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ULI Multifamily Product Councils Publish New Research about Micro Units - Urban Land Institute

ULI Multifamily Product Councils Publish New Research about Micro Units - Urban Land Institute | Realquidity | Scoop.it

We In fall 2013,the Urban Land Institute Multifamily Housing Councils were awarded a ULI Foundation research grant to evaluate from multiple perspectives the market performance and market acceptance of micro and small units.


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We believe this trend is just getting started...micro units...pod hotels...pocket neighborhoods of cottages...smaller but smarter living for the urban core. 

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Multifamily Developers Push the Limits on New Construction

Multifamily Developers Push the Limits on New Construction | Realquidity | Scoop.it
Hang on tight—optimistic projections that apartment markets can absorb high levels of new construction are going to be tested soon.
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Strong demand and demographic trends support ground up construction...especially in this phase with the limited supply and depressed cap rates of existing product. 

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ULI Multifamily Product Councils Publish New Research about Micro Units - Urban Land Institute

ULI Multifamily Product Councils Publish New Research about Micro Units - Urban Land Institute | Realquidity | Scoop.it

We In fall 2013,the Urban Land Institute Multifamily Housing Councils were awarded a ULI Foundation research grant to evaluate from multiple perspectives the market performance and market acceptance of micro and small units.


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We believe this trend is just getting started...micro units...pod hotels...pocket neighborhoods of cottages...smaller but smarter living for the urban core. 

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Leading the LEED Pack

Leading the LEED Pack | Realquidity | Scoop.it
California has the most LEED projects by far. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ – THE REGISTRY’S PRINT PUBLICATION – IN OCTOBER 2014 By David Goll he green movement has taken root mostly in the so-called “blue” states.
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"Employees care about sustainability" - real estate decisions impact recruiting and retainment. Your work environment is a tactical tool to empower your organization, not just an expense bucket. 

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CPE 100 Quarterly Sentiment Survey: Executives Eye 2016 as Peak Year; MF ... - Commercial Property Executive

CPE 100 Quarterly Sentiment Survey: Executives Eye 2016 as Peak Year; MF ... - Commercial Property Executive | Realquidity | Scoop.it
Almost half of executives polled in the CPE 100 Quarterly Sentiment Survey expect the next market peak in 2016. Their short-term outlook is for stability.
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We're nodding our heads in agreeance with the notion that we are in the  "top of the 7th inning" of the current bullish cycle...while hoping the game goes into extra innings. 

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Prices, Trading Volume for Commercial Property Continue Yearlong Rebound In Third Quarter

Prices, Trading Volume for Commercial Property Continue Yearlong Rebound In Third Quarter | Realquidity | Scoop.it
With the accelerating recovery in retail real estate taking center stage, U.S.
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Firing on all cylinders...

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Driving Up Value in Urban Retail Settings Still a Tough Development Proposition

Driving Up Value in Urban Retail Settings Still a Tough Development Proposition | Realquidity | Scoop.it
Ask most retail real estate investors about their ideal set-up and they’ll tell you they want a class-A property featuring credit tenants, signed to long-term leases with rental accretion, in a high-barrier-to-entry market with strong demographics.
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Good real time pricing info here...top shelf urban retail trading in the low 4s with the best suburban retail trading in the upper 5s. 

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US commercial real estate activity expected to be on a firmer footing in 2015 | North America | News

US commercial real estate activity expected to be on a firmer footing in 2015 | North America | News | Realquidity | Scoop.it
US commercial real estate activity expected to be on a firmer footing in 2015 - http://t.co/YgYItD1o40 #luxury
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Multiple catalysts pointing to another good year in 2015. 

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Rating Agencies Worry Over Underwriting for CMBS Loans

Rating Agencies Worry Over Underwriting for CMBS Loans | Realquidity | Scoop.it
If lenders make too many risky loans, they might pump a bubble in the property markets when the capital markets need continued stability for the next three years.
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There is a massive recapitalization coming with $300 billion in CMBS debt maturing in the next 3 years...tremendous opportunity for creative lenders, investors, and intermediaries... 

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Risk Premium Still High for Apartments

Risk Premium Still High for Apartments | Realquidity | Scoop.it
By at least one measure, the yield on investments in apartment properties still hasn’t matched the level of the real estate boom.
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Whether choosing to rent or being forced to, this trend has staying power. We continue to be very bullish on multi-family and creative mixed-use. 

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The Most Important CRE Metric You Never Paid Attention To

The Most Important CRE Metric You Never Paid Attention To | Realquidity | Scoop.it
Some important CRE metrics that you should know about.
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We love this mindset - real estate management for your business is NOT about driving down costs...its about understanding how it drives your revenue and growth metrics...and using that data tactically. 

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Miami Worldcenter, a New $2 Billion Development Coming in 2015

Miami Worldcenter, a New $2 Billion Development Coming in 2015 | Realquidity | Scoop.it
Another new multi-billion dollar mega-project called Miami Worldcenter will be rising in the Miami skyline soon.
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Hugely ambitious!

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Hines Set to Break Ground on San Mateo Office Project

Hines Set to Break Ground on San Mateo Office Project | Realquidity | Scoop.it
By Nancy Amdur San Mateo will soon receive new Class A office space as Hines plans to break ground on a 300,000-square-foot project during the first quarter of 2015.
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San Mateo rising - half way between Silicon Valley and San Francisco with transit access via CalTrain - what's not to love? Should be a great, long-term play for Hines in an increasingly important market. 

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Illiquid investments on the rise in European family offices | Campden FB

Illiquid investments on the rise in European family offices | Campden FB | Realquidity | Scoop.it
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And this is just the beginning and its happening in the US as well...active managers in the liquid markets can't outperform the indices and the index trades are getting crowded...so more and more will flow to alternatives and illiquid investments with real estate leading the way. 

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Emmes to Enter San Francisco with $200MM Plus Investment in 301 Howard

Emmes to Enter San Francisco with $200MM Plus Investment in 301 Howard | Realquidity | Scoop.it
By Jon Peterson New York City-based Emmes Asset Management Company LLC will soon be entering the San Francisco office market for the first time.
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Terrific asset! Welcome to the neighborhood...

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CalSTRS Moving To Reduce Risk in its CRE Portfolio - CoStar Group

CaAdopting a theme for the coming year of "focusing on what matters most," the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) with nearly $166 billion in assets will look to move more of its real estate investments...

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CalSTRS moving more and more towards core and build-to-core mandates and away from other risk classes. 

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Prefabulous : Cornerless Sauna Just Made Doing Nothing Feel Even Better

Prefabulous : Cornerless Sauna Just Made Doing Nothing Feel Even Better | Realquidity | Scoop.it
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Ever dream of lounging around in a womb-like lakeside cocoon, peering out to sublime water views and National Geographic-approved sunsets? For a tight pack of well-to-do weekenders to Ontario's Georgian Bay, that's no fantasy.
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"Ever dream of lounging around in a womb-like lakeside cocoon, peering out to sublime water views and National Geographic-approved sunsets? "...um...YES!

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San Francisco Apartment Dwellers See Little Respite from Escalating Rents

San Francisco Apartment Dwellers See Little Respite from Escalating Rents | Realquidity | Scoop.it
By Joe Gose San Francisco’s pricey apartment market continues to put pressure on renters, and it appears that no immediate relief is in sight. The amount of existing inventory and new projects under construction are inadequate to satisfy unceasing demand, said Blake Pierson, founder and CEO of Lovely, a San Francisco-based rental marketplace that operates […]
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For all the talk about "supply constrained markets" that can start to sound generic after you've heard it a thousand times, SF shows how powerful and sustainable this force can be. 

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Pennies From Heaven

Pennies From Heaven | Realquidity | Scoop.it
Global troubles are barely causing a ripple for the CRE sector in the United States.

For all the rancor, industry professionals don’t expect any outside pressures to disrupt the continued recovery in the U.S.
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Schorsch's RCS Capital adds to private-REIT arsenal - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - RCS Capital Corp , which has amassed an army of almost 10,000 independent brokers in just over a year, said on Wednesday it is buying a firm that manages private real
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Amassing an army to sell proprietary products and double dipping on both commissions and management fees...what could possibly go wrong? 

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