| Commercial Real Estate Financing Briefs
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD MORTGAGE SERVICES - Kurt Scheidt and Terry Daly with Cushman & Wakefield’s Mortgage Services have arranged $46 mil in refi money on Montecito Plaza shopping center in San Rafael. Located at Third and Gran...
| National Median Price for Owner-Occupied Homes has Flattened
HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm and data provider enabling value investing in residential properties, has released March 2016 data on the flattening U.S. housing market. According to HomeUnion’s re...
| Continued Strong Absorption in San Francisco Office Market Somewhat Misleading as Leasing Slows
This report was provided to us by the Northern California region of real estate services firm Kidder Mathews
The San Francisco office real estate market sent mixed signals in the first quarter of 2016, with 433.9k sf of posi...
| CA Homes Sales Pick Up in March
California home sales rose from both the previous month and year to post the highest sales pace in six months, while strained housing supplies continued to push home prices higher, according to the latest figures from the Cal...
| Restrained Pace of New Office Development in the US Expected to Lead to Continued Rent Growth
Tenant demand for office space slowed in the first quarter, dragged down primarily by continued weakness in the oil patch and a pullback in the tech sector, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield. Still, net absor...
| US Commercial Real Estate Markets Predicted to Remain Resilient in 2016
Commercial real estate markets in the Americas are expected to fare well over the balance of 2016, withstanding global economic headwinds and recent volatility in equity markets, according to a new Americas Outlook report fro...
| Co-Working Spaces Can Be More Cost-Effective than Traditional Leases in Pricier Gateway Markets
Shared workplaces can be feasible and cost-effective alternatives to traditional office leases—even for larger occupiers, and especially in costly metro areas such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston, according...
| CA Home Sales Pick Up in February Due to Slowing Appreciation and Increasing Inventory
Moderating home price appreciation and improving housing inventory combined to spur California’s housing market in February as existing home sales increased from both the previous month and year, according to the California A...
| Majority of Real Estate Investors in the Americas Expect to Increase Acquisitions in 2016
The majority of real estate investors in the Americas intend to increase their property acquisitions in 2016, with Los Angeles as the top target market, ahead of New York City and Dallas/Ft. Worth, according to a just-release...
| 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...
| RiverRock Real Estate Group Awarded Management Job for Alameda Shopping Center
AEW Capital Management (AEW) has awarded the property management assignment for Bridgeside Shopping Center, a 105k sf, grocery-anchored Class A shopping center in Alameda, to RiverRock Real Estate Group. AEW owns the propert...
| CA Developers Still Bullish on Current Real Estate Cycle
The 2016 Winter/Spring Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey signals continued confidence among developers through 2018–indicating both the probability of new supply and of opportunities for new i...
| 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...
| Real Capital Markets Handled Over 5,000 Commercial Property and Loan Dispositions in 2015
For 2015, Real Capital Markets facilitated the disposition of 5,121 commercial properties, bank REO, and loans – connecting buyers and sellers across 75 countries. To date, Real Capital Markets has had nearly 40,000 assignmen...
| Ten-X the New Game When It Comes to a Winning Online Real Estate Marketplace
Auction.com has rebranded as Ten-X, marking the company’s transition into an online marketplace where buyers, sellers, and the agents and brokers who represent them can easily and efficiently buy and sell high quality residen...
| 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...