Commercial Real Estate: Crawling Toward Recovery

If nothing else, people who care about commercial real estate in greater Phoenix can take cold comfort in this: the worst is probably over.

But Karl Guntermann, professor of real estate at the W. P. Carey School and author of the ASU-Repeat Sales Indices (ASU-RSI), cautions that renewed good times -- including lower vacancy rates and rising property prices -- are probably several years away. In commercial real estate, Phoenix isn't skipping toward another boom but rather crawling back to normalcy.

Knowledge W.P. Carey, October 7th, 2010

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Will The Commercial Real Estate Debt Cause Another Market Crisis?

If the residential real estate market is having problems, so is the commercial real estate market – perhaps even more so. Commercial real estate properties – like apartments, shopping malls, hotels, and office buildings – were at a peak until 2007 but devalued 36% in the last two years. The real estate market has incurred debts in the past years and may still incur more debts in the coming years.

RE Journal Online, October 3rd, 2010

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Proposed changes to accounting rule rankle real estate community

By Danielle Douglas

Proposed changes to an accounting rule, requiring companies to place the expense of operating leases on their balance sheets, is raising alarm within the commercial real estate community. Opponents say the restructuring of Financial Accounting Standards 13, or FAS 13 as the rule is called, might upset debt ratios, making it harder for companies to secure loans. Supporters of the changes, however, say they will make financial statements more transparent.

The Washington Post, Business, Capital Business, October 4th, 2010

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Jobenomics- Commercial Real Estate Debt in the US

By Charles Mosley

Newswire, News, October 1st, 2010

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Office leasing in D-FW still in negative territory


The North Texas employment market has turned the corner this year, but companies are still holding back on office leasing.

Through the first nine months of 2010, net office leasing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area declined by about 700,000 square feet, according to preliminary numbers from Cushman & Wakefield of Texas.

Dallas News.com, Business, September 28th, 2010

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