Monthly Archives: August 2012

June Swoon: #CRE Pricing Recovery Hits Soft Patch

Source: CoStar.com While high-end properties continued to shine, the first half of 2012 ended on something of a flat note overall for commercial real estate, with uncertainty over the direction of the economy exacting a toll on property pricing gains and … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Increase the Value of Commercial Real Estate

Source: RealtyBizNews.com by Daniel Doran Commercial real estate is primarily valued on the amount of Net Operating Income (NOI) it generates.  This actually makes it easier to increase the value of a commercial property compared to a residential home.  With … Continue reading

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Volume of Distressed Commercial Properties in U.S. Waning, Says RCA #CRE

Source: WorldPropertyChannel.com Posted by Hortense Leon Real Capital Analytics has identified $375 billion of distressed property during this current commercial real estate cycle, but at this point about 55% of that distress has been worked out, or the property has been … Continue reading

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Fannie’s, Freddie’s Woes Don’t Extend to M-F Side #CRE

Source: CPExecutive.com By Scott Baltic, Contributing Editor Given the attention put on new changes to Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s situation,Commercial Property Executive spoke with two Fannie/Freddie experts at NorthMarq Capital, Bloomington, Minn., to get some insights focusing on the two … Continue reading

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Top 10 metros with largest drop in for-sale inventory in July

Source: InmanNews.com Editor’s note: These numbers come from Realtor.com’s July 2012 Real Estate Trend Data Report. The report covers 146 U.S. metros and includes single-family homes, condos, townhomes and co-ops. The number of for-sale real estate listings continued to drop on … Continue reading

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Global Retail Banking – Prepare Today Or Fail Tomorrow

Source: JonesLangLaSalle.com by Anne Thoraval Despite the stress tests, western banks are facing many unknowns. How far will slow economic growth or any rises to interest rates cripple the banks’ loan books? How quickly could sovereign insolvency and bank illiquidity … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Reaches Highest Level Since 2009

Source: CCIM.com Overall U.S. construction spending rose to a 2.5-year high in June, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Total construction spending gained 0.4 percent in June and 7.0 percent year-over-year. “The improvement is showing up in a wide … Continue reading

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