It’s Not Easy Being Green, But The Future Of Real Estate Will Require It

There’s no longer excuses for companies to not go green. Extensive research and an explosion in demand for sustainability in business has shown that going green does not come at a price, but at a profit. Investors are demanding more from companies as they realize that not only will going green help the Earth, but also their wallets. Because of …

Sam Zell’s Real Estate Outlook: ‘A Tsunami Of Supply’

Sam Zell is a panelist at the Milken Global Real Estate Outlook. He is very pessimistic on the outlook for real estate. The main problem is the amount of supply entering the market. This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Special Situation Report. I love YouTube. You used to have to attend conferences …

This MSA is leading in real estate appreciation

Open commentary on everything impacting the U.S. housing economy. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s alone. This week, the second quarter 2018 VeroFORECAST report is being released. The report, which analyzes data from 354 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, covers the single-family residences, condominiums and townhouses occupied for 82% of the U.S. population. That is a 3% increase in MSAs over the …

Vanguard Real Estate ETF Had Its Best Week Since 2017

(Bloomberg)—Last week’s plunge in interest rates was a boon for the biggest real estate exchange-traded fund. The largest fund tracking real estate investment trusts, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF, or VNQ, took in $427 million during the week ended July 6, its biggest weekly inflow since January 2017, as the yield on 10-year Treasuries dropped four basis points to 2.82 …

Real Estate Pressures Rising

Early signs that the US Fed may be pushing the envelope of rising rates and creating pressure on banks and borrowers are starting to show up more prominently now. One component of our research at Technical Traders Ltd. is to find data that may be overlooked or ignored by some other researchers.  We believe that any pressures or hardships related to general …

March Real Estate Dividend Stocks To Look Out For

The real estate sector performs relatively in-line with the wider economy. Prosperous periods bring about high growth and inflation, leading to strong returns in real estate investments. These factors drive the profitability and cash flows of real estate companies, which in turn steer the dividend payout and yield for investors. During economic growth, these companies provide an opportune time to …

How Amazon Is Impacting Small Business Finance

We have come a long way from the doldrums of the credit crunch in 2010-11. During the second half of 2011, for example, loan approval rates never went past 10 percent. Thus, more than nine-of-ten small business funding requests were rejected by big banks. In fact, banks were denying the requests of long-time customers with whom they had deposit relationships. …

Texas topped the country in commercial real estate development in 2017

Oil and cattle are the iconic business touchstones for Texas. But it’s real estate development where the Lone Star State really leads the country. Last year, Texas was the top U.S. state for commercial real estate development contributions to the economy. With more than $24 billion in direct construction spending in Texas, the building sector contributed almost $59 billion to …

Spartanburg developer looking to capitalize on Charleston area industrial boom

An Upstate firm wants to build one of the Charleston region’s largest distribution centers to capitalize on the industrial growth spreading along the Interstate 26 corridor in Berkeley County. Johnson Development Associates would build the 829,000-square-foot building on a nearly 91-acre site along Old Dairy Road in Jedburg, on the eastbound side of I-26 near the Charleston Trade Center and …

Charleston Digital Corridor says it’s finally ready to move ahead on new tech space

Much of the hype around Charleston’s startup scene has focused for years on a parking lot on the east side of town. The city has long planned to replace rows of cracking concrete on Morrison Drive with a sleek office building for its nascent technology sector. The plan was to plant a flag in the upper reaches of the peninsula, …

7 Story CubeSmart Self Storage Facility Planned for Uptown Charlotte NC

East 7th St LLC, a company affiliated with real estate developer Proffitt Dixon Partners, intends to build a seven-story self-storage facility in the Uptown area of Charlotte, N.C. The climate-controlled structure will be built on a 1-acre site at 969 E. 7th St., and comprise 90,725 net rentable square feet in more than 1,080 units. The project will also include …