CRE News 10.28.17

Are Low Interest Rates Always Good for the Real Estate Market?

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in June, signally that government leaders think the economy is gaining strength. The latest hike is being met with mixed responses. Many people believe low interest rates are good for the economy, while others, perhaps many lenders and investors, may disagree.

CRE News 10.21.17

Hurricanes Impact Nationwide Retail & Office CRE

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which both had wreaked havoc in Texas and Florida, continue to have ramifications for the commercial real estate industry, not just in those states, but across the country.

CRE News 10.14.17

Goldman Sachs to Lend to House-Flippers

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s push to lend more has taken it to some strange places for a storied, elite Wall Street firm. The latest: house flipping.

Goldman is acquiring Genesis Capital LLC, a closely held Los Angeles firm that backs investors seeking to buy, spruce up and quickly sell homes.

CRE News 10.07.17

Amazon’s HQ2 will Create a CRE Explosion

For a company that sells goods over the Internet, Amazon sure has a formidable commercial real estate presence.That has become more pronounced as Amazon’s growth continues to explode, with dozens of warehouses opening across the country, the purchase of Whole Foods, the launch of its own stores and the major real estate impact it has made in Seattle, where its headquarters are based.

CRE News 09.30.17

What’s Behind Industrial’s Record Low Vacancy Rates And Climbing Prices

Investors nationwide are bullish on industrial, driving down cap rates and vacancies to sub-5% levels while stimulating new, large, sophisticated warehouse construction. E-commerce and post-recession economic recovery are partially responsible for the 1B SF absorbed in the last four years.