Office Job Growth Spurs Positive Net Absorption; Office Vacancy Rates Have Peaked with Some Markets Even Seeing Increases in Average Rent

By Mark Heschmeyer on CoStar Fundamentals in U.S. office markets appear to have stabilized and are headed toward an expected recovery, according to CoStar Group in its The State of the U.S. Office Market: Mid-Year 2010 Review & Forecast. In Read More

Congress Plans to Destroy the Revovering Commercial Real Estate Industry

Just as commercial real estate is starting to recover… Congress plans to drive a stake through its heart and raise income taxes from 15% capital gains rate to 35% ordinary income rate. Tell your U.S. Senators about the unintended consequences Read More

What are the best & worst nationwide markets for apartment investment?

The Apartment Finance Today conference was a great opportunity to share ideas with the best and brightest in the multi-family investment, development and finance industry. The final session of the conference was a panel with three economists focused on answering Read More

Apartment Finance Today Conference Update

I am back from moderating an all-star panel discussion at the Apartment Finance Today Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our topic: “Small but Mighty: Finding the Best Small-Balance Apartment Loan” was well received by a full house of real estate Read More