Posts Tagged ‘investment’

New Jersey Industrial – Investors Want In

  The New Jersey Industrial market (Northern & Central New Jersey) has performed well during the last year and a half. Overall vacancy has fallen more than a full percentage point since year-end 2012 and tighter market conditions have supported 7.1% rent growth over the same period. Robust demand in recent quarters yielded more than […]

Building Momentum in Europe

Europe’s early summer gains appear to be consolidating as we head towards the run in to year-end, with August seeing a 3.3% increase in the EU’s Economic Sentiment Indicator and a near 12% increase on the year. What is more this is broadly based: 22 out of the EU’s 28 countries saw a step up […]

What’s the value in that?

The sluggish recovery lingers, and the new standard for most commercial real estate investments is lower returns.  Still, compared to stocks, bonds or cash, commercial real estate remains an attractive investment. RERC’s latest survey reports that ,on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest), commercial real estate scored a 6.7, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greece is the Word

Forget Spain for now, events in Greece over the next few days will be setting the tone for Europe for better or for worse. Greek voters go back to the polls on Sunday and clearly face a tough choice, caught between a rock and a hard place.  Surveys have suggested growing support for pro-bailout parties […]

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, […]

Winning Cities in an Uncertain World

Occupier and investor activity in the global property market largely held up in the third quarter – but what are we likely to see in the next few months?   Sentiment has certainly become more cautious, which is hardly surprising given the volatility of financial markets and the uncertainty most of us are feeling over the […]

A Brighter Mood Emerging?

So as the dust settles on another MIPIM, what messages did it send out? On the whole, I would say positive ones. Attendances were up 5-10%, (despite a couple of high profile no-shows!) and the mood more upbeat, with even Dr Nouriel Roubini finding some “upside risks” to discuss in his keynote speech on the […]

The Economy is Looking Up

Although the GDP report showed modest growth there are underlying signs of strength