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Each issue of Real Insight is designed to highlight a national trend that is shaping the U.S. commercial real estate industry. Each issue also features a market that exemplifies that trend, and implications for our clients, whether they are investors or tenants.


Population Data Suggests a Suburban Office Rebound Is Coming
November 2018

The suburban office vacancy rate has declined by 210 basis points during the past five years, while the CBD office vacancy rate has declined only 140 basis points over the same period. Recent shifts in population mirror these office market metrics and may be a harbinger of future changes in office leasing trends.

Transitions in the U.S. Hospitality Sector
October 2018

Hotel brands are seeking to differentiate their offerings in an effort to appeal to millennial travelers. Which approaches are they favoring to increase occupancy and revenues?

The Impact of Sports Venue Construction on Neighboring Commercial Real Estate
September 2018

New sports venues represent high-profile construction projects that can transform a neighborhood. What are the recent trends in construction of these projects, and what implications do they have for the surrounding commercial real estate?

Multihousing Market Supply and Demand Fundamentals
August 2018

U.S. multihousing market fundamentals remains resilient, with high levels of new supply largely offset by strong demand. However, certain markets that feature a low cost of living and a rapidly growing population are creating particularly appealing investment opportunities. What are some markets that fit this profile?

Obsolete Office Properties Are Being Successfully Converted into Multihousing
July 2018

Obsolete office properties are being successfully converted into multihousing. What are some important considerations for owners before they embark on a conversion?

The Office Construction Pipeline: Factors Shaping the Future of Development
June 2018

Office construction is accelerating, but where that development is concentrated is changing. What is the current trend, and what does it mean for tenants and investors?

Demand Drivers Are Shifting the Industrial Development Pipeline
May 2018

The national industrial market is being reshaped by the needs of online retailers. What are the key implications of these changes for developers and tenants?

The Evolving Demand for Retail Space
April 2018

Brick-and-mortar retail transactions still constitute 91% of America’s retail market, but that market is being transformed by a new focus on experiences. How are the changing tastes of consumers creating new opportunities for real estate investors?

The Value of Transit-Accessible Projects
March 2018

Public transit creates value for employers and their employees by making a larger number of workplaces accessible to a greater number of workers. However, many jobs are near transit stations while many homes are not. What are the implications for investors in commercial real estate?

How Coworking is Shaping the Office Market
February 2018

Coworking firms are targeting large, corporate tenants by leasing space near those tenants’ existing locations. This piece examines the expanding universe of coworking facilities and implications for owners and tenants of office space.

Amenities Packages Drive Occupancy and Employee Retention While Capturing the "Third Space"
January 2018

Growth of the Millennial workforce is changing how office property owners approach building design. This issue analyzes the evolving nature of amenities and their value to owners and tenants.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Commercial Real Estate
December 2017

There has been a robust influx of foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate. This issue analyzes the sources of that international capital and a recent shift toward diversified holdings by foreign investors.

Growth of Professional and Business Services Jobs is Driving Demand for U.S. Office Space
November 2017

Job growth in office-using sectors is of particular importance to the commercial real estate industry, since these jobs drive the absorption of office space. This issue explores the implications of recent growth in those sectors of the economy.

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