Commercial Real Estate & Business News December 17, 2019

For Emerging Retailers, Bricks Can Boost Clicks Emerging brands and direct-to-consumer companies are taking center stage in the U.S. retail real estate industry, not as alleged destroyers of brick-and-mortar locations but as converts to those stores. Companies are acknowledging to real estate brokers and landlords that having a physical location, it turns out, is important. It can substantially drive their online traffic and…»
Construction Costs Will Be More Manageable in 2020
It could be the best end-of-year bonus for a developer-construction costs are beginning to stabilize. Rising construction costs have been the biggest challenge for developers in recent years, but this year, costs started to stabilize, and in 2020, construction experts expect that trend to continue. “Construction costs became much more manageable in 2019, and we…»
Industrial REITs Are Expected to Continue Outperforming Their Peers in 2020
Against the backdrop of this year’s Cyber Monday generating record-shattering online sales estimated at $9.2 billion, commercial real estate experts envision e-commerce-fueled industrial REITs being a shining star of the REIT show in 2020. Meanwhile, in tandem with the e-commerce explosion, regional mall REITs will continue to face challenges…»
These Markets Will Be the Best Bets for Multifamily Investments in 2020
As high-net-worth (HNW) investors and family offices mull next year’s opportunities in commercial real estate, they might want to keep the multifamily mantra in mind. For several years, industry players have consistently preached about the attractiveness of multifamily properties for HNW investors and family offices. Indeed, a recent NREI survey shows…»
Phoenix Cracks Top 10 for Best Cities to Start a Business, According to Inc.
Phoenix rose two spots this year to break into the top 10 among the 50 best cities to start a business in 2020, according to Inc. magazine. Phoenix ranked ninth on the list overall, with low costs and low regulations cited as the reason. Phoenix also ranked second in the U.S. for business creation, seventh for population growth and ninth for job…»