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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Savills Prime Office Cost Insights Q3 2018

Savills Prime Office Cost Insights Q3 2018

November 28, 2018

Every quarter, the Savills team of expert, local tenant representation professionals present a snapshot of occupancy costs for prime office space across global markets critical to our clients.

 
 
 
Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement - The Tenant’s Perspective

Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement - The Tenant’s Perspective

November 13, 2018

The announcement is in...

 
 
 
Why is this real estate cycle different from previous real estate cycles?

Why is this real estate cycle different from previous real estate cycles?

September 10, 2018

In 2017, the Effective Rent Index tracked by Savills Studley started to peak in many markets in the U.S., driven by landlord concession packages rising significantly in these markets. By now, following the six- to eight-year cyclical pattern established over the last 40 years, commercial rents should have started to drop as landlords struggle to fill an oversupply of available space. Instead, effective rents have plateaued in many markets.

 
 
 
Savills Prime Office Cost Insights

Savills Prime Office Cost Insights

August 10, 2018

The second quarter brought modest occupancy cost increases, primarily across EMEA and in the US. However, the strength of the US dollar hides these increases in Europe. The most significant driver of increased cost was tenants’ capital expenditures across the two regions.

 
 
 
Financial Firms and Brexit: Where to?

Financial Firms and Brexit: Where to?

July 24, 2018

A little less than two weeks ago, the UK released a white paper on the future relationship between Britain and the EU. The white paper focuses on what happens if Britain leaves the EU (and the Single Market) without a partnership deal for the future. Among other consequences, the UK will no longer be able to operate under the EU’s “passporting” regime.

 
 
 
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