Mistletoe and Valentine

One of the most important components in our research process is a discussion of market activity. It’s an opportunity to participate in healthy debate with brilliant and passionate real estate professionals about what is occurring in the market and what it all means. I would argue that facilitating these discussions are one of the most

The Beginning of Tightening? Not Quite.

The Fed maintained the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.0%-1.25% today. Having made three 0.25%

How Will Lease Accounting Changes Impact Sale-Leasebacks?

Companies today are continuously evaluating ways to most effectively allocate their cash to drive productivity. Capital tied up

Counting Harvey’s Cost

Hurricanes, tropical storms and floods are familiar occurrences in Houston and the surrounding Texas Gulf region; more than eight severe floods/hurricanes have impacted the Houston MSA since 1998. But when Hurricane Harvey struck the region near Rockport, TX on August 25, the Category 4 storm was the strongest to hit the region since 1961, dumping

Is Another Global Housing Bubble Underway?

Every city I visit around the world, I hear the same story: Housing is unaffordable. Millennials, even those

Metropolitan Pull

Multifamily investment in the U.S. has never been just a gateway markets story. That is even more true

U.S. Hotel Demand Hits an All-Time High

Hotel demand has just reached an all-time high in the U.S. Occupancy levels and demand for rooms are also buoyant in Europe and Asia Pacific.1 Demand for hotel rooms is highly sensitive to business conditions, particularly on the downside. When business revenues and personal incomes are squeezed at the end of the cycle, hotel demand drops

Getting Good Data

It was my privilege recently to moderate a panel discussion on the topic of Getting Good Data: The

Beauty or Beast?

Local Authorities are seldom thought of as a significant group in commercial property investment. In 2016, the steady volume of such investment increased dramatically, culminating in 82 purchases worth £1.3 billion. To put in perspective, between 2008-2015 collective CRE investment by Local Authorities amounted to around £150 million spread between 10 and 20 deals a

The Mighty Urban-Suburban Submarket

I have such fond memories of graduating from college. And soon after graduation, with what seemed like $2,500,000