Articles About Vacancy Rates

Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.14.2014

A Quick Story About Irrational Exuberance

There is roughly 55m SF of office spec and construction nationally at a time when the vacancy rate has dipped to 15.2 percent. Seems like a lot until you consider past recessions. Robert Bach, Director of Research – Americas, for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank offers an interesting look at the building boom that caused the […]

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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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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
02.04.2010

Washington, D.C., Office Market Showing Signs of Stabilization

Washington, D.C. office leasing is on the upswing for the first time in a year.  Not surprisingly for the District, the rise in leasing activity is driven primarily by expanding federal agencies. A study by CB Richard Ellis of fourth quarter leasing activity showed that the private sector is again leasing space they had subleased […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
07.13.2009

TIC Owners Caught in the Downturn

While the commercial real estate market waits to bottom out, dozens of smaller buyers who pooled their dollars to buy office buildings during the boom may be in worse shape than large institutional investors.  These tenants-in-common (TIC) funds, which allow smaller investors to own multiple office buildings together, are facing the same issues as giant […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
04.22.2009

No Port in the Global Fiscal Storm

Shipping activity has plunged as much as one-third at U.S. ports most heavily invested in the once red-hot but now declining Asia trade.  Freight rates from South China to Europe have slid as much as 42 percent from some ports since November, leading shipping industry authority Drewry Container Freight Rate Insight Report to speculate that […]

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Author:
Michael Alter
Posted:
11.07.2008

Fed Chairman Bernanke Takes Steps to Restart the Economy

Ben Bernanke has spoken.  The Fed chairman and the Federal Reserve moved recently to stimulate the economy when the policy-making committee cut the federal funds rate – the rate at which banks lend to each other – to just one percent.  This represents a half percentage point cut from the previous 1.5 percent rate.  By […]

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Author:
Michael Alter
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Fed Chairman Bernanke Takes Steps to Restart the Economy

Ben Bernanke has spoken.  The Fed chairman and the Federal Reserve moved recently to stimulate the economy when the policy-making committee cut the federal funds rate – the rate at which banks lend to each other – to just one percent.  This represents a half percentage point cut from the previous 1.5 percent rate.  By […]

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