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  • 01-01-10

    Surviving 2010

    What is looking like a jobless recovery will spell a tepid economic rebound that will not fill buildings. The shakeout period for commercial real estate is now expected to extend several years. Unlike the last crisis, in which overbuilding affected new product, this time around vacancies are affecting the entire built environment, new and old alike. Owners without long-term leases to bridge the downturn will have a hard time surviving 2010.

  • 01-01-10

    Where’s the Equity?

    With the current undersupply of available joint venture equity capital, operators need to speak with the full array of potential equity investors, as well as with their existing joint venture equity partners.

  • 01-01-10

    Cargo Containers as Commercial Space

    Reuse of cargo containers as building blocks in a small Seattle hybrid commercial building helps contain costs and speed construction.

  • 01-01-10

    The End of the Beginning

    Despite some initial signs of a return to stability, conditions in the U.S. commercial real estate capital markets are as severe as ever—and likely to remain that way.

  • 01-01-10

    Repositioning Office Markets

    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.

  • 01-01-10

    Benefiting From Special Districts in Cities

    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.

  • 01-01-10

    A Short History of CBDs/BIDs

    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.

  • 01-01-10

    Office Futures

    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.

  • 01-01-10

    Sustainable Makeovers for Exisitng Buildings

    Ten renovation and retrofit projects transform existing buildings into showcases for sustainable strategies.

  • 01-01-10

    Europe’s Office Forecast

    Yields are stabilizing in certain european office markets, but investor caution continues, particularly in eastern europe.