Category: Analysis

The Compelling Math of Owning vs. Renting Commercial Property for Businesses

Sep 15, 2020 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

I find buyers commonly debating total monthly cash outlay to own versus that of renting in year one. Though I admire the cash-is-king disciple of this, I would submit that the projected net cost to own compared to that of renting is so attractive that is offsets they typically small differences in cash outlay at […]

Can a Rational Case be Made for Irrational Exuberance?

Jul 10, 2020 - Analysis, Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

In my commercial real estate brokerage business, I’ve noticed a trend of some buyers expecting lower prices on properties, sometimes even clearly taking offense at a seller not budging on price. There seems to be, with them a sense that they know better to such a degree that they are disgusted by the gall and […]

Video: Fordham University’s Hugh Kelly, Ph.D Submits Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

Oct 02, 2018 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

Special Advisor for Fordham University’s Real Estate Institute Hugh Kelly, Ph.D, appears on America’s Commercial Real Estate Show to talk about his outlook for the commercial real estate industry. Among the topics discussed are economic trends and legislative changes, strategies for commercial property investors when economic growth slows, opportunities presented by lower valuation in stressed […]

Video: Green Street Managing Director Dave Bragg Sees Limits to Demographic-Driven Demand Forecasting

Feb 28, 2018 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

According to Managing Director Dave Bragg, when demographic trends are easy to spot, supply frequently will react accordingly. Green Street instead focuses on negative demographic trends, which can hinder prospects for growth in the future. In this brief video, Dave also talks about Green Street’s research on the regulation of land use as an important […]

Video: NAR’s George Ratiu on Trump Effect on Real Estate

Jun 06, 2017 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative and Commercial Research at the National Association of Realtors®, joins The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss his association’s 2017 Commercial Real Estate Lending Survey, as well as some current trends in commercial lending. In this video, George and host Michael Bull discuss the impact the Trump administration might have […]

Video: Cedrik Lachance on Real Estate Values and Sector Allocation

May 19, 2017 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

In this short video, Cedrik Lachance, Director of U.S. REIT Research at real estate research and analysis company Green Street Advisors, explains why his firm expects private market values to be more or less flat over the next 6 to12 months. He also sheds a bit of light on ‘A’ malls and three other sectors that […]

Video: Deloitte’s Bob O’Brien Discusses the State of the Current Economic Cycle

Mar 17, 2017 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

Bob O’Brien, Global Real Estate Sector Leader at Deloitte, join The Commercial Real Estate Show to talk about where we stand in the current economic cycle and what we might expect going forward for the office and multifamily sectors. Some highlights include: Low interest rates and lack of new supply driving real estate value increases […]

Video: CNBC Discusses Data Center Real Estate and the REITs That Own It

Feb 15, 2017 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

CNBC’s Nightly Business Report discusses the Data Center REIT sector, which sits at the crossroads between technology and real estate. Data centers present investors with unique analytical challenges, including risk assessment of technology-driven economic obsolescence. However, there is opportunity for those investors willing to undertake the analytical effort of understanding the sector.

Video: The Chief Economist of Reis Explains Cap Rate Methodology

Feb 15, 2017 - Analysis - 0 Comments - Standard

In this video an overview of the Reis Cap Rates methodology is presented by Dr. Victor Calanog, its Chief Economist. Cap rates are a measure of a property’s investment potential, independent of a specific buyer. Investors, lenders, and appraisers use cap rates by Reis and others to estimate the appropriate purchase price for different types […]