September 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update

  • September 13, 2016
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By SVN Research
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

  • August 30, 2016
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By SVN Research
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

  • August 8, 2016
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By SVN Research
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

  • July 6, 2016
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By SVN Research
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

  • June 28, 2016
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By Kevin Maggiacomo, President & CEO of SVN International Corp. (SVNIC)
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

  • June 9, 2016
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By Solomon Poretsky, Executive Vice President of Organizational Development
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

  • May 4, 2016
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By Solomon Poretsky, Executive Vice President of Organizational Development
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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Have Five Real Conversations a Day for CRE Success

  • March 16, 2016
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By Solomon Poretsky, Executive Vice President of Organizational Development
Conversations Drive Commercial Real Estate Sales Last night, I had to turn on my electric snow melting mats. Again. In March. So you’ll understand why I’m spending a lot of time this morning thinking about our Annual Conference in San Diego. And what I’m thinking about is the challenge that our CEO, Kevin Maggiacomo, issued to
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SVN CRE Franchise Opportunities: Find the SVN Difference

  • February 8, 2016
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By Julia Taibl, Operations Intern
SVN Franchise Opportunities in Various U.S. Locations Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC) is pleased to announce opportunities for SVN® Franchises in: Des Moines, IA, Northern New Jersey, the State of Connecticut, and Westchester County, NY. SVNIC is the 6th most recognized commercial real estate brokerage brand according to the Annual Lipsey Brand Recognition Survey. Unlike most
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2016 Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook

  • January 29, 2016
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By Kevin Maggiacomo, President & CEO of Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (SVN)
As we progress through the start of a new year, I am pleased to share my thoughts on the robust 12 months past and to offer my outlook for the commercial real estate market in 2016. Before I do, I would be remiss if I did not thank the SVN Advisors, staff, and fellow brokers for their
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CRE Brokerage Firms: Should You Stay Independent?

  • January 26, 2016
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By Karen Hurd, Senior Vice President of National Franchise Sales
Independent vs. National Commercial Real Estate Firms “To be, or not to be, that is the question…” goes the famous opening line of an act from the Shakespeare play, Hamlet. That very same question is what a lot of CRE Principals ask themselves every day. “To Be Independent or not to Be Independent… and Be with a
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Project REAP Promotes Diversity in the CRE Industry

  • January 20, 2016
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By Diane Danielson
Project REAP (Real Estate Associates Program) provides underrepresented minorities with access to the commercial real estate industry through classes and connections to sponsor firms and supporters. Each year, several of our SVN® Advisors and Experts participate as instructors and even recruit Project REAP talent. When Project REAP President and Executive Director, Gregg McCort asked if I
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