Entries by John McDermott

3 Key Takeaways from Deloitte’s 2019 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

Deloitte Center for Financial Services recently released their annual report on the future outlook of the commercial real estate market. The report analyzes responses of C-suite executives from 500 real estate institutional investors globally to get a better understanding of what is driving investors’ decisions both currently and in the future. Topics explored by the […]

4 Reasons Your CRE Firm Needs A CRM

Before we get started, it’s important to understand what a CRM is. The term “customer relationship management”, or CRM, burst on to the scene in 1995, and the term was commonly used to describe front office applications. The road to the CRM we know today starts with the advent of database marketing in the early […]

Are Retail-Back CMBS Loans the Next “Big Short”?

At this point, almost everyone knows about the story of the few who gambled on the short positions of subprime residential mortgages and cashed in (if you don’t, you can read more about it here). Some investors now believe they have found the next “big short”: retail-backed CMBS loans. The Wall Street Journal first reported […]

The Rise of Environmental Consciousness in Commercial Real Estate Development

Commercial construction, just like many other industries, is becoming much more environmentally conscious as the impact that the developed world has on the environment worsens every year. It has been reported that buildings account for 39% of C02 emissions in the United States. For a little background, buildings have a lifespan of 50-100 years during […]