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Houston’s Office Woes, in Two Charts

Houston has more office space underway than at any time since 1984, when a wave of development left many “see-through” buildings vacant for years. What will happen to rents?

Consumer Confidence Lifting Home Sales

The housing market has been disappointing in the past year, with sales essentially flat. But there are signs that the market is starting to stir.

Mortgage Reduction Program Would Be Limited, Housing Regulator Says

A top U.S. housing regulator on Wednesday said his agency is still considering reducing the balances of some homeowners’ mortgages, though such an effort could be more limited than some left-leaning groups had hoped.

The Check Is in the Mail: Shorenstein Cashes Out of LA Postal Warehouse

Shorenstein Properties is cashing in on its success in Playa Vista, where it transformed a postal warehouse into a hip hub of tech and media firms.

Distressed Asset Sales in Europe Last Year: A “Staggering” €80.6 billion

European financial institutions and asset management agencies greatly picked up the pace of sales of distressed assets last year, according to a new report by Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Why Home Builders’ Gains Might Not Mean A Robust Market

While home builders have painted an optimistic picture headed into spring selling season, concerns linger about whether their results truly mirror the broader market.

Remodeling Market Has Regained its Mojo, New Report Says

The overall U.S. housing market still is struggling to hit its stride, but the remodeling market meanwhile has fully regained its mojo, according to a report released Thursday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studi...

NCREIF: Institutional Investors Got 11.82% Return in 2014

Big pension funds and other major U.S. institutions enjoyed strong returns from their commercial real estate holdings in 2014, although the rate has declined from earlier years in the downturn, according to new data released by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

Life After Kimpton: Mike Depatie Is Now Running Real Estate Business

The former chief executive of Kimpton Hotels is moving full-time into the real estate business.

Why Home-Builder D.R. Horton’s Shrinking Margins Might Be Good For the Rest of Us

D.R. Horton Inc.’s latest quarterly results are the strongest signal yet that the U.S. home-building industry is starting to make a shift that will benefit the economy, though it has dismayed investors.

Parade of New Lifestyle Hotels Continues in 2015

Last year was the Year of the Lifestyle Hotel, with Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental among the many players introducing new brands or making acquisitions in this hot market segment.

David Shulman: The Answer to the Big REIT/Rate Question Is 79%

Stocks of real estate investment trusts have long been highly sensitive to changes in interest rates. Now David Shulman, a well-known REIT analyst has come up with a number for exactly what the relationship has been in the past two years between rates and REITs’ performance relative to the overall market: 79%.

Safe Rooms Get A New Look

Las Vegas--Tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, heat waves and polar vortexes are just a few of the long list of possible disasters weighing on the minds of homeowners these days.

Renters are Pushing for Larger Apartments

American renters are starting to push back against the shrinking size of apartments, prompting some developers to begin building bigger units.

ECB’s Bond Buying Program Expected to Boost Commercial Real Estate Sales

Commercial real estate analysts were projecting that 2015 would be a strong year even before Thursday’s quantitative easing announcement by the European Central Bank. Now it’s looking even better, according to David Hutchings, head of Europe investment strategy at Cushman & Wakefield.

More Foreign Exhibitors Show Up For Builders Show in Las Vegas

The International Builders Show here is taking on a more international flavor as a growing number of suppliers from abroad hope to get their products in American homes.

Panelists Predict Multifamily Construction Will Begin to Level Off

The pace of rental apartment construction will decline from the frantic pace of recent years to a level that is sustainable for the long term, panelists at the International Builders Show predicted on Monday.

Economists Differ on Impact of Falling Oil Prices on Housing

Are falling oil prices good or bad for housing construction? It depends upon which economists you ask.

Multifamily Sector Holds Onto Its Allure in 2014

Investors’ love affair with U.S. rental apartment buildings intensified in 2014 with sales volume hitting a record $110.1 billion, according to a new report from commercial real estate brokerage JLL.

Bigger Paydays for Corporate Real Estate Execs

At a time when the world is seeing greater wealth disparities, compensation for top corporate real estate executives is increasing at a faster pace than wages for average Americans.

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