• Positive signs from CRE Investments in Q4 GDP advance

    by  • February 1, 2012

    Calculated Risk has a timely post, mining out of the Q4 GDP advance some interesting nuggets in regards to CRE. We covered hospitality last week, but you can clearly see the sharp decline in office, retail and hospitality investments after their peaks and the recession. ¬†Specifically hospitality investment is down 80% from its 2008 peak, […]

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    NPV demystified

    by  • January 26, 2012

    Tenants working with brokers often are presented with financial spreadsheets breaking down potential deals or the financial implications of a few potential sites for lease. Usually somewhere close to the bottom, circled in red or highlighted (like the example on the right), is a dollar figure listed as the ‘net present value'(NPV)¬† of the deal(s). […]

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    Affordability tied to building age?

    by  • January 24, 2012

    Cavan Wilk wrote an article this week that I think needs explanation – as it reflects common misunderstandings of how the real estate market works – ones that are largely based on anecdotes. Cavan’s main thrust is this: The only way to stabilize affordable residential rents in the long-term is to increase the supply of […]

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    Are Hotels Back?

    by  • January 21, 2012

    Hotels had been used as a hedge investment for years, but with the economic downturn, consumers cut back on travel and hotels suffered. Calculated Risk today published a graph of hotel occupancy using a 4 week (almost monthly) average. The ups and downs are reflective of the major travel seasons like Thanksgiving and school breaks. […]

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