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15 Mar 2020

The Fed Cuts Interest Rates to Zero

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In an emergency move on Sunday, March 15th, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced that it dropped its benchmark interest rate to zero, the new fed funds rate is now targeted at 0 – 0.25% down from the previous target range of 1.00 – 1.25%. The Fed’s decision was a result of the coronavirus outbreak harming […]

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13 Mar 2020

President Trump Declares a National Emergency

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On March 13th, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus outbreak. The announcement included measures needed to contain and combat the virus in the U.S, including freeing up funds and other resources and lowering legal barriers for responding to the pandemic. This permits tapping into an account that currently has […]

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3 Mar 2020

The Federal Reserve Slashes Interest Rates by Half a Percentage Point

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The Federal Reserve cut rates 50 basis points to 1.00 – 1.25% on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, in an attempt to give the U.S. economy a jolt. This cut comes after concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and is the first unscheduled and biggest one-time emergency rate cut since 2008. The fundamentals of the U.S. economy […]

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6 Feb 2020

Dallas Macy’s Experimenting With Smaller Concept Store

CoStar announced Macy’s would be reducing its mall and stand-alone locations to 15,000 square feet with curated merchandise to win back shoppers. In the Southlake, Texas location, where the primary age group of shoppers is 40 years old, Macy’s will offer the popular sold items as well as introduce locally crafted products for a neighborhood […]

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6 Jan 2020

Top 10 Trends in Commercial Real Estate

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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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30 Dec 2019

How the Fast-Casual Sector is Dominating the Restaurant Industry

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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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27 Dec 2019

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

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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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18 Dec 2019

The Expansion & Health of the Industrial Sector

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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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17 Dec 2019

Maintaining Liquidity: The Evolution of the Capital Stack

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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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