Opinion

Guest column: The ‘My’ To ‘Our’ Office Space Transformation

By Larry Kay With baby boomers retiring from the workplace and Millennials moving in, the shift in workforce demographics has


Balancing Act: An Investment Strategy with Different Hotel Types Mitigates Risk

By Vamsi Bonthala, CEO, Arbor Lodging Partners Many institutional real estate investors historically have shied away from the hotel sector,

Post Fed Analysis: Creatively Managing Interest Rate Costs

By Dan Fung and Amrita Sareen-Tak The era of ultra-accommodative monetary policy is undoubtedly over. The Federal Reserve once again



The seesaw of value versus price

By Ken Riggs The ever-evolving world of commercial real estate (CRE) braces for the next chapter in this investment cycle


Diversification still key for risk mitigation

By Simon Calton Looking back at my fifteen years of experience as an investor in real estate, a major lesson


Guest column: Multi-generational Demand Fuels Apartment Market Growth

By Lydia Tan, Bentall Kennedy A strengthening U.S. economy and powerful demographic trends have stimulated a healthy apartment market in


U.S. CMBS in 2017: Risk Retention Clouds an Otherwise Stable Outlook

By Huxley Somerville of Fitch Ratings The U.S. CMBS sector might see some softening among certain property types in 2017,


Guest column: Convergent consumer strategies for commercial real estate

By Jake Reiter and Brad Korman For many developers and investors, 2016 has served as an inflection point. Indeed, the


Guest Column: Post-slection NYC real estate – a view from the middle

By Steve DeNardo One might be tempted to jump to the conclusion that having a newly elected president with his


The role of libraries in shifting urban, suburban communities

By Scott Pollack and Bob Lowe Introduction In a world where each of us have an infinite encyclopedia in the


New Los Angeles affordable housing regs could stymie development

Los Angeles market players are concerned that the passage of Measure JJJ, which would require developers who want zoning changes


Guest column: Corporate performance, shareholder value affect REIT comp plans

By Larry Portal, FTI Consulting Although compensation trends among REIT executives have fluctuated over the past few years, patterns are


CRE pros resigned, sanguine over surprising Trump victory

Commercial real estate executives were sanguine in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the U.S. presidential election, with




Observing the Risks of Unsecured Loans

By Will McCabe After the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing recession, traditional lending sources found themselves unable to make


The impact of the Princes Point LLC v. Muss Development LLC decision

By Lisa Brill, Kris Ferranti and Justin Huynh Sellers of U.S. commercial real estate typically agree to make a number


Look Beyond Volatility to Find the Right Long-Term Real Estate Play

By Doug Kinney, Bentall Kennedy Many real estate equity investors are concerned that an economic downturn may be looming, and


Guest column: Why Shockingly Low Rates Shouldn’t Be a Shock at All

By Norman Radow A discussion on why low interest rates are the new normal and the positive ramifications for multifamily


Guest column: Defaults Slow, Losses Grow

By Larry Kay, Nitin Bhasin and Pramit Sheth After peaking in 2010, U.S. commercial mortgage annual loan defaults have been on