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A closer look at the Lee County apartment market

By Mike Doyle, CCIM Investments in apartments has always been attractive for investors that prefer ownership of a physical asset versus a stock or a bond and those who understand the use of leverage to increase their yield. A review of market data indicates that the local market area still has high average occupancy levels, exceeding 95 percent and increasing average rents. However, occupancy …

ECONOMIES OF SCALE (SIZE MATTERS)

By Mike Doyle, CCIM I recently attended an event where one of the speakers, a member of the capital markets division for a well-known financial institution, did a presentation on economic growth, global trade and regulation. He reminded everyone that the United States is blessed with incredible comparative advantages that have helped make our economy one of the most stable, durable and flexible in …

What’s in store for the Southwest Florida retail marke...

By Mike Doyle, CCIM At the end of the fourth quarter 2016, the overall vacancy level in the Southwest Florida retail market was 5.7 percent, relatively unchanged from third quarter 2016.  Almost 1.3 million square feet was absorbed over the 2016 year, with well over 100,000 square feet of space in the final quarter. New construction has increased, with 140,000 square feet delivered and …

Southwest Florida Industrial Market Report

By Mike Doyle, CCIM At the end of the third quarter 2016, the overall vacancy rate for Southwest Florida’s industrial market was the lowest seen in a decade, with over 1.5 million square feet absorbed in 2016. New construction has increased, with the 213,500-square-foot FedEx warehouse being the largest industrial project in the Southwest Florida market for 2016. Due to the lack of new …

Lee County Office Market Report

By Mike Doyle, CCIM What is the best term to describe the office market in Lee County, Florida? Improving, stable, weakening? From year-end 2015 through the third quarter 2016, occupancy in the Lee County office market has shown an overall increase, with the Class B market showing the greatest improvement. Nearly a half-million square feet of space was absorbed in 2016, with over 80 …

7 Commercial Real Estate trends we can thank Millennia...

Presented by: Mike Doyle, CCIM Commercial real estate trends directly reflect the attitudes and needs of the consumer, so understanding those is essential for making informed investment decisions. These days the largest segment of the CRE clientele is composed of millennials, and they’re responsible for many of the current trends in the industry. Pew Research tells us that this year for the first time, …

6 ways Commercial Real Estate beats other investments

Presented by: Mike Doyle, CCIM Whether you’re just getting your toes wet or have been a savvy investor for years, commercial real estate can be a great way to diversify your portfolio. But, with so many investment options available to today’s investors, how can you be sure real estate is right for you? As you weigh your options, consider the following: #1. You’re in …

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