Categories: Commercial Real Estate

Green Buildings: Fewer Sick Days, Higher Rents

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on November 19

Environmentally-friendly construction practices have gotten a lot of hype over the past few years but do they really pay off as an investment? A new study found that tenants...

Hooter's Las Vegas in Default

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on November 16

I once told my colleague Dean Foust, who was writing an article about the Hooter’s restaurant chain, that a planned Hooter’s casino in Vegas was a sure thing. “I’d...

Commercial Real Estate Investors Turn More Gloomy

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on November 03

LoopNet.com, a Web site for commercial real estate listings, took a poll of 1,000 its members in the last two weeks of October. LoopNet members include real estate investors,...

Lance Armstrong, from cycling to real estate

Posted by: Peter Coy on October 30

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is going into commercial real estate. According to a news release today: Armstrong ... has joined with longtime agent Bill Stapleton and...

Office Vacancies Creep Up, Apartments Stabilize

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on October 16

There's more empty space in U.S. office buildings, shopping malls and industrial parks, says CBRE Econometric Advisors. The good news the rate of increase is slowing. "Like with job losses,...

Weekend At Bernie's: A Peek Inside Madoff's Beach House

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on September 11

The feds are putting swindler Bernie Madoff’s homes on the market. The U.S Marshall’s service is selling his 4,000 square foot Upper East Side flat. That’s the one where...

Michael Jackson's Burial Place Is As Colorful As Him

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on September 02

The King of Pop is being laid to rest on Sept 3 in a cemetery as colorful as him--the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. The century-old property features...

Sears Tower Changes Name

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on July 16

The Sears Tower, the tallest building in the U.S., has a new name as of today. It will now be called the Willis Tower, after the U.K. insurance company...

Commercial Loan Volume Down 65%

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on June 05

Think it’s tough to get a home loan? Try getting one on a hotel or office building. The Mortgage Bankers Association says commercial/multifamily mortgage volumes fell 65 percent to...

Where Are Commercial Real Estate Prices Heading?

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on June 01

The other shoe to drop. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that expression about the commercial real estate market. But what do the people in commercial...

Sam Zell's Take on Commercial Real Estate

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on April 30

Money man Sam Zell's reputation has been somewhat tarnished by the record speed bankrupty of the Tribune Co., the newspaper publisher he bought for $12 billion. But the self-made mogul...

Cleveland, Detroit and Tampa have the nation's worst delinquency rate for commercial real estate loans

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on March 11

Of the 26 largest metros, Cleveland and Detroit metros have the worst delinquency rate for commercial property loans, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Nearly 4% of mortgages for Cleveland...

Trump Steps Down from Casino Empire

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on February 13

Leave it to Donald Trump to wait until 6PM on a Friday afternoon to announce he's stepping down from the wobbly casino company that bears his name. Trump Entertainment...

Landlord offers 10 rent-free months to keep one Manhattan office tenant

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on February 04

New York landlords appear to be going to great lengths to keep office tenants now that the economic crisis is in full swing. Vornado Realty Trust, a New York-based...

Commerical Real Estate Wants A Bailout

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on January 15

Lot’s of folks have been saying commercial real estate is the next shoe to drop, after residential property. Even it seems the trade association for commercial real estate developers, owners...

Shopping Centers in Survival Mode

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on December 24

So much about home prices, what about investments in shopping centers? The research firm Green Street Advisors says real estate investment trusts that own strip shopping centers are taking...

Foreign investors love U.S. real estate

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on January 28

Many Americans are anxious about the real estate market. But foreign investors see U.S. apartments, hotels, shopping centers, warehouses and offices as good investments, according to a new survey. The...

Another sign of a market top?

Posted by: Dean Foust on July 02

There are several individuals in the world that I'd never want to do business with. John Schuerholz, the general manager of baseball's Atlanta Braves, is one such individual. Schuerholz has...

Going Once ... Sotheby's HQ Is on the Block

Posted by: Peter Coy on February 21

The Upper East Side of Manhattan building that Sotheby's occupies (but doesn't own) is on the block. Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, which is handling the sale, is looking for...

Bubble, Bubble Maybe No Trouble

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on September 12

An outfit called Global Real Analytics sent me a study last week that aimed to debunk talk of a bubble in the commercial real estate market. I thought of it...

"Bright Spot In The Economy"

Posted by: Toddi Gutner on June 16

It is no surprise that the residential and commercial real estate markets are intimately connected. What befalls the residential market typically cycles through the commercial markets, but with up to...

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BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.

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