.mercial Real Estate To Make Solid Gains In 2006-splitit

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Real-Estate In its most recent report released Jan 24, The National Association of Realtors anticipates "solid" gains in the US .mercial real estate sector. David Lereah, NAR’s chief economist said "Even with a lot of new construction around the country, we are seeing healthy levels of .mercial real estate space being purchased, rented and occupied. As a result, vacancies are declining across the board – this is improving the fundamentals for .mercial real estate sectors into the foreseeable future." The report also sees rising concerns at the Fed that .mercial real estate is being concentrated in some banks. According to Federal Reserve Governor, Susan Bies, The Fed is considering issuing "supervisory guidance" on risk-management to avoid .mercial real estate exposure that was typical of previous economic downturns. According to NAR’s latest forecast vacancy rates are generally declining across most of the 57 metropolitan areas examined. This means rents are stabilizing in all four .mercial market sectors: office, retail, industrial and multifamily housing. Employment increases in all sectors is what is driving the lower vacancy rates. According to the NAR, these rates are expected to fall to 14.1 percent by the fourth quarter of 2005 and to 12.2 percent in 2006. This is down from 15.4 percent in 2004. They project that office space rent will grow 4.4 percent for 2005 and 4.9 percent next year That is up significantly from 2004 when the increase was just 0.4 percent. Their analysis of specific metro areas for investment singles out New York, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco and Chicago as good targets for .mercial real estate investment. In the industrial sector vacancies are projected to go down to 8.8 percent by the end of 2006 .pared to 10.9 percent last year. Industrial rents, actually declined slightly in 2005, but are projected to increase 2.5 percent in 2006. Retail space vacancy is predicted to hit 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005, down from 7.5 percent the previous year. Rents are expected to rise 3.2 percent in 2006 after a similar increase in 2005. Increases in 2004 were 3.3 percent. **Some Local .mercial Real Estate hi-lites** The St. Louis region had an all-time high of $1.2 billion in .mercial real estate transactions in 2005. Local real estate experts predict it will be even higher in 2006 – perhaps as high as $1.4 billion. A Colliers report found that industrial vacancy rates in the region were at a five-year low, and demand for office and retail space had fully recovered from the recession a few years ago. Part of what is driving the real estate boom is that investors have moved from the stock market to .mercial real estate. Many investors prefer .mercial real estate because it is more transparent and provides a steady cash return as well as a reliable rate of appreciation. In the Bradenton, Florida area (Manatee County) .mercial real estate is also going strong. Local experts say .mercial development follows residential, so given the rapid pace of residential development in most of Florida over the last few years, there is little likelihood that .mercial development is going to slow down any time soon. Development here as elsewhere is also dependent on interest rates, but in Florida the cyclical nature of real estate development is somewhat mitigated by the unique location and climate, as well as a shifting demographic pattern. Lack of convenient parking, and traffic on main downtown streets, as well as a limited number of downtown development sites are the biggest challenges facing .mercial real estate developers in this smaller Florida city. In the Marina Del Rey area of Los Angeles about $1.5 billion in .mercial and residential improvements are underway. The county is encouraging leaseholders to make improvements to boost visitors and increase county revenue. So far two shopping centers have been renovated and the marina’s shops and restaurants, called Fisherman’s Village, will be .pletely renovated. Approximately 1,600 apartments are being added, at the same time as reducing the number of boat slips at the 40-year-old marina. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: