Investment in Data Center Properties Reach Record Levels in 2017, By Michael Gerrity, World Property Journal

“According to a new report from CBRE, investment in the U.S. data center sector reached record levels in the first half of 2017. H1 2017 investment totaled $18.2 billion, already more than double that for all of 2016 (inclusive of all single asset, portfolio and entity-level/M&A transactions). At this pace, investment in the data center sector is on track to surpass the total for the three previous years combined.”

 

Developers Expect Industrial To Remain Hot For Foreseeable Future, By Jarred Shenke, Bisnow

“One of Atlanta’s prolific industrial developers expects the good times to keep on trucking. Atlanta’s booming industrial market shows no signs of stalling, especially as industrial tenants continue to expand logistics networks into modern warehouses where ceiling heights are higher up than in older distribution centers.”

 

Green Construction Gains Traction Among Builders, By Kathleen Brown, Multifamily Executive

“A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) finds that green building is expanding rapidly in both the single- and multifamily sectors.”

 

Prices Rise for Apartment Buildings, But Fewer Properties Sell, By Bendix Anderson, National Real Estate Investor

“Investors are getting pickier about the properties they buy and the prices they are willing to pay. Usually prices fall when transaction activity slows down. But strong rent growth and relatively healthy occupancy rates in the apartment sector continue to attract investors, who are then frustrated by the relatively small number and high asking prices of apartment properties available for sale.”

 

How Strong Is the Multifamily Market?, Sponsored by Freddie Mac, National Real Estate Investor

“Strong fundamentals have propelled the multifamily market’s growth in 2017. Will it continue in the years to come?”

 

CRE National Price Indices Maintain Upward Trend Through Summer’s End, By Randyl Drummer, CoStar

 “The CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Index (CCRSI) ended this past summer much as it began, with upward momentum in pricing momentum for commercial real estate as both national composite indices advanced by a healthy margin for the 12-month period ending in August, driven by improving price conditions for smaller, lower-end properties in markets across the U.S.”