Is The AIR Lease Form A Fair Document For Both Parties?

The AIR Lease Form is an excellent tool for completing many different kinds of real estate transactions. It offers comprehensive and thoughtful leases, fair to both sides, reducing the countless hours – and dollars –…

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….

Asian Investors In Southern California

It’s no secret that Asian capital investment in the U.S. real estate market has grown significantly, with nearly $13 billion in investment in 2014 compared with $2.4 billion in 2007. Yet, for Asian investors, not…

How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect The Real Estate Market?

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This is the question that hangs over the commercial real estate industry today. Since 2009, the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing (QE) program has brought about an unprecedented low-interest rate environment, driving a period of strong returns in the commercial real estate market. With the end of the QE era in sight, commercial real estate investors now must consider how an interest-rate increase will impact their portfolio values.

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.

What Makes A Good Real Estate Broker?

When it comes to looking for a real estate broker, it seems that everybody’s got an opinion. Some will argue that the most important qualities in a broker are excellent communication skills and a relentless motivation to serve clients. Others believe that the secret is a special understanding of the economic forces driving real estate markets. And many will say that the most important quality is adaptability.

What Will The Distribution Warehouse Of The Future Look Like?

E-commerce has revolutionized the international economy, and with it, the real estate market for warehouses. Online retail is growing at almost 20% per annum globally. We have become accustomed to purchasing a product at the touch of a button, with expectations that goods will arrive overnight. Companies like Amazon promise an endless diversity of products, which means an endless aisle of supply at the distribution center, requiring the consolidation of a massive and assorted supply of goods in a single or adjacent center.

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…