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Albuquerque Hot for Rentals

Todd Clarke @ October 19, 2013 # Comments Off on Albuquerque Hot for Rentals

In in Albuquerque Journal article dated October 8th, 2013, Albuquerque was rated the 3rd best market in the country for rent growth.

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2 great tools to study cities with

Todd Clarke @ September 11, 2013 # Comments Off on 2 great tools to study cities with

This week, the Smithsonian institute released a tool that overlays aerials of major American cities with windows of how they were a hundred years ago. Click here for more. The second tool comes from Rural Data and it provides quick snapshots and economic overviews of any county in the country. Click here for more info […]

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ULI NM – 2013 Commercial Real Estate Value Survey

Todd Clarke @ August 28, 2013 # Comments Off on ULI NM – 2013 Commercial Real Estate Value Survey

The NM Chapter of the Urban Land Institute released its 2013 Commercial Real Estate and Value survey last week at the joint Apartment Association of NM and Urban Land Institute Market forum luncheon. Previous value and cap rate surveys performed by Cantera Consultants & Advisors Inc. can be found here for 2011 and here for […]

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New Sim City coming

Todd Clarke @ February 10, 2013 # Comments Off on New Sim City coming

Although this might seem like a shameless plug for my brother Scott who is a programmer at Maxis working on the new Sim City game, I wanted to share that its an amazing piece of virtual real estate. The Urban Land Institute recently featured the game in its magazine – the article can be found […]

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Global competitive indicators

Todd Clarke @ December 11, 2012 # Comments Off on Global competitive indicators

Global Capital Markets> JLL Global Markets Wileys Map IRR Research Brookings Global Metro Jones Lang Lassale – https://www.joneslanglasalle.com/Pages/Research.aspx AND most of them will be left behind by the top 50 cities in china and Capital Flows –

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Office of the future – excerpt from 2012 NAR presentation

Todd Clarke @ August 24, 2012 # Comments Off on Office of the future – excerpt from 2012 NAR presentation

The following is Todd Clarke’s excerpts from the Office of the future presentation – given first at NAR in 2012, with a Seattle update in 2013 OfficeofTheFuture2012

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MFA Keynote presentation

Todd Clarke @ August 22, 2012 # Comments Off on MFA Keynote presentation

NMMFA-HousingSummit-ResidentialUpdate-08222012-v2NMMFA’s keynote presentation for August 22nd, 2012 (4.5 meg PDF) “Matching Global Trends with Local Values”.

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Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Todd Clarke @ January 8, 2012 # Comments Off on Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Surpassing a previous record of building a 15 story hotel building in 6 days, the Chinese company, the Broad Group has constructed a 30 story building in only 15 days. It would appear a majority of the building was built off site in panels that were lifted into place, a practice that is likely to […]

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Rent vs. Own

Todd Clarke @ December 29, 2011 # Comments Off on Rent vs. Own

Note how NM’s housing prices are still considerably higher than its rent levels? Unless we bring more apartment communities into the supply pipeline, that will be changing in 2012-14,

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China Demographics

Todd Clarke @ December 15, 2011 # Comments Off on China Demographics

A quick update to this posting (12/19/2011): This article about China’s property bust reminds me of a saying I learned during my travels in China “In my first month, everything in know about China would fill an encyclopedia. In my first year, everything I know about China would fill a book. In my first decade, […]

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Homelessness in Albuquerque – video update

Todd Clarke @ December 14, 2011 # Comments Off on Homelessness in Albuquerque – video update

We have been following Albuquerque’s homeless story for quite a while. This video update was recently featured at the City of Albuquerque’s state of the city speech. Robert Nelson at Metropolitan Homelessness Projected shared this update with us: “Greetings! I just wanted to write and share a new video that the city produced for the […]

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Aerotropolis interview now available on video

Todd Clarke @ December 12, 2011 # Comments Off on Aerotropolis interview now available on video

CCIM has just released the video interview with Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The way we will live next from the CCIM Live 2011 conference held in Phoenix last month. Earlier this year I wrote my review of this fabulous book which can be read here. Greg’s powerpoint webinar from August 2011 is available at […]

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Valuation survey for NM Commercial Real estate released.

Todd Clarke @ October 16, 2011 # Comments Off on Valuation survey for NM Commercial Real estate released.

Cantera Consultants & Advisors has just released its 2011 value survey for NM Commercial Real Estate. The survey reflects the collective wisdom of industry professionals in NM. Although Cantera uses the survey primarily for the benefit of it’s during property tax protest hearings, the survey has become staple in the commercial real estate market and […]

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Book review: Best read for 2011: Aerotropolis

Todd Clarke @ July 31, 2011 # Comments Off on Book review: Best read for 2011: Aerotropolis

Aerotropolis, the way we’ll live next Authors: Greg Lindsay & John D. Kasarda, Publishing Info: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Nonfiction, First edition published March 1st, 2011 As an international instructor for the CCIM institute I discovered that the book, Aerotropolis: the way we’ll live next dovetails nicely with what the just-in-time delivery model as a […]

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Apartments become more expensive

Todd Clarke @ June 5, 2011 # Comments Off on Apartments become more expensive

Thanks to Melissa Montoya for covering the latest in apartment trends on KOAT TV 7.

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Apartment Property Tax Lightning

Todd Clarke @ May 27, 2011 # Comments Off on Apartment Property Tax Lightning

Thanks to Channel 7, KOAT TV, for running this story on apartment property tax lightning.

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More bricks and mortar fall to clicks

Todd Clarke @ February 12, 2011 # Comments Off on More bricks and mortar fall to clicks

In a Wall Street Journal article dated today, Borders Group has indicated that they are making preperations to file bankruptcy in the forthcoming days. Similar to the fallout of music stores after iTunes, Amazon website and digital readers has encouraged many readers to abandon physical stores. Companies that have figured out how to the digital […]

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Apartment update/forecast – ULI Dec. 2010

Todd Clarke @ January 24, 2011 # Comments Off on Apartment update/forecast – ULI Dec. 2010

The New Mexico ULI chapter December meeting was a commercial real estate update that included Steve Maestas from NAI Maestas/Ward, John Ransom from Grubb & Ellis NM, Jim Folkman from the Home Builders of Central NM, and myself, Todd Clarke from NM Apartment Advisors Inc. Our presentation can be viewed here.

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770 KKOB Radio update – 11/29/2010 – Forecasting real estate in 2011

Todd Clarke @ November 29, 2010 # Comments Off on 770 KKOB Radio update – 11/29/2010 – Forecasting real estate in 2011

Bob: what do you have for us today Todd Todd: Good morning Bob! It’s hard to believe the holidays are already upon us and before you know it the end of the year will be here. As that time approaches, many of our customers wonder what 2011 will hold for the real estate industry and […]

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NM Commercial Real Estate Value Survey

Todd Clarke @ September 13, 2010 # Comments Off on NM Commercial Real Estate Value Survey

Cantera Consultants & Advisors has just released the results from our latest valuation survey.  This survey was performed over the summer of 2010 with real estate owners, investors, lenders, brokers and appraisers. The attached document demonstrates the changes in CAP rates and values from 2005 to 2010. Click here for the survey results and a […]

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Unemployment trends across the country – good or bad for your area?

Todd Clarke @ December 7, 2009 # Comments Off on Unemployment trends across the country – good or bad for your area?

Click on this link for an animated video showing county by county unemployment levels and watch as most of the country turns purple in unemployment.

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Albuquerque’s housing market continues to improve while USA shows decrease

Todd Clarke @ November 11, 2009 # Comments Off on Albuquerque’s housing market continues to improve while USA shows decrease

According to a story in today’s Albuquerque Journal, 80% of this country’s cities showed a decrease in home sales prices, but Albuquerque remained on an modest upward trend. “Third-quarter data showed the median sale price in the Albuquerque metro area was $183,500 — up from the first and second quarters — but down about 5 […]

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Spaceport NM update

Todd Clarke @ October 27, 2009 # Comments Off on Spaceport NM update

Thanks to Richard David for turning me on to this article about the spaceports status…

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Albuquerque economy fairing better than many…

Todd Clarke @ October 23, 2009 # Comments Off on Albuquerque economy fairing better than many…

An article in the NM Business Weekly today, indicates that Albuquerque’s economy is doing better than most – based primarily one one stat – the lack of volatility in housing prices.

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ULI’s new economic dashboard

Todd Clarke @ July 25, 2009 # Comments Off on ULI’s new economic dashboard

The Urban Land Institute has added an economic dashboard to it’s website – it can be found here . The dashboard provides an update of leading economic indicators that often foreshadow changes in the real estate market. ULI also has one of the best real estate libraries that can be found in any organization.

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Albuquerque is #1 (best place to live in 2009)

Todd Clarke @ June 9, 2009 # Comments Off on Albuquerque is #1 (best place to live in 2009)

According to US News whose criteria was: In selecting our Best Places to Live for 2009, U.S. News took a thrift-conscious approach: We looked for affordable communities that have strong economies and plenty of fun things to do. The cities we selected are as distinct as America itself—ranging from a quaint suburb to a live-music […]

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Albuquerque is #2!

Todd Clarke @ May 27, 2009 # Comments Off on Albuquerque is #2!

Based on employment, quality of jobs, and the ability of cities to retain jobs in a down economy, Albuquerque came in #2 on Kiplingers Best Cities list. Many of us know that good jobs are the drivers of demand for commercial real estate – and it is good affirmation for those investors who own and […]

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Overreaching legislation

Todd Clarke @ May 26, 2009 # Comments Off on Overreaching legislation

Special thanks to fellow Realtor Ric Thom for sharing this: This is an important message from Ric Thom, President Security Escrow Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 26, 2009 HR 1728: The Taking of Private Property Rights Congress is trying to greatly restrict seller financing. This is a taking of our private property rights. The US […]

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NM Apartment Market Review 2008/ Forecast 2009

Todd Clarke @ March 9, 2009 # Comments Off on NM Apartment Market Review 2008/ Forecast 2009

Albuquerque Apartment market update2008 in review, looking forward to 2010 by Todd Clarke CCIM The saying “may you live in interesting times” certainly seems to fit in today’s environment. Although the author and origin of this phrase is unknown, it is believed that it was composed as a curse and included two more phrases: – […]

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