The CRE 2013 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate – June 2013

The Counselors of Real Estate Top Ten Issues in 2013   The growing integration of global and local economies, rising economic and political uncertainty, and the need for thoughtful analysis of industry trends inspired The Counselors of Real Estate to initiate its first annual Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate report in July 2012. The […]

External Affairs Alert – April 2013 – Land Use, Energy and the Environment Perspective

Resource Competition Escalates, Highlighting Imperative for Sustainability Strategies to Look Beyond Energy Number Eight on our CRE hit parade of the “Top Ten Issues Defining the Future of the Real Estate Industry” in 2012 was sustainability. Much of the attention to sustainability in the real estate realm centers on energy efficiency and the efficient use […]

External Affairs Alert – February 2013 – Capital Markets Outlook

Capital Markets Further Unlocked in 2013   Right-10: CMBS property delinquencies remaining below 10%; Left-250: The 10-Year Treasury not rising above 2.5%; Right-150: Aggregate new office, industrial and retail new construction  remaining below 150msf; Left-6:  Average Cap rates for Class A commercial real estate assets in core MSAs not rising above 6% as interest rates rise in 2H2013 with […]

External Affairs Alert – August 2012 – Land Use, Energy and the Environment Perspective

Philadelphia Pioneers New Infrastructure Investment Approach – a Case Study   The inaugural Counselors External Affairs Alert (EAC Alert) identified infrastructure funding and the integration of sustainable practices as two of 10 critical issues society must address. Philadelphia’s ground breaking – or better, wave-making – storm water approach provides a creative example of how regions […]

External Affairs Alert – July 2012 – International Perspective

An International Conference of The Counselors of Real Estate was recently held in Vienna, Austria from June 3rd to June 5th. We thought it appropriate that our first International Alert focus on a summary of key insights and observations that were forthcoming from that conference. The major take-away from the conference was an indisputable awareness […]

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