Commercial Real Estate & Business News – October 24, 2014

10 Trends in Commercial Real Estate for 2015

The sustained performance of the U.S. commercial real estate industry is expected to continue in 2015, fueled by improving fundamentals and robust investor appetite, in both domestic and foreign arenas, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015, co-published by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI)… Read more »

As Good As It Gets? Office Market Moving Into Sweet Spot In Recovery

Conditions in the U.S. office market are aligning in a way that office investors have dreamed about. A serendipitous combination of falling vacancy, rising net absorption and a controlled supply of new office space is creating broad-based opportunities to increase rents and reap higher property incomes on their office property investments… Read more »

Will Amazon Be The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retail?

Microsoft. Samsung. Apple. Google. Amazon: These are the most prominent tech companies around. Do they also represent the future of brick-and-mortar retail?… Read more »

Could Looser Lending Standards Boost Phoenix Market?

Will banks start to drop their standards and let people with slightly lower credit scores and much lower down payments buy homes? That?s the big question, after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other agencies voted to approve new, looser lending rules this week. A well-known expert from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University says if the change happens, and the adjustments are reasonable, then it could be good for the Phoenix-area housing market, stimulating growth… Read more »

Phoenix Ranks Low on Real Estate List

In the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report, Phoenix ranked No. 26 out of 75 markets, behind the likes of Washington, Indianapolis and San Antonio. At the top of the list sits Houston, followed by Austin (No. 2), San Francisco (No. 3), Denver (No. 4) and Dallas-Fort Worth (No. 5)… Read more »