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Retailtainment: Pop-Ups and Concept Stores-A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

08.25.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog.  Retail drives other retail, which means vacant store fronts are a significant liability for both landlords and their tenants. Outside of key retail hubs like Manhattan and certain regional shopping malls, retail vacancies are a major problem, even years after the financial crisis. The slew of retail closures and bankruptcies that afflicted the …

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The transformation of Kansas City, and master leases revive the medical-office sector

08.22.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Medical-office sector leans on the ‘master’ lease Master leases might be the newest wonder drug to hit the medical-office sector, which felt some serious pain after doctors began abandoning the independent-practice model under the Affordable Care Act.  In the past, the sector relied on small leases backed by individual physicians and small practices.  But today, large companies and organizations are …

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A university sparks development in Kentucky, and how cranberries are changing real estate

08.15.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: A university’s partnership reshapes Bowling Green, Ky. A development district deal between a university and the local government is transforming 52 blocks of run-down buildings into usable space in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Western Kentucky University, the second-largest college in the state, spent millions on new, downtown student housing to bridge the gap between students and the greater community.  The university …

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IRR-Orlando’s Charles Lentz and Stephen Matonis honored by the Appraisal Institute

08.12.14
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John Albrecht
John Albrecht

Two of our esteemed professionals at IRR-Orlando were recently honored at the 2014 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting for their stellar performance and dedication to the appraisal field.  Executive Director Charles Lentz, MAI, MRICS received the 2014 National Outstanding Service Award for his exceptional service and contribution to the Region X chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and President, Principal, and Managing Director Stephen Matonis, MAI, MRICS received the George L. Schmutz Award in recognition of his …

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Why multifamily origination is down, and new interest in health care properties

08.8.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: GlobeSt.com: It is not your imagination: MF origination is down this year Freddie Mac’s recent $1.2 billion K-Deal means more than just reaching an $80 billion landmark in total multifamily mortgages it’s securitized since 2009.  The transaction is representative of a growing interest in floating rate loans from borrowers.  The K-Deal also signals a decrease in multifamily origination, possibly due to pent-up demand for …

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New IRR study forecasts Miami real estate trends: Foreign investment has transformed the condo market

08.5.14
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Anthony Graziano
Anthony Graziano

Amid sensational headlines and conflicting reports about the future of Miami’s real estate market, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) retained IRR-Miami to assemble accurate metrics and interpret current trends within the Greater Downtown housing market to help inform future planning and development decisions by providing comprehensive research on the state of the market. This report provides insights on the multitude of new projects currently being constructed in the Greater Downtown Miami market, and offers …

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Rebuilding Chicago’s Lincoln Avenue, and why transit agencies are the new players in real estate

08.1.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Crain’s Chicago Business: Investor aims to level, rebuild Lincoln Ave. block A Chicago retail investment and development firm threw down $3.5 million to acquire several buildings on Chicago’s Lincoln Avenue just to tear them down.  The North Side neighborhood, known for its shops and restaurants, will soon be demolished and rebuilt to add an additional 21,500 square feet of new retail space to the …

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A famous family transforms Detroit, and the Rust Belt gets its shine back

07.29.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Commercial Observer: Leading beyond LEED: NYC buildings and the evolving fight to consume less energy New York City’s locked in an epic battle against its own carbon footprint.  The Big Apple currently produces 0.5 percent of total global carbon emission, mostly generated by the city’s some 975,000 buildings. But The City That Never Sleeps is ready to fight back. While Leadership in Energy and …

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Top 7 Factors Most Likely to Impact Non-Institutional Real Estate Cap Rates-A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

07.28.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog.  In a follow-up to last Wednesday’s post, the Top 7 Factors Most Likely to Impact Institutional Real Estate Cap Rates, here is a clever variation on that subject: The Top 7 Factors Most likely to Impact NON-Institutional Real Estate Cap Rates. As was the case last week, this ranking comes from Integra Realty Resources’ Viewpoint 2014 and …

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Integra Realty Resources’ June news: The biggest CRE trend of the year, and why M&A activity isn’t slowing down

07.23.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

The media looked to Integra Realty Resources’ experts for insight on many of June’s major commercial real estate stories.  Here are just a few of the stories that featured IRR’s insights last month: Kansas City Business Journal: The Business Journal’s Rob Roberts turned to data presented by Ken Jaggers, Senior Managing Director at our Kansas City office, for a story on NorthPoint Development’s $63 million proposal to redevelop the historic Power & Light Building.  Ken …

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