January 2016

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Denver Apartment Long Term Trends – 1930 to 2015

Mark Daniel by Mark Daniel, Vice President of Partner Relations at RealMassive, A.B. Economics Stanford University
 
 
In the 30s, 40s, and 50s multifamily construction activity in Denver was fairly widespread. Of course this is a 30-year period, but you can see several pockets of concentration as opposed to one dominant area (the latter of which is common in many metro areas in this time frame).

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Construction Cycles in Austin, TX – Where are we now?

Mark Daniel by Mark Daniel, Vice President of Partner Relations at RealMassive, A.B. Economics Stanford University
 

Construction cycles typically vary by geography and project type – though some booms and busts (ala 2009) can be generally felt in most metropolitan areas, while factors that hit specific sectors (like oil and gas) can create counter-cyclical activity in dependent metro areas.

Austin, Texas is considered a tertiary market by most capital sources, yet this current cycle has attracted an unprecedented amount of attention, and money. Apartment construction in particular has risen to levels never tested, has stayed there for years, and the new properties are filling up quickly and at rents well above the historical norm, even when adjusted for inflation. Asking rents for office space in the CBD stand at $37psf/yr *(source: www.RealMassive.com). For comparison, the Uptown/Turtle Creek submarket in Dallas comes in around $31.

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Austin Apartment Long Term Trends – 1930 to 2015

Mark Daniel by Mark Daniel, Vice President of Partner Relations at RealMassive, A.B. Economics Stanford University
 

In the 30s, 40s, and 50s virtually all of the multifamily activity was near downtown or the university, and the average apartment contained only 14 units (viewed below as a heat map, then as property specific points.

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4 Emerging Retail Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Evan Santosby Evan Santos, Partner Relations at RealMassive
 

The retail ecosystem is undergoing a massive reconstruction. The consumer economy is being influenced by changes in technology, demographics, globalization, economic and environmental realities amongst a host of other trends. Changing consumer behaviors are driving change in space use, locations, and demand levels at an accelerated pace. The definition of “modern” retailing is rapidly evolving and the future of retail will remain dependent on how we work, live, and shop.

See the 4 major trends to expect coming in retail:

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SEO in #CRE: Don’t Get Left Behind

Analisa Goldblattby Analisa Goldblatt, Senior Marketing Associate at RealMassive
 
 
“How do I quickly improve my SEO?” Regardless of your chosen profession, you have probably heard or asked this question at some point. At RealMassive, we place primary value on SEO as a key deliverable for the Commercial Real Estate professionals and firms who choose to manage their data on our platform. Thus, the open-data marketplace must invite tenants, industry pros, and search engines alike to find RealMassive data when and where they are searching. Unfortunately there is no silver bullet SEO strategy. Attempting to define complex and mysterious topics such as search equity, short of performing the necessary research and landscape analysis, is a futile effort.

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Houston Job Growth – What Does it Mean?

Mark Daniel by Mark Daniel, Vice President of Partner Relations at RealMassive, A.B. Economics Stanford University
 

“Most exposed to the downturn in crude oil prices is Houston office, where energy companies occupy more than half of the central business district office space and most of the space in the Energy Corridor.” Jeffrey Havsy, an economist with commercial property firm CBRE to Dallas Morning News.

Viewing the animated map below you can see the 12-month net change in total employment from +90,501 in Q1 of 2014 (as of March) to -56,510 in Q4 of 2015 (as of November).

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