Skilled Nursing Faces Changing Patient Environment

Skilled Nursing Faces Changing Patient Environment

The seniors housing sector of commercial real estate is undergoing some fundamental changes, and much of that has to do with a changing resident profile. This is apparently having a significant impact on the skilled nursing portion of this property type, which...
Economy Drives Strong Hotel Fundamentals

Economy Drives Strong Hotel Fundamentals

Commercial real estate’s hospitality sector tends to mirror the overall economy because when businesses and individuals are financially successful, they spend money on travel. So, with near-record unemployment, a growing economy and strong consumer confidence, it’s no...
Will We Even Recognize Offices in 2025?

Will We Even Recognize Offices in 2025?

Forget about dealing with a landlord or tenant market in the office sector of commercial real estate. Instead of either, it’s seems more like an employee’s market when it comes to physical office space. With labor shortages in many industries, and unemployment at...
Isn’t Brick-And-Mortar Retail Supposed to be Dead?

Isn’t Brick-And-Mortar Retail Supposed to be Dead?

Amazon? Is that an outdoor-wear clothing store or something? Several physical retail-store metrics improved during the third quarter, according to a national retail report released by Cushman & Wakefield (download here), making us question the severity of the...
Execute CRE Environmental Due Diligence Early

Execute CRE Environmental Due Diligence Early

The longer a firm waits to complete its environmental due diligence on a transaction or development project, the more problems the company could face during the life of the deal. That was the overriding message at a recent CREW New York meeting I attended called...
Miami Sees Aggressive Retail Development

Miami Sees Aggressive Retail Development

The Miami metropolitan area is proof that some retail real estate landlords are finding effective ways to keep brick-and-mortar stores top-of-mind for consumers, despite strong challenges by online shopping channels. A recent Colliers International report (download...