| US Commercial Real Estate Cap Rates are Stabilizing
Capitalization rates for U.S. commercial real estate stabilized over the second half of 2015, after several years of trending downward—according to the latest research from global property advisor CBRE Group, Inc.
Cap rate m...
| Bay Area’s San Francisco and San Jose Ranked as Worst US Markets for Single-Family Rental Investments
HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm enabling value investing in single-family rental (SFR) properties, ranked the most and least favorable SFR markets measured by cap rate. Memphis tops the list with a...
| LA Area Industrial Submarkets Facing Low Vacancies and Increasing Interest in Higher-Use Conversion Projects
“Low water mark” vacancy rates for industrial real estate in numerous L.A. Metro submarkets coupled with rising opportunities for re-positioning aging buildings to higher use were among the main topics discussed at the recen...
| San Diego Retail Market Remains Strong
San Diego’s retail market displayed positive fundamentals throughout 2015, according to a just-released report from CBRE Research. Construction deliveries contributed significantly to positive absorption and added desirable r...
| San Diego’s Industrial Market On a Roll
As of year-end 2015, San Diego’s industrial market has become constrained due to continued high owner/user demand and very little available space for lease, according to the latest research from CBRE. Consistent demand since ...
| San Francisco Office Market in the Midst of Its Glittering Age
A surging tech economy, some of the highest rates of leasing and pre-leasing ever recorded, a pipeline of under-construction projects so robust it’s near bursting, and an effective unemployment rate of zero during the final t...
| Lack of Large Blocks of Office Space Limiting Options for Tenants in Some Markets
The improving economy and corresponding increase in office demand – along with new construction activity that has been slow to commence compared with previous cycles – has resulted in a diminishing number of available large b...
| San Diego Office Vacancy Rises as New Supply Outpaces Absorption
Here’s a year-end review of San Diego’s office market from Colliers International. The report was prepared by the firm’s San Diego region Research Director, Christopher Reutz.
In San Diego, 2015 was the first year since 2009...
| OC Office Market Sees Over 850k sf of Positive Absorption in 2015
The Orange County office market continued to improve in 2015, posting over 850k sf of positive net absorption for the year. The fourth quarter of 2015 marked the eleventh consecutive quarter of rising lease rates. The avera...
| Global Investor Outlook Reveals Moderating Risk Appetite but Buoyant Demand
Investor sentiment toward real estate is projected to remain positive globally in the coming year, according to Colliers International Group Inc’s just released its Global Investor Outlook for 2016. Primary target markets wil...
| Rising Rents and Industry Expansion Push Technology Firms To Key Growth Markets
Over the past year, 73 percent of the technology sector’s office leases represented occupancy growth, rather than initial leases, according to JLL’s just-released United States Technology Outlook report. With Northern Califor...
| CA Home Sales Dropped in November to Lowest Level Since February 2015
California existing home sales fell in November from both the previous month and year for the first time in nearly a year as low housing affordability extended into Southern California, according to the California Association...
| London Remains World’s Most Expensive Office Market for 2nd Straight Year
London’s West End was the world’s highest-priced office market for the second straight year and Hong Kong Central, Beijing Finance Street, Beijing Central Business District and Hong Kong West Kowloon, took the other four of t...
| SoCal Among the Costliest Markets for Enterprise Data Centers
Southern California is among the most expensive markets for constructing, commissioning and operating a 5-megawatt (MW) enterprise data center over a 10-year period, due to the lack of tax incentives and the area’s steep powe...
| California REALTORS® disappointed FHFA did not increase Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits
The California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) issued the following in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to keep the 2016 maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Ma...
| Downtown Oakland Sees Strong Demand for Space in the Third Quarter
Oakland continues to enjoy strong leasing activity. During the third quarter of this year, companies moved into or expanded their presence in the heart of Oakland by more than 592k sf of office and retail space.
| When Black Friday Comes, It Will Be Thursday
More retailers are planning to get an early jump on Black Friday this Thanksgiving weekend. According to JLL’s just-released 2015 Holiday Sentiment Report, nearly one-third of retailers surveyed say they plan to open on Than...
| West Los Angeles Maintains Lowest Office Vacancy Rate Despite Negative Absorption for the Third Quarter
Despite experiencing negative net absorption for the first time in three years, the West Los Angeles office market again demonstrated its bullet-proof character during the just concluded third quarter by maintaining the lowes...
| Changing Law Firm Space Strategies Posing Challenges for Landlords
This report provided to us by JLL:
Despite the AmLaw 100’s revenue reaching a record $81 billion in 2014, law firms are focusing on efficiency to define their office layouts and locations. The legal sector is using creative ...
| San Diego’s Industrial Market Enjoyed a Strong 3rd Quarter 2015
San Diego’s industrial market closed out the third qurter of 2015 with strong numbers, posting the highest positive net absorption since Q3 2006. The region also saw construction activity increase once again, according to the...