Five Ways Technology Is Shaping CRE Property Management

The commercial real estate industry is not usually first thought of when it comes to technological advancements. But slowly, that is changing. Increasingly, technology is helping property management firms...

Retail’s Ruinous Run

Retail real estate’s troubles in recent years have been well-documented. Online sales continue to eat away at brick-and-mortar activity. Many chains are struggling, forced to scale back on stores or...

Apartment Developers Try to Figure Out the Parking Equation in a...

Nobody knows for sure how much parking a new apartment property is going to need, and that uncertainty can have a big impact on developers’ building decisions. "More and more frequently,...

REIT CEOs See a Modest Pay Increase in 2017, as Industry...

It appears that public REIT CEOs in 2017 saw an increase in their compensation, but not as much as other named executive officers (NEO). The focus in the REIT...

US Real Estate Investment Trusts Top Markets For Second Week

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US again posted the biggest weekly gain among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The ongoing bounce...

Coastal Real Estate Looks A Lot Like A Junk Bond

A friend of mine who is a bit of a climate-change skeptic once challenged me with this question: If climate change is such a pressing danger, why haven’t coastal...

Why is Mixed-Use the Newest Gem in U.S. Development?

Mixed-use developments are rapidly becoming one of the most popular product types in U.S. development. Developers and investors alike are increasingly seeking out opportunities to integrate product types in order to achieve the...

In Age of Amazon, a Warehouse Powerhouse Is Getting Even Bigger

(Bloomberg)—For Prologis Inc., the world’s largest warehouse owner, the biggest challenge to growth has been acquiring land in the markets most important to its e-commerce tenants. The solution: buy...

Small Loans Bust Agency Financing Myth

It’s a common refrain from owners of small multifamily properties when a broker suggests using agency financing like Freddie Mac, according to Joe Back, vice president of FM Capital, a Florida-based commercial broker. In...

Many U.S. metro market home prices at new peak

Spokane-area median sales exceed prerecession levels Median home prices in 57 of 105 metropolitan statistical areas- including the Spokane-Spokane Valley MSA- were above their prerecession home price peaks in the...

U.S. housing affordability, supply said to be at odds

Score for Spokane market drops by 15 percent in year NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS-At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago, and fewer households can afford...

A Push to Make Washington’s Downtown More Livable

WASHINGTON — In a 43-square-block portion of the booming central business district here are just 23 residential units, condos in a row of four late-19th-century townhomes on Jefferson Place,...