Posts Tagged ‘commercial property’

Prices at the Pump – Do They Impact Industrial Real Estate Demand?

The short answer is yes, they impact the momentum of activity surrounding industrial property, particularly by logistics firms.   Driving the demand for warehouse/distribution space, specifically big box, 30’ and greater clear height product, is the need to accommodate movement of goods where costs associated are as reduced as possible.  For transport, this means a tighter […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

What a Difference a Border Makes: An Americas Comparison

An old boss used to say, “these charts aren’t complicated, when the line goes up things are good and when the line goes down things are bad.” Perhaps a tad simplistic but when we look at the old supply – demand paradigm as it relates to real estate, there’s little doubt that when vacancies are […]

U.S. Office Leasing: To CBD or not to CBD?

21st October 2010 While leasing has improved nationally from third quarter, 2009 to the present, there are differences in the pace of improvement between and within markets and certainly between CBDs (Central Business Districts) and Non CBDs (suburban markets). In the CBDs leasing is up 31.6% year over year while in the suburbs it is […]

Here we go

If you’re reading this then, accidentally or on purpose, you’ve clicked into the Cushman & Wakefield EMEA blog – so welcome! I’m David Hutchings, head of our EMEA research team, and I’m aiming to use this space to share some thoughts on how the region’s real estate market is evolving, what’s driving demand and activity, […]