Essential Must-Reads for the Week (Nov 12)

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Five Megatrends Shaping Commercial Office DevelopmentWe’ve heard it all before. After World War II, the Baby Boom generation escaped the city in favor of the green horizon of the suburbs, and escaped the travails of urban life. Traffic, smog, crowds and crime were to become a thing of the past.

CRE Investors Ponder If Now is Best Time To Exit Houston The oil price plunge that hit a year ago has so far spoiled the performance of industrial, multifamily and hotel segments more so than the office and retail segments. And now publicly held REITs in each property sector are trying to decide whether to pare their exposure to the market, or shift their leasing strategies while they decide whether or not to ride out the latest cycle.

Fed’s Rosengren sees possible bubble in commercial real estate Eric Rosengren, the president of the Boston Fed, said Monday he is worried about the rapid rise in commercial real estate prices, becoming the latest U.S. central banker to be worried about financial stability concerns in the real estate sector with interest rates close to zero.

The SEC's Final Verdict On Crowdfunding And How It Impacts You Major shake-ups are a foot for the crowdfunding industry since the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved Title III of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Starts Up Act (“JOBS Act”) earlier this morning.

Economists Overwhelmingly Expect Fed to Raise Interest Rates in December There is near-unanimous agreement among private forecasters surveyed that the Federal Reserve will begin raising short-term interest rates next month after holding them near zero for seven years.