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Double-dipping – office Landlords generally have an annual rental increase, which in our region is a 3% per year rent bump, and there is also an operating expense pass-through increase, which usually takes the base year or first year of the lease as a benchmark and then the tenant pays their prorata share of any…

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A flurry of office building open houses and promotions

Not sure if this is a signal of a change in office market conditions or just a coincidence, but recently out here in the burbs of Contra Costa we have had a flurry of office building open houses and promotions. Breakfast open houses, luncheons, and we’ll see how long this trend continues. However, if prospects…

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Trump’s Tax Bill

According to Geraldine Serrano of the Bedford Team, who specializes in Cost Segregation, regarding the New Trump Tax Bill, “As a result of the new tax bill, one of the biggest changes for commercial real estate buyers is in the area of bonus depreciation. The bottom line is that buyers are now eligible to deduct…

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A few weeks ago I presented a forecast of where our commercial real estate market is headed in 2018 and beyond at an event hosted by RINA Accountancy and Chicago Deferred Exchange Company. In summary, San Francisco has been off the charts, with 9.5 million square feet of gross office absorption, 2.2 million feet coming…

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast 2018

Presentation given at Scott’s restaurant by Jeffrey S. Weil, Colliers International on January 16, 2018 Referred Resources: Emerging Trends in Real Estate Walnut Creek development projects Building the Office of the Future Welcome to the Amazon Games Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? Commercial Real Estate Outlook:…

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