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The Future of Brokerage: Opportunities for those who Advise and Adapt

The following article appeared in the digital version of the National Real Estate Investor 2019 Market Outlook.      Technology advancements and changes in consumer behavior are impacting and disrupting the commercial real estate (CRE) industry as we know it. The digitization of the workplace, the growing role of robotics, the Internet of everything, our gig…

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Why Women Should Consider Commercial Real Estate Brokerage as a Career

Recently, we sat down with the three Managing Directors of SVN | QAV – Deborah Quok, Ann-Margaret Vann and Catherine House, CCIM, FRICS to discuss why more women should consider commercial real estate brokerage as a career.  SVN | QAV is located in San Francisco and is one of several women-owned offices operating under the SVN®…

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September 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update

Commercial Real Estate, Interest Rates, and the Federal Reserve On September 20-21st the Federal Open Market Committee will meet and announce their decision on the target Federal Funds Rate and issue guidance on future changes. Given that the unemployment rate has remained stable and below 5% (4.9% as of the latest August report), hiring averaging…

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Late Summer 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update

2016 Continues to be a Year of Strong Performance in Commercial Real Estate While macro-economic uncertainty and global instability may grab headlines, commercial real estate fundamentals and pricing continues to grow and expand according to second quarter results of major real estate data providers REIS, Inc. and CoStar Group. Overall with limited exceptions, all major…

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Mid Summer 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update

Discerning Solid Demand Drivers from Fads in Commercial Real Estate As economic data suggest the US macro economy is just slowly growing, 1.2% annualized GDP growth for the second quarter of 2016 as a prime example, it is worthy to question the source of sustained demand growth for commercial real estate. Overall, commercial real estate prices are…

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Early Summer 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update

Investing in Commercial Real Estate for Stability Present economic conditions are teetering on the edge of flat to very slow growth causing rising fears of a sustained slowdown. The catalysts of these issues are reductions in employment and investment in energy production and a general tapering of demand from overseas. The result to the United States as of…

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US Commercial Real Estate Markets After BREXIT

Analysis for SVN CRE Colleagues and Clients Last week the world woke up to the implausible, the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. Immediately global and domestic equity markets have been volatile with rapid downside moves while perceived “safe” assets such as gold and US Treasury bonds soared in price. REIT stocks, perhaps…

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The Summer Season: Setting Yourself Up For Success

Summertime… and the Earning is Easy When I picked up my kids from preschool, I noticed that just about every pair of snow boots was gone. (That’s right, in Minnesota, we keep snow boots handy well into May!). Summer is upon us. And, soon, you’ll hear people making the usual excuses for taking it easy:…

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The SVN Commercial Real Estate Cooperation Report

The Commercial Real Estate Cooperation Report Changes Everything If you read National Real Estate Investor, or follow the SVN Twitter feed (@SVNIC ), you may have noticed a recent piece that I wrote entitled, “When Brokers Cooperate, Sellers Net More.” The NREI article made a bold claim: Deals sold through broker cooperation achieve a 9.6 percent higher…

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