How to Separate Real Value from Smoke and Mirrors in Commercial Real Estate

July 7, 2021

Believing current trends will hold up forever is an avoidable mistake when investing in commercial real estate It's easy to fool yourself into believing the hype surrounding today's commercial real estate market in South Florida.  After all, values are increasing overall, especially in specific “hot” property classes. So, as an investor, all you have to

Inflation or Deflation: What Will We See in the Post-COVID World?

March 24, 2021

Many analysts believe we will enter an inflationary period, but some predict the inverse A return to normalcy is drawing closer with news that the United States could distribute up to 500 million vaccine doses by the end of June. This number would mean there's enough product on the market to vaccinate the country's entire

What Can We Expect From Retail in 2021?

March 17, 2021

Retail had a turbulent and uneven ride during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a broad recovery should follow once most Americans receive a vaccination. It goes without saying that 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for many brick-and-mortar retailers as pandemic-related restrictions made turning a profit an uphill battle. Although recovery likely won't be linear, and

CRE Opportunities and Pitfalls in a K-Shaped COVID Recovery

September 23, 2020

Solid investments are out there. Finding them depends on assessing the changing demand. In the rush to predict how an economy crippled by COVID will look, many experts have tossed around the shapes of letters to illustrate how an economic recovery will look. There is the gradual but steady upturn of a U, a V's

CRE and the True Cost Of Capital During COVID-19

August 19, 2020

Portrait fragment of Benjamin Franklin close-up from one hundred dollars bill The wisdom and ability to tap “cheap” capital for commercial real estate investments There’s very little doubt the 2020 global economy isn’t pretty. Ravaged by COVID-19 and government actions to curtail the public health crisis, there is record unemployment, record stimulus-relief packages, and record-low

Morris Southeast Group Winter 2019 Quarterly Report

February 12, 2019

The View from 50,000 Feet The U.S. economy remains on solid footing and by summer this year is expected to surpass the longest economic expansion in history, and the 120-month mark set from March of 1991 to March of 2001. Even so, it seems we are trying to talk ourselves into a recession, with frequent

Micro-Units Are A Big Deal:

October 4, 2017

And they’re coming to your city In 1963, Walt Disney approached two of his staff songwriters, the Sherman Brothers, to come up with a catchy tune for the UNICEF exhibition in the upcoming New York World’s Fair. The result was “It’s A Small World (After All).” Little did Mr. Disney know that his song could

Could Big Data Help CRE Investors and Developers?

June 7, 2017

Smarter decisions are a click away For better or for worse, we live in a data-driven world. Everything we do, eat, wear, or Google leaves a digital footprint to be placed in an algorithm for further crunching, analysis, interpretation, and distribution. The easiest example is to do an Internet search for anything – a new

Recycled Real Estate, For Sale

February 27, 2015

LeBron James practiced free throws in this building.  Just kidding. But with 16-foot clear height ceilings and a building shaped like a basketball court enclosure, he could have. The ‘Chosen One’ from Northeast Ohio who graced our presence for four years never stepped foot in this property. But now that I have your attention let

Flex Space that has Never Been So Flexible

February 2, 2015

What goes around comes around. Art imitates life. Or is it life imitates art? Will the circle be unbroken? Roosters come home to roost. Boomerangs. You can probably see where I am going here – something of significance has returned to Morris Southeast Group: a property. Not one that we bought or leased for our

Fort Lauderdale’s Time Has Come

January 6, 2015

The Wall Street Journal ran a feature on Fort Lauderdale in a recent Property Report and wasted little time comparing the Broward County city to a city nearby that is better known internationally. Here is the second paragraph: “The city (Fort Lauderdale) has long been viewed as a stepsister to its flashier neighbor 30 miles