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Feb 26, 2020 12:30 PM

Opportunity Zones Boost Median Home Prices, Data Shows

The median home price increased more than the national average in almost half of all opportunity zones between the fourth quarter 2018 and fourth quarter 2019, analytics firm ATTOM Data Solutions reported Feb. 20. Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania had the most zones with prices higher than the national average.

Feb 26, 2020 12:30 PM

"Transformative" Demand for Life Science Properties: Report

The demand for lab space, diagnostic centers and healthcare facilities is expected to significantly increase within the next few years, and could reach “transformative” levels, according to the “Life Sciences 2020: The Future is Here” report from real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, MBA NewsLink reported Feb. 19.

Feb 26, 2020 12:30 PM

Commercial Real Estate Lending Environment Remains Favorable, According to CBRE

While the lending environment for commercial real estate was virtually unchanged between the third and fourth quarters, it was up 4.2% from the same point a year ago, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE, MBA NewsLink reported Feb. 19. Favorable capital markets are expected to support strong lending activity throughout the year.

Feb 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Fed Says Economy is Healthy as it Eyes Effect of Coronavirus

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell addressed Congress Feb. 11 stating that the nation’s economy is healthy and in its 11th year of expansion — the longest in history, Reuters reported. Powell also defended the Fed’s plan to ease strains in the banking system and warned of a possible economic hit due to the coronavirus.

Feb 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Industrial and Logistics Sector is Expected to Stay Healthy: Cushman & Wakefield

The market for industrial and logistics real estate is forecast to be strong through 2021, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, Material Handling & Logistics reported Feb. 10. Nearly 460 million square feet is expected to be absorbed, but new supply should surpass demand this year. Vacancy rates should stay around 5%.

Feb 18, 2020 12:30 PM

AI Supports GAO Study of Valuation Safety and Soundness

The Appraisal Institute on Feb. 14 submitted a letter to the chairs of the House Financial Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, thanking them for requesting that the Government Accountability Office study the implementation of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 to protect homeowners from appraisal loopholes.

Feb 18, 2020 08:00 AM

Residential Appraisers Play Key Role in Real Estate, New Book Says

Residential real estate appraisers need education, knowledge and experience to perform their valuation assignments competently, according to a book published today by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

Feb 12, 2020 12:30 PM

WeWork Downfall Reportedly Most Threatens 3 Office Markets

The office markets in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco are at the biggest risk of being negatively impacted by the downfall of office sharing company WeWork, according to multiple real estate services firms, National Real Estate Investor reported Feb. 4. Between 2010 and 2019, WeWork became the nation’s fastest-growing office tenant.

Feb 12, 2020 12:30 PM

Election Could Halt CRE Investor Activity, Report Predicts

The presidential election could cause the U.S. commercial real estate market to pause or drop after the second quarter, according to the National Investor Sentiment Report from analytics firm RCM/Lightbox, reported Feb. 6. Top threats to CRE investment activity include a wait-and-see approach until after the election and a significant change in economic conditions.

Feb 12, 2020 12:30 PM

White House May Require All Federal Architecture to be Classical Style: Report

The White House is considering rewriting the Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture, established in 1962, to require new federal government buildings and those undergoing renovation to adhere to a classical architectural style, Architectural Record reported Feb. 4. The White House said recent projects completed by the General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program have “little aesthetic appeal.”

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