Real Estate Investment after Covid-19

October 21, 2020

The level of uncertainty in the economy is currently at an all-time high with the trajectory of the recovery difficult to forecast. The last months have seen a global outpouring of cash deposits estimated at around $2 trillion and savvy investors are eager to score the best opportunities. However, is the real estate market well equipped to capture…

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Admission Volume and Rent Collection Performance in the Affordable Housing and Public Housing Sectors Continued to Widen in September

October 19, 2020

After months of underperformance, admission volume for affordable housing rebounded in September, according to MRI Software, which reports that September 2020 volumes were 95% year-over-year for affordable housing, but only 68% for public housing.   While admission rebounded in affordable housing, rent collection was still challenging, remaining below 80% of prior year rates for the third…

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Majority of CRE Executives expect Valuations to Decline

October 15, 2020

Taking a pulse on the impact of the pandemic on all sectors of global commercial real estate, valuation firm Duff & Phelps, in conjunction with the GRI club, surveyed over 300 directors on the state of affairs. Many respondents said they expect valuations to take a big hit. Nearly four out of 10 respondents, or 39%,…

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What Most Buyers Look For when Buying a House

October 14, 2020

Location was the main priority when finding a home before the pandemic hits. These days, the deal maker is the price. Location no longer drives buyers, it’s all just about making the most out of your money. As kids are learning online, Colleges are moving lectures online, and many businesses remain closed, we can say…

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The Latest in Retail from CoStar Report

October 12, 2020

As of October, retailers had announced plans to close more than 130 million square feet of store space this year, according to CoStar. More than half of this space is coming from five big-name retailers: J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Stein Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Pier 1 Imports. Experiential retail has been hit hard, too,…

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Top Markets Show Large Decline in Apartment Rental

October 8, 2020

A new national apartment rent report from the Apartment List shows that rents have declined in 41 of the top 100 markets in the country since the onset of the pandemic in March. San Francisco, New York and Seattle have seen the steepest decline in rental rates, with 17.8%, 11.6% and 9.9% drops in average…

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Post Pandemic Residential Design Trends

October 7, 2020

The American Institute of Architect’s third quarter 2020 Home Design Trends Survey shows a strong jump in the number of home offices, exercise and yoga spaces, flex rooms and indoor quality products being requested by homeowners. Interior designers across the country are seeing the same trends, all of which can be attributed to the pandemic. This survey’s visual…

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REIT is in defiance after President Donald Trump tested positive in Coronavirus

October 5, 2020

U.S. markets has shaken after President Trump announced that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus, but investors’ shock was quickly eclipsed by optimism about more stimulus. U.S. equity real estate investment trusts (REITs) responded to this by falling nearly 1.6 percent, to a low of 1,037.67, from 1,054.09 at market…

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Manhattan reported the strongest final week of September since 2014, in $4M price category

October 1, 2020

New York real estate shows gradual improvements at last. Lately, it seems that many are rooting for the fall of Big Apple, reporting on an alleged exodus and claiming that more home hunters prefer the suburbs than the busy city. Many people left the city to shelter in less densely populated areas after the city…

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Global office vacancy will rise from 10.9% pre-Covid crisis to 15.6% by Q2 2022, according to a study by Cushman & Wakefield

September 30, 2020

COVID-19 is disrupting the economy, accelerating shifts and creating structural changes that will persist for years. Several forces are at play—from office-using job losses, to higher vacancy and downward pressure on rental rates, to an increase in the share of employees who will now work from home either permanently or more regularly.  According to a…

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