Interest Rate Impacts on Commercial Real Estate 

By: Jose Cruz, senior managing director, HFF Spring 2014

The capital markets environment over the past 18 months has been exceptional, given the abundance and low cost of capital. Capital has been reallocated from financial to hard assets, with commercial real estate receiving an increased percentage of investment resulting from foreign investors purchasing U.S. commercial real estate.

Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate Joint Venture Partnerships 

By: Jonathan B. Farrell, CPA, a partner in the real estate group of DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP Spring 2014

With real estate markets across the country flexing their recovery muscles — and, in some cases, clearly booming — new cash is available for developers seeking joint venture (JV) partners to help finance their projects. But while this cash can make it easier to launch projects and attract high-quality tenants, developers need to pay close attention to the details of the partnership.