Monthly Archives: September 2016

Chart of the Week: DFW Office Rent Growth Cycles

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By  Walter Bialas

Our research team adapted a new way to highlight the multifamily rent growth over the last several years to provide a unique visual of our local office market.

What you see below is “annual” rent for Class A & B office space across our submarkets going back to 2000.  We colored the last few years so they would stand out against the backdrop of the prior years.  Interestingly, except for a couple of submarkets… Read More

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Chart of the Week: “Re-urbanizing” Downtown Dallas

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By  Walter Bialas

Last week, I saw an interesting article in the Urban Land Institute’s magazine on the re-urbanization of downtown Los Angeles.  The article did a nice job pointing out the changes that have been taking place in LA and identifying the ingredients for success.  These included a resurgence in housing, critical to enlivening the streets, new commercial development, and reinvestment in the community.

We have been seeing similar changes here in Dallas.  Importantly, change… Read More

Chart of the Week: Strategic Renovations Could Provide New Life to Established Multi-family Properties in DFW

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By: Walter Bialas drawings-179127629

Previously, we looked at the timing of the pipeline of multifamily units being delivered over the next couple of years in the metroplex.

One common feature of many of these units is that they are targeting the upscale renter.  Quite simply, given current land and construction

costs, this is the reality of pricing today – be it here in Dallas-Fort Worth or other major markets around the… Read More