External Affairs Alert – Re-Shaping Industrial, one Retailer at a Time?

Prior to the recent NAIOP conference in Toronto, Bisnow interviewed KC Conway, CRE, on developments in the Industrial sector ( see: What An Eastern-Shifting Supply Chain Means For North American Seaports And Industrial Real Estate) In that discussion, Conway points to the relationship between retailers and the industrial sector: “The power of industrial investment increasingly… Read more

External Affairs Alert – Housing

CRE Members: Are Risks and Opportunities in Housing among the issues or trends we should consider for the 2017-2018 CRE Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate? We Need Your Feedback! Is it something you feel is important to the industry? What do you see as the implications? Drawn from a brief recently published by Calculated… Read more

External Affairs Alert – Office Amenities

This is the first External Affairs Alert for 2017. Each Alert will ask you, the CRE membership, to offer your opinions, feedback and thought leadership on a real estate issue or trend. Some are significant and may be included in the CRE® Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate this year. We want to hear from… Read more

The CRE 2016-2017 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

The Changing Global Economy, Debt Capital Market Retrenchment, and Demographic Shifts Lead the New List of The CRE 2016-17 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate   The CRE 2016-17 Top Ten issues Affecting Real Estate 1. The Changing Global Economy The IMF has revised GDP growth downward for much of the globe in 2016-17, as economic… Read more

External Affairs Alert – August 2014 – Energy and Real Estate

Context For most of the last 40 years, the mention of “energy” and “real estate” in the same sentence evoked discussion of conservation and efficiency. Today, generation and transmission of power are coming to be viewed as critical real estate intensive activities. How we fuel electric power creation is coming to affect all facets of… Read more

External Affairs Alert – February 2014 – Professional Practice Perspective

FASB-IASB Lease Accounting Saga Moves Into a Fourth Year The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) have been working together on a Lease Accounting project since late 2009/early 2010. The original proposal was released in August 2010 and created significant controversy in the real estate community. After multiple… Read more

External Affairs Alert – Public-Private Partnerships Perspective – June 2013

Overview State and local budget constraints and the continuing priority of job creation have created a tumultuous environment for public private partnerships, generating a host of issues and opportunities. These fall principally in the areas of community development and “city-building,” the traditional realm of our professional involvement. The emerging “P-3” of private development, ownership, and… Read more

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