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CBRE Launches New Co-Working Business, Taking on WeWork

CBRE Group Inc. and other big brokers are trying to muscle their way into the increasingly crowded but lucrative co-working business, aiming to help landlords create their own flex-space companies

CBRE, Aruba, Cisco, And Mist Drive Experience-Based Networking

As an analyst that covers all things networking, I’m afforded an opportunity to meet and advise many different companies around the world. Networking has certainly become interesting recently

Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: The Boulder Group’s Randy Blankstein

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News elects a new class to its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Our 2018 class has just been announced, and copies of that issue have been sent.
AZ BIG Media

The Muller Company Phoenix office earns AMO designation

The Muller Company, a privately held real-estate investment, development and management firm, has earned the Accredited Management Organization (AMO) designation from the

Single-Tenant Big Box Cap Rates Jump in Fourth Quarter

Boulder says the rise in cap rates is mainly due to investor concern about the evolving retail environment, store footprints for big box retailers and the cost associated with filling big box

Jewel-Oscos Continue To Draw Buyers

Jewel-Osco seems to be the hot grocery store brand for investors right now. The Boulder Group, a Wilmette, Illinois-based firm, recently completed the sale of a single-tenant net leased Jewel-Osco
Supply Chain Management Review

CBRE report examines emerging trend of retail to industrial/logistics space conversion

Slowly but surely, a conversion from vacant retail properties to industrial retail space appears to be under way. That is the word from Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE.

Houston-area new-home sales gain momentum

The Houston region registered increases in new home sales and prices in December, bucking the trends in other large Texas cities, a new report showed.
The New York Times

Shutdown’s Pain Cuts Deep for the Homeless and Other Vulnerable Americans

Ramona Wormley-Mitsis got welcome news in December: After years of waiting, the federal government had approved a subsidy that allowed her to rent a three-bedroom house

Fears of housing downturn may have been overblown

But the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said Wednesday that builder confidence spiked last month thanks to a drop in interest rates.

Fears of housing downturn may have been overblown

The housing market is flashing signs of a bounce back in 2019. Home sales slowed last year as interest rates rose, and home values, which had risen for years, appeared to peak in many parts of the country. The government-backed mortgage financing

Mortgage applications surge 13.5% as borrowers rush to take advantage of lower rates

Mortgage application volume rose 13.5 percent last week, compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. That is its highest level since February and came after a 23 percent jump

U.S. mortgage applications climb to 11-month high: MBA

The number of U.S. consumers who applied for loans to buy a home and to refinance one rose to an 11-month high last week, signaling that the recent drop in interest rates is reviving housing activity, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Wednesday.

US mortgage applications up as interest rates hold steady

Mortgage applications increased 13.5 percent in the week ended Friday – its highest level since February 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. On an unadjusted basis, the association’s Market Composite Index increased 45 percent
The Washington Post

After butting heads with Trump administration, top HUD official departs agency

A top Department of Housing and Urban Development official is leaving the agency Thursday following disagreements with other members of the Trump administration over housing policy
The Washington Post

Former HUD secretary Julián Castro joins 2020 Democratic presidential field

Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and housing secretary in the Obama administration, on Saturday joined the increasingly crowded field of candidates for the 2020

Thousands Face Threat Of Eviction After HUD Contracts Expire Due To Shutdown

With the partial government shutdown on the verge of becoming the longest in U.S. history, many housing advocates fear thousands of low-income Americans are at risk of being evicted.
CNN Politics

HUD is trying to help thousands of low-income renters amid shutdown

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is hoping to find roughly $15 million to renew 170 contracts with private building owners who rent to poor Americans.
Commercial Property Executive

Net Lease Investors Expect Rising Cap Rates in 2019

Cap rates in the single tenant net lease retail sector remained unchanged (6.25 percent) in the fourth quarter of 2018 when compared to the prior quarter. Cap rates for the office and industrial

Net Lease Cap Rates for Retail Flatten in Q4

After three successive quarterly increases, retail net lease cap rates were flat in 4Q 2018, ending the year at 6.25 percent, according to a new report from Wilmette, IL-based The Boulder Group.

Latest CBRE Press Releases


CBRE’s Kirk Brummer, Sean Heitzler and NRP-West Team Complete Sale of...

CBRE’s Kirk Brummer announced today the National Retail Partners-West (NRP-West) has completed the sale of Bel Villaggio I-II & Bel Villaggio III in Temecula, California, adjacent retail