Commercial Real Estate & Business News January 21, 2020

Five Major Points in MSCI’S 2020 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report MSCI, an American finance company, released its 2020 Emerging Real Estate Trends report today. The main themes of the report revolve around the improvement of data in the real estate investment space, and how this is playing a more vital role in investment decision-making. NREI asked Will Robson, executive director and global head of…»

Retailers, Landlords Face Complications of Factoring Online Returns Into Gross Sales
With the rise of e-commerce, declining foot traffic in malls and shuttering department stores, retail landlords and brick-and-mortar tenants have faced a wave of challenges in recent years. As a result, both landlords and tenants are constantly searching for new and unique ways to improve their bottom-line figures. One recent area where…»

US Employees Are the Happiest in the World. Here’s One Theory Why.
A shift in thinking in the US real estate industry could be part of the reason behind the US’ high score. For decades, the CRE industry has focused on the “buyer” and not the “user.” However, landlords have recently come to realize that the focus must now shift to…»

Market Monitor: Six Top Multifamily Metros
With data and insight from RealPage as well as Hanley Wood’s Metrostudy and Meyers Research, the Multifamily Executive staff takes a deep dive into the state of housing in six of the nation’s top metropolitan areas for multifamily activity: Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., which includes its…»

How the Government Distorts the Housing Market
If you want to understand the ups and downs of housing over the past 20 years, it’s a good idea to start with government policy, says Cortland’s Chief Economist Brad Dillman. It started in the late 90’s and 2000’s with the Federal government’s push to raise the home ownership rate, coupled financial deregulation and low interest…»