Commercial Real Estate & Business News – October 2, 2014

Money Coming In for Value-Add and Opportunistic CRE

Since 2009 following the Great Recession, senior mortgage capital has focused almost exclusively on fully-leased, cash flowing assets in major gateway markets, virtually ignoring transitional assets in suburban and secondary markets. Now that is also changing. While the recovery in most core markets is at the mature stage and in many coastal markets fully valued, property fundamentals are projected to rebound more widely geographically; helping to support and modestly expand current property pricing. This in turn is lending support to investments in non-primary markets… Read more »

Money Talk: Borrowers may need a translator to understand today?s lending language

Finding today?s best commercial real estate financing is a very different assignment than it was a decade ago. Savvy commercial real estate investors know that economic factors, such as jobs and geography, play a bigger role than in previous years. They also understand that, compared to the market before the 2008 economic downturn, the types of lenders interested in commercial real estate are very different, as are their underwriting requirements… Read more »

Office Investors Decide It?s Time To Buy Vacancy

An economy producing a steady stream of new jobs, combined with a dwindling supply of affordable core office properties, has reversed investor sentiment for office properties that were largely discredited and ignored by investors as recently as one year ago… Read more »

Industrial Appetite: Companies Gobble Up Excess Warehouse Space and Search for More

Industrial brokers across the country have something in common these days. They are busy again. A steady demand for space and a hot investment market are driving transaction activity across the board, ranging from land and building sales to leasing transactions and development… Read more »

QuikTrip Launches New Full-Service Format

QuikTrip stores in the Valley are undergoing a major overhaul, one even the occasional visitor may have noticed already. The company is changing the format of its stores to be more full-service, and the format change seems to be a successful one… Read more »