Posts Tagged ‘Bisnow’

Original article by Kyle Hagert, Bisnow Houston October 5, 2017

For office investors, 2017 has been an uncertain time. Between the rising prominence of Southern markets, the disruption of co-working and an increasingly hard-to-define business cycle, there are no longer any easy answers. We (Bisnow) put three questions to some of commercial real estate’s sharpest minds to get a better sense of the market.

We (Bisnow) asked Granite Properties CEO Michael Dardick, Cawley Partners CEO Bill Cawley, Quadrant Investment Properties founder Chad Cook and PegasusAblon principal Mike Ablon three questions:

  • Co-working: Threat, partner or whole different ballgame?
  • You have $1B and can invest anywhere in the Sun Belt — what city do you invest in and do you build new, buy trophy or buy value-add/adaptive reuse?
  • Where are we in the cycle?

Here is what they had to say:


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Original article by Catherine Meredith, Bisnow London May 23, 2017

Knowing your tenants is still one of the biggest challenges to building successful private rented sector homes in the UK, attendees heard at Bisnow’s London PRS Growth & Expansion event Thursday. The market is so new — “pre-nascent,” Greystar managing director Bella Peacock called it — that developers are still grappling with the idea of space as an experience, the importance of getting the basics of property management right, and figuring out which stats and demographics matter.

The demand for high-quality build-to-rent housing clearly exists. In 2016, for the first time in the UK, there were more renters than owners — but only 10% of those renters were in purpose-built accommodation. About 13,000 purpose-built apartment units were built in the UK in the last year, and about 9,000 of those were in London.


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Original article by Travis Gonzalez, Bisnow London March 28, 2017

The UK build-to-rent/property residential services market is booming. Following a £1B funding stimulus from the British government to attract more developers and institutional investors, the market has entered a growth phase. A significant number of projects will begin or reach completion within the next three years.

Build-to-rent is still a new concept in the UK. Developers have turned to their U.S. counterparts for advice, pulling from years of experience transforming urban neighbourhoods into premier live/work/play destinations. PegasusAblon principal Michael Ablon, a speaker at Bisnow’s upcoming London PRS Growth & Expansion 2017 event, has built his career around understanding the demographic shifts transforming the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


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Original Article: “Yes, Millennials Really do Live in the Burbs,” by Julia Bunch, Bisnow Dallas/Fort Worth March 27, 2017

Though real estate pros keep saying that Millennials live in the suburbs, the greater population keeps being surprised. Panelists at Bisnow’s Dallas State of the Market testified that the suburbs attract the same residents as the central business district, and that is partly because the suburbs have gotten, well, cool.

“We’re seeing that hotness of Uptown move to Legacy,” Republic Title president Bo Feagin said. More people are talking about the burbs, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae still offer good rates on projects that have a good story, such as value-add, Feagin said.


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