CRE News 04.18.20

Investors who have like-kind exchange or opportunity zone deadlines between April 1 and July 15 now have a little more time to close their deals. The IRS issued new guidance Thursday night that granted all taxpayers, including “trusts, estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers” a filing extension until July 15.

The National Association of Realtors told its members the decision benefits investors who are involved in 1031 exchanges or opportunity zone investments.

CRE News 04.04.20

Taking a hardball attitude with a landlord could backfire on the tenant.
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the US economy, commercial tenants and landlords around the US are engaging in conversations about rent relief. These are, to state the obvious, uncharted waters for many of these companies and they are feeling their way in how they handle these negotiations.

CRE News 03.21.20

While the Fed cut rates again on Sunday, spreads have widened, meaning the cuts will have little impact on commercial real estate deals.

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates twice in two weeks in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

CRE News 03.07.20

A creditworthy tenant with a certain degree of correction-resistance in its marketing strategy is a fairly sure bet to hedge against the vagaries of the greater market.

The coronavirus news gets scarier every day as the spread of the disease worsens.

CRE News 02.29.20

Class B and C office buildings traditionally have trailed their Class A counterparts in adopting energy efficiency strategies and green leasing provisions, but they are also the asset class with the most to gain from these measures, according to a new research report by BOMA International, RMI, ULI and Yardi.

CRE News 02.15.20

Thinking Outside the Lunchbox

A scalable, carbon-neutral street food concept for local communities.

High rents make it hard for independent chefs to open their own restaurants and as a result, the UK’s city centres are increasingly dominated by chains selling packaged food – neither local nor nutritious.

CRE News 02.01.20

New Warehouse Supply Projected to Exceed Demand Over Next Two Years

Forecast suggests boom in industrial real estate is losing steam even as vacancy rates remain historically low

New warehouse construction across North America is expected to outstrip demand over this year and next, according to a new report that suggests a years-long boom in industrial space fed by e-commerce growth may be shifting in favor of tenants.

CRE News 01.18.20

Why Net Lease is the Darling of the Retail Sector

Along with industrial properties, the much-maligned retail sector should be strong in 2020.

Retail may be getting a bad rap nationally, but one observer thinks you shouldn’t paint the entire sector with a broad brush.

CRE News 01.04.20

Occupiers Opting to Buy Real Estate to Avoid Rent Increases

With average asking office rents across the country up nearly 20% over the past five years, many occupiers are seeking alternatives to leasing space. One option to circumvent paying high rents is for a business to invest in its own building, which entails additional benefits of portfolio diversification and avoiding the need to recognize a lease obligation on its balance sheet as required under Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations.

CRE News 12.21.19

Unfolding Trends That Will Dominate the Next Year

In a prestigious office tower minutes away from Philadelphia’s City Hall in the heart of its downtown, you can find a Primrose school, one of a national system of accredited private preschools.