December 2019

Found 3 blog entries for December 2019.

Office Space, Multi-family Development Become the Focus for 2020 MinneapolisDespite some mixed reports earlier in the year, and the sometimes conflicting assessments of those who track statistics and trends, the end of year forecast for the coming year—across the nation—is relatively bright.

According to Kiplinger's economic outlook, states face challenges on several fronts, but U.S. revenue is on the rise—both from sales of goods and personal and corporate taxes—marking serious and robust growth not experienced since before the Great Recession. That's good news, but the forecast isn't equally encouraging for all states and regions.

Healthy tax revenues are expected to continue for the next several quarters, due to continuing low employment and slowly rising incomes. Coupled with modest inflation and high energy prices,

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The Evolving Picture of Coworking SpaceOnce heralded as the undeniable future of business office space and a realistic direction for commercial real estate, the picture of coworking space available and planned for 2020 looks somewhat different from the projections of 2017. Here's a review of what was, what is and what might be coming. The concept of coworking space was introduced in 2005, and it enjoyed a period of rapid growth a decade later. But today, although signals are mixed, the trend seems to be slowing.

Flexible office trends were innovative when first introduced, but by 2018, they were viewed as a "here-to-stay" portion of the office market. At that time, Bethany Schneider, Newmark Knight Frank associate director, wrote in a report that executive office suites constitute a

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Office Gains Are Part of Twin Cities CRE Good NewsEven though there were some mixed signals earlier in 2019, the Minneapolis and St. Paul office forecast for the year is expected to remain strong, performing better than the national average. The summer Yardi-Matrix Report provides an in-depth glimpse at local market activity for the first six months of the year.

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Although the report notes that year-over-year sales activity was somewhat slower in June, overall the annual gain is expected to exceed 2018's $1.4 billion volume, an impressive achievement. And that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of good news for the Twin Cities market.

The local market is seen to be strong, no matter what specific numbers are examined:

  • Demand for office space remains high;
  • Asking
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