New Ways of Keeping Up With Commercial Real Estate


keeping up with blogsWorking in commercial real estate requires me to search for information each and every day.  One of the best ways to keep up with market performance, trends and industry news is by way of blogs. There are many to choose from and vast amounts of information to be utilized. Here is a short list of some of the best blogs I read to be well informed (aside from Metro Brokers Blog…of course).

Let me know what you think of my recommendations. Also, be sure to share which blogs you read and why you like them in the comment section.

Deal Junkie
Deal Junkie is a commercial real estate blog with a focus on the debt and equity market in the United States and Canada. You can view videos as well as printed material. This is an excellent resource.

The Llenrock Group is a real estate advisory and investment banking firm. This blog provides valuable insight into the financial arena. Plus, it has several links to other industry blogs.

Real Property Alpha
The blog author is John Reeder. He is a commercial real estate professional focusing on the land development market. He is based in Southern California and discusses anything related to the high volume development market and investment real estate.

Deal Book
DealBook is a blog for the financial news service reporting on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and hedge funds and is produced by The New York Times. You should read about how Warren Buffet acquired shares of Goldman Sachs on Deal Book.

Retail Traffic  
Retail Traffic offers you retail real estate trends. Their blog is updated daily and represents a cross-section of disciplines — developers, owners, retailers, brokers, architects, lenders and other real estate services. You’ll find industry news, views and by the words of the contributor (David Bodamer), occasional strange stuff.

Square Feet
The author is a commercial real estate broker active in leasing and sales. The blog focuses on news and views on the region’s commercial real estate market, and other interesting items.

The Ground Floor
This blog is the trusted idea place for the leaders in land use and real estate development and is associated with the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

These are only a few of the many blog resources available to you. Spend time each day reading and developing a sense of current market conditions as well as trends and forecasts. Again, don’t forget to let me know about other blogs you read on a regular basis.

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