Category Archives: CRE Market

  1. Cap Rates Not Responding to Interest Rate Increases

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    On June 13th, the Federal Reserve pulled the trigger on another 25-basis point rate hike to 1.75% from 1.50% for the Fed Funds Rate. The result is higher short-term interest rates on most commercial loans. This was widely expected and is part of the Federal

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  2. Despite “Retail Apocalypse” Hype…Retail Continues to Rock

    commercial retail real estate

    By Scott Lynn By any definition, there has been a pivotal shift in attitude toward commercial retail real estate over the past few years. Has it become more difficult to obtain debt and/or equity for retail properties? Absolutely. Are retail deals being underwritten to a

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  3. It Pays to Do Your Homework in Commercial Real Estate…Here’s Why

    commercial real estate research

    By Andrew Hanzl When was the last time you checked your city’s economic development website? If it has been a while or you have never seen what the city has to offer, you are missing out. Incentive packages might be available to help substantially reduce

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  4. Five Key Takeaways from 2018 RECon Conference

    Recently, the Metropolitan Capital team descended onto Vegas to attend the annual RECon Conference held by the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) as we do every year.   This year was interesting to watch as the “perception” of the “Amazon effect” was in full swing. 

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  5. Capital is the Lifeblood of CRE, But Land is the Beating Heart

    commercial real estate land

    If Capital is the lifeblood of real estate, then Land is its beating heart. Land is at the core of real estate. It is the foundation of the clichéd saying “location, location, location.” In highly dense metropolises like New York and London, raw land regularly

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  6. Avoiding the Amazon Cyclone in Retail Real Estate

    reatil real estate

    By: Andrew Hanzl There is no doubt the retail landscape is changing; just last week Toys ‘R’ Us announced they will be closing all 735 stores, joining the long list of other well-known retailers either drastically reducing their presence in the market or disappearing altogether.

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