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An Unbiased Look on the Biases of CRE’s Future

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In an effort to be diplomatic, I’m going to address both the positive and negative aspects of the commercial real estate market that are currently being discussed by various sources. This is mainly an attempt to give you, the reader, an unbiased look at the biases currently the web. After outlining both positions, perhaps you’ll […]

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The Low-Down on CRE Recovery

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Commercial real estate continues its positive recovery as the second quarter of 2011 progresses. Though the housing market and stagnant job market continue to burden the economic health, growth is expected to pick up substantially as the second half of the year begins. “The office market posted its fifth consecutive quarter of positive net absorption […]

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America: Shattering Debt Ceilings and Dreams

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Our country is in debt, have you heard? Actually, we are so financially overdrawn we’ve blasted straight through that glass ceiling of our $14.29 trillion dollar limit 24 days ago and we keep soaring higher. And as it turns out, some people have noticed. Recently, Standard and Poor’s took our “stable” fiscal title and threw […]

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CoStar Buys LoopNet – What That Means For You

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So, two of the biggest commercial real estate websites decided to merge a month ago. What exactly does that mean for those of us in CRE? A revamped and enhanced LoopNet, according to their blog. The website has recently undergone some changes to make the experience and navigation more user friendly. It features a new […]

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Commercial Property Price Index Drops

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The Moody’s/REAL Commercial Property Price Index is now 47% below the peak of October 2007, a 4.2% drop since this February. The sales of distressed properties amounted to almost one third of all March’s transactions, and continue to hurt real estate values and cause the index to drag along the bottom.  Overall, the index shows […]

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CoStar – LoopNet Goes Public

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CoStar Group began offering 3.75 million common shares to fund the pending $860 million acquisition of LoopNet, Inc, an online commercial real estate property listing space.  Through this, CoStar will acquire extensive economic data concerning the CRE market, including coverage of property values, market conditions, and available real estate. Read more at HousingWire

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