Reuse of cargo containers as building blocks in a small Seattle hybrid commercial building helps contain costs and speed construction.
In the current climate of economic distress,a common refrain among anxious observers is that the next shoe to drop will be commercial real estate, whose complex financing over the past decade has yet to be unraveled and, in the end, could send already fragile financial giants into a five-spiral crash.
With U.S. cities increasingly strapped for cash, it comes as no surprise that community benefit districts (CBDs) are gaining in popularity. But will CBDs redefine America’s cities of the future? A growing number of property owners think so.
Community benefit districts (CBDs) were first developed in Maryland during the 1980s, but business improvement districts (BIDs) date back to the early 1970s in the Canadian city of Toronto.
Five real estate experts discuss issues surrounding the office market downturn, including how it differs from previous ones, the prospects for recovery and indicators to be on the watch for, where the office market is expected to recover first, whether the current downturn will change the way tenants lease properties even after the office market recovers, and what office building owners should focus on to make it through the rest of the recession.
Ten renovation and retrofit projects transform existing buildings into showcases for sustainable strategies.
Yields are stabilizing in certain european office markets, but investor caution continues, particularly in eastern europe.
Prospects for maintaining U.S. real estate education programs appear to be weathering the crisis in real estate finance.
Owners facing the numerous problems in the commercial real estate market have several exit strategies for cash-flow problems before foreclosure or bankruptcy.