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How HVCRE Will Impact Commercial Real Estate Construction Lending

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Real estate indicators from HFF Director Jennifer Keller and Senior Real Estate Analyst Martha Nay in HFF's Boston office. Any borrower seeking a construction loan in the last 12 months has likely encountered a five-letter abbreviation that has the potential to present new and considerable challenges on the path to the closing table: HVCRE. HVCRE (Highly Volatile Commercial Real Estate) is a classification that today’s construction loan borrower must be aware of, as its impact could be very costly. Before we can understand the impact to... [Read More]


Walkability: Why it is important to your CRE property value

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Real estate indicators from HFF Houston's Associate Director of Research Justin Boyar. Walkable areas are some of the most desired urban locations for residents and employees seeking convenience, unique experiences and access to amenities, making them highly desirable to commercial real estate investors. With mounting evidence of a strong correlation between walkability and commercial real estate economics, the walkability trend is here to stay. What Does Walkability Mean for Commercial Real Estate Research shows that improved walkability, including proximity to public transit, has a positive effect on a... [Read More]


Where in the Real Estate Cycle is the Bay Area? (Q3 2016)

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from Thomas Foley, HFF San Francisco capital markets and investment sales team member. VCs and PEs and M&A. Oh my! Both the U.S. and San Francisco Bay Area commercial real estate markets have been growing strongly for quite some time, continuing to break through high price-per-pounds and low capitalization rates, largely driven by strong market rents and a historically-low interest-rate environment. A majority of this appreciation was felt strongest in major established and developing cities, where job growth fueled office expansion... [Read More]


WiredScore: What you Need to Know and Why

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles of HFF's Boston office. “We’re measuring how connected our city’s buildings are and sharing that information, so that entrepreneurs are empowered to make the best decisions about where to open a business” -Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City Connectivity is not everything; it's the only thing. Whether you’re on-the-go, at home or sitting in your office, employees want to be available 24/7. As connectivity becomes increasingly more critical to productivity in... [Read More]


Why is Chinese Capital Flowing into the United States?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Robert Butler of HFF's Boston office. Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown. – Chinese proverb Foreign investment in United States real estate is a trend that dates as far back as 1792, when a syndication of Dutch bankers purchased 3.25 million acres in western New York under the name of the Holland Land Company. Throughout modern history, different groups have been particularly active, be it the Japanese in... [Read More]


U.S. Cities Win Gold for Olympic Venue Use: Part III

Thursday, August 11, 2016
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This is the third in a three-part blog series looking back at the venues of three past U.S. Olympic cities: Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City.  Salt Lake City, Utah – The XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City started prepping for the games 13 years before the event and six years before they were named by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the host city. Utah voters passed the Olympic Referendum in November of 1989, which, by using public funds that would be paid back by... [Read More]


Crowdfunding: Breaking Down the Barriers in CRE Investment

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Gary Porter of HFF's Boston office. “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away.Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt From the first settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, to the Land Rush of 1899, real estate ownership has figured prominently in United States history. Investment in residential real estate has very few barriers to... [Read More]


U.S. Cities Win Gold for Olympic Venue Use: Part II

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
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This is the second in a three-part blog series looking back at the venues of three past U.S. Olympic cities: Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City.  Atlanta, Georgia – The Games of the XXVI Olympiad In the days leading up to the U.S. Olympic Swim Team departing for Rio, they could be found practicing in the Campus Recreational Center at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), an aquatics center originally built as a venue for the Atlanta-hosted 1996 Summer Olympic Games. It is one of several ... [Read More]


U.S. Cities Win Gold for Olympic Venue Use: Part I

Thursday, August 04, 2016
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Even though the Olympic Games are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this year, the Olympic torch will be lit at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena from August 5 to August 21 in honor of the games, as it is done for every Olympics. The only venue to be used in two separate games, the stadium is one of the most historic venues in the United States and currently plays host to major sporting events. Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City are ... [Read More]


Adaptive Reuse: Loved by Renters and Investors Alike

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Mark Campbell and Real Estate Analyst Xave Jacoby of HFF's Boston office. Q: What do a Boston candy bar factory, shoe factory and cold storage warehouse have in common? A: They all have found new life as thriving apartment communitieswith loft style units, modern finishes and unmatched amenities. Home to famous manufacturers such as Ford Motor Company, Boott Cotton Mills, Assabet Mills, American Woolen Company and New England Confectionery Company, to name a few, the Greater Boston area... [Read More]




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