Self-Storage Investor Interest Expected to Increase

Self-Storage Investor Interest Expected to Increase

More institutional players are getting involved in self-storage investment according to recent reports.  That, in part, led to a decrease in fourth-quarter cap rates, from 6.5 percent to 6.3 percent year over year, according to data by Real Capital Analytics, as...
Tariffs Aside, China Investment in U.S. CRE Slows

Tariffs Aside, China Investment in U.S. CRE Slows

Before specific talk of tariffs between the United States and China, money from the latter into the U.S. commercial real estate industry was already waning. Last year there was an estimated $7.3 billion of deals by China-based entities here, according to a recent...
The Dynamics of College Town CRE

The Dynamics of College Town CRE

Not all college towns are created alike when it comes to commercial real estate, but most of them tend to do better than comparable cities by geography and size without institutions of higher learning, according to a recent Reis report.  Tertiary apartment rent growth...
Toys “R” Us Shells See a Rebirth?

Toys “R” Us Shells See a Rebirth?

Though not a shocker in the industry, the bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation of Toys “R” Us and its 735 locations is a pretty big hit to retail real estate landlords that are already dealing with their share of store closings sector-wide. The retailer had to shut...
Report: Good News Ahead for Hotels

Report: Good News Ahead for Hotels

It looks like commercial real estate’s hospitality sector, like others in the industry, should benefit from a continued strong economy. Occupancy rates could be the highest in years through 2018, even as new development should increase the overall market by two...
Data Center Momentum Continues

Data Center Momentum Continues

The data center sector of commercial real estate is a force to be reckoned with. Investment in the property type has exponentially increased over the last few years, but 2017 was a watershed, according to a CBRE report. Spending on data centers hit $20 billion last...