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Philadelphia Market Q&A with Doug Rodio

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Hear Doug Rodio, HFF senior managing director and co-head of HFF's Philadelphia office, speak at Real Estate Bisnow's 6th Annual Philadelphia State of the Market on Tuesday, September 27. Mr. Rodio, along with other industry leaders, will be part of the State of Office panel that begins at 9:20 a.m. at 1735 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia. Mr. Rodio's extensive industry experience includes more than 200 assignments covering a wide range of office, industrial, retail, multi-housing and land sales and financing transactions... [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]


HFF Research Update for September 12, 2016: Henry Hudson

Monday, September 12, 2016
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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 1609, the Dutch East India Company hired an English-born navigator to find a northeasterly passage to Asia by way of the Arctic Ocean. Commanding his vessel, Henry Hudson encountered too much ice to make the northern passage so he turned his ship back to the west. But he didn’t return to port,... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for September 9, 2016: Caught a Bug

Friday, September 09, 2016
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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. On this day in 1946, Grace Hopper coined a phrase describing the bane of all technology. Working at Harvard’s computer lab on the Mark II and Mark III computer systems for the Navy, Hopper worked to trace the source of an error. She located a moth trapped in a relay, removed it and taped it to her notepad. “First actual case of bug being found,” reads the entry. Source:  U.S. Navy Seventy years later, the bugs we face are of a different variety but they bother us nonetheless, and, today, the bugs are in the markets. Across the globe, markets are weaker today. It is rare to see both... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of August 2016 BLS Employment Report

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from August 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion United States job growth rose by 151,000 new jobs in August, which is slightly lower than expected. Upward revisions were made to July (275,000 versus 255,000), and downward revisions were made to June (271,000 versus 292,000). With these revisions, employment gains in June and July combined were ... [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]


HFF Research Update for August 24, 2016: Norrmalmstorg

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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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. On this day (plus one) in 1973, a bank heist was foiled. What transpired during and after the robbery remains the subject of terrific interest to criminals, law enforcement and psychologists alike. Mr. Jan-Erik Olsson, on leave from prison and known for violence and armed robberies, walked into the Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorg Square in central Stockholm, Sweden, with a firearm. Immediately confronted by two policemen, Olsson took four hostages into the bank’s vault. Over the course of six days, Olsson negotiated with police, his attorney and even the prime minister. However, it was Kristin Enmark, one of the four hostages, that practiced some of the... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report For the Year Ending July 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending July 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Growth Rankings New York, Los Angeles and Dallas are the only markets that created more than 100,000 jobs, and only the top 10 MSAs were able to create more than 60,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 2.29 percent in the... [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]




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