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Here are the MA and NH Mattress Firm Locations Closing | Retail Real Estate Trends

Mattress Firm’s latest bankruptcy filing will affect retail real estate trends in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as they move to reduce their retail footprint in the area. These 6,000 SF store blocks will be challenging to fill because few retail tenants in the market demand these size spaces as well as have little impact on parking ratios. Expect to see retail real estate investors demising these spaces to create 2-3 new units to accommodate retail tenant demand and to better align with changes in the retail real estate trends market.

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5.5 Tips for How to Sell Commercial Real Estate Fast

Want to find out how to sell commercial real estate fast? Here are 5.5 tips that make sure you cover what’s critical to your sale. Tip #1 Call your real estate attorney and order your title immediately. Your title report may take anywhere from 7-10 days to arrive, so it’s critical to get this done […]

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Fed Raises Interest Rates, CRE Sector Shrugs It Off – Boston Commercial Real Estate Market Trends

As the Federal Reserve Bank moves to increase its key short-term rate, most commercial real estate investors expected the increase and have priced the change into their market valuations. This means that Greater Boston Commercial Real Estate Market Trends are accounting for the increased cost of capital today in adjustments to acquisition and disposition capitalization rates as well as optimism around inflation in the economy driven by positive GDP, which may ultimately result in rent growth and help to buoy investment valuations against a rising cost of capital marketplace. MANSARD’s boston commercial real estate market trends tip: watch the debt rate and its corresponding relationship to acquisition cap rates in the next 12 months. Buyer pricing will be increasingly sensitive to the cost of borrowed funds as will their estimates for exit cap rate valuation in their discounted cash flow models.

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Decreasing Cap Rates Aren’t Scaring Off Investors

The future in industrial real estate seems to be strong if the indicators like the average cap rate mean anything about where markets may be headed.  Cap rates continue to drop with the national average being 5.4% for class-A+ products compared to 5.6% for the similar market items the previous year.  In Los Angeles, the […]

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Why Not Build Up Areas Around Gateway Cities?

There are 13 Gateway Cities around—cities around Massachusetts that are currently struggling, but which could turn out to be important cogs to their regional economies.  Many believe the way to turn those economies around might be found right in those cities.  Right now, there is a lot of vacant land, or land that is not […]

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Mixed Messages in the Retail Market?

There continue to be many store closures and bankruptcies in the retail market, but the overall vacancy rate of these spaces hasn’t yet spiked.  Reis, a real estate research firm has optimistically reported that even though there have been more stores closings, the retail vacancy rate has not and is not expected to rise. There are various reasons […]

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