Navigating office leasing in the post-COVID-19 world requires a new paradigm in strategizing. It’s not merely about square footage and lease terms; it requires a deeper understanding of the tenant’s business culture, ambitions, and evolving needs. As SIOR office tenant representatives guide their clients through this journey, they must go beyond the tangible and delve into nuanced layers of organizational

“It’s not the market I care about, it’s the deal.”

Last week, I was in the office of a Billionaire real estate investor, who was discussing all of the deals he has in progress. He’s currently acquiring hundreds of millions of dollars of NYC real estate through purchasing distressed debt, partnership buyouts, recapitalizations, and outright building sales.

New York has

Retail vacancy across the nation is down to 4.7%, the lowest it has been since 2007. One retail asset manager of over 100 shopping centers told me, “The only spaces I can’t rent are the ugly spaces, and even those are starting to get a little attention.” Add in the continuing rise of retail sales (up .02% year over year,

Right now, a shared obstacle which is completely out of the control of both buyers and sellers of retail property is the volatility of the ten-year treasury, which is how a lot of retail property is financed. The unknowns can outnumber the knowns in this arena. Interest rates increases are fairly easy to understand, but the question of what is

Last week, I asked an older gentleman how he built his $2B (B for BILLION) retail real estate empire. His answer: “Slowly”—no pause for effect—“and I bought the right locations.” As this guy sees it, the extraordinary success of his portfolio boils down to that. He kept his focus on buying top-tier locations,  and still does. Right now, he is

Pricing guidance remains a moving target for all asset classes all over the country. And for good reason, transaction volumes are down across the board. The headline YoY is a 63% decline, therefore, if there are less transaction, there are less comparable comps to gauge pricing. New York City is the same but different. The number of retail property sales

“Covid was the greatest stress-test ever for retail,” is what the CEO of a national shopping center ownership group told me earlier this month. That CEO, like nearly everyone else I speak to, is bullish on retail. He recently convinced his board of directors to increase the company’s spending budget for the remainder of the year from $1B to $1.2B.

Two weeks ago, I had a conversation with an investor who owns and operates over two hundred shopping centers in twenty-five states from Florida to Alaska, and who is looking to place a pretty hefty investment into New York City Retail. He shared a sentiment that I’ve been hearing a lot lately, which is that the biggest obstacle in today’s