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07/08/2010

Are Office Fundamentals Turning Upward?

Rents show signs of bottoming out, and select high-quality assets have opportunities to pursue

 
Are Office Fundamentals Turning Upward?

Kurt Padavano, COO, Advance Realty Group (left) and Henry Chamberlain, President and COO of BOMA International, deliver the “State of the Industry,” a mid-year market outlook at the BOMA 2010 International Conference & The Every Building Show.

Commercial construction continues to slacken in 2010, yet stabilization is taking hold in the office market, according to presenters in a mid-year outlook at the BOMA 2010 International Conference & The Every Building Show, which took place in Long Beach, CA, at the end of June.

The presenters – Henry Chamberlain, President and COO of BOMA International, Washington, DC, and Kurt Padavano, COO, Advance Realty Group, Bedminster, NJ – noted that April’s year-over-year commercial construction value was down 36.8 percent, and office construction was down 29.4 percent. However, office vacancy has swelled only marginally so far this year, from 17.4 to 17.8 percent. San Antonio and San Jose have reported declines in office vacancy this year. Moreover, the NCREIF Property Index turned positive during the first quarter at 0.76 percent.

Other signs of improving market fundamentals include an increase of 3 points to 76 in the Real Estate Roundtable’s overall sentiment index during the second quarter. Padavano and Chamberlain also noted that property pricing is stabilizing and capital markets are showing some signs of thawing.  

For the near term, Chamberlain and Padavano see several opportunities for high-quality office assets in this market, including sustainable, energy-efficient product as well as transit-oriented development.

 


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Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

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08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

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