June 2016 Archives

Brexit may affect real estate market at home

Illinois residents have likely read the news about the U.K.'s June decision to exit the European Union, a move that has been nicknamed 'Brexit." Commercial real estate investors may be interested in how this international event will affect properties in the U.K. and the international real estate market as a whole.

Adding real estate assets to a retirement portfolio

Illinois residents who are looking for ways to add value to their retirement portfolio may want to consider investing in the real estate market. While stock market returns are stalling, bond funds are only earning around 3 percent annually and hedge funds are not doing very well, real estate is looking like a safer investment for people who want to earn a 5 to 8 percent annual return.

Office space growth may buck CRE slowdown predictions

Many financial experts have predicted in recent months that growth in the commercial real estate sector, which has been robust for several years, would begin to slow down in 2016, but the CEO of the nation's largest real estate brokerage company feels that office properties could still be lucrative for developers and investors in Illinois and around the country.

Office sector of commercial real estate set to grow

Commercial real estate investors in Illinois may benefit from purchasing office property at this time. Office space has been slower to recover from the recession than other sectors of the real estate market, but with several indicators in place that suggest it will be expanding soon, now may be a good time to make an investment.

CRE developers struggle to adapt to an evolving market

Chicago commercial real estate developers have likely been paying careful attention to the rise in popularity of mixed-use office buildings and co-working arrangements. New York-based WeWork was formed in 2010, and the popularity of its workspace sharing solutions has fueled spectacular growth. The company is now valued at more than $16 billion, and the owners of some landmark buildings in America's busiest metropolitan areas are beginning to take notice.

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