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November 1, 2014

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REALTOR® Commercial Sales Rise 11% in Fourth Quarter

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Mirroring broader trends, commercial transactions in REALTORS® markets registered a positive fourth quarter. On a year-over-year basis, sales increased 11 percent in the last quarter, as prices rose 4 percent. Cap rates continued compressing with a 50 basis point decline, from an average of 9.2 percent in the third quarter to 8.7 percent in the last. Multifamily properties recorded the lowest average cap rates, at 7.7 percent, followed by hotels, at 8.0 percent. Office and retail spaces posted cap rates of 8.6 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively.

Commercial Real Estate Outlook Positive but Moderating

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (February 24, 2014) – Market fundamentals in commercial real estate continue to improve but at a slower pace, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said fundamentals are still on an uptrend. “Growth in commercial real estate sectors continues at a moderate pace from a very slow pace of absorption, despite job additions to the economy. Companies appear hesitant to add new space,... Read More

One of L.A.'s Priciest Plots is in a Cemetery

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Location is everything, and for $10,300 per square foot, you could be buried just a few yards away from Marilyn Monroe.

Old Grain Towers Offer City Housing Expansion

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Developers looking for new spaces in congested cities are finding solutions in creative reuse of long-abandoned spaces.

Big Year Predicted for Commercial Success

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce solid returns this year, according to a new report.

Investors Getting Back Into the Game

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

New surveys show that investors are not fading away as the number of distressed properties dry up. Instead, they are shifting their focus from distressed properties to non-distressed properties.

Commercial Real Estate Investors "Cautiously Optimistic" As the Future Unfolds, According to New Outlook Report

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (February 12, 2014) – Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce generally solid returns in 2014, according to the authors of Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2014—The Future Unfolds, an annual forecast report released by Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte, and the National Association of Realtors®(NAR).

The three organizations have drawn on their respective capabilities to examine the economy, capital... Read More

Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate 2014

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Despite the slow economic growth and weak job growth that have characterized the economic recovery so far, commercial real estate investments have generally produced solid returns.

Property fundamentals are steady and improving slightly, and total expected returns on a risk-adjusted basis appear very reasonable in the year ahead.

This report gives commercial investors the information they need to... Read More

Warehouses Becoming Boon for Commercial Real Estate

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Online retailers such as Amazon are leading the trend in snapping up small warehouses close to urban areas in an effort to get products closer to where people live.

The Year of the Skyscraper

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

A rise in the number of skyscraper projects is expected to change urban skylines in the coming year.

Webinar: Earning Commercial Innovation Grants

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

View the recorded webinar from Dec. 10, 2013, as AEs walk you through successful applications for 2013 NAR Commercial Innovation grants. You'll also learn what's ahead for the grant program in 2014.

Big Firms Trade the Suburbs for the City

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Some of the largest companies in America are swapping their suburban campuses for downtown office space, betting that such a move will help them recruit new employees.

Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Commercial real estate leasing patterns are showing growth, and national vacancy rates are projected to decline in 2014. Take a look at NAR's data on office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets.

Rebound in Market for Suburban Office Space

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Since the beginning of 2012, suburban markets have accounted for 87 percent of office demand. That follows vacancy rates in some areas of the country that spiked above 30 percent during the recession.

Uneven Recovery Causes Commercial Frustrations

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Commercial practitioners are right to be frustrated, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Commercial Market Recovery Remains Uneven

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

SAN FRANCISCO (November 8, 2013) – After several years of slow-moving growth the commercial real estate market is in a recovery mode as transaction volume increased 27 percent over a year ago and prices display solid gains, said National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun during a commercial real estate forum at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco today.

While the overall commercial sector appears to be improving, Yun said this isn’t the case in all parts of the market... Read More

Momentum in the Commercial Market; Policy Wins for Commercial REALTORS®

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Momentum in the commercial market continues. NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong shares the latest commercial real estate data from NAR and highlights policy wins and more in the latest commercial podcast.

A Growing Trend: From Office to Condo

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Developers are increasingly eyeing the conversion of office buildings into condominiums to meet the growing demand for urban residential space.