Commercial Real Estate Revives As Tech, Energy Hiring Picks Up - Yahoo Finance

"Keep your eye on mixed-use" real estate "and this fight for talent" in especially thriving parts of the work world, said Cassie Stinson, a real estate attorney at BoyarMiller in Houston. U.S. office vacancy logged a 15.2% rate in the first quarter flat vs. Q4, but that was as 10.5 million square feet of new office space was delivered, according to a Cassidy Turley report. New office construction is picking up, says the commercial real estate firm, with 65.4 million square feet of space under construction at the end of Q1, up 31% vs. a year earlier. And the value of office construction put in place rose 19%, reflecting "greater overall demand and remodeling activity," according to the report. The Cassidy Turley report expects vacancy in the office sector to fall from 15.2% in the first quarter to 14.6% by mid-2015, while industrial vacancy pares from 8.3% down to 7% and retail ebbs from 10.4% to 10%. In the office sector, it sees asking rents rising from $22.27 a square foot to $22.69 in that time. New York, Houston, Dallas and Boston account for 37.5% of the office space being built, Cassidy Turley's report said. Sikaitis said that while the energy sector awaits a Keystone oil pipeline decision from Washington that could "open up the energy sector in a way we haven't experienced for some decades," the tech sector awaits potential immigration policy changes that could boost the need for desk space. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/commercial-real-estate-revives-tech-211600043.html





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With most B.C. markets now in balanced conditions, home prices are up in nine of 11 board areas. Over the first five months of 2014, Muir said sales were up 17 per cent to 32,894 units compared with 2013 and the cumulative average price was up 7.7 per cent to $571,648. The total value of all real estate sold was up 26 per cent to $18.8 billion. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/business/real-estate/realtors+post+busiest+since+2007/9937362/story.html?rel=831135





B.C. realtors post busiest May since 2007





Lasky conceded that Nakisher had a point it would seem to be the agent's responsibility to do the right thing. The MLS won't "allow them to disturb any kind of physical stuff involving the house," Lasky said. "They can't (digitally) put on an addition to the house. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/sc-cons-0612-umberger-20140613,0,1176187.column







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"I look forward to working with Washington REIT's strong leadership team and to contributing to the long-term success and growth of the organization." Mr. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/washington-real-estate-investment-trust-210000264.html