COVID-19

Visualizing the Recent Explosion in Lumber Prices

May 18, 2021

Article by:  Marcus Lu In just one year, the price of lumber has increased 377%—reaching a record high of $1,635 per 1,000 bd ft. For context, lumber has historically fluctuated between $200 to $400. Read the full article:  https://bit.ly/3yi5WK5


Why Office Density May No Longer Matter Post-COVID

May 18, 2021

Article by:  Lynn Pollack Many companies will be reconfiguring the balance of office, with a decreased emphasis on individual workstations. Read the full article:  https://bit.ly/3uYr1Y0


Two Studies See Strong Rebound in CRE Expectations

May 17, 2021

Article by:  Erik Sherman  “Economic expansion and the jobs recovery will lead to rises in occupancy across all commercial real estate property types.” Read the full article:  https://bit.ly/3eV0zci


Distress On the Horizon For Troubled Office Sector

May 14, 2021

Article by:  Lynn Pollack Because of the forced widespread adoption of WFH practices, the debate over whether office space will remain relevant rages on. Read the full article:  https://bit.ly/3odXZkC


Lumber Prices Threaten Viability of Sustainable Timber Towers

May 13, 2021

Article by:  Kyle Hagerty The price of lumber has nearly doubled over the past 12 months. This has threatened the viability of one of the most promising new construction techniques: high-rise timber. Read the full article:  https://bit.ly/3uEm86d


CRE Investors Push Further Out on the Risk Spectrum

May 12, 2021

Article by:  Les Shaver While most core or core-plus investors expect their unlevered target returns to fall slightly or stay the same, those further out on the yield curve anticipate gains. Read the full article:  https://bit.ly/2Q9S1EC


Here Are The Top Five Emerging Industrial Markets For 2021

May 12, 2021

Article by:  Lynn Pollack Overall, the country has experienced 43 consecutive quarters of positive industrial absorption, with occupancy gains the third highest on record last year. And while core markets have continued to gain popularity, opportunities for both investors and occupiers are increasingly popping up in secondary emerging regions. Read the full article:  https://bit.ly/33zVQGr