Apartment Foreign Investment by the 10s of Billions



The apartment sector of the residential housing market has begun showing indications that it is becoming saturated. While new construction of new single-family homes has failed to keep pace with demand, new construction of apartment buildings has boomed for several years. Construction of high-rise apartment buildings in metro areas typically takes a year or longer […]

Coworking spaces increase demand for commercial office space



Commercial property buyers are increasingly looking into the coworking space trend, wherein office space is used more communally. Coworking space operators typically

Big tax hikes impact commercial properties



Steep rises in property taxes are affecting commercial and multifamily properties across the U.S. due to assessors resetting values at higher levels than before, according to a report in the National Real Estate Investor.

Understanding Commercial Lease Types



Commercial leases are not one-size-fits all. The type of commercial lease will vary depending upon the asset class and building class and the landlord’s and tenant’s needs.

4 Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a CRE Data Vendor



The digital revolution has unleashed a wave of CRE data tools, but not all data vendors were created equal. Here’s how to choose the most effective one.

Residential Landlords’ Guide to Assistance Animals



News reports recently have included much discussion about The Air Carrier Access Act and FAA regulations governing assistance animals on airplanes.

Mortgage or Deed of Trust?



When real estate purchasers apply for a loan, they call it a mortgage. In about 35 of the states, a mortgage is what they will sign at closing.

New rule exempts low-cost commercial property from appraisals



Almost one-third of commercial property sales will become exempt from the need for an appraisal following changes to federal rules.

Negotiating Common Area Maintenance Charges in Commercial Leases



When signing a commercial lease, tenants may look at only the base rent amount. They are surprised when common area maintenance (CAM) charges result in a monthly rent bill that is higher than expected. Tenants may receive an additional surprise at the end of the year when they receive a bill for a CAM shortfall. […]

Knotel lands $70M funding to build more agile workspaces



Agile workspaces startup Knotel says it’s just closed on a whopping $70 million Series B round of financing. The round was led by Newmark Knight Frank and The Sapir Organization,

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