CoStar Insights

  • News in Review: Week of August 7

    Posted on Aug 12, 2016   |  
    All
    Top Story: The American retail icon, Macy's, will close about 15% of its stores following a lackluster second-quarter sales report. Macy’s, which is focusing efforts on its more productive stores, is still studying which stores to close and will announce their locations at a later date.
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  • Could Airbnb be a Boon for Landlords?

    Posted on Aug 09, 2016   |  
    Multifamily
    Airbnb has had hoteliers on their heels since inception in 2008, with some estimates suggesting the housing share company takes hundreds of millions of dollars from the hotel industry each year.
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  • News in Review: Week of July 31

    Posted on Aug 05, 2016   |  
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    Top Story: As investors search for opportunity at a time when asset appreciation is harder to come by, we’re hearing some of the same talk we heard in 2007. Lenders and executives struck a similar tone about harvesting value in a low-yield environment when valuations last peaked about nine years ago.
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  • Post-Brexit Foreign Investor Flight Expected to Boost U.S. Office Sales

    Posted on Aug 04, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    The U.S. office market continued to record strong demand as measured in both occupancy and rent growth at midyear, and analysts even found optimism in the slowing trend in investment sales activity year to date.
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  • Technology has Changed the Way Renters Find Apartments, Forever

    Posted on Aug 01, 2016   |  
    Multifamily
    There is no debate that technology has changed the way we live. Today, 93 percent of consumers do research online before buying a car. That’s because the prospect of spending an hour online researching ten makes and models as a starting point turns out to be way less awful than spending an entire weekend visiting ten dealerships.
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  • News in Review: Week of July 24

    Posted on Jul 29, 2016   |  
    All
    Here’s our latest roundup of top stories reported by the CoStar News team over the past week.
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  • The Complex Flows of Foreign Capital

    Posted on Jul 27, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    The world recognizes the superior safety of investing in the United States, where property rights are truly rights and forecasted growth is stronger than other advanced economies. Foreign direct investment in U.S. commercial real estate set a record high in 2015 at $70 billion, or about 12 percent of total trading volume. As higher trading volume generally drives asset values up, this trend has felt really good for U.S. property owners.
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  • News in Review: Week of July 17

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    Here’s our latest roundup of top stories reported by the CoStar News team over the past week.
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  • The Talk around the Office: There’s a Clear Line between Lease Length and Renewal

    Posted on Jul 20, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    As commercial real estate markets continue to expand, the consensus is that a peak is approaching. The office market is no exception. As a result, forward-thinking office investors are beginning to take a defensive stance with their portfolios in anticipation of the next market downturn. CoStar analysts recently assessed office leasing trends – particularly the relationship between average lease terms versus average renewal rates. Here’s what they found.
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  • Apartments.com – The Clear Leader

    Posted on Jul 18, 2016   |  
    Multifamily
    Providing More Qualified Renters, Innovative Tools and Listings than Anyone Else in Our Space
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  • News in Review: Week of July 10

    Posted on Jul 15, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    Here’s our latest roundup of top stories reported by the CoStar News team over the past week.
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  • Is CRE Foreign Direct Investment a Big Deal? It Depends.

    Posted on Jul 13, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    Despite the intense media coverage, our data indicates that outside of certain markets and property types, foreign direct investment is not as large a player as the media might make it seem.
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  • CoStar 2015 Company Report Released

    Posted on Jul 11, 2016   |  
    All
    The CoStar 2015 Company Report was recently released, offering a look at the company’s performance results, product and service achievements, technological advancements, community involvement, market leadership and milestones achieved throughout last year.
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  • News in Review: Week of July 3

    Posted on Jul 08, 2016   |  
    All
    Here’s our latest roundup of top stories reported by the CoStar News team over the past week.
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  • Special Report: The Art of Interpreting Apartment Website Traffic Stats

    Posted on Jul 07, 2016   |  
    Multifamily
    In this paper, we take a look at a few of the top internet listing site traffic authorities, including comScore, Hitwise, Alexa and Compete. We explore and compare the sites’ approach to reporting, in an effort to provide a comprehensive understanding of the methods used by each.
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  • CoStar Group Jumps to #11 on Forbes 2016 Most Innovative Growth Companies List

    Posted on Jul 05, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    CoStar Group was ranked number 11 on the Forbes Most Innovative Growth Companies list for 2016 last week, reflecting the company’s commitment to technological, research and market innovation.
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  • News in Review: Week of June 27

    Posted on Jul 01, 2016   |  
    All
    Check out this roundup of top stories reported by the CoStar News team this past week.
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  • CoStar Group’s News Service Wins National Journalism Awards

    Posted on Jun 30, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    CoStar Group’s CRE-focused news team was recently selected for a pair of prestigious journalism awards by the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). The awards, which were presented at the group’s annual conference in New Orleans earlier this month, recognize excellence in reporting, writing and editing about residential and commercial real estate.
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  • CoStar Group Opens New Toronto Office, Expanding Market Presence and Delivering Deep Local Insights

    Posted on Jun 28, 2016   |  
    Commercial Real Estate
    This month, CoStar Canada opened its newest office in Toronto, answering the booming market’s demand for accurate, comprehensive commercial real estate information, gathered and delivered at a distinctively local level.
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  • What Makes a “True Lead™”? Apartments.com Explains It

    Posted on Jun 06, 2016   |  
    Multifamily
    Just two years after its acquisition by CoStar Group and a complete site re-launch, the Apartments.com Network has delivered its 50 millionth lead to property advertisers.
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