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Surety’s Impact on Emerging Trends in Public Construction

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are gaining momentum throughout the United States as an efficient way to design, build, finance and maintain government construction projects. Under a P3, the government entity generally issues an RFP to engage a concessionaire for the project. The concessionaire then secures funding for the project while holding the right to use the project property […]

With Trump As President – What’s Next In Construction?

The race is over: Republican candidate Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.  Although that looming question has been resolved — after Trump defied pollster predictions — the impact of the next administration on the construction industry is still unknown. On the positive side, experts have predicted the end of a tumultuous […]

The Best Cities For Building Wealth In 2016

San Francisco first started turning fortune-seekers into fortune-holders during the gold rush days of the 1840s, and the minting of millionaires continues in the city today amid the technology boom resonating out of nearby Silicon Valley. San Francisco’s surging property values, healthy job market and soaring executive paychecks make it the best big city in […]

Apartment Buildings Prices Continue To Rise

Apartment Building Prices Continue to Rise, Surprising the Market. Prices for apartment buildings continue to rise relative to property incomes—months after the market seemed to have peaked. “The thing that surprised me a bit about the last six months was the robustness of pricing in the apartment market,” says James Costello, senior vice president for New York […]

How To Make Money In This Lousy Market

Being an investor is tricky these days.There’s broad agreement that the stock market is pricey, the economic recovery is long in the tooth and central banks really can’t do much more to prop up growth. Hardly anyone is predicting market Armageddon, but this is not the “get rich quick” era. The word on Wall Street is: […]

Top U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Servicers Revealed

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers’ volume as of mid-2016.  At the top of the list is Wells Fargo Bank N.A. with $502.2 billion in U.S. master and primary servicing, followed by PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services with $499.1 billion, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC with […]

52 Story Tower In Downtown Tampa In The Works

The developer of a 52-story mixed-use tower in downtown Tampa has made several key hires in recent weeks — moves that signal progress on the massive new development. Mike DiBlasi, who was previously senior director of leasing for Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT), has joined Feldman Equities Inc. as executive vice president of leasing and marketing. […]

Is The Fabulous Foreclosure Deal A Thing Of The Past?

Think back to the housing crash days, say 2007 or so, when bargains were to be had and speculators positioned themselves to make millions down the line by scooping up foreclosed “distressed” properties (which were, in reality, the dashed dreams of more than 9 million people who couldn’t weather the housing bubble). Those days are over. For now, […]

Commercial Real Estate Development Supported 3.2 Million Jobs & Contributed $450 Billion

“Commercial real estate continues to bring new jobs, improve infrastructure, and create places to live, work and play,” said Thomas Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “This is positive news both for the industry and the nation, but clarity on budget policy and tax reform following the presidential election will provide more certainty and add to […]