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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]


HFF Analysis of July 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, August 08, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from 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. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth rose by a higher than expected 255,000 in July. Minor upward revisions were made to June (292,000 versus 287,000) and May payrolls (24,000 versus 11,000). Payrolls have risen an average 186,000 this year, slowing from average gains of 229,000 in 2015 and 251,000 in... [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]


HFF Research Update for August 2, 2016: The Heir of Caesar

Tuesday, August 02, 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. Introduction In 27 B.C., a Roman named Octavius reached a turning point in both his career and in Rome’s storied history as well. Having risen to defeat the assassins of his adoptive uncle Julius Caesar, as well as two slandering foes in Mark Antony and Sextus Pompeius, Octavius returned to a Rome shattered by... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 29, 2016: GDPitiful Leads To Lower Corporate Yields/Spreads

Friday, July 29, 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. Treasury yields are in decline Friday after a pitiable print of Gross Domestic Product. Having expanded 1.2 percent on an annualized basis in the second quarter 2016, the American economy missed economists' expectations of 2.6 percent by a long margin. Within the report is mixed data. We analyze further below. A... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report For the Year Ending June 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending June 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. Only the top 10 MSAs were able to create more than 65,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.28 million in the past 12 months. HFF maintains... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 21, 2016: Quantitative Exhaustion

Thursday, July 21, 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. The European Central Bank has left its stimulus initiatives unchanged as President Mario Draghi and his staff attempt to monitor markets post-Brexit and as banks in his native Italy struggle to stay afloat. Status quo is now the goal (read that again) as political surprises have taken center stage... [Read More]


Pokémon Go Is a Go for Retailers

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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You’d have to be living under a Snorlax to not have heard about Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game played via an app that has taken the country by storm. Since premiering on July 6 in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the game has become a full-fledged craze, drawing more than 15 million U.S. players of all ages out of their homes and into their communities to hunt and capture virtual creatures. It took just four days to become the No. 1 free app in the U.S. Apple Store. Some retailers... [Read More]


Self-Driving Cars: A Game Changer for Commercial Real Estate?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles of HFF's Boston office. Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. – E. B. White The future is now: Self-driving cars have moved from fantasy to reality. Technology companies, including Alphabet, Apple and Intel; traditional automobile manufacturers such as BMW, Ford, GM, Nissan and Toyota; and hybrid companies like Tesla are all deploying significant resources to make this revolution happen even faster. Much speculation has been made regarding the impact... [Read More]




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