Bumpy Ride

The opening months of 2016 experienced a bumpy ride. Stock market volatility, a renewed concern of deteriorating global economic health and a revised, slightly less favorable outlook on the U.S. economy added a degree of uncertainty to the commercial real estate capital markets and cooled investment activity from the red hot levels experienced in 2015.

Measuring the Tide

Bullish or bearish? Inspired or discouraged? Concerned or confident? We asked dozens of our U.S. real estate executives their views on several aspects of the market [1] – and the results are below. We’ll be re-polling the team every 60 days to provide ongoing insight into how our team sees the market trending as the

Argentina: Return to the Global Capital Markets

Argentina’s 14-year bond market battle—which began when the nation defaulted on sovereign bonds at the close of 2001—appears to be ending, with Argentina and the final holdout creditors having reached an agreement that puts the country in a position to emerge from the formal default that occurred in July 2014. The completion of this agreement

Lunch Time

My father was a New York City real estate attorney who worked long hours. He typically left the

Hotel, Motel, Airbnb’s In?

Global instability, ‘Brexit’, Airbnb…there is much for the hotel industry to consider in 2016. With this in mind,

Changing the Game

“I was told over and over again…that the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say ‘We’ll just have to see’” – Dick Fosbury, Olympic Gold Medalist and inventor of the “Fosbury Flop”. Stephen Curry made 403 three-pointers this season, no player before had even made 300. In 1962,

Talent Show

“You will never prove you are too good for a job by not doing your best” – Ethel Merman. We recently completed a survey of our largest corporate occupiers and asked them what is their primary challenge in 2016. The primary challenge overall was “talent”; however, one size didn’t fit all as “talent”, although most often

How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Impact Property Markets?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), if ratified, will significantly impact economies around the Pacific Rim, with corresponding effects in commercial real estate markets. The industrial and logistics property sector will likely reap the most benefit from the agreement thanks to increased trade flows. The TPP is a large regional trade deal that was negotiated between 12

Commercial Loan Maturities: So Far, So Good?

The so-called “Wall of Maturities” has been a hot topic of conversation in commercial real estate finance. Given

Fuddy Duddy

Andrew McAfee, co-author of several books on how technology is going to rapidly change our world, spoke recently