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The Long Slog: The Bureau of Labor Statistics Released… | Wausau, Wisconsin

The Long Slog: The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its anticipated monthly employment report this morning, revealing a modest gain of 83,000 private sector jobs in June and a top-line loss of 125,000 total nonfarm jobs. The Census Bureau laid off 225,000 temporary workers last month who were hired for the 2010 Census, causing the […]

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Halftime Pep Talk | Commercial Real Estate Market | Wausau Wisconsin

Halftime Pep Talk : We are at the midpoint of 2010, and the economy and the commercial real estate markets are trudging ahead. It’s not a V-shaped recovery, unfortunately, nor does a double-dip recession appear likely – see the chart below showing GDP forecasts from economists at three large financial institutions. Real Capital Analytics says that […]

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Bellwethers – FedEx, considered a bellwether for the economy | Grubb & Ellis | Wausau Wisconsin

Bellwethers – FedEx: Bellwethers – FedEx, considered a bellwether for the economy, yesterday reported strong results for its fiscal fourth quarter ending May 31st. The company made a profit of $419 million or $1.33 a share on revenues of $9.43 billion, up by 20 percent from the year-ago quarter. FedEx forecasted earnings for its new […]

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Why Use a Commercial Real Estate Broker | Wausau, Wisconsin

Commercial Real Estate Brokers are Business Minded people who understand their commercial clients’ needs and are driven by the economics of a transaction. Commercial Real Estate Brokers have an in-depth knowledge of commercial properties, valuations, financial alternatives and available economic incentives.  In addition, they are connected with the decision makers of the community and work […]

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Financing for Commercial Real Estate is Starting to Thaw | Grubb & Ellis | Wausau, Wisconsin

The following is a blog post I received today from Good News Friday Grubb & Ellis Corp. Office. “Equity investment capital targeted for commercial real estate has been sitting on the sidelines for well over a year. A number I heard at last week’s Urban Land Institute conference was $150 billion, which could be leveraged […]

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Cap Rate a Method to Determine the Value of Investment Properties

Many investors and appraisers use a Cap Rate (Capitalization Rate) to determine the value of investment property. The Cap Rate is calucaled by determining the ration between the purchase price (Value) and the Net Operating Income (NOI) of the property.  The formula being: Cap Rate = NOI / Value or R=I/V.    Likewise, the Value or […]

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Changes in Lending and Obtaining Commercial Financing | Commercial Real Estate | Wausau WI

The following are notes taken at a presentation by a regional bank to Grubb & Ellis | Pfefferle Commercial Brokers on December 8, 2009 Profile of Banking Past:  Assumption that bank funding will be available Little to no equity Push for limit or no personal guarantee High appraisal values Many banks actively lending – – […]

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IRS Issues Commercial Real Estate Loan Modifications Guidance

Today, I was reading an e-newsletter from Reinhart Headlines in Real Estate Law regarding new guidelines Commercial Real Estate Loan Modifications issues by the IRS.  I felt this would be of interest to some and thought it worth passing on. “On September 16, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service issued highly anticipated guidance that will allow some commercial […]

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Gimme Shelter – Housing Market Grabbed Attention | Commercial Real Estate | Wausau WI

The housing market grabbed attention this week as the latest indicator to suggest the economy is at or near the bottom. The closely watched Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index reported a 0.5 percent gain in the average price of a single-family home from April to May, the first increase in 34 months. Prices […]

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Where the Jobs Are, Part Two

Employers in health care and social assistance, educational services, and government have added a combined 836,800 net payroll jobs since the recession began in December 2007, as discussed in last week’s Good News Friday. What about the geographical distribution of job changes; have any states generated jobs since the recession began? Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, North […]

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Good News Friday – Synergies

Synergies Two economic reports released this week suggest that some of the pieces of the recovery puzzle are coming together. On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its advance estimate of first quarter gross domestic product, stating that GDP continued to fall rapidly at an annualized rate of 6.1 percent.   However, personal consumption […]

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