Skip to Content.

HFF ADVISOR

Meeting your information needs in today's capital markets environment


The (R)Evolution of Transit Hubs: From Purpose-Built Structures to Mixed-Use Destinations

Thursday, April 27, 2017
0 Comments

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Real Estate Analyst Sam Campbell  in HFF's Boston office. Throughout the course of American history, transportation and commerce have been inextricably linked. The early American settlements of Jamestown, Virginia, and Plymouth, Massachusetts, were in fact the “ports” where the ships from Europe landed. The industrial revolution saw the proliferation of railroads, which linked cities to other cities and provided outlying rural areas with access to the urban core. Rail was so important to the health of the economy that grand monuments were built in the heart of major metropolitan areas to house trains and accommodate passengers and freight alike. The rise of the automobile provided an alternative to rail and these stations suddenly had substantial excess capacity. As cities have continued to grow in terms of their... [Read More]


The Coveted Cambridge Address

Thursday, March 16, 2017
0 Comments

Real estate indicators from HFF Associate Gary Porter and Real Estate Analyst Connor Allen in HFF's Boston office. Recently, Cambridge has gained national prominence as a “must-have” market for tenants and investors alike, and the numbers bear it out. With an overall vacancy rate of just 3.6 percent as of year-end 2016 and an average Class A asking rent of $60.20 per square foot, Cambridge’s office sector is one of the nation’s hottest submarkets. Driven by the economic engine of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of... [Read More]


The Emergence of Innovation Districts

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
0 Comments

By Kimberly Steele, Digital Content/Public Relations Specialist Powered by the promise of good coffee and the idea that collaborative space fosters innovation, incubators, startups and accelerators have started grouping together in innovation districts, which are targeted urban areas specifically designed for innovation and entrepreneurship. This shift signifies that the sprawling suburban corporate campuses in Silicon Valley and the like that are geographically separated from urban centers no longer lead the innovation landscape, as they have done for more than half a century. Innovation districts are a... [Read More]


Financing Creative Office Conversions

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
0 Comments

Real estate indicators from HFF Director Jordan Angel in HFF's San Francisco office and HFF Director Jeff Sause in HFF's Los Angeles office. As the creative office phenomena continues to spread throughout markets across the West Coast, we evaluate the lending trends developers are subject to when converting older buildings to creative office. Although creative office has been around for decades in various forms, the inventory has been increasing dramatically since the Great Recession. Starting with technology companies and spreading into more traditional... [Read More]


Los Angeles Office Market Q&A

Monday, October 31, 2016
0 Comments

The nature of offices are rapidly evolving due to changing technology, demand and demographics, and NAIOP's O.CON '16: The Office Conference provides the opportunity to learn what is driving the future of the office. The conference, which runs from Tuesday, November 1, through Wednesday, November 2, provides a global perspective on the outlook for capital markets, looks at the various challenges and rewards of reinventing or re-purposing office space and explores the technology revolutionizing office real estate. For more than 16 years, HFF Director Andrew Harper has been involved in commercial real estate in and around Los Angeles, where this year's O.CON conference is held. He specializes in office and land investment sales throughout Greater Los Angeles and the West Coast. Mr. Harper has closed in excess of $5 billion in transactions, encompassing... [Read More]


Google-Leased Campus for Sale in Playa Vista, California

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
0 Comments

On behalf of the owner, HFF is marketing for sale Hercules Campus West, the future centerpiece of Google’s Southern California campus. The commercial property for sale is located in the heart of Playa Vista, California, an area known as an integral part of “Silicon Beach.” Hercules Campus West contains four buildings that are 100 percent leased to Google over a 16-year term with three percent annual rent escalations. Conceived during a prolific period of discovery and innovation under Howard Hughes, the historic buildings include the soaring, voluminous hangars... [Read More]


Urban Retail Repositioning Opportunity for Sale in Pasadena

Monday, August 08, 2016
0 Comments

HFF, on behalf of the owner, is marketing for sale 114-140 West Union Street, an urban retail redevelopment opportunity located in the heart of Pasadena, California, near Los Angeles. The 33,841-square-foot building is fully occupied by IdeaLab, a renowned and highly-successful technology incubator concept responsible for producing more than 150 companies with 40 successful IPO’s and acquisitions. The commercial property for sale consists of five internally-connected, single-story buildings constructed in the 1920s with several renovations completed in 1998, 2000 and 2003. Parking is provided at an off-site... [Read More]


Making the Case for Creative Space

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
0 Comments

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles of HFF's Boston office. “The whole idea here is that, by having an open floor plan where people work close to each other,it facilitates people sharing and communicating about what they're doing, which enables better collaboration, which we think is key to building the best services for our community.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO... [Read More]




1

Search HFF Advisor

Recent Posts

By Topics

Archive

Back to top.