Market Insight

Lock Richards' Insight on the Commercial Real Estate Scene

Trending Now – 2017 Q3 Review

This quarter I wanted to highlight some interesting trends affecting commercial real estate (CRE) markets.  While these trends stem from national metrics, they will ultimately affect our local markets and may offer valuable insight to investors, owner/users, developers and tenants who are considering acquisition, disposition, expansion or relocation decisions. Nationally, over the last eight quarters, …

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Trump’s First 100 Days – 2017 Q1 Review

The White House

Nevada County’s commercial real estate market in first quarter 2017 seemed to parallel our new President’s first 100 days in office, in more ways than just time. Upon Trump taking office, the private sector/business community’s hopes and expectations for an improving economic climate increased, as demonstrated by the run-up of the stock market. At the …

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The Tortoise and the Hare – 2016 Q4 Review

Downtown San Francisco

As in Aesop’s Tortoise and the Hare fable, California’s coastal communities (the “Hare”) continued enjoying a fast-paced and robust economic recovery in 2016, while smaller inland suburbs and tertiary markets like Nevada County (the “Tortoise”) continued on a much slower and steadier growth trajectory. Continuing with the story line, the moral looking forward may be …

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