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Commercial-Property Prices Jumped 5% in July, Moody’s Says

Commercial real estate seems to be stepping up in prices. Here is a recent article with the specifics of commercial real estate prices in July.

By Brian Louis | Bloomberg Businessweek

U.S. commercial real estate prices rose for a third straight month in July as deals for smaller properties led a rebound that may stall as the economy slows, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

LEED Maintenance Important as Certification

Obtaining a LEED certification is a great thing, but you are not done once you get your certification. To continue having a green building, maintenance is just as important.

Written by:
Susan Piperato | NuWire Investor

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the new hot ticket in commercial building and can raise the attractiveness and value of commercial real estate, but getting the certification is only the first step. Once acquired, building owners must maintain that certification, also known as “commissioning.” Commissioning is the quality control process of maintaining LEED certification and there are companies that offer this service.

SF Fed expects commercial real estate prices to rebound

A recent outlook on commercial real estate. Some good news…

Investors are expecting a widespread rebound in U.S. commercial real estate markets, according to an analysis published Monday by the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.

Trophy Commercial Real Estate Markets

The economic climate has dramatically changed the environment for investors and commercial real estate.

Fear and uncertainty is the friend of the distressed investor.  With lenders increasingly willing to press for a long-term solution to troubled CRE loans, and a $1.7 trillion maturity wall looming, motivated sellers are assured.  Aggressive investors have an opportunity to earn outsized returns by avoiding trophy markets and acquiring properties at a cost basis that allows for robust profitability irrespective of the weak job growth the U.S. is likely to experience in the coming years.