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Investment managers Paul and Wesley Karger view themselves as financial confidants for ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals. You might call them money whisperers for the well-off. The twin brothers—who previously handled investments for high-net-worth clients at UBS—launched Boston-based TwinFocus Capital Partners LLC in 2006 to serve clients with balance sheets totaling at least $100 million. Today, the
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Supply Chains Are Reorganizing At Breakneck Speed

  • February 14, 2018
  • Capital Markets
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Blame the retail apocalypse on Amazon all you want, but the vast shifts in the industry’s real estate footprint are just the tip of the iceberg for changes to come for U.S. supply chains. News reports over the past year reveal executives in various sectors are making the capital-intensive choice to redesign their value chain.
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Four Predictions For The Industrial Market In 2018

  • February 7, 2018
  • Capital Markets
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The industrial sector flourished in 2017. Real estate research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA) noted in a recent report that the industrial sector, seeing gains from rising e-commerce sales and the resulting need for industrial facilities, was the only commercial real estate sector last year that saw an increase in transaction activity from January through November. NREI discussed possible
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3 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2018

  • January 31, 2018
  • Capital Markets
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Political and economic uncertainty has pervaded the past year, with the U.S. economy showing signs of growth amid low inflation and a distressed retail segment in 2017, as accountants struggle to understand all the implications of the recently passed changes to the tax laws and Europe prepares for Brexit. Here’s a look at three commercial
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Miami River Could Double Current Cargo Load

  • January 24, 2018
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An ongoing state-led study, part of the Miami River Freight Improvement Plan, concludes the river has the capacity to handle double the cargo now on the waterway. “There’s a lot of reserve capacity on the river,” said Jack Schnettler, vice president and senior transportation engineer with Atkins North America Inc., a consulting firm working with
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Pent up demand for Class A industrial space in South Florida drove up the total dollar volume of sales by 12 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a First Quarter 2018 report by the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida (CIASF). Last year, nearly 5.3 million square feet of industrial warehouse
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What’s The Verdict On Urban vs. Suburban CRE Investment?

  • January 10, 2018
  • Capital Markets
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In the recent past, it has been widely believed that urban markets triumphed over suburban ones to such a degree that many institutional investors avoided the suburbs altogether. Now, many are insisting suburbia is making its comeback and perhaps surpassing urban markets for investment opportunities. This is understandable. Originally, it was predicted that the millennial generation would
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Compared to “trophy” office skyscrapers, warehouses and distribution centers were once the ugly ducklings of commercial real estate. Fast forward a decade and they are emerging as beautiful swans for both real estate investors and corporate occupiers. Low vacancy rates and high demand for warehouse space are forming perfect conditions for the sector in 2018,
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2017 Capital Markets Year In Review

  • December 23, 2017
  • Capital Markets
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As the year comes to a close, Commercial Property Executive reflects on the major trends in the real estate capital markets and their impact on operating, investing and new development activity nationwide. The capital markets continue to push forward with a full head of steam through year-end. Today there is ample liquidity and reliable competition among
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South Florida Among Fastest In US In Job Gains

  • December 13, 2017
  • Economy
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South Florida tied for the second-fastest rate of job growth among the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan areas in October, with 62,000 added jobs increasing the area’s total by 2.4%, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed last week. That gain far surpassed the national growth of 1.4% and trailed only the 2.7% job growth in
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State officials in Florida have something to crow about: the Sunshine State ranks 4th among the Tax Foundation‘s Top 10 states for business tax climate. In Florida and across the country, the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index is serving as a barometer for state officials and residents to gauge how their state’s tax
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Flexibility and adaptability are key for Miami-Dade County’s transportation decisions, Mayor Carlos Giménez told directors of the Downtown Development Authority Nov. 17.  He and Alice Bravo, county transportation director, spoke to the downtown group. “We’re on the cusp of a revolution in transportation” with autonomous vehicles and other technologies, including trains with rubber wheels and
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