December 15, 2017


How U.S. Tax Reform Package Could Impact CRE

Click here for a report and charts from Cushman & Wakefield Research regarding the “World’s Fastest Tax Reform Package”.

Commercial real estate, overall, is a winner and largely exempt from the most significant adverse provisions, namely limitations on interest deduction and 1031x repeals.


Fed Rate Increase is 3rd this Year; Foresees 3 More in 2018

“The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession.”


NonStore Sales Bounce Back in November

“An analysis of new retail sales data suggests e-commerce sales grew 16.1% in November, which is an acceleration from the rocky start to the crucial fourth quarter. Total retail sales were also strong in the key holiday shopping month.”

Target Will Buy Shipt for $550 Million to Speed Same-day Delivery

“Target Corp. agreed to purchase grocery-delivery startup Shipt Inc. for $550 million, stepping up its challenge to Inc. by speeding the rollout of same-day shipping.”


LA-LB Big Data Drive to Wring Productivity From Existing Assets

“The executive directors of Los Angeles and Long Beach are looking to technology and data sharing to unleash the latent physical capacity, cargo-handling productivity, and environmental potential of the largest US port complex..”

Fewer Arbitrations, Stoppages Brightens LA-LB Cargo Outlook

“Arbitrations are down 55 percent year over year and work stoppages plunged 82

percent — a clear sign that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) wants cargo to return to the West Coast, the head of the employers’ organization said Tuesday..”


UPS: Customer Collaboration Shortest Route to More Capacity

“As a key UPS executive underscores, in the decade ahead technology will drive operations improvement but so will knowledge of customers’ needs.”


Economists Expect Strong Year For Orange County

“An increase in residential and multifamily permits will drive job growth in the construction industry in Orange County in 2018, local economists said.”


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Tina Arambulo
Industrial Research DirectorLos Angeles Basin
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