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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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