• Economics

    Rent Growth

    by  • October 20, 2015 • CRE, Economics, Finance, General

    Robert McGarvey has an article out in TheStreet.com (“Priced Out of Dallas — And Other Real Estate Embarrassments”) about how rental growth has spread from the traditional high-rent markets of New York or San Francisco to the traditionally lower cost-of-living cities like Dallas and Atlanta. While it is not a deep dive into the economics […]

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    Following on the Wall Street Journal – ConstructionDive and NAR

    by  • October 7, 2015 • CRE, Economics, General

    ConstructionDive follows up on the Wall Street Journal article featuring my take and regarding the peak of the multifamily investment market and discusses the key takeaways from my small portion in the WSJ article. It is yet more coverage moving the conversation away from the irrational exuberance and cheer-leading and moving back toward fundamentals. Worth […]

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    Office Space Utilization

    by  • March 27, 2012 • CRE, Economics

    I attended the Bay Area Economic Development Council’s luncheon today. Before the speaker our table began to discuss the future of office space. Examples like the recent ‘hotelling’ concept were brought up, as was the new ‘rejiggered’ version being referred to as ‘co-working.’  I mentioned this study that Herman Miller released on office space utilization […]

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