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Super Bowl LI: The First Super Bowl for the Next 50 Years

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators by HFF Real Estate Analyst Wesley Hightower in HFF's Houston office. Football in Texas may forever be associated with Friday Night Lights, the Longhorns, Aggies, Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans, but on Sunday night in early February, die-hard football fans and casual fans alike from around the globe will turn their focus to Houston, Texas, the sprawling metropolis along the Gulf Coast, for Super Bowl LI, the “First Super Bowl for the Next 50 Years.” February 5 marks the third time that... [Read More]


New Chapter Begins for Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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By HFF Public Relations Coordinator Kimberly Steele. Barnes & Noble (B&N) might be closing the book on the format that made them the nation’s largest retail bookstore by changing the game (again). The company is in the process of rolling out a new kind of bookstore that combines a technology-enhanced shopping experience with their new restaurant concept, Barnes & Noble Kitchen, which is currently being tested in several markets with more to come. Where the Barnes & Noble café is designed for the grab-and-go costumer, Barnes... [Read More]


Floating Warehouses: A New Meaning of “Dock High"

Monday, January 09, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators from Director Marty Busekrus in HFF's Miami office. It was announced recently that the U.S. Patent Office awarded Amazon patent approval of an “AIRBORNE FULFILLMENT CENTER UTILIZING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR ITEM DELIVERY.” This is essentially a warehouse in the sky designed to air-drop packages directly to consumers. At first, I thought Amazon had finally gone too far with the last mile but, after reading the full patent, it started to become clear the implications may be less science fiction than at... [Read More]


Hotels Near Medical Centers: Comfortable, Convenient & a Respite During Trying Times

Thursday, January 05, 2017
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Real estate indicators from HFF Director Alan Suzuki in HFF’s Boston office. Let’s face it: No one likes to go to the hospital, and, for the rarest and most serious medical conditions, it is becoming commonplace for families to travel great lengths for the best medical care. Unlike a lot of hotel guests, they are not traveling for vacation; they are traveling because they need the specialized help that only the best hospitals can provide. In times like these, the last thought crossing a person’s mind is where they... [Read More]


Making Your First Investment in Commercial Real Estate as a Private Investor

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
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Real estate indicators by Managing Director Jules Sherwood of HFF's Denver office This article is written to frame the benefits and risks of a private individual or wealthy family investing in commercial real estate (CRE). Understand that we are not attorneys or accountants, and this should not be taken as legal or tax advice, so please consult your appropriate professional advisors before making any investments. We assume for this discussion that, since you are reading this, you are an educated investor with a high income and/or net worth, do not... [Read More]


New Jersey Multifamily Sales Strong in 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators by HFF Senior Managing Director Jose Cruz in HFF's New Jersey office In a year where most predicted a slowdown in multifamily investment in the state of New Jersey, we are seeing very strong activity and record pricing being achieved for both core and core plus assets. We are also observing both aggressive cap rates being paid and per unit pricing north of $600,000 per door for Hoboken and Jersey City. In addition, Class B assets in the suburban markets are trading at... [Read More]


Amazon Goes After Grocery Business

Thursday, December 08, 2016
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By HFF Public Relations Coordinator Kimberly Steele “What would shopping look like if you could walk into a store, grab what you want, and just go?” That’s what Amazon asked itself four years ago, according to the introduction video for the e-commerce juggernaut’s brick-and-mortar grocery shopping concept, Amazon Go. In early 2017, Seattle residents will be able to enter the 1,200-square-foot Amazon Go location at 2131 7th Avenue; open their Amazon Go app; choose from a selection of ready-to-eat and bakery items, grocery staples and meal kits; and then…exit. The app tracks items through a web of sensors and artificial intelligence and then checks the shopper out automatically with a tap on turnstile-like structures at the entrances and exits. Amazon refers to their technology as “Just Walk Out” technology. Though Amazon did not release specific details,... [Read More]


Retail is Alive: Customers Show up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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Millions of people camped out in front of retail stores on Black Friday and clicked away with abandon on Cyber Monday, all in the hopes of getting the best possible deal on electronics, toys and more. This year, total sales for both milestone shopping days of the year increased from last year, providing millions of reasons for retailers to celebrate. In fact, NRF/Prosper Insights and Analytics and Adobe both predict that November/December holiday sales will end up 3.6 percent higher year-over-year. “Analysts suggest that the... [Read More]


HFF's Jose Cruz on the New Jersey CRE Market

Monday, November 28, 2016
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Senior Managing Director Jose Cruz, who is also co-head of HFF's New Jersey office, will be a panelist at ULI North New Jersey's Real Estate Trends 2017 event on December 1. The event will explore key emerging trends that will shape the real estate market in 2017, including what the future holds for real estate investment and development; results of the 38th annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017 survey and interviews; and what industry leaders, including Mr. Cruz, say about the... [Read More]


ULI Fall Recap: Why Companies, Millennials and Foreign Capital are Relocating to this Cowboy Town

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
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By HFF Real Estate Analyst Teddy Leatherman of HFF's Dallas office Dallas had the privilege of hosting the annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting this year, and the city greeted 6,500 attendees with southern hospitality and showed them why Dallas earned the title of ULI’s Top Emerging Real Estate Market for 2016. The fall meeting featured bike tours of the city; a night out at Pat Green’s bar, The Rustic; a fabulous opening reception at Klyde Warren Park, the winner of ULI’s Urban Open Space Award; and an... [Read More]




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