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Strong growth reported by single-family rental home companies

Among people living in rental homes in Texas, many individuals lease homes owned by real estate investment companies. Firms like Invitation Homes and American Homes 4 Rent manage properties that value well into the hundreds of millions of dollars. With occupancy rates up and financing available, these companies expanded by purchasing or building new units.

Commercial real estate projections show stable growth

Over the past two decades, commercial real estate has seen average returns that consistently hover in the double-digit realm. In fact, a 20-year average shows 10.1 percent returns on an ongoing basis. Despite the reliable profitability of the sector, some Texas investors may be concerned about the potential for a downturn in the market

Commercial real estate affected by e-commerce growth

Like many aspects of the commercial sector, commercial real estate in Texas is being affected by the changes brought to the retail environment by the success of e-commerce. Major online retailers like Amazon have become prominent sources of day-to-day products as well as specialty items. Increasingly, consumers are making fewer trips to retail stores in person and purchasing more of their goods online.

Retail sector trends

Retailers in Texas and the rest of the country are being impacted by trends that are requiring them to be proactive when it comes to anticipating consumer behavior. Providing consumers with exactly what they want is still a concern for retailers, but these important trends can help boost the future of the retail industry.

Factors that impact a commercial lease

Texas business owners who are looking for a commercial space to rent should be ready to negotiate the terms of a lease. This is because what a landlord may be willing to offer depends largely on market conditions. When times are bad, a business owner may get several concessions from a commercial landlord. Of course, it may be tougher to negotiate in good economic times.

Green building techniques protect asset value

Building practices designed to reduce energy and water usage along with carbon pollution have emerged as desirable characteristics in commercial real estate in Texas. Both tenants and investors want buildings that produce less pollution and have the ability to resist the effects of climate change. A representative from the Urban Land Institute's Greenprint Center for Building Performance said that building strategies that mitigate or adapt to changing climate conditions have produced value for real estate owners.

How to get out of a commercial lease

Business owners in Texas and around the country strive for success. In some cases, this means that it is time to move to another area or to a building with more space. However, this may mean that it is necessary to break an existing commercial lease. A business owner may be able to prepare for this by negotiating exit language in the lease before it is signed.

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.

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