What Does the Fed’s Interest Rate Cut Mean for Commercial Real Estate?

Posted on September 06, 2019

On July 31, the Federal Reserve Bank announced its first interest rate cut since 2008, leaving investors to wonder if this is the beginning of the end of the decade-long economic expansions that has helped fuel investment in commercial real estate (CRE) and appreciation in property value. According to the […]

The Positive Impact of Ecommerce on Restaurants

Posted on August 29, 2019

At a time when pundits are blaming e-commerce for the rash of retail store closings, the Internet of things is fueling new growth opportunities for businesses in the food and beverage industry. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2019 State of the Restaurant Industry, customer-facing technologies, such as online and […]

The State of International Investment in U.S. CRE

Posted on August 21, 2019

Overseas investors made up 16 percent of commercial real estate (CRE) deal volume in 2018, pumping more than $92 billion into U.S. commercial properties through the end of the year, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA). The majority of foreign capital (34 percent) went to retail properties, including restaurants, grocery […]

Meet Orion Executive at ICSC’s Florida Deal Making Conference this August

Posted on August 14, 2019

The Orion Real Estate team will be exhibiting at Booth 2924 at the ICSC’s Florida Conference and Deal Making, August 25 through 27, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. More than 4,500 commercial retail, restaurant and shopping center professionals are expected to attend the annual event, which […]

Understanding the Risks of REITs

Posted on August 06, 2019

Not every investor has the funds to purchase one or more commercial buildings on their own, nor do they have the time to manage all the responsibilities associated with buying, selling and managing commercial real estate (CRE). Thankfully, investors have options, including pooling funds with other investors to purchase a […]

CRE Continues to Shine

Posted on July 31, 2019

According to Real Capital Analytics’ (RCA) U.S. National All Property Index, pricing continues to increase across all sectors of the commercial real estate sector and have been matched by rising net operating income. These factors, combined with cap rate compression, are a great sign for investors who are looking to […]

Investors Continue to Play it Safe with Opportunity Zones

Posted on July 23, 2019

Despite all of the hype surrounding the tax benefits of Opportunity Zones (OZs), many taxpayers are still sitting in the sidelines awaiting further guidance from the IRS before putting their money and their trust into these new investment vehicles in unproven markets. Instead, cautious investors are playing it safe and […]

The Rise of the Outparcel

Posted on July 17, 2019

Online shopping, mobile ordering and grocery-delivery platforms have created a demand for restaurants, retailers, grocers and other shopping-center tenants to add drive-up windows, drive-through lanes and dedicated pick-up parking spots. However, these conveniences require a broad range of operational changes, additional expenses and a narrow focus on specific types of […]

Are Gyms and Health Clinics the New Anchor Tenants?

Posted on July 09, 2019

Consumer interest in wellness is fueling a new crop of shopping center clusters centered around gyms and health clinics. In both urban and suburban areas across the U.S., health and wellness focused-retailers and restaurant chains are looking to open locations within walking distance of fitness centers that are increasingly becoming […]

Fast-Casual Gets Faster, More Convenient

Posted on July 01, 2019

The boundaries that traditionally separate fast-casual eateries from quick-serve restaurants are blurring as a growing number of the nation’s most popular dine-in brands are adding drive-through service to boost sales. This trend provides fast-casual chains, such as Chipotle and Panera, with a new opportunity to meet the modern consumers’ shifting […]

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