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Seattle still ranks high for commercial real-estate investment

It is always good to hear that some markets are going to be profitable. What will you do with the opportunities?

By Eric Pryne
Seattle Times business reporter

“Wealth islands.”

That’s the term a prominent national real-estate forecast has coined for cities like Seattle that it anticipates will fare relatively well in 2012, while most markets continue to struggle.

The annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report, released late Tuesday, ranks the Seattle metro area sixth among the nation’s top 51 markets for commercial and multifamily investment next year.

Real Estate Resets to Grind-it-Out Growth

Interesting article about whats happening in the commercial real estate market.

Robert Carr | GlobeSt.com

Commercial real estate professionals had an unexpected Happy Hour during the first half of the year, but most agree the second half is like waking up with the hangover, with cold reality setting in.

How To Profit From The Real Estate Market

There is money to be made in commercial real estate and it goes to those who work hard and smart.

Robert Shemin, a wealth and real estate expert and author of The New York Times best-seller “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?” says real-estate investors should not expect to walk down the street and start making money.

It takes work and effort just like any other business, he says, “but like any business, if you learn as you go, it gets better and easier.”

Commercial Real Estate Deals Decline as US Rebound Cools

With economic uncertainty around the world, commercial real estate continues to be impacted, as discussed in this recent article.

David M. Levitt, Hui-yong Yu and Dan Levy | Business Week

The U.S. commercial real estate market has slowed in the past three months as the sputtering economy and a pullback in debt financing limited deals, cooling a recovery from Washington to California.

Commercial Real Estate Execs See Improving Revenue, Headcount, While Distressed Assets Remain Key Issue on Road to Recovery: KPMG Survey

Recent survey shows a bright future for commercial real estate. However, distressed assets are going to play a major part in the recovery. So don’t overlook this fact because the major players are not…

PRNewswire via COMTEX

Commercial real estate executives expect to see improvements in revenue and headcount next year, but the majority predict a full economic recovery is years away, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. These executives also believe distressed real estate will remain a key industry issue.

Distressed RE Looms Large in Next Year

Here is an interesting article about the upcoming year’s commercial real estate outlook.

Brad Finkelstein | National Mortgage News

Three quarters of commercial real estate executives surveyed by KPMG LLC said distressed real estate would have an impact on their investment strategies over the next 12 months.

RECOVERING CMBS MARKET HITS ROUGH PATCH [Mortgage Banking]

Although volatility in the capital markets over the summer – especially following the downgrade of U.S. Treasuries on Aug. 5 – has spooked commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market participants, this financing source is definitely back, say experts, while not as strong as anticipated earlier in the year. I In 201 1, new CMBS issuance may not top $30 billion, far below estimates of $30 billion to $50 billion early in the year.

CMBS Delinquency Rates Stabilize


According to two recent reports, CMBS deliquiency rates are starting to stabilize.

David Bodamer | National Real Estate Investor

CMBS delinquencies stabilized in September, according to two reports. Trepp LLC said that the rate inched up 4 basis points while Fitch Ratings reported that the delinquency rate fell 5 basis points.

Let’s Twist Again: Will Third Round of Stimulus Prove To Be the Charm for CRE?

“Operation Twist” is another attempt by the government to jumpstart our economy, but what impact will this stimulus have on the commercial real estate market. Here is a recent article that highlights what could be on the way for commercial real estate.

By Randyl Drummer | CoStar

The Federal Reserve has twice tried since 2008 to jumpstart the sagging economy by intervening in monetary policy, with the last attempt, dubbed quantitative easing 2 (QE2), ending in June.