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Six Critical Questions Part 3: Will We See an Avalanche of Distressed Assets in 2024? 

This article is part three of a six-part series focusing on the six most critical questions about development and commercial property in Southwest Florida.  Across the country, borrowers and lenders are bracing for a potential surge of distressed assets. According to a study by Cushman & Wakefield, the U.S. commercial property market exhibited an alarming […]

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Six Critical Questions Part 2: What Impact Will Interest Rates Have on Commercial Real Estate?

This article is part two of a six-part series focusing on the most critical questions about development and commercial property in Southwest Florida.   The volume of commercial real estate transactions in Southwest Florida decelerated over the last year, likely attributable to number of factors. These variables include escalating construction costs, scarcity of land for development,

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Six Critical Questions Part 1: Is Southwest Florida Headed for a “ Doom Loop?

The Urban Land Institute’s inaugural Southwest Florida Focus Real Estate Forum recently shone a spotlight on responsible land use and sustainable community development in our region. I was honored to be a featured speaker at this event, which brought together industry leaders, professionals and stakeholders to discuss development trends in Southwest Florida. This article is

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Double Impact: CPSWFL Wins Consecutive CoStar Awards for Southwest Florida’s Economic Expansion with Lansing Building Products

The headlines in early 2024 were eye-opening for many: “Southwest Florida Braces for Population Surge as Lee County Nears One Million Residents.” This forecast stemmed from a January report by the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR). The data projected that Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties would witness some of Florida’s

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Craft Brewing Revolutionizes Commercial Real Estate

Craft Brewing Revolutionizes Commercial Real Estate By Gary Tasman CEO & Principal Broker, Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, LLC Anyone who has taken up the art of market watching over the last ten years may have noticed that breweries, micro-breweries and brewpubs have more than tripled the craft brewing market and placed most

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Your Commercial Lease Clauses and COVID-19

By Gary Tasman The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to re-evaluate the ways we conduct business, including remote work opportunities, surface sanitization, social distancing, human resources policies and indoor air quality. For those in the commercial leasing business, the concept of force majeure and how it applies to the pandemic is also being evaluated.

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How is AI Changing Commercial Real Estate?

If you’re like most people, you have mixed feelings about the recent rise of artificial intelligence technology. Our curiosity about AI is tempered by confusion and anxiety about its future implications. According to a recent Ipsos survey, only 36% of Americans are excited about the potential benefits of artificial intelligence, a number significantly lower than

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How Would a Recession Impact Southwest Florida?

By Gary Tasman Rarely a week passes without a financial publication speculating about the potential for a recession. While some experts believe that the red-hot job market is far too strong to precipitate a downturn in this calendar year, others point to traditional factors such as rising interest rates, high inflation and an inverted yield

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Securing Your Investment in the Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Risk Assessments

By Gary Tasman When NOAA predicted a “near normal” Atlantic hurricane season for 2023, many Southwest Floridians breathed a cautious sigh of relief. However, long-time Florida residents know not to put much stock into these predictions, as a catastrophic storm can occur even in the mildest of years. Hurricane Andrew, after all, devastated South Florida

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Shifting Office Trends in a Post-Pandemic World

By Gary Tasman Earlier this month, the World Health Organization declared an official end to the coronavirus public health emergency. Although most traces of the pandemic have faded, its societal impact still lingers. COVID-19 has irreversibly changed the way we shop, communicate, visit the doctor, and even enjoy our meals. We are spending more time

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