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Who Buys Source

Profiling adults 18+ who serve as the decision-maker for real estate/plant site locations:

GfK MRI, 2010

Of those adults 18+ who are responsible for real estate/plant site selection, 73.1% are men and 26.9% are women.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who are responsible for real estate/plant site selection, by age level: 18-24, 3.3%; 25-34, 17.0%; 35-44, 26.4%; 45-54, 29.1%; 55-64, 18.9%; 65+, 5.3%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who are serve as the decision-maker for real estate-plant site selection, by race: White, 89.5%; Black, 4.4%; Other, 6.1%; Hispanic origin, 5.1%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who are responsible for real estate/plant site selection, by income bracket: $100,000+, 66.0%; $75-99,999, 15.4%; $60-74,999, 8.1%; $50-59,999, 3.9%; $40-49,999, 1.9%; $30-39,999, 3.4%; $20-29,999, 0.9%; under $20,000, 0.4%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who are responsible for real estate/plant site selection, by region: Northeast, 18.3%; Midwest, 20.2%; South, 34.6%; West, 26.9%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who serve as the decision-maker for real estate/plant site location, by marital status: Single, 15.1%; married, 70.3%; separated/widowed/divorced, 14.6%.

GfK MRI, 2010



How They Buy Source

Major U.S. cities with the highest office rental fees (in dollars per square foot), as of first quarter 2009: New York (Midtown), $68.63; New York (Downtown), $52.92; Los Angeles (Suburb), $52.83; Washington, DC (CBD), $51.77; Miami (CBD), $44.50; San Jose, $42.37; Stamford (CT), $41.87; Miami (Suburb), $41.46; Boston (CBD), $41.27; San Francisco, $39.40; Washington, DC (Suburb), $38.68; San Diego, $38.27; Las Vegas, $34.74; Seattle (Suburb), $34.57; Seattle (CBD), $34.47.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

According to research by Grubb & Ellis, markets with the highest retail rental rates in the U.S. in 2008 ($ per sq. ft.): New York City, $129.00; San Francisco, $70.00; San Jose/Silicon Valley, $46.50; Washington, DC Region, $42.50; Orange County (CA), $42.00; Chicago, $40.00; Inland Empire, $38.50; Seattle, $38.00; Los Angeles, $37.80; Las Vegas, $34.20.

Retail Traffic, 2009

Based on a survey by Grubb & Ellis, U.S. major markets with the lowest retail rental rates in 2008 ($ per sq. ft.): Grand Rapids, $15.00; Des Moines, $15.19; Omaha and Oklahoma City, $16.00; South Bend, $17.00; Minneapolis/St. Paul, $17.72; Wichita, $18.15; Cincinnati, $19.10; Indianapolis, $19.50; Greenville and Columbia (SC), $20.00.

Retail Traffic, 2009


Where They Buy Source

The leading commercial real estate property managers, according to total amount of space under management globally at the end of 2008 (in millions of square feet): 1. CB Richard Ellis Group, 2,200.0; 2. Jones Lang LaSalle, 1,400.0; 3. Colliers International, 1,100.0; 4. Cushman & Wakefield, 570.0; 5. ProLogis, 487.6; 6. Lincoln Property Co., 266.4; 7. Grubb & Ellis, 246.9; 8. Simon Property Group, 242.0; 9. General Growth Properties, 208.6; 10. ING Clarion Partners, 207.0. 

National Real Estate Investor, 2009

Companies owning the largest amount of industrial space globally at the end of 2008 (totals in millions of square feet): 1. ProLogis, 487.0; 2. AMB Property Corp., 160.0; 3. LaSalle Investment Management, 130.0; 4. RREEF Americas, 121.6; 5. ING Clarion Partners, 99.4; 6. First Industrial Realty Trust, 96.6; 7. Duke Realty Corp., 95.0; 8. Majestic Realty Co., 64.8; 9. CB Richard Ellis Investors, 64.2; 10. Liberty Property Trust, 51.0.

National Real Estate Investor, 2009

Companies owning the greatest amount of office space globally at the end of 2008 (according to millions of square feet): 1. RREEF Americas, 80.7; 2. Hines, 66.2; 3. Brookfield Properties, 60.8; 4. CB Richard Ellis Investors, 60.1; 5. Boston Properties, 49.8; 6. TIAA-CREF, 47.1; 7. Vornado Realty Trust, 44.6; 8. LaSalle Investment Management, 40.8; 9. Duke Realty Corp., 37.0; 10. HRPT Properties Trust, 36.4.

National Real Estate Investor, 2009

Top commercial real estate brokerages, based on total dollar value of leasing transactions and investment sales globally in 2008 (totals in billions): 1. CB Richard Ellis, $138.8; 2. Jones Lang LaSalle, $82.9; 3. Cushman & Wakefield, $75.8; 4. Newmark Knight Frank, $49.1; 5. (tie) Colliers International and NAI Global, $42.0; 7. Studley, $36.7; 8. The CORE Network, $30.1; 9. GVA Worldwide, $30.0; 10. TCN Worldwide, $20.7.

National Real Estate Investor, 2009

Largest commercial real estate markets for office properties in the U.S.: 1. New York; 2. Chicago; 3. Dallas/Fort Worth; 4. Houston;l 5. Los Angeles; 6. Northern Virginia; 7. Boston; 8. New Jersey; 9. Atlanta; 10. San Francisco; 11. Washington, DC; 12. Denver; 13. Philadelphia; 14. Orange County, CA; 15. Seattle.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

Major markets with the lowest metropolitan office vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2009: 1. Manhattan (D/T), 9.3%; 2. Honolulu, 10.1%; 3. Washington, DC (D/T), 10.2%; 4. Cambridge, 11.3%; 5. Miami, 12.4%; 6. (tie) Boston and Long Island, 13.7%; 8. Nashville, 13.8%; 9. (tie) Suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and Houston, 13.9%.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

Major markets with the lowest downtown vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2009: 1. Charlotte, 7.7%; 2. Manhattan (D/T), 8.1%; 3. Portland, 8.9%; 4. (tie) Boston and Houston, 9.0%; 6. Manhattan (Midtown), 9.8%; 7. Washington, DC (D/T), 10.2%; 8. Honolulu, 11.0%; 9. Oakland (East Bay), 11.5%; 10. Miami, 12.2%.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

Major markets with the lowest suburban office vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2009: 1. Honolulu, 9.4%; 2. Cambridge, 11.3%; 3. Nashville, 11.8%; 4. Miami, 12.5%; 5. St. Louis, 12.7%; 6. Long Island, 13.7%; 7. (tie) Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, 13.9%; 9. Albuquerque, 14.3%; Baltimore, 14.4%.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

Major markets with the highest metropolitan office vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2009: 1. Ilnland Empire, 28.2%; 2. Detroit, 27.7%; 3. Ventura County, 25.4%; 4. Palm Beach County, 25.3%; 5. Austin, 24.2%; 6. Phoenix, 23.7%; 7. (tie) Dallas/Fort Worth and San Jose, 22.0%; 9. Wilmington (DE), 21.9%; 10. San Diego, 20.9%.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

Major markets with the highest downtown office vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2009: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth, 27.9%; 2. Detroit, 27.8%; 3. San Jose, 21.9%; 4. St. Louis, 21.6%; 5. Nashville, 21.5%; 6. Atlanta, 20.6%; 7. Jacksonville, 20.5%; 8. Wilmington (DE), 19.8%; 9. Albuquerque, 18.9%; 10. Minneapolis/St. Paul, 18.4%.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

Major markets with the highest suburban office vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2009: 1. Inland Empire, 28.2%; 2. Detroit, 27.7%; 3. Austin, 26.7%; 4. Phoenix, 26.2%; Ventura County, 25.4%; 6. Palm Beach County, 25.3%; 7. Charlotte, 24.6%; 8. Wilmington (DE), 23.5%; 9. Sacramento, 22.3%; 10. San Jose, 22.0%.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

Most active retail real estate markets (for both buyers and sellers) over the 12-month period ending July 2009: 1. Las Vegas; 2. New York City Metro; 3. Philadelphia Metro; 4. Los Angeles Metro; 5. Washington, CD Metro; 6. San Francisco Metro; 7. Boston; 8. South Florida; 9. Chicago; 10. San Diego.

Real Capital Analytics, 2009

Leading providers of commercial real estate financing (direct lenders) in 2008 (totals in billions): 1. Bank of America, $129.2; 2. Wells Fargo, $31.4; 3. Wachovia, $13.4; 4. Deutsche Bank, $11.3; 5. PNC, $11.0; 6. Capmark Financial Group, $7.8; 7. KeyBank Real Estate Capital, $7.7; 8. Prudential Mortgage Capital, $7.6; 9. Natixis Real Estate Capital, $5.1; 10. CBRE Capital Markets, $3.1.

National Real Estate Investor, 2009

Business Trends Source

According to the National Association of Realtors, the vacancy rate in the commercial real estate office sector stood at 15.5% in the second quarter of 2009, and was expected to climb to 18.8% in the second quarter of 2010. The vacancy rate in the retail sector was 11.7% in the second quarter of 2009, and was projected to rise to 12.9% by the second quarter of 2010. In the industrial market, the vacancy rate was 13.0% in the second quarter of 2009, and was predicted to increase to 15.0% in the second quarter of 2010.

National Association of Realtors, 2009

Annual rent in the commercial real estate office sector was projected to decline 14.1% in 2009 and 10.0% in 2010, after slipping 0.4% in 2008. For the retail market, rental amounts were predicted to drop 6.1% in 2009 and 4.9% in 2010, after decreasing 2.0% in 2008. In the industrial sector, annual rent was projected to decline 11.4% in 2009 and another 11.7% in 2010, after a 0.8% drop in 2008. 

National Association of Realtors, 2009

Research by Reis, Inc., determined that the vacancy rate for U.S. strip malls hit 10.0% in the second quarter of 2009, the highest level since 1992, while the vacancy rate for regional malls in the U.S. rose to 8.4%, the highest level since Reis began tracking regional malls in 2000.

Reis, Inc., 2009

During the second quarter of 2009, the metropolitan office vacancy rate in the U.S. stood at 16.5%, up from 13.7% in the second quarter of 2008. The downtown office vacancy rate was 13.3% in the second quarter of 2009, up from 10.6% in the second quarter of 2008, while the U.S. suburban office vacancy rate was 18.1% in the second quarter of 2009, compared to 15.2% in the second quarter of 2008.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, commercial and multifamily mortgage originations in the second quarter of 2009 were 50% higher than the first quarter of 2009, but were still 54% lower than the second quarter of 2008.

MBA, 2009

A study by Portfolio & Property Research forecasts that in 2009, retail-space construction in the top 54 U.S. markets will drop 48%.

The Wall Street Journal, 2008

Misc Source

Highest global average commercial real estate leasing costs as of first quarter 2009 (price per square foot in U.S. dollars/year): 1. Tokyo (Inner Central), $183.62; 2. London (West End), $172.62; 3. Moscow, $170.24; 4. Hong Kong (Central CBD), $150.42; 5. Tokyo (Outer Central), $149.58; 6. Mumbai (India), $131.04; 7. Dubai (United Arab Emirates), $122.52; 8. Paris, $114.89; 9. London (City), $103.50; 10. Dublin, $93.56.

CB Richard Ellis, 2009