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Full Service Self Storage Brokerage

California Self Storage Commercial Real Estate

OCIG, Inc. is proud to now offer full service brokerage in the Self Storage commercial real estate market. Self storage is an excellent way to diversify your real estate portfolio whether you are in a 1031 tax deferred exchange or are an experienced real estate investor, this product type is also known as a “cash cow”…

A New Form of Crypto is Coming:  Digital Real Estate

Digital Real Esate

One of the companies in this new space is RealT.  The following is an overview. Real-World Asset Tokenization: A New Form of Asset Ownership Bitcoin has proven a concept that spawned an entire industry: digitally-native assets and asset tokenization. The invention of the blockchain created the infrastructure the internet needed for hosting digitally native assets…

Rents Gain On Strong Tenant Growth

OC Rental Buildings

Strong demand for industrial space continued in the first quarter, pushing down the vacancy rate to 3.3% and lifting lease rates to new highs as competition intensified for a short supply of space. Net absorption in Q1 totaled 672,317 SF, the second highest quarterly total in five years. Countywide, tenant growth has totaled more than…

Paradigm Shift

Upon turning 50 last month, I left my real estate brokerage firm of 21 years.  Call it a midlife crisis, but I was ready for a change—much like the rest of the world.  I’ve seen a lot of change, but I suspect the biggest change is coming.  Global disruptions—the Crash of 21, Bubonic Plague, World…

Tenant Demand Shrugs Off Recession

Despite the pandemic, Orange County posted the most annual tenant growth in five years as strong demand returned in the fourth quarter. Available space remained near historically low levels with the year-end vacancy rate settling at 3.5%. Fourth-quarter net absorption was 480,104 SF and totaled 941,872 SF for the year, reversing three straight years of…

Demand Flags Amid Covid-19 Uncertainty

Closed Store Orange County

The sudden economic downturn brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic dramatically cut second-quarter leasing activity and deal volume to their lowest levels since the 2008-09 recession. Net absorption also fell into the red in Q2 as the vacancy rate ticked up 30 basis points to 3.5%. There were 367 lease deals in Q2, a nearly…

The State of Commercial Real Estate Post Covid-19

The economy seemed poised for a correction. It had been ten years since the last downturn and any catalyst would send us down again. This time it was a pandemic that started the collapse. Now with the highest unemployment rate ever recorded and with ongoing Covid-19 concerns, we are seeing the collapse in the form…

Coronavirus Hobbles Strong Market

Coronavirus Commercial Real Estate

Demand for industrial space through March was the strongest of the last 15 quarters, pushing the vacancy rate down to 3.4% just as California, the nation and world were hit with the biggest health crisis in 100 years,throwing the global economy into reverse. Nearly 10 million U.S. workers, including 1 million Californians, sought initial jobless…

How E-Commerce May Change the Investment Landscape in 2020 & Beyond

E-Commerce- Company Orange County CA

A changing consumer should spell another strong year for the net-lease industrial sector, particularly in the inland regions of the Western U.S. By Mollie Alteri, REBusinessOnline.com The single-tenant net lease industrial market had another tremendous year of activity in 2019. Preliminary figures tell us last year should look a lot like 2018’s record-setting levels of…