Post-Amazon Shopping Center Investing: Five Key Drivers of Modern Suburban Retail

The biggest commercial real estate investment opportunity in the next decade will be in reinventing and repurposing shopping centers.  It is the great challenge for investors of my generation.  The Baby Boomers built shopping centers and malls all across the country and now, as 80,000 stores close across the US by 2025, generations X and Y will reinvent the asset …

Is the Office Building Dead?

Is the Office Building Dead?

The only thing constant in life is change and so it goes with the “Office Building.”  What was an immutable truth 20 years ago is yesterday’s news in today’s globalized, digital, warp-speed economy.  So, are office buildings—a key food group of the commercial real estate universe—dead or dying?  With nearly 11 billion square feet of office space in America, this …

Common Area Maintenance CAM Shopping Center

Four Quick Ways to Simplify CAM Reconciliations for Commercial Properties

Managing Common Area Maintenance (CAM) expenses for shopping centers and office buildings can be a challenge and a lot can go wrong.  Tenants may question your math and different tenants often have different CAM reimbursement requirements.  To be successful at this you have to start early, be organized and have a plan.  Below are four quick ways that you can …

Industrial Plant Closure, Real Estate

Investing in and Repurposing Large Industrial Facilities after Plant Closures

Joe Muratore, CCIM Being based in the Central Valley and East Bay Area of California (specifically Stockton and Modesto), we have seen our fair share of large industrial plant closures and movements.  In the last few months, I have worked on several plant projects in some capacity and the purpose of this blog is to share what I have learned …

More People Than Dallas: The Steady Rise of California’s North San Joaquin Valley (Infographic)

Hidden amongst the towering Northern California economies of the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the East Bay area is a trade area that spans from Stockton to Merced.  What is missed is that 1,530,000 people call this area home and $46 Billion in goods and services (Gross Municipal Product) are produced and consumed here each year.  In fact, according to …