Commercial Real Estate & Business News January 2, 2020

Defining The Decade In Commercial Real Estate: Part 1 For commercial real estate, a decade is an eon, and that is plenty of time for change in the industry. But with their beginnings in the Great Recession and their consistent, slow growth trajectory, the 2010s have brought some fundamental, lasting changes to commercial real estate. Some sectors have felt it more than others. The multifamily…»
How the 2010s Changed CRE Forever: Part 2
Take a character from Mad Men out of the 1960s and plop him down in most U.S. office spaces until about 2010 and – except for desktop computers and women in positions of authority – things would look pretty similar to him. Bring him forward to today, however, and he’d be in much less familiar terrain. Fundamental change…»
CNN Poll: US Economy Receives its Best Ranking in Nearly 20 Years
As 2019 comes to a close, the US economy earns its highest ratings in almost two decades, potentially boosting President Donald Trump in matchups against the Democrats vying to face him in next year’s election, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Overall, 76% rate economic conditions in the US today as very or…»
Forecast 2020: Why the Outdoor Office is Here to Stay
Workplace designers now routinely include biophilic elements because research shows having a connection with nature is beneficial to both productivity and wellness. So, encouraging employees to venture outdoors for part of the work day is a logical next step, and the idea is catching on. The outdoor office trend is expected to…»
Coming in 2020: Home Prices are Changing, but Where?
America’s housing market was very interesting in 2019, with median home prices hiking to unprecedented levels. Unsurprisingly, the market has seen home prices climb up to about 60% since they last bottomed in 2012. The question that many real estate stakeholders and homebuyers are asking right now is whether or not home prices…»