Category Archives for "Market Trends"

market correction

What Could Cause the Next Market Correction?

If you’re new to investing in commercial property then one of the first things you should understand is that market corrections occur, and quite often too. A market correction is when there’s a drop in commodity prices of 10 percent or more from their most recent rise. If prices drop by 20 percent or greater, […]

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Retail Property Market Update: Greater Boston Mid Q4 2019

 So, how's the Greater Boston retail market? I get that question quite a bit and it's a great question. If you read the news, all you're hearing about are big-box stores, department stores, and the Amazon effect. But, what's interesting about retail, particularly in the market that we track, which is the 1 to $20 [...] Continue reading
cap rates

What’s Ahead for Cap Rates? What You Need to Know

Have you ever wanted to become a real estate investor using the capitalization rate (cap rate) to help you generate a rate of return profits? If so, the below informational guide is for you. The informational guide will let you know how cap rates can be applied to your future to help make you money. […]

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future of retail

What is the Future of Retail? Strip Malls vs. Life Centers vs. Big Box Stores

As a commercial real estate developer who invests in high net-worth commercial properties–shopping malls and big-box stores, you may be wary of putting your investment dollars into anything that’s failing. And with good reason. With many retail stores closing due to the competition of online eCommerce sales, some commercial real estate developers are dubious about the future of retail. […]

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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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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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