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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, Dec. 27

Welcome back, we hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Enjoy these three articles on the state of the Brazil’s commercial real estate, a new retail company focused on tech and a review of Jacksonville’s largest office property sales.

Brazil Commercial Real Estate Prices and Lease Values Fall in Nov.

Brazil’s commercial real estate market continues to contract in the midst of the country’s recession. In November, commercial property prices dropped 0.45 percent, for a total of 3.18 percent year-to-date.

Unusual Retail Concept Puts New Spin on Tech Retailing

A retail start-up is looking at new ways to boost tech start-ups. b8ta allows shoppers to test out the newest gadgets in an hands-on environment.  Beginning in Palo Alto, they’ve since expanded to the Santa Monica and Seattle markets.

2016 in Review: Office Transactions and Leases

As the year comes to a close, BizJournals looks back on the largest office property sales in Jacksonville. Highlights in the commercial real estate market include a $195 million sale in Deerwood Park and the $54.3 million sale of The Ameris Tower.

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, Dec. 21

We hope your Wednesday is going well! In today’s commercial real estate news: the world’s largest trading floor is up for sale—for cheap, AMC is divesting itself of theaters and learn how to measure multi-tenant office space.

World’s Largest Trading Floor Put on the Block

Mission Capital Advisors has been hired to sell the mortgage of the world’s largest trading floor, located in Stamford, Conn. The trading floor once filled with thousands of tenants, but has since been largely vacated. The $149.4 million mortgage is expected to sell for well below that.

AMC Agrees to Divest Theaters in 15 Markets to Settle Dispute Over Carmike Cinemas Acquisition

In order to complete its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas Inc, AMC has agreed to divest itself of theaters in 15 local markets. A list of the 15 markets can be found in the article.

How Do You Measure Commercial Real Estate Space?

Measuring the square footage of a multi-tenant office space can be complex and lead to complaints of unfair rent if done haphazardly. Tim Ruffin covers the three ways to measure commercial property square footage—gross square footage, rentable square footage and useable square footage.