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Author Archives: Darren Currin

Inside the minds of apartment renters (access required)

One of the keys to success in the apartment market is to understand the minds of renters. They are the lifeblood of an apartment complex, and as a result, communities must cater to their needs and desires to retain them ...

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Lackluster growth seen in national commercial real estate market (access required)

Growth in the national commercial real estate market has been steady this year but far from anything that could be described as spectacular. Some sectors are growing faster than others, but overall growth has been slow, but steady. Data released ...

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In commercial real estate, technology changes the game (access required)

It’s no secret that the commercial real estate industry has lagged behind in terms of technological innovation. While other industries have been dramatically transformed thanks to technology, commercial real estate has not experienced this high level of innovation. That appears ...

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Demographic shifts lead real estate industry issues (access required)

One of the more interesting lists released each year for the residential and commercial real estate industries is the Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate compiled, researched and released by the Counselors of Real Estate. The list for 2015 and ...

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National industrial vacancy reaches pre-recession levels (access required)

The national industrial market was definitely the standout commercial real estate sector during the second quarter of 2014. According to data released by Cushman & Wakefield, national vacancy and new speculative construction continued their descent to pre-recession levels. During the ...

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The top 10 issues facing commercial real estate this year (access required)

There are a number of big issues facing the national commercial real estate industry, but some of the largest appear to be related to the energy sector, jobs and the growing influence of the millennial generation. These issues topped the ...

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Survey predicts commercial property sales will reach 10-year high by 2016

It appears the recovery in the national commercial real estate market may be about to pick up significant pace. According to a forecast report based on a survey by 39 of the industry’s leading economists and analysts, commercial real estate ...

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Going green in commercial real estate

With the growth of LEED certification and a desire among building owners, developers and tenants to become better stewards of the environment, green practices have increased significantly over the past decade both nationally and locally in the industry. In honor ...

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Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations continue to increase nationally

Commercial real estate transaction activity is definitely moving in a more positive direction, as the industry is experiencing a sharp uptick in the amount of commercial and multifamily mortgage originations. This is also a great sign that credit has completely ...

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