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Office Occupancy in U.S. at Record Highs; Owners Gaining Leverage

Office Occupancy in U.S. at Record Highs; Owners Gaining Leverage

Owners of office space are continuing to gain negotiation leverage as steady economic growth has pushed office occupancy to all-time highs across the U.S. Read More »


Manhattan Average Asking Office Rents Up 7% Annually

Manhattan Average Asking Office Rents Up 7% Annually

Manhattan office leasing totaled 2.25 million square feet during February 2015, 4% higher than the five-year monthly average of 2.18 million sq. ft. Read More »

Top U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Firms of 2014 Revealed

Top U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Firms of 2014 Revealed

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its annual ranking of top commercial and multifamily mortgage firms by loan originations.Wells Fargo leading the way. Read More »

U.S. Multifamily Investment Enjoys Record-Breaking Year, Top $106 Billion

U.S. Multifamily Investment Enjoys Record-Breaking Year, Top $106 Billion

Propensity to rent, improving job economy and new development deliveries in the U.S. combined to drive the largest full-year multifamily investment since 2007. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated March 31, 2015 8:53 AM ET

North America Commercial News

Total commercial and multifamily debt outstanding in the U.S. stood at $2.64 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of $48.9 billion.

International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S.

JLL now reports that while building revenue and demand for new commercial construction may be rising fast, so are costs.

According to Cushman & Wakefield, the U.S. has overtaken China to become the world's largest real estate investment market.

According to a new report from CBRE Research, lower oil prices will have effects across the Houston commercial real estate market, but fears of broad-based decline are overblown.

According to CBRE Research's annual "How Active are Retailers Globally?" survey, international expansion remains high on the agenda for retailers in 2015, in spite of uncertain economic prospects and cost escalation.

London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong.

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Increased demand for U.S. office space, the strongest labor market since 1999, and continued strong interest from investors combined to drive the largest full-year office investment total since 2007.

A stronger labor market and stable U.S. economy should keep commercial real estate demand on the rise, but the pace of growth will likely be hindered by overseas weakness.

According to CBRE, increased trade, industrial production, employment and consumer consumption in the U.S. combined to drive the largest full-year Industrial investment total since 2007.

According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), there were ten out of twelve months of increasing demand for architectural firms' design services in 2014.

Manhattan's office leasing activity totaled 2.51 million square feet during January 2015, 16% higher than the five-year monthly average of 2.16 million sq. ft.

If you're a national retailer, manufacture or logistics warehouse landlord, things are getting dicey these days as the current slowdown.

According to Auction.com's Q4 2014 Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Market Monitor, the U.S. commercial market is enjoying a healthy increase in both deal volume and price growth.

According to CBRE, Canada is the unrivaled global investor in U.S. real estate with nearly $10 billion of direct investments in 2014, ahead of Norway, China, Japan and Germany.

Eight percent, or $121.0 billion of $1.5 trillion, of outstanding commercial and multifamily mortgages held by non-bank lenders and investors will mature in 2015

Originations of commercial and multifamily mortgages in the U.S. will grow to $414 billion in 2015


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