Student Housing as a Recession-Resistant Alternative to Apts

(COSTAR) - Once an overlooked niche, the student housing sector is attracting increased attention from major investors, who see the sector as offering less rental growth volatility and a recession-resistant hedge to conventional apartments. Meanwhile, strong levels of US college enrollment, and the diminished capacity for cash-strapped public universities to fund new dormitory development due…

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Lonely "Last-Mile" Buildings Seeing Major Surges in Sales

(COSTAR) - In recent months, major investors have increasingly turned their focus on light industrial properties capable of serving as "last mile" conduits in the race to achieve same-day delivery by e-commerce firms. Typically smaller, older and less efficient than their bulk warehouse counterparts, these buildings previously languished on the market. But thanks to recent…

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CRE Market Expected to Hit its Peak in 2017

A recent Gallup poll discovered that 37% of people have said they telecommute for work. Despite this, in-office employment continues to steadily rise, resulting in even more demand by big employers for newer, high-quality office space. According to the CoStar Portfolio Strategy Forecast, the delivery of new office projects will hit its peak in 2017.…

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