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Russ Solomon, R.I.P.

By John Cumbelich The world of retail lost an inimitable icon last week with the passing of Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records, at...

Taking The Burn Out Of Escalating Construction Costs

By Adam Felson The cost to build commercial office space is not getting any cheaper thanks to material increases, labor shortages and the demand of...
Facebook, Amazon, Sports Authority, Golfsmith, Borders Books, Circuit City, HH Gregg, Barnes & Noble, Kohls, Office Depot & Staples, Oakland, International Council of Shopping Centers, John Cumbelich & Associates, Department stores

Goodbye Big Box

By John Cumbelich First the old news: Department stores are departing; Facebook has replaced the mall as our national hangout; and Amazon and its peers...
Rental Market, San Francisco, New York City, Miller Samuel real estate, Queens, Chicago, Long Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Zumper, Honolulu, Oakland

A Peculiar Phenomenon in the Rental Market Gets a Lot More Peculiar

by Wolf Richter Besides that, rents are in free-fall in Chicago, decline in Seattle, plunge here, soar there, city by city. The peculiar phenomenon that had...
1031 exchange, California, Canadians, American, property, real estate, S&P 500, Walgreen, South Dakota, taxes, investment

McNellis: Is the 1031 Exchange Panacea or Placebo?

By John McNellis Upon selling a supermarket last week, we deposited our proceeds into a 1031 exchange account. Call this maneuver the triumph of hope...
shopping centers, America, Canada, Germany, Great Recession, DDR, Brixmor, Regency Centers, Kimco, Weingarten, Equity One, Regency Centers, Property Development Centers, TRC, Westfield, Unibail-Rodamco, Wall Street, John Cumbelich & Associates, San Francisco Bay Area

We’re Overbuilt in Retail

By John Cumbelich America’s inventory of shopping centers is ominously overbuilt. Even if the migration of retail sales to the internet had not brought chronic...
Rite Aid drugstore, Phase I environmental report, Washington, government, retail centers, dry cleaners, real estate, regulations

McNellis: The Hell of Regulatory Interpretation

By John McNellis One truth that bears learning is this: News is very seldom as good—or as bad—as it first appears. Even when it comes...
Metropolitan Seattle, South Lake Union, Amazon, Apartment Insights, Seattle Metro, housing shortage, San Francisco, median wage

Once Hot Seattle Apartment Market Hit by Onslaught of Supply

by Wolf Richter Rents fall most in the Amazon neighborhood, as new supply piles up. In Metropolitan Seattle, there are currently 24,554 apartment units under construction...
Seattle, New York City, Zumper, National Rent Report, San Francisco, Honolulu, Chicago, Oakland, Zumper National Rent Price Index

Suddenly, US Rental Markets Diverge by Bedrooms

by Wolf Richter But rents tank in the most expensive metros. Even Seattle cools off, awash in new supply. In New York City, the second most...
Tax Cuts, S-Corp, HVAC, Section 179, Qualified Leasehold Improvement Property, Qualified Restaurant Property, Qualified Retail Improvement Property, Real Property Trade, Alternative Depreciation System

Tax Cuts to Bring New Regulations to Real Estate Businesses

By Robert Keasal The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be the most complex re-writing of tax codes for flow-through business income since...

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