In-Depth Reports

In-Depth Reports are periodic analyses on a broad array of local and national topics that affect commercial real estate markets.

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How the Legal Industry Landscape is Shaping Occupancy Trends

September 22, 2016

The economic pressures facing the legal sector have inspired firms large and small to rethinking who they are and how they work.

 

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Raise the Roof! When to consider cubic clear heights for your warehouse operations

Raise the Roof! When to consider cubic clear heights for your warehouse operations

April 25, 2018

Shrinking availability of industrial land and shifting consumer demands are driving average warehouse clear heights to new levels. When does it make sense for industrial tenants to considering moving to higher clear-height buildings for their warehouse operations?

 
 
 
Congressional Oversight Lifts After-tax Cost of Leasehold Improvements

Congressional Oversight Lifts After-tax Cost of Leasehold Improvements

March 14, 2018

Due to an oversight in the new tax bill, the depreciable life for leasehold improvements—improvements to the interior of nonresidential real property, such as office build-outs—has reverted to 39 years from 15 years. As a result, the depreciation expense one is able to take for tax purposes is significantly reduced on a per annum basis, as costs are expensed over a longer time period.

 
 
 
Savills Prime Office Cost Index Q4 2017

Savills Prime Office Cost Index Q4 2017

February 06, 2018

At the close of 2017, a majority of SPOC markets outside of the US and Mexico increased in overall costs (year-over-year as measured in USD) as global real estate markets strengthened and the dollar depreciated against 2016 highs.

 
 
 
Lease Accounting: Are You Prepared?

Lease Accounting: Are You Prepared?

January 18, 2018

In this paper, Savills Studley describes the importance of being prepared for the financial reporting changes for leases under the new FASB standards. For most companies, the most significant leases relate to real estate.

 
 
 
Caution Ahead: U.S. Distribution Networks Face Triple Threat

Caution Ahead: U.S. Distribution Networks Face Triple Threat

January 16, 2018

Rising Transportation Costs, Shifting Consumer Trends, New Lease Accounting Rules Reshape Priorities

 
 
 
Take-Aways from the Fed

Take-Aways from the Fed's December Minutes

January 08, 2018

Rate Hikes, In flation and CRE/Financing Conditions

 
 
 
What the Tax Bill Could Mean for Commercial Real Estate

What the Tax Bill Could Mean for Commercial Real Estate

December 08, 2017

Will the competing tax reform bills wending their way through the House and Senate bring holiday cheer for the American taxpayer?  

 
 
 
Perspectives from the CFO: Four key areas for strengthening alignment

Perspectives from the CFO: Four key areas for strengthening alignment

October 02, 2017

Savills Studley recently conducted one-on-one interviews with several chief financial officers (CFOs) in consulting, financial services, consumer products and technology to gain their insights on managing corporate real estate (CRE) effectively in the current environment. Participants represented both global and U.S. experience and the viewpoints of large, medium and start-up firms. This article was originally published in the September 2017 issue of CoreNet Global's The Leader.

 
 
 
Five Strategies for Balancing Your Top and Bottom Lines

Five Strategies for Balancing Your Top and Bottom Lines

September 18, 2017

For today’s employers, the largest expense isn’t real estate—it’s humancapital.

 
 
 
Objective analysis for tenants in Manhattan

Objective analysis for tenants in Manhattan's current office market

September 07, 2017

In this paper, Savills Studley describes the varying perspectives of tenants, landlords, landlord agents and tenant advisors on Manhattan's current office market and offers advice to executives operating in the current environment.