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Commercial Real Estate News Roundup For August 24, 2015

On a morning of Wall Street and global equity market correction, sell-side signs in commercial RE mount, yet the secondary and tertiary markets that lagged and logged the least recovery look best from an investment standpoint. It’s all here at the Commercial Real Estate News Roundup for August 24, 2015.

  • How Technology Is Shaping CRE. National Real Estate Investor, August 21, 2015 – The national leader in 20K+ sq ft. leases is tech and it’s not even close.
  • Commercial Real Estate is Believed to be Overpriced. Realty Today, August 19, 2015 – More rumblings of a national price top from another research report.
  • With Property Prices Hitting New Peaks, Where Do Brokers See Investment Opportunities?. CoStar, August 19, 2015 – Where? In a word, secondary and tertiary markets. Wait, that’s two words.
  • Commercial Real Estate Market Getting Overpriced — Report. Pensions & Investments, August 18, 2015 – More from the sell side, this time with an institutional investment spin.
  • Why I’m Optimistic about CRE for the Next Few Years. National Real Estate Investor, August 18, 2015 – Capital markets, low unemployment and more factors will extend the hot streak, says David Lynn.


  • U.S. Top Country for Asian Outbound Property Investment, London Top City. World Property Journal, August 19, 2015 – Chinese capital’s record of landing in western capitals extends another year.
  • Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate Assets to Hit Record High. National Real Estate Investor, August 19, 2015 – CoStar and RCA publish the numbers on foreign investment, and the numbers are big.
  • Where Is the Demand for Office?. National Real Estate Investor, August 20, 2015 – Flat vacancy rates are driven by suburban gluts and other factors tallied up here.
  • Office Today, Apts. Tomorrow: Office-To-Residential Conversions Expanding Across More U.S. CBDs. CoStar, August 19, 2015 – KC, St.Louis, Milwaukee and Cleveland are among the downtowns leaping on the trend.
  • US Real Estate Emerging Market: Converting Upper Floors of Unused Brooklyn Retail Space into Offices. Realty Today, August 18, 2015 – Meanwhile in Brooklyn, even more surprising conversions.
  • US Leads the Way in Logistics Clusters., August 20, 2015 – 80 square feet per household: that’s how much warehousing and logistics space the US sports.
  • Why the outlook is strong for industrial REITs. The Globe and Mail, August 18, 2015 – In Canada, the picture is rosy for industrial demand and so for investors looking to participate in the bonanza with share buys.
  • Port Export Cargo Volumes Plummet., August 18, 2015 – Perhaps in part fueled by Chinese and global equity market correction, west coast exports are down
  • Too Much Atlanta Industrial Spec?., August 18, 2015 – New industrial projects in Atlanta add up to concerns about saturation.
  • Investor From Down Under Goes All In. Commercial Property Executive, August 20, 2015 – All in on retail with anchor stores such as Sears, says $175MM Aussie investor
  • Skirmishing German Discount Grocery Rivals Roll out U.S. Store Plans. CoStar, August 19, 2015 – Grocery wars heat up in Los Angeles.  A German company is guaranteed to win.
  • Here Are 7 Online Retailers Going Brick-and-Mortar. BISNOW, August 18, 2015 – Upscale, upscale and upscale are how you’d describe these e-tailers foray into personalized customer service under a roof.
  • Some MF Markets May Be in the 7th Inning., August 20, 2015 – Once again, the greener pastures and more relaxed competition found in secondary markets, says veteran of multifamily sector.
  • U.S. Developers Focus on Luxury Apartments Puts Added Pressure on Renters. World Property Journal, August 20, 2015 – How a boom in apartment construction actually adds up to fewer options for renters.
  • Why Investors in Washington Multifamily Deal Don’t Stand Out from the Crowd. Commercial Property Executive, August 17, 2015 – Crowdsourced financing for a deal outside a Washington State airbase.

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