‘Research’ Archive

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 […]

Queuing Up For Office Development In San Francisco

With all due respect to Austin and its unofficial city motto, San Francisco had the “keep it weird” rallying cry long before that upstart. It follows, then, that development of almost any sort has been a tricky prospect for many years in this progressive city. Yet it does occur albeit under the close scrutiny of […]

Ports Of Los Angeles & Long Beach: The Aftermath – Back To Normal?

Negotiations to replace the ILWU-PMA contract that had expired in July 2014 dragged on far longer than anyone had anticipated. After nine months of negotiations that contributed to monumental cargo backlogs at West Coast ports, the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association finally agreed on a tentative five-year contract in February and the tentative agreement […]

Brazil: A Sort Of Quagmire

On February 8th, The Economist printed a major article entitled, “In a quagmire,” about recent economic events in Brazil. The article was on point, and does a good job of explaining what the country is going through; politicians wagging the dog, soaring inflation, eroding consumption, deteriorating fiscal accounts, corruption scandals (i.e. Petrobras), and a major […]

Capital Flows Shaking Things Up In San Francisco

Capital flows continued to shake up the San Francisco office market in 2014. Deal volume set yet another record during the year while prices climbed to unprecedented highs thanks to more and more investors having a mandate to invest in the City by the Bay. Most interesting to note, however, is that in this cycle, […]

It’s Going Down – A Wave of Redevelopment to Lure Tenants Back to the CBD Submarket?

In recent years D.C. has seen a number of its largest, most prominent, tenants shifting eastward to be in or around new developments in the Metro Center, Gallery Place, and Mount Vernon triangle areas. Covington & Burling was the first, shifting its address from Pennsylvania Avenue to mega-development CityCenter DC. This year, Norton Rose Fulbright […]