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Coldwell Banker Commercial® Reports

Opportunity Zones & Taxes

Opportunity Zones & Taxes

What are Opportunity Zones? The real estate industry is buzzing about this new program which allows private investment in country’s distressed communities. CBC brings you a quick overview to help you understand what they are and how investors can use them for their benefit.

CBC Blue Book

CBC Blue Book

The CBC organization is proud to present its 2018 Year-End Blue Book!

The Blue Book is a helpful market report with information brought to you by the true “on the ground” experts – the professionals of the CBC organization from all over the world.

Market Report: Retail Repurposing

Market Report: Retail Repurposing

Up to 80 percent of Americans do at least some shopping online. As Americans shift the way they shop, retailers that have not adapted to the changing environment are closing their doors, with the list of failing brand names growing each year.

Market Report: Student Housing

Market Report: Student Housing

Healthy demand and numerous shifts in student housing trends have transformed the property sector. Once overlooked by investors for fear of poorly maintained properties and high turnover, this asset class has become resilient, boasting handsome returns.

Regional Summaries

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Boston, MA

Apartment
The 232,300-unit metro Boston market-rate, investment-grade apartment market remains in a 'new normal' situation, with a vacancy rate that is in excess of the U.S. average. Reis reports a vacancy rate of 5.0% for the second quarter of 2019, down 10 basis points from the prior quarter and down 20 year-over-year. The second quarter saw the average asking rent decrease 1.6% to $2,403 per month while the average effective rent increased 1.7% to $2,278 per month. The year-over-year gains are 3.5% and 3.7%, respectively. VIEW APARTMENT LISTINGS >
Industrial
Metro Boston's 66-million-square-foot Flex/R&D market second quarter 2019 vacancy rate for Flex/R&D space is 10.7%, up 50 basis points over the quarter and up 40 year-over-year. Rent gains have slowed. The average asking rent increased 0.5% during the second quarter to $13.47 psf, but the average effective rent fell 0.3% to $11.57 psf. The year-over-year gains are just 1.4% asking and 1.0% effective. The metro area's 132.65-million-square-foot warehouse/distribution market vacancy rate is 8.1% for metro Boston, down 20 basis points over three months but up 40 over twelve months. For Boston's warehouse/distribution space rents increased 0.3% by both measures during the second quarter, to $7.00 psf asking and $6.02 psf effective. The year-over-year gains are just 1.3% asking and 1.0% effective. VIEW INDUSTRIAL LISTINGS >
Office
Metro Boston's 134.9-million-square-foot general purpose, multi-tenant office market continues to expand, with moderate vacancy and rent gains and accelerating development. The second quarter 2019 vacancy rate is 12.8% according to Reis, essentially unchanged during the quarter but up 20 basis points year-over-year. During the second quarter of 2019 both the average asking rent and the average effective rent increased 0.9% in metro Boston, to $44.91 psf and $37.48 psf. The year-over-year gain is 1.9% by both measures, less than in any calendar year since 2013. VIEW OFFICE LISTINGS >
Retail
Boston's 37.6-million-square-foot community- neighborhood shopping center market vacancy rate was 7.4% in the second quarter of 2019 according to Reis, up 10 basis points for the quarter and up 60 from a year earlier. During the second quarter of 2019 the average asking rent increased 0.2% to $24.46 psf, and the average effective rent rose 0.3% to $22.19 psf. The year-over-year gains are 2.2% asking and 2.3% effective, solid increases at more than the overall rate of inflation. VIEW RETAIL LISTINGS >

Source: Data provided by Reis, Inc. based on Market Summaries for the 85 Primary and Secondary Markets they cover.