Category Archives: Real Estate Market Analysis

LOOKING BACK AT THE LONG ISLAND INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET 2010

By Tom Attivissimo, CCIM and James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA Overview Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 22nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence Down

With consumer confidence declining, the outlook for retail sales, excluding food and energy, will be affected.  This will be a drag on the demand for retail space. Newsday reported that “Along with increased gas and food prices, New Yorkers were uneasy about … Continue reading

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The Long Island Retail Market & New Construction

by Jim MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA The vacancy rate for retail properties on Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk Counties only) has been increasing steadily since 2004-2005 when the vacancy rate was below 4%.  One can drive through the older downtown … Continue reading

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Macro Overview of the Residential Markets – Research Links & Analysis

By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA Overview Many economists and other real estate professionals are having a difficult time understanding the residential housing markets because interest rates are relatively low, prices have fallen sharply in many markets, and a … Continue reading

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Understanding Today’s Industrial Market on Long Island

By Tom Attivissimo, CCIM and James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA Overview Long Island is a unique industrial real estate market.  It is surrounded by the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, and has limited access through New York … Continue reading

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Department Retail Stores & Rents

By Maxwell O. Ramsland, Jr., MAl, CRE and James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA Introduction As reported by Newsweek, the United States is over stored as retail construction continued in 2007 and 2008 by unregulated financial lending practices.  New retail … Continue reading

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When Will Real Estate Prices Stabilize in the New York Metropolitan Area?

By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA  Many so called real estate experts have been predicting the bottom to the real estate market will occur in late 2009 or early 2010.  No one can predict with any degree of accuracy … Continue reading

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