1. Creative Offices: ‘Outside the Box’ Thinking, Inside the Office

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    by Ralph Rader An emerging trend in office space design is making its presence felt around the country – and right here at Metropolitan Capital Advisors too! Many companies are focused on recruiting millennials, so many investors and developers are converting properties into creative office

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  2. Developer’s Secret Weapon…MUD (Municipal Utility Districts)

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    By Duke Dennis There has been a lot of buzz lately in commercial real estate about “Public / Private Partnerships” (PPP). Well, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) are the best example of PPP and have been around for years! Although MUDs are not well known public

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  3. Another Fed Rate Hike – Where are Commercial Property Values Headed?

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    By Brandon Wilhite As widely expected by the market, on the 14th of June, the Federal Reserve increased the benchmark Federal Funds Rate by 25 basis points – the 3rd such rate hike since December 2016 and the 4th since the Fed enacted the Zero

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  4. Fake News About the Retail Sky Falling?

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    By Charley Babb In the past seven months, there have been several references to “fake news”. Originally referring to politics, this phenomenon may have crept into the reporting on the state of the retail industry in the United States. While the mainstream media has been

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  5. An Emerging Asset Class in Commercial Real Estate Brokers Need to Know

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    By: Andrew Hanzl When listing out classes on commercial real estate properties, most everyone would think of the usual suspects: office, multi-family, retail, and industrial properties.  Some might even think hotels, self-storage, and senior living facilities – but how many people would think of data

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  6. Rates are Rising, But What Does That Mean for Real Estate?

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    By Todd McNeill In 2015 and again December 2016, the Federal Reserve began to increase interest rates for the first time since 2006. There has recently been debate about what this will mean for the U.S. economy both as a whole, but specifically for those

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