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Tech industry dominating the commercial real estate market

In some Texas cities, it's not too difficult to find plenty of commercial real estate space occupied by some type of tech-based company. A new report issued by a leading global commercial real estate services company suggests the tech industry is indeed dominating the commercial real estate market throughout the United States. In fact, according to the report, tech companies now account for just over 40 percent of the square footage within the top 100 leases in North America.

How blockchain technology may affect commercial real estate

The commercial real estate market in Texas may be changing, at least when it comes to how transactions are conducted. This is because of new technology referred to as blockchain, a digital ledger that works on a decentralized system. It's an appealing method of exchanging funds because it basically cuts out the middleman with digital contracts. However, there is still some debate over just how this form of encrypted digital technology will impact the commercial real estate world.

Youth culture is changing real estate

When Texas real estate developers consider new projects on the horizon, they may be influenced by the appeal of youth culture. Generation Z, which is the generation after the Millennials, includes people born in 1996 or later. While many of these individuals remain too young to be significant investors, buyers or tenants of commercial real estate properties, the oldest members are graduating from college, entering the workforce and developing their portfolios. In addition, youth appeal now can mean long-term viability for projects in the construction pipeline.

The basics of commercial property investing

The rewards of commercial real estate investing in Texas and around the country can be great, but navigating a profitable path around the pitfalls involved takes a combination of careful planning and a willingness to take risks when opportunities present themselves. Success in this area also requires an understanding of the commercial property market and familiarity with the terms and calculations experts use when assessing the merits of real estate deals.

Entering the world of commercial real estate

Commercial real estate can be a great investment opportunity for people in Texas who want to enjoy excellent returns in a stable, long-term investment. Many wealthy people have made their fortune through real estate investments, and a number of investors enjoy a significant real estate portfolio as part of their wealth management systems. Because of the opportunities and stability provided by these types of investments, many are interested in expanding their reach to benefit from commercial projects.

Foreign investments in U.S. commercial real estate are growing

Texas entrepreneurs may be interested to know that foreign investors are pumping billions of dollars into the United States in the form of foreign direct investment in commercial real estate. Analysts are predicting that the investment numbers are tracking upward.

Opportunities to invest in real estate

Warehouses in Texas and throughout the country have risen in demand in recent years. In the first three months of 2018, industrial retail sales were $16 billion, which is a 20 percent increase from a year ago. Furthermore, vacancy rates are down to 5.1 percent. Industrial spaces have become more popular because they don't take as much money to own and operate. They are also in demand because of the rise of e-commerce.

What does uneven inflation mean for investors?

Economic trends are showing signs of inflation in Houston and throughout the United States. The normal cues for inflation are occurring in different areas of the marketplace and evidenced by increased construction costs, labor shortages and rising costs of commodities. High-performing companies shielded from inflation risks include online retail giants like Amazon, whose approach to maintaining profit margins has given it an advantage.

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.

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