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Increasing Social Connection for a Better CRE Industry

Commercial real estate professionals are well aware of the power of social connection. Social connection is the experience of feeling close and connected to others. It involves feeling loved, cared for, and valued, and forms the basis of interpersonal relationships. Spend any significant time in the industry, and the importance of a strong network becomes [...]

By |2019-09-10T11:35:29-05:00September 10th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Don’t Let a Lack of Agency Funding Halt Your Commercial Project

Freddie Mac has spent more on purchases and issuances in the first half of 2019 than in any recent year, and it’s raising some eyebrows. A look at the agency’s monthly volume summaries reveals a YTD $212 million in purchases or issuances as of June 2019. For comparison, previous years saw numbers ranging from $183-$190 [...]

By |2019-09-10T11:34:31-05:00August 21st, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

The Gig Economy and Coworking Spaces: Implications for CRE

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. They’re also the generation most open to “gig work.” Gig work was once understood to refer to dog walkers and seasonal jobs, but times have changed. Freelancers, independent contractors, and consultants make up a growing portion of the professional field. With 57 million workers in the [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:57:14-05:00August 5th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Developments in CRE Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are far from new topics in commercial real estate. Despite this, ongoing development of more eco-friendly building materials, construction practices, designs, maintenance, and operations require investors to pay constant attention to stay up to date. In addition to these developments, consumer attitudes are shifting with the knowledge that environmental sustainability [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:06:15-05:00July 30th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

The Causes of the Housing Crisis Affect CRE, Too

The residential real estate sector can’t seem to keep houses on the market. In fact, homes are selling faster now than during the height of the housing bubble. The tightening supply has mostly been in mid- and low-priced homes, forcing would-be new homeowners to rent—or live with parents—longer than they normally would.Exacerbating the problem is [...]

By |2019-07-19T10:14:56-05:00July 18th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

What CRE Investors Need to Know About Rent Reform

Multifamily housing investors have their eyes on Albany, New York this month as dramatic rent reforms were signed into law. With the localized legislation open for adoption by other New York localities, the implications for the commercial real estate industry as a whole could really shake things up. So much so, that New York state [...]

By |2019-07-12T15:22:27-05:00July 10th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

The CRE Downturn is Coming. How Bad Could It Be?

Ihe commercial real estate cycle is predictable in some ways, but not in others; The Recession certainly taught us that; and the lesson still resonates in the sector today. While we know that every cycle comes to an end to begin again, the trick is in determining when the end will come and what it [...]

By |2019-07-01T14:43:28-05:00July 1st, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

How the CRE Industry Can Harness Emerging Technologies

Last month, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) partnered with Commercial Real Estate Exchange, Inc. (CREXi). CREXi is a business-accelerating community, marketplace, and technology company supporting brokers, buyers, agents, and tenants. This is a major advancement for the commercial real estate industry. CREXi uses artificial intelligence (AI) to aggregate real estate data from multiple sources, [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:00:39-05:00June 12th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

How Women Are Breaking into, and Changing the Face of, Commercial Real Estate

It wasn’t long ago that commercial real estate (CRE) was an unquestionably male-dominated field. While men continue to hold the lion’s share of leadership positions in CRE today, the scales are noticeably beginning to budge. Slowly but surely, women are entering the industry and bringing change with them. Changing Trends Today, more women fill senior [...]

By |2019-06-03T14:23:13-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Where are We in the Commercial Real Estate Cycle?

The Great Recession marked a clear and difficult end to what had appeared to be an exciting real estate cycle. Ten years later, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry has yet to experience any comparable drop in growth—an impressively long cycle, historically speaking. Many CRE lenders and investors think of the market cycle in baseball [...]

By |2019-06-12T14:33:04-05:00May 6th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|
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