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Commercial Real Estate & Business News January 24, 2019

Why Investors Still Favor Metro Phoenix for Multifamily Acquisitions
Metro Phoenix’s population and job growth are keeping investors bullish on the multifamily market in 2019. Also driving investor enthusiasm is the affordability factor – even though rents continue to rise in metro Phoenix, it’s still less expensive than many West Coast cities. In metro Phoenix, 20 percent of residents’ income goes to rent, compared…»
CRE Investors Can Still Profit from Retail Real Estate – If They Stick with Service-Oriented Tenants
The high probability of more interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, and other developments-ranging from geopolitical uncertainty, U.S. political gridlock and U.S.-China trade friction to sliding stock market performance-that made headlines during the recently holiday season are continuing to do so this year. With so many sources of…»
Which Office Markets Are Best Bets for Opportunity Zone Investment?
Opportunity Zone investments are a hot topic in the commercial real estate industry right now, but which office markets may be the best targets for this type of strategy? The establishment of Opportunity Zones offers investors a way to defer and reduce taxes on capital gains, while building equity in real estate assets and improving…»
CBRE: Population Growth Supports Health of Phoenix Medical Office Market
Driven by strong population growth, Phoenix registered the highest net absorption of medical office space among all U.S. metros between Q2 2017 and Q2 2018, according to a new report from CBRE. This positive net absorption resulted in an improvement to Phoenix’s medical office vacancy rate, which ticked down 260 basis points to…»
Don’t Count Out Retail Investment in 2019
The retail market has certainly undergone a dramatic change this cycle-but investors and owners seem to have figured the modern retail market out, focusing on restaurants and entertainment, daily needs and discount stores to drive foot traffic and, as a result, sales. While the market adjusted, retail pricing has dramatically fallen in the interim,…»