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HFF Research Update for September 4, 2015: Haymaker

Friday, September 04, 2015
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. In the United States, we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September to commemorate workers and their contributions to industry and society. But in other parts of the world, the honor is still celebrated on May 1. It is fitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics released an update on August’s hiring ahead of the Labor Day weekend. At first glance it would appear the report was a “haymaker” blow to investors. But further investigation suggests otherwise.  The BLS’s preliminary estimate of job growth in August is 175,000. This is a marked departure from the average 203,000 monthly... [Read More]


HFF Named No. 1 Denver Commercial Mortgage Company

Thursday, August 27, 2015
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HFF Denver was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as the No. 1 Commercial Mortgage Company. The annual ranking of top Commercial Mortgage Companies was based on the dollar volume of commercial loans closed in Colorado during 2014. HFF Denver Ranked No.1 for the third consecutive year based on commercial loans originated during 2014 and also originated the largest financing in Denver. One of 22 HFF offices nationwide, HFF Denver provides commercial real estate transaction services for all property types throughout the Rocky Mountain region. The office's full spectrum of commercial real estate transaction services includes: debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, loans sales, funds marketing and loan servicing. [Read More]


HFF Closes the $35.5 Million Sale of a Prime Warehouse Facility in the Growing Miami Area

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) recently closed the $35.5 million sale of Miami International Centre, a 20.89-acre former yacht manufacturing facility and existing 90-slip marina with access to the Miami River in Miami, Florida. HFF marketed the asset on behalf of the seller, Alecta Real Estate Investment (Alecta). Interterra Investments Group purchased the offering. Miami International Centre consists of the Upland Parcel, which houses six industrial warehouse buildings totaling 360,626 square feet, and the Marina Parcel, which has 37,982 square feet of existing buildings plus 90 covered boat slips. The site has access to Biscayne Bay via its proximity to the Miami River. The Miami International Centre features: Zoning for world-class, mixed-use development with retail, hotel, residential, office and/or marina uses Largest land parcel... [Read More]


Lenders Widening their Pricing in the August 2015 Commercial Real Estate Market

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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The heat of August has again provided some volatility in the capital markets. Although a few select lenders have shown signs of pulling back the reigns, the bulk of lenders remain very active and focused on making competitive loans through the end of the year. The most significant capital markets shift has come from a widening of investment grade corporate bonds. Below is a summary graph showing this year's movement in 10-year average investment grade corporate bonds and 10-year U.S. Treasury yields. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury rose by approximately 30 bps in the middle of the summer reaching a height of 2.44 percent; the repercussions of recent international market turmoil and a flight to safety have brought that yield back below 2.20 percent. The capital markets are an ever fluid marketplace ... [Read More]


Austin Industrial Property Investment Opportunity at Southpark Corporate Center

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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HFF is proud to exclusively offer investors with the opportunity to acquire a 100-percent leased, core, institutional quality industrial project within the coveted Southeast Austin industrial market. Southpark Corporate Center is just east of IH 35, one of the country's major distribution routes. Built in 1995, this two-building property totals 176,000 square feet and is currently leased to six tenants in various industries, including telecommunications, printing, automotive, household goods and document shredding and document destruction services. All tenants have an average remaining lease term of three years, and annual rent increases with the average base rental rates increasing 9.3 percent over the remaining terms of the leases. The two Class A distribution buildings competitive features include 24' clear heights, 200' shared truck court, ESFR sprinkler system,... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for August 5, 2015: Symbiosis

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. Assuredly you are acquainted with the maxim: Transactions volumes are more highly correlated with the availability of capital than with its cost. Shall we reexamine the concept? Grand. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has released 2Q results of their quarterly survey of originations. The results are favorable, if not surprising. Transaction volumes in the first six months of 2015 expanded 36 percent over the same time period in the prior year. As we predicted last week, debt originations expanded by a very similar 37 percent ad interim. The graph below manifests the correlation between debt originations and... [Read More]


HFF Orange County Named Best Place to Work

Saturday, August 01, 2015
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HFF, a leading commercial real estate intermediary in Orange County, has earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Orange County Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Orange County for the fourth consecutive year. Ranked 15th this year among large companies (>250 employees), HFF Orange County has displayed a culture of excellence and continuously participated in community service events across the greater Orange County area. To be considered as one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County, businesses must: Be publicly or privately held Be a for-profit, not-for-profit or government entity Have a facility in Orange County Have a minimum of 15 full-time or part-time employees working in Orange County ... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 27, 2015: China, Currencies & REITs

Monday, July 27, 2015
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. Last night (in America) Shanghai and Hong Kong's stock indices contracted by 8 percent and 3 percent, respectively, disrupting the notion China's government had successfully clotted the bleeding suffered in weeks passed. Global Markets The reverberation was unilateral. European and domestic stock indices also shed value while global commodity markets, most notably crude, swooned. Dropping for a fifth consecutive day, the forward contract on the price of WTI crude dropped another 1 percent on Monday. Overnight (in Asia) futures look bad again, with Japan's Nikkei index modeling a 1-percent decline at the open in a... [Read More]


San Francisco's Multi-Housing Market to Remain Among the Strongest in 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015
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San Francisco produced cumulative rent growth of 45.2 percent from 2010-2014 and remained among the top five multi-housing buildings and apartment markets in the U.S. throughout that period. The metro’s multi-housing buildings market remained one of the strongest in the nation with a job growth of 2.8 percent in 2014, about 100 basis points (bps) above the national average of 1.8 percent. Job growth is expected to increase further by 3.3 percent in 2015, though effective rent growth will moderate somewhat because of increase in new supply. Axiometrics noted, “the Bay Area as a whole is the strongest apartment metropolis in the United States. The tech and construction industries are driving job growth and are attracting young, highly-paid new residents.... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 17, 2015: Flatline

Friday, July 17, 2015
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. In television and film doctors often use a defibrillator to revive a flatlined patient. While the imagery invokes terrific drama, it carries little logic. I am not an expert in etymology but I believe the word "defibrillate" could be broken down into two parts: de-fibrillate, which is to remove fluttering, in this case, within muscle fiber. So a defibrillator might prove strategic when someone is suffering arrhythmia amidst a heart attack. Or, maybe when a stock market is experiencing convulsion. So pardon me for grimacing a little this morning when a CNBC pundit announced the... [Read More]




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