Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Industrial real estate is vanishing in cities across America just as retailers are ramping up their demands for last mile fulfillment. Major players in online retail have gained a larger market share of consumer durable goods, and formerly brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded into this channel.  Online sales are projected to grow by over $600 billion… Continue Reading Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

Developers and landlords are faced with a perennial issue: how can they more fully utilize their properties, particularly during lease-up? The period from building completion to stabilization, and any other period of considerable vacancy in a multi-tenant property, can be a challenging time for landlords. At the same time, consumer behavior is causing creative destruction… Continue Reading Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

A Baker’s Experience at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting

Once each year, real estate professionals from across the country come together for one of the largest gatherings in the industry: the ULI Fall Meeting. One of the principal goals of this meeting is to bring together professionals from every sector of real estate and encourage them to engage in discussions with thought leaders about… Continue Reading A Baker’s Experience at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting

New York REIT and JBG Cos. – A Case Study of REIT Misalignment

One of the most followed real estate sagas of 2016 was the case of New York REIT (NYRT), in which shareholders actively and publicly faced off against NYRT management in their opposition to an agreed-upon merger with Washington, D.C.-based JBG Companies (JBG). The NYRT-JBG story highlights several modern day issues for REITs. First, it illustrates… Continue Reading New York REIT and JBG Cos. – A Case Study of REIT Misalignment

Real Estate Opportunities in the Motor City?

Three weeks ago, the 1.4 million square foot former home of American Motors sold at auction for a mere $500. Although, the auction was ultimately cancelled due to a tax dispute with the previous owner, this auction highlights the challenges and possible opportunities real estate in Detroit represents. Once known as the Paris of the Midwest,… Continue Reading Real Estate Opportunities in the Motor City?