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Top 10 Trends in Commercial Real Estate

DATE January 6, 2020 / Author


As investment expectations continue to redefine the commercial real estate market, Matthews™ breaks down the trends and movements investors should keep on their radar. Rent Control Causes Uncertainty in the Market Millennials are Migrating to Suburbia Multifamily Buildings Trending Upward Strong Market Fundamentals Make Industrial a Hot Product Type Investors Are Flocking to Secondary Markets […]

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How the Fast-Casual Sector is Dominating the Restaurant Industry

DATE December 30, 2019 / Author


Some media have reported that the restaurant industry is dying, as a health conscious demographic dominates the consumer category. Their supporting evidence refers to chain giants, such as Pizza Hut, closing down hundreds of locations. On the contrary, the National Restaurant Association’s 2019 State of Industry Report claims that the industry is to reach $863 […]

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Reviving Big-Box: How the Shopping Center Space is Transforming

DATE December 27, 2019 / Author


It comes as no surprise that the retail industry is changing, especially with big-name brands, such as Sears, Macy’s and J.C. Penney, declaring bankruptcy, shuttering locations, and announcing closures. Despite this shift, consumer confidence and spending are elevated, and the overall retail property fundamentals remain healthy with continued improvement. As numerous big-box locations that were […]

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The Expansion & Health of the Industrial Sector

DATE December 18, 2019 / Author


Driven by the increasing demand of e-commerce and instant shipping, the industrial market continues to see expansion and experience healthy growth. Not only do businesses need industrial real estate to keep up with demand for customers but investors are chasing industrial deals for security, higher rates of return, and long-term wealth appreciation. As a passive […]

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Maintaining Liquidity: The Evolution of the Capital Stack

DATE December 17, 2019 / Author


For commercial real estate, lower interest rates could translate to additional market opportunities as well as some risks. For the first time since December 2008, the Federal Reserve lowered the Fed Funds Rate three times with the most recent cut occurring in October 2019. The rate has recently been cut to 1.50 to 1.75 percent […]

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Retail Development Trends: Dallas-Fort Worth

DATE December 17, 2019 / Author


We’ve all heard the morbid opinions that ‘retail is dying,’ but not as much media coverage has been run for brick-and-mortar retail openings or the food options that are spearheading experiential retail. One market that has demonstrated immunity to retail disruption is Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). With  429.6 million square feet of retail space, a booming […]

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Gen Z & Millennials: Catering to a new generation of renters

DATE December 17, 2019 / Author


Gen Z, the new generation of renters, are young, innovative, and hard to define. They have grown up using social media as their main communication platform, and we are still waiting to see how they will impact the multifamily market. Millennials, the generation before Gen Z, are also redefining the multifamily housing market. They are […]

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Multifamily Rent Growth: Where are rents rising the most in the U.S?

DATE December 16, 2019 / Author


Since December 2018, rent appreciation has steadily increased, indicating this growth will not slow down any time soon. Key fundamentals such as higher national wages, job growth, and unemployment rates at a 50-year low have all contributed to the increasing popularity of renting, thus feeding into rental rate growth. Although majority of multifamily developments as […]

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