‘Americas’ Archive

Law Firms: Moving On Up

Law firms are on the move in search of greener pastures. Shades of green range from trendier neighborhoods, closer proximity to amenities, new development, and greenest of all: reduced real estate expenses. While the increased desire to relocate has not translated into a surge in leasing activity, the number of relocations has outpaced renewals in […]

Downtown Toronto’s Explosive Evolution

With weak commodity prices choking off growth in Western Canada, and both Montreal and Ottawa deep in demand doldrums, downtown Toronto stands out as the lone wolf – the hottest market in the country. It’s hard to say whether it’s good timing or fortuitous circumstance, given the downtown market is in the midst of a […]

Washington, D.C. – No Longer Just a Government Town

Washington, D.C. is finally beginning to shake off the effects of sequestration, government dysfunction, and the overall economic slowdown seen during the period from 2012 through 2014. During this time the Washington, D.C. office market was categorized by rising vacancy rates, subdued leasing activity, and negative absorption – something not often seen in the downtown […]

Here’s Why 20% Office Vacancy Doesn’t Matter

Earlier this year, we reported on the resurgence of Downtown Los Angeles in recent years and the accompanying strength of the office market. Our Los Angeles Research team found this strength continued into first quarter 2015. In the Central Business District, direct vacancy remained relatively flat at 20.8% with a small amount of occupancy losses […]

Millennials Reshaping South Florida’s Urban Areas

Throughout South Florida, millennials, young adults born in the early 1980s through early 2000s, are flocking to the area’s amenity-dense urban cores. Since technology has inherently globalized their experiences and created a more diverse interconnected generation, millennials seek to feed their need to explore and interact. The world is at their fingertips due to advances […]

Gone To Texas: Headquarter Relocations And Expansions Are Transforming The Dallas-Fort Worth Economy

The North Texas region is a hot spot for economic activity. Nearly every week an announcement is made in the media that another company has selected the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area as their new home. The sheer number of headquarter relocations and other corporate expansion projects underway are transforming the local commercial real estate landscape. […]

US Retail: The New Developments of 2015

The Newest Battle of the Bay: Should The Warriors Stay in Oakland or Move to The City?

Raiders-49ers; Giants-A’s; San Francisco vs. Oakland. It’s been a ubiquitous debate among Bay Area sports fans as long as anyone can remember – A topic that has polarized neighbors, coworkers, and classmates every year during interleague baseball and preseason football. But every winter there is one team that everyone in the Bay can agree on, […]

A Possible Turning Point In Mexico City Office Indicators

Office overall absorption in Mexico City has consistently surpassed completions in recent years. However, new delivery records will be broken in 2015, which points to a possible turning point in office real estate indicators. In the first quarter of this year, the overall vacancy rate was up by 7.9% when compared with that of the […]

Select South American Markets On The Rise

While much of the world’s spotlight has recently been focused on Brazil, the commercial real estate markets for Colombia and Peru, in particular, have been performing notably well and are forging a much stronger presence on the world stage. Spurring much of this commercial growth is GDP. In 2014, the Colombian economy grew at a […]