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How to invest in commercial real estate in 2018

Texas residents that are looking to invest in commercial real estate may be interested in learning about the trends for 2018. Several ideas were discussed relating to industry trends at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo that recently took place. For instance, the media may be talking up the fact that companies are buying office space in cities again. However, that may generally be restricted to large companies that should never have left in the first place.

CRE lenders becoming concerned about climate change risks

The potential effects of climate change and how soon they could have an impact are the subject of contentious debate in Texas and around the country, but the consequences of anticipated rising sea levels have already prompted some commercial real estate lenders to reevaluate their positions on coastal developments according to a panel hosted by the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida. However, funds may still be readily available to developers in municipalities that have taken steps to address the threat posed by climate change.

Drones open up opportunities and concerns for property owners

As the popularity of small personal drones grows, commercial property owners in Texas have new concerns to think about in terms of drone use and access at their locations. The devices are not only fun for users to fly and manipulate; they are often equipped with high-powered video cameras that allow anyone to take great aerial shots. Not only do customers and neighbors use the drones, they are being used widely by businesses in sales, marketing, construction, inspection and the real estate industry itself.

Commercial real estate pros slowly turning to data analytics

Large and small commercial real estate companies throughout Texas have traditionally guarded their internal data as a company asset. The industry has been slow to partner with data analytic companies because early experiments resulted in firms losing control of their data. Some real estate firms tried sharing their data with companies that would collect and curate data, but they then watched their data get repackaged into new products and sold to anybody.

Halloween pop-up stores an innovative way to fill spaces

In Texas and across the rest of the U.S., an increasing number of retail stores are closing their doors. The retail industry has always operated at razor-thin margins, and online retailers such as Amazon have transformed the industry. Commercial real estate owners have turned to innovative ways to help fill their vacant retail spaces in malls.

CRE report predicts steady returns in third and fourth quarters

Commercial real estate investors in Texas and across the country may encouraged by a report released by the brokerage company NAI Global. The New Jersey-based firm scrutinizes vacancy rates and rents in the office, retail and industrial sectors of 21 key U.S. markets, and its report for the second quarter of 2017 predicts that returns in the third and fourth quarters of 2017 will remain steady. The report also reveals that the often-maligned retail sector may actually be healthier than some experts believe.

NAR expecting growth in commercial sectors

The commercial real estate market is set to see a reduction in vacancies, according to forecasts released by the National Association of Realtors. Furthermore, economic growth in Texas and across the U.S. has lead to a continued wave of optimism in commercial markets. A 1.1 percent decline in commercial vacancy rates has been matched in the industrial sector, where vacancies are expected to decline to 7.8 percent.

How to handle issues related to due diligence

Prospective buyers of Texas commercial real estate generally want time to do due diligence. This may include looking at any leases, liabilities or zoning information about the property. Buyers may also need time to secure financing because sellers may not allow contingencies based on financing in an offer. It is possible that a buyer may begin the process of gathering information about a property before making an offer.

June construction spending down overall, office construction up

This week, the Department of Commerce reported that overall construction spending dropped by 1.3 percent in June. This represented the second marked drop in the last three months. Moreover, spending on government construction projects fell by its largest percentage since 2002.

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