Jones Lang LaSalle to acquire HFF for $2bn in multifamily sector merger



Investment management firm Jones Lang LaSalle is targeting a bigger share of the multifamily real estate business after announcing plans to acquire commercial services provider HFF Inc. in a $2 billion deal. The proposed deal would see Jones Lang LaSalle snatch up all of HFF’s outstanding shares in a cash plus stock transaction. Jones Lang […]

Digital brokerage Compass acquires Alain Pinel Realtors



Real estate brokerage Compass is expanding further after acquiring the Alain Pinel Realtors firm for an undisclosed fee. The deal should help Compass to expand its already considerable presence in the San Francisco Bay area, where it is now the third-largest residential retail brokerage. Compass operates a real estate listings platform that aims to reduce […]

Roofstock offers investors the chance to buy a part of a home



Roofstock, a company that buys and rents out homes and commercial properties, is offering small investors a chance to get in on the game. The four-year old Oakland-based startup is willing to sell just a “tenth of a home” to willing investors who’re looking to start small. What Roofstock does is it buys homes and […]

Google to spend $13 billion on real estate in 2019



Internet giant Google has a growing appetite for real estate, and has pledged to spend some $13 billion this year on new data centers, officers and expansions of existing facilities. “With this new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 total states, including data centers in 13 communities,” wrote Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, […]

Keeping Everything in Order: 5 Dangers of Improper Building Maintenance



Commercial buildings are used by workers, business owners, and customers. All buildings used by the public must meet certain safety standards and all have their own liability concerns. The best way to meet standards and avoid lawsuits for personal injuries is to make sure the building and its mechanics are properly maintained. Lifts, moving stairs, […]

London and Other Gateway Cities Tops for Real Estate Investment



According to a report from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), London remains the largest commercial real estate investment market in the world.

SunCap Property Group Developing Spec Complex in Duncan, SC



Charlotte, North Carolina’s SunCap has announced the development of a 270,400 square foot industrial facility in Duncan, SC on a plot of 29.56 acres.

Is Your Image Well Represented? 3 Tips To Keep Your Office Space Rented



Becoming a commercial landlord can be a great experience as well as a very lucrative opportunity. However, your success and income will largely depend on whether you are able to attract and retain renters. The following are some tips to follow that can help you always present your best image to tenants.   Keep Up Appearances […]

Understanding Subordination Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements



Commercial tenants may be perplexed when months or years after signing their leases they are asked to sign a Subordination Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement (SNDA). The landlord may tell tenants simply that they “need the SNDA for the mortgage lender.” Tenants may not have a choice but to sign the SNDA. A clause in their […]

Michael Beattie, Other Experts Look at 2019 Toronto Construction Trends



Toronto’s commercial real estate projects have reached new heights in 2018, and trends indicate further growth in the coming year. This forecast is attractive to investors looking to develop new, income-producing properties that will continue to change the landscape of downtown Toronto and the GTA. Fueled by a boost in changing business trends, with an […]