Commercial Real Estate & Business News November 1, 2019

Another Interest Rate Cut Will Help Hold Up CRE Values, But Was It Needed? CRE cap rates are expected to remain unchanged, but investors looking for financing should benefit from lower rates.The Federal Reserve opted to cut interest rates for the third time this year at its October meeting, by a quarter percentage point, to a range of 1.50 to 1.75 percent. But while lower rates should…»
Mesa Thrives in the Center of the Commercial Real Estate Boom
The Mesa community is comprised of several master-planned communities including Taylor Morrison, Shea Homes, Marcay Homes, Meritage Homes, Pulte Homes, Woodside Homes, and ranked once again at No.7 in the nation and No.1  in Arizona is Eastmark by RCLCO, Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities.…»
What Will It Take To Close CRE’s Bid Ask Gap?
WASHINGTON, DC-Yesterday the Federal Reserve cut rates by a quarter-percentage point for the third time this year and hinted they may now put monetary policy on hold, for one meeting at least.An analysis by Marcus & Milichap suggests that the next decision on rate policy will largely be determined by the holiday retail…»
Why Supermarkets are Building ‘Dark Stores’
New York (CNN Busines)America’s top supermarkets are facing a new challenge: Grocery aisles in stores aren’t suited to meet the growing demand for online orders.So Walmart, Albertsons, Stop & Shop, Meijer, Hy-Vee and others are building automated mini-warehouses inside their stores and opening up “dark stores”…»
Cheesecake Factory Starts Integration of Sam Fox Restaurants into its System
Following the acquisition of Fox Restaurant Concepts for $308 million, the Cheesecake Factory Inc. is starting to determine how it will integrate Sam Fox’s restaurants into its larger system.The Calabasas Hills, California-based company, which announced its third-quarter earnings on Oct. 29, has the difficult task of taking Fox’s…»