Dismal Outlook for the Economy the Fed says

Fed Sees U.S. Economic Growth Slowing, Mulls Policy Options | Fox Buiness Response to David Repka on LinkedIn Group; Location Location Basis David you want my opinion well here goes… The short answer is there needs to be a change at the Top meaning this President has to go. Also the Democratic leadership has to Read More

Updated View of the Commercial Real Estate Investment Sector

A recent Costar Headline read “Rising Demand for Office and Industrial Real Estate Suggests Expanding U.S. Economy” Can this be true? I guess Costar did not get the latest memo about how the economy by any measure is currently at a virtual standstill. The small gains as reported are nothing to really cheer about. Yes Read More

The Commercial Real Estate Market A Common Sense Outlook

Based upon recent market data and looking at the macro economic landscape in the United States the following is my outlook for the commercial real estate market. It is not a pretty view and there is no bias in this opinion other than using common sense from extrapolating the social and economic events shaping the Read More

So where is the commercial real estate market really headed?

Latest Economic News Headlines June 22: Fed officials see the U.S. economy settling into a disappointingly weak recovery, and say they have done all they are prepared to do… July 27: U.S. Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Sink in June July 29: GDP 2nd Q shows an expansion of only 1.3%; 1st Q downgraded to .4% Read More

Have CRE Data Providers and Industry Associations become Cheerleaders?

“CMBS Markets More Hardy Than Doomsters Speculated” Costar Reports Costar published the above article today in their weekly newsletter which can be found using the following link.http://www.costar.com/News/Article/CMBS-Markets-More-Hardy-Than-Doomsters-Speculated/125639?ref=100&iid=214&cid=B5B015168BBA401BC0BE69E52AEB4267 The premise of the article is as the Headline suggests. I would contend this is nothing more than Hype and Spin. As the article reports, there was $16 Read More

New Website Offering a Variety of Commercial Real Estate Services

The site is named The Canter Center for Commercial Real Estate. www.cantercommercialre.comThe Canter Center for Commercial Real Estate accelerates your success in leasing, managing or investing in commercial real estate. We have resources for Business Owners and Franchises as well as for the Commercial Real Estate Professional. The New Website has been created to link Read More

The Impact on Corporate Real Estate of Lease Accounting Changes under GAAP

Anyone connected to commercial real estate must read the article linked here. The accounting changes about to be implemented both Nationally and Internationally (FASB & IASB) will severely impact the way commercial real estate deals are done. This change will impact all commercial real estate sectors some such as retail will be hit harder than Read More