While many Class A office buildings are securing their LEED Platinum and Gold certifications, Class B and C landlords often have a hard time competing with those same office sustainability standards. But Urban Land Institute’s latest report Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Office Buildings outlines eight specific strategies to reduce energy costs and improve property values.
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What lies ahead for small business owners and entrepreneurs? Many people I’ve talked to feel like they are living in a Dickens novel.
It’s the best of times: “The economy is going strong, driven by consumer spending,” says Sharon Miller, managing director, head of small business for Bank of America. She says according to bank data, “consumer spending is up 5.5% on $3 trillion worth of transactions, which will help drive momentum into 2020.”
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New project deliveries, continued cannabis legalization, a decline in manufacturing, faster e-commerce deliveries and the upcoming presidential election will all have an impact on the U.S. industrial sector in 2020, experts say. Here are eight predictions for the industrial sector in the new year:
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The 84-year-old billionaire, who also owns Treasure Island – now rebranded as TI – agreed in October to acquire the 4,000-room hotel-casino and surrounding land on the north end of the Strip from MGM Resorts International.
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Two years after the opportunity zone program became law, the final round of regulations about how they will be implemented has been released to the public.
The Treasury Department and the IRS published the 544-page document Thursday afternoon with a number of substantial changes and additions from previous iterations of guidance. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement that the new regulations will provide "clarity and certainty" to investors that will allow for more capital to flow into opportunity zones.
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WeWork has entered the next phase of its cost-cutting under SoftBank Group's stewardship.
The coworking startup is looking to back out of as many as 100 newly signed leases, which would be at least 10% of its global footprint, The Information reports. New leases were among the biggest expenditures for WeWork in the third quarter, when it reported a loss of $1.25B after its IPO saga resulted in the removal of co-founder Adam Neumann as CEO.
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Could cap rates go below 2% for the best assets in big cities? Could some retail assets start to outperform their stellar industrial counterparts? Will climate change continue to rise in importance for investors?
Each December the strategy and research team at UBS Asset Management outlines what it thinks will be the key questions the global real estate industry will need to address in the coming year. At a point of big change for the sector, the future of real estate, how to allocate capital in an expensive market, what to do with a problem like retail and addressing the climate crisis feature prominently.
Here are the issues to get your head around next year if you want to succeed in real estate.
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The 30+ days CMBS delinquency rate continued its downward trend in October 2019. The all-property delinquency rate fell to 2.47 percent during the month, according to Trepp, a decline of 4 basis points from the month before and 95 basis points from the year-ago period. Fitch Ratings estimates that the all-property CMBS delinquency rate fell 3 basis points in October, to 1.66 percent.
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One useful strategy is for the CEO to have a 30-minute call with each Board member individually before a Board meeting, previewing what will be presented at the meeting. This will allow the CEO to inform the members in advance and obtain advice that might impact what is actually presented at the Board meeting.
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