Commercial Real Estate & Business News – February 10, 2015

The report entitled “Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2015—Scaling New Heights” states that while challenges remain, the prevailing trends of strong demand, improving real estate fundamentals, and continued low interest rates that buoyed the markets in 2014 will continue for the near term… Read more »
The growing gap between housing’s low and top tiers in the United States is expected to restore healthy demand for first time buyers and those moving up the housing ladder. 2015 has the promise of a transitional year where full buyer momentum in the low and mid tiers reinforce a strong housing recovery, according to the latest analysis report from Clear Capital… Read more »
Forbes ranks Phoenix 11th fastest growing city in the United States witha 2014 Population growth rate of 1.54% and a 2015 (Projected) pop. growth rate of 2.13%… Read more »
The Behavior Research Center’s Rocky Mountain Poll Arizona Consumer Confidence Index bounced back from 71.6 to 79.1. This is the highest level since January 2008 when it registered at 79.8… Read more »
The City of Phoenix could require thousands of commercial property owners to report their energy consumption and use of renewable sources to a public database. Eleven other cities including New York, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Chicago already have energy disclosure laws on the books, said Mark Hartman, Phoenix’s chief sustainability officer… Read more »