CRE Pros Give President Trump a 50% Approval Rating

Commercial real estate professionals are split on their assessment of President Donald Trump’s performance in the wake of the longest-ever federal government shutdown and with another potential one looming,...

A Shortage of Labor is Squeezing Hotel Sector Profits

Room rates in the hotel sector are not rising fast enough to keep pace with the increasing wages of hotel workers, according to some experts in the sector. “Expenses are going...

Family Offices Question How Workforce Automation And Co-Working May Impact CRE...

As is the case with so many commercial real estate investors, family offices are carefully monitoring the direction of interest rates and other economic trends. But any uncertainty they...

Property Taxes Dropping In Half Of King County Cities After Years...

After years of big property-tax increases in King County, taxes are going up just $20 this year for the median homeowner, while homeowners in about half of cities will...

Affordable Housing Advocates Anxious To See Building Reopen

Efforts to fix the ventilation system at Princess Towers got underway last month, with a projected completion date sometime this summer. A spokesperson for Manitoba Housing confirmed the contract for...

Breaking Down The Particulars Of Chapter 40B Housing

Want to ruffle some feathers? Bring up the subject of 40B in Massachusetts. The affordable-housing program, known technically as Chapter 40B, has existed for five decades and is the subject...

Orlando Apartments And Commercial Buildings Aren’t Required To Recycle. That Could...

Apartment and commercial buildings throughout Orlando have never been required to offer recycling. But proposed changes to the city code could soon change that, requiring more than 10,000 such properties...

January Home Sales Were Weakest Since 2015, Average National Price Falls:...

The Canadian Real Estate Association says last month was the weakest January for residential sales since 2015, with the number of transactions down four per cent nationally from last...

Condominium Development Regulations Need Reforming

As state lawmakers address housing affordability this legislative session, they should heed calls to revise laws and regulations that create barriers to homeownership. Such is the case with the Washington...

What Is A Real Estate Investment Trust?

On Sept. 14, 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that created a new approach to income-producing real estate investment - a manner in which the best attributes of...

Thriving ‘Self-Care’ Sector Fuels Demand for Strip Center Space

Neighborhood strip centers are getting a big boost from the booming “self-care” sector, which focuses on wellness, health, fitness and beauty. Globally, the self-care sector is a whopping $4.7 trillion...

Norway’s $1 Trillion Fund Scales Back Global Real Estate Push

After this decade snapping up $25 billion of some of the world’s toniest properties in London, New York, Paris and other global cities, Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund is...