Cold storage grows hot as more grocery shoppers go online



The growing number of consumers who purchase their groceries online has led to higher demand for warehouses and distribution centers with cold storage facilities, according to a report by CNBC. Companies such as AmazonFresh, Peapod by Giant and Blue Apron are said to be driving up the prices of cold storage units across the U.S. […]

Experts warn Mexican tariffs will hurt housing market



Housing experts have warned that President Donald Trump’s plans to impose a 5% tariff on imported Mexican goods could have a negative impact on the real estate market, leading to higher home prices and more expensive household goods. For example, they say newly-built homes would become more expensive as building materials will cost more, CNBC […]

Simple Real Estate Business Ideas



There are a lot of individuals who want to become financially independent. However, with the competition in virtually every niche, this remains a pipe dream for the majority of those individuals. That is not to say that all hope should be lost. Depending on how much you are willing to learn and invest, there is […]

HUD Charges Idaho Landlord with Familial Status Discrimination



On May 31, 2019, HUD charged the owners and manager of an Idaho rental property with violation of the familial status provisions of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD alleges they refused to rent a home to a couple with seven children. What is Familial Status Discrimination? When first adopted in 1968, the FHA only […]

Five Things that Should be in Your Property Management Agreement



Most commercial real estate owners hire professional property management.  Selecting a property manager is important because a good manager can help an owner maximize the return on its investment.  But it’s important that owners include key provisions in the property management agreement. 1. Manager Compensation Commercial property managers usually charge the owner a fee based […]

VTS Closes Largest Software Funding Round In CRE History



VTS, a New York-based company has announced they’ve raised an additional $90 million in Series D funding led by Brookfield Ventures. In total the startup has gleaned $187.4 million since it’s entry seven years ago. According to the company, this funding round makes VTS the largest software venture in CRE history. According to the Wall […]

8 WAYS TO GET YOUR INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE IN CALIFORNIA READY FOR SALE



There is a growing shift in California’s commercial real estate. More and more investors and developers are moving towards industrial real estate and selling their retail centers because of the increase in online shopping. It is a steadily developing trend with enough steam to make heads turn. Another growing trend in this situation is that […]

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 […]