Established in 2017, opportunity zones were created to supply tax advantages for certain investments in lower income areas. To put in perspective the amount of opportunity zones in Chicago, there were roughly 500 census tracts eligible, but only 133 were approved (BisNow). In this particular article, the focus is placed on three areas in Chicago predicted to highly benefit as part of the opportunity zones, especially in the long term.
The Chicagoland industrial market finished strong in 2018, but will it live up to the same success in 2019? The market is slightly overbuilt, but that is not preventing companies from taking advantage of the Chicagoland area. As the Midwest hub, the market is expected to perform well and hopefully record another great year in the books.
With 2019 right around the corner, everyone is focused on what the commercial real estate industry will look like in the new year. Industrial performed well in 2018 and the office sector stayed steady. Most analysts believe industrial will continue to thrive due to the growing e-commerce industry. As for offices, technology will definitely play a factor in the success as well as the flexibility of the space and lease options.
Holiday shopping season is upon us, some people are shopping in stores and some online. Josh Hearne, SIOR provided some insight into the commercial real estate effect on shopping and shipping.