP’s 2010 Developer of the Year

I am pleased to announce that The Alter Group has received the great honor of being named the 2010 Developer of the Year — the industry’s most prestigious award — by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association on behalf of our entire national team and our talented executive group, which has been in place […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
09.07.2010

Federal Presence Strengthens Washington, D.C.’s Office Market

Washington, D.C.’s commercial real estate market – including its Virginia and Maryland suburbs – continues to be the nation’s most stable with vacancy rates far below the national average.  The area’s vacancy rate stood at 10.4 percent at the end of the first quarter, far below the 17.3 percent national average, according to Reis, a […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.18.2010

Investors Showing Scant Interest in Mid-Tier Office Properties

Although property investment – especially for trophy buildings – is coming back more strongly than industry analysts had anticipated, mid-tier properties are not yet enjoying a similar rebound.  According to Real Capital Analytics (RCA), properties valued at $20.6 billion were sold during the 2nd quarter of 2010, an 86 percent increase over last year. According […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
08.17.2010

Chicago Boasts 2010’s Biggest Commercial Transaction

In Chicago’s – and one of the nation’s — largest commercial transactions of 2010, the 60-story, 1.3 million SF 300 North LaSalle Street skyscraper was sold for a whopping $655 million.  That adds up to $500 PSF. The buyer was KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II (KBS REIT II). The LEED Gold certified building, which […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
07.27.2010

John Vivadelli: The Real Estate Perfect Storm

Commercial real estate is currently experiencing a perfect storm, one that will utterly change the way corporations utilize their office space in the future.  This is the opinion of John Vivadelli, CEO and founder of AgilQuest Corporation and a well respected industry expert in the fields of alternative office environments; real estate metrics and cost […]

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