In June 2010, I analyzed CoStar Group (CoStar) data on industrial, office, retail and multi-family auction sales over a 17 month period. I recently reached out to our friends at CoStar to check out the recent 10 month period, July 2010 through April 2011. The research provided by CoStar reflects auction sales of only those properties listed with CoStar.
So, what has occurred since then? What sectors are hot? More >
Sam Zell, appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box earlier this month, reiterated several interesting points about current market conditions and trends in the commercial real estate sector:
- We haven’t built anything in the U.S. since mid-2007, and except for some apartments we are not going to build anything significant for another two to three years.
- Existing space is being filled at rates 20-30% lower than 2007.
- Commercial real estate is not the next shoe to drop – you don’t have destruction without oversupply and we don’t have oversupply.
- There is a direct correlation between filling of buildings and the end of pretend and extend – until now banks have been able More >
Twenty years ago we were in the early stages of the last savings and loan crisis. Activity with real estate auctions and sealed bids heated up and filled the pages of real estate “for sale” sections of all national and regional publications. More >
Over the past 60 days, NAI Global’s alliance partner for outcry auctions, Higgenbotham Auctioneers, has sold more than 90 properties at auction in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Delaware and throughout a number of Midwest states. In addition, they have scores of upcoming auctions scheduled before year end in Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. More >
No two properties are alike; there are geographic as well as asset attributes, such as age, condition and market availability that come into play. Realizing that a seller’s objective is to achieve optimal asset value, accelerated marketing looks at different sale scenarios and “designs a sale” for the property or includes the asset in a sale of similar assets that have gone through an asset stratification process.
What follows is a straight forward guide to aligning with a partner and getting started with a sale to achieve maximum exposure and the highest possible return for a seller. More >