How To Make Sure A Recession Doesn’t Take You On A Roller Coaster Ride

It’s the economy, stupid. That famed catchphrase from President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign tells us exactly what we need to know about economic forecasting for 2018 and beyond. Clinton used the recession of the early…

A Trade War with China is the Biggest Threat to Southern California’s Real Estate Market

Pundits are searching for a development that might abruptly end the recent prosperity in Southern California’s real estate market. If tensions continue to escalate, a U.S. trade war with China could be the culprit. President…

Liquidity Is Always The Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend

Liquidity is ALWAYS the real estate investor’s best friend. When real estate markets are hot, cash differentiates a buyer by enabling it to offer faster closing times and a more certain close than buyers who…

What Impact Will The Panama Canal Expansion Have On The Shipping Economy?

The Panama Canal — the pathway that transformed international trade a century ago — is about to change international shipping again. In 2016, a long-awaited $5.25 billion expansion project at the Canal will be finished….

Industrial Real Estate Is Economically Reviving Southern California’s Inland Empire

For many of us who grew up in Southern California, the Inland Empire was a place in between Los Angeles and Palm Springs or Las Vegas with vast expanses of vacant land. It served as a rest spot for fast food or a bathroom break on a family trip. From the mid 1980s to the present day, there has been approximately 400 million square feet of industrial product built in the Inland Empire. Amazon, Walmart and almost every major American consumer products company has a distribution warehouse in the Inland Empire. During the Great Recession, the area’s big box market was the most resilient core market with the highest amount of gross absorption in 2009 and 2010. What does this mean? The Inland Empire has become a mature market. It is here to stay as a pillar in the supply chain for many corporations.

Minimum Wage Increase; Impact To The Industrial Market?

Determining the right minimum wage has been an item of contention among economists for nearly as long as their profession has existed. Experts will argue about who wins and who loses when the minimum wage…