Posts Tagged ‘americas’

U.S. Weekly Economic Update: Good Signs From Labor Markets

We have long maintained that one of the keys to the strength of the U.S. economy in 2014 will be whether and when firms shift from worrying about costs to worrying about losing sales. When companies are more willing to take risk, they are more aggressive in hiring and when that happens, the pace of [...]

Can today’s buildings support tomorrow’s work environment?

There is a coming crisis in many markets: the changing occupier needs can no longer be adequately supported by the majority of the already-built inventory. A review of the class A office buildings across the central business districts of Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco reveals that over 53% of [...]

US June Employment Report:Upside Surprise

As the economy improves, interest rates will rise. The good news is, the reason for the increase is a healthier economy and that is good for everyone.

Rising Vacancies Can’t Stop the Rising Cranes

From Tysons Corner, to Downtown Bethesda, to the District’s Mount Vernon Square, towering cranes are dotting the landscape, signaling growth and development. Despite an unprecedented amount of available space in some parts of the Metro area, tenants are opting for new buildings with the latest green technology, open & collaborative space, the most efficient use [...]

Election Implications

By Eric Berkman and Andrew Asbill Capital Markets, Washington, D.C. The champagne at election-night celebrations had barely lost its fizz when Senator-elect Tim Kaine of Virginia gave a sobering warning about the fierce financial hangover that is looming. Talking to Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show, Kaine reminded us that the fiscal cliff will still [...]

U.S. Industrial Sector Outlook

Can a silver lining be found within the sputtering U.S. economy?  After showing tepid positive momentum, growing at an annual rate of 2.5% in the second half of 2011 and 1.9% in the first quarter, the U.S. economy has waned.  Now added to the uncertainty of the European debt crisis and anemic U.S. job growth [...]

Federal Asset Disposition Takes Center Stage

On Thursday morning, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee considered a bill that would streamline the disposition of underutilized or excess Federal Real Property. The Federal Real Property Assert Management Reform Act (S. 2178), which Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced, if enacted, would remove many of the administrative requirements that make the disposition [...]

Market Fundamentals Soften in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area as the Government Contracts

The office market in the Washington, D.C. Metro region was off to a slow start in 2012, with leasing activity down from last year at this time in both the Downtown and suburban markets. Negative absorption of 452,000 square feet (sf) in the District marked the second consecutive quarter of decreased absorption. The CBD submarket [...]

2011 Year-End Retail Round Up

As we approach the end of another year, the U.S. economy continues its measured recovery.  Gross Domestic Product grew at a 2.5% annual rate in third quarter 2011, bolstered by consumer spending, investment and exports, and a 1.1% year-over-year increase in non-farm payrolls that resulted in a net gain of roughly 1.5 million new jobs. [...]

They Say California is the Place You Ought to be…

Northern California, that is. What’s happening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley? Let me give you the short and sweet version. San Francisco job growth was 1.3% through August and job growth was a whopping 2.4% in Silicon Valley. This growth is not fake, fake, fake, like the dot.com era it’s real, [...]