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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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Jeremy Cyrier, CCIM Featured on WHDH Channel 7

Due to the recent gas explosions, Governor Baker held a meeting in Andover, MA on Wednesday September 19th. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the impact brought upon local business owners in the area due to the recent destruction to residential and commercial properties. Jeremy Cyrier, CCIM was one of the local business […]

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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 [...] Continue reading

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 [...] Continue reading

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 [...] Continue reading

The New Trend–Sale-Leaseback Properties

There is a trend that seems to be growing for corporate sale-leasebacks as one group wants to get unused space off their books, and another group seeks ownership of business-related properties.  Sellers are using funds they earn from these transactions to expand their businesses or to increase their value or dividends, but there are other [...] Continue reading

Creativity Is the Key to Keeping Office Spaces Leased

Recently, John Meehan, the new COO of Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate, who is also a former capital markets director, made some comments about the future of office market investments.  Meehan spoke about changes in the office real estate market, and he spoke about how those property owners need to be prepared to be creative. [...] Continue reading

Medical Building on Hartwell St. in Lexington Sells

A medical building at 83 Hartwell Street in Lexington, Massachusetts sold in October 2017 for $4,150,000. The building has 44,000 square feet making the square foot price $94.32. The property also includes more than three acres of land. The building is a single tenant medical property that is considered to be high vacancy. If you [...] Continue reading
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