Michael Gerrity, Founder & CEO - WORLD PROPERTY JOURNAL™
As founder and CEO of THE WORLD PROPERTY JOURNAL -- the #1 organically-ranked "International Real Estate News" site in the world today by Google -- Mr. Gerrity has been interviewed over the years by numerous local and national news media organizations that include NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, NBC Today Show, TIME Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Business Journal, The New York Times, Palm Beach Post and Florida Trend Magazine. Mr. Gerrity was also awarded the prestigious "40 under 40" Entrepreneur Achievement Award of Central Florida from the Orlando Business Journal in 2000.
Besides running the day to day operations of THE WORLD PROPERTY JOURNAL, Mr. Gerrity has also served on several Boards over the last decade that include the Central Florida Technology Partnership's Digital Media Advisory Board, City of Orlando’s Technology Board, The Economic Development Commission’s Film & Television Board and he is a founding Board Member of Digital Media Alliance Florida - a statewide digital media industry association. In addition he is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE).
Mr. Gerrity is also founder of GERRITY CAPITAL, a real estate technology venture capital firm based in Miami, Fl.
Knight Franks' latest Prime Global Cities Index, which tracks the movement in luxury residential prices across 46 International cities, increased by 1.4% in the year to June 2019, up marginally from 1.3% in March 2019 but still significantly lower than its four-year average of 3.8%.
According to the California Association of Realtors, higher home prices negated low interest rates and further reduced Californians' ability to purchase a home in the second quarter of 2019.
The Miami Association of Realtors is reporting this week that Palm Beach County single-family home sales and median prices rose in 2Q 2019.
Property broker Redfin is reporting this week that the average U.S. sales price for luxury homes nationwide increased 1 percent year over year to $1.64 million in the second quarter of 2019. This marks a modest return to the trend of rising luxury home prices
According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami-Dade County existing home sales and median sale prices increased year-over-year in 2Q 2019.
Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that after a bumpy 2018, investment in global commercial real estate cooled in the first half of 2019 with year-on-year volumes dropping by 9% to $341 billion.
According to the National Association of Realtors, most metro U.S. areas saw price gains under marginal inventory growth in the second quarter of 2019.
According to Transwestern's recently released national office report reflects resilience in U.S. market fundamentals, even in the face of the moderating pace of U.S. economic growth demonstrated by net job creation averaging 172,000 per month for the first half of the year.
According to research from CBRE, commercial real estate lending activity gained traction in the second quarter of 2019 following a brief pause at the start of the year amid financial market volatility.
Home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 3.4% from June 2018. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.4% in June 2019.
Significant changes are in play in Japan's office market in 2019. The three most cited reasons for workplace change were "to accommodate varied work styles", "to improve productivity", and "to improve employee satisfaction."
According to commercial real estate advisor CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume increased from Q1 2019 across all regions but overall fell by 7.5% year-over-year in Q2 2019
Nearly 20,000 U.S. homes built in the past decade are at significant risk of chronic coastal flooding by 2050.
The Federal Reserve cut its federal funds rate today by 25 basis points (bps) to a range of 2.0% to 2.25%. This cut represents a marked change in the direction of monetary policy in the first half of 2019.
According to Transwestern Commercial Services' Second-Quarter 2019 New Jersey Industrial Market Report, the overall vacancy rate across the state has improved to an historical low of 3.6%, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of vacancy rates less than 4%.
According to HVS London, AlixPartners and STR, London hotels collective RevPAR rose 6% in Q2 2019 on the back of visitors traveling to the capital to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Major League Baseball.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the White House executive order on workforce development this week, Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders issued the following statement
For the first time in history, the average rent in Manhattan's office market topped $80 per square foot, closing the second quarter at $80.37, in a strong reporting period that also saw 8.5 million square feet of leasing activity.
Existing-home sales in the U.S. weakened in June 2019, as total sales saw a small decline after a previous month of gains. While two of the four major U.S. regions recorded minor sales jumps, the other two - the South and the West - experienced greater declines last month.