"An index of 40 publicly-traded solar companies, wind-turbine component makers and others that benefit from reduced fossil fuel consumption is up 20 percent this year. That’s more than double the S&P 500’s 9.8 percent gain. And better than the 8.3 percent rise by an index of leading coal companies." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-18/clean-energy-is-trouncing-oil-gas-and-coal-in-trump-era
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"In comparison, wind energy prices continue to decline as the technology continues to improve, lowering the cost of wind turbines while increasing performance. Today’s larger wind turbines are more cost-effective and reliable than ever." http://canwea.ca/blog/2017/06/22/technology-advances-spurring-ever-lower-wind-energy-costs/
"The current situation is that leases are dribbling in, generating small increases in occupied square footage. The current pace of construction is not only lower than in the boom, but well below historic averages. We know that given even middling economic growth, we’ll eventually need to build at a much stronger pace. However, the high [...]
After hitting an 8-year low in August Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index rose 4.3% in September, Bloomberg reported. Transactions are few. Apartment prices led the rise. Retail and industrial prices continued down, while office prices rose. Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-22/commercial-property-prices-in-u-s-increase-the-most-on-record-moody-says.html
The Wall Street Journal reported that one result of the Republican takeover of the U.S. House is that partnership profits will likely continue to be taxed at the long-term capital gains rate of 15% rather than reverting to the pre-2003 level of 28%. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703585004575604713556790190.html
Interesting insights from The Business Insider:http://www.businessinsider.com/soros-the-commercial-real-estate-bloodletting-began-a-long-time-ago-2009-11
Time reports that "the bailout may be coming to your local mall." $1.3 trillion in loans to commercial properties come due between now and 2013 and at least half will not qualify for refinancing. So, the Federal Reserve and Treasury are looking at incentives to banks to extend existing commercial real estate loans. Read Time's report at http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1893125,00.html
GlobeSt.com reported results from the Real Estate Roundtable Sentiment Survey for Q2 2009. The industry is feeling more hopeful that a recovery is on the horizon. According to GlobeSt.com's report, Roundtable leader Jeff DeBoer finds the results reflective of encouraging government reports. He still sees a "dangerous" economy and is eyeing how the government plays its "wild card" [...]
Texas legislators are filing bills that would provide debtors with additional protections against foreclosure. SB 472 would increase the mandatory cure period before a lender could post to foreclose on a residence from 20 to 45 days. It would also require foreclosure notices to be accompanied by a new canary yellow sheet of consumer protection tips, [...]
The Real Estate Roundtable has been lobbying for federal aid for the ailing commercial real estate sector. The Roundtable's five point plan: 1. Expand the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF); 2. Encourage foreign capital investment in U.S. real estate. 3. Modify accounting rules. 4. Encourage banks to extend performing loans. Also, temporarily suspend the [...]