The Advisory

Read through our latest findings

In addition to helping clients make the best decisions about real estate investment, repositioning, planning, and development, RCLCO strategists strive to answer their own questions about market trends via ever-evolving, analytically-based research. Below are published issues of The Advisory - always internally crafted, each article is researched and written by a group of RCLCO Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

April 4, 2018

E-Sports Arenas: Are Video Games the Next Great Urban Entertainment Anchor in Real Estate?

As the e-sports market continues to expand, additional demand for e-sports arenas is likely, presenting global development and adaptive reuse opportunities...

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INSTITUTIONAL

March 15, 2018

Ben Maslan

The Monte Carlo Simulation: Contemplating Risk in Real Estate Investing

The real estate industry has historically lacked quantifiable assessments of risk as a tool to improve investment decision-making...

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COMMUNITY AND RESORT

REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS

March 2, 2018

Gregg Logan

Where Is the Homeownership Rate Headed?
Examining the Implications for New Housing

In this issue of The Advisory, we examine the prospect for growth in the U.S. homeownership rate and how that is likely to influence new for-sale housing development opportunities. Will the rate stay flat, trend up again, or resume its 2005-2015 decline? What does that mean for new for-sale housing development opportunities?

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

SPORTS VENUE DEVELOPMENT

February 15, 2018

A Whole New Ball Game: Reframing the Impact of Sports Venues as Urban Anchors

From the Super Bowl to the Olympics, sporting events attract hundreds of millions of people each year. Just as importantly, however, the venues that host these events are often cultural and economic backbones of the communities in which they are located.

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SENTIMENT SURVEY

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

January 25, 2018

Leonard Bogorad

Have We Reached the Tipping Point?
(Sentiment Survey Part 2)

RCLCO’s outlook for generally positive, though moderating, operating and investment performance through 2018 is consistent with the majority of survey respondents.

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SENTIMENT SURVEY

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

January 18, 2018

Leonard Bogorad

Survey Results Forecast an Extended Run for Real Estate Amidst Tax Cuts (Part 1)

As of year-end 2017, the RCLCO Real Estate Market Sentiment Index (RMI) has increased and now stands above both the midyear 2017 level and predictions from six months ago as to where the index would be headed.

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COMMUNITY AND RESORT

MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES

January 4, 2018

Todd LaRue

The Villages is Back on Top: The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2017

Since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling MPCs. We surveyed MPCs throughout the country to establish the 50 top-selling communities of 2017.

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POLICY IMPACTS

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

December 22, 2017

Gregg Logan

Impact of the Tax Bill on Real Estate

The “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” (TCJA) has passed, marketed as a Christmas present for the middle class, but heavily skewed toward upper income families and corporations.

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS

November 30, 2017

Adam Ducker

RCLCO futuRE Series: A Driverless Vehicle Roadmap for the Real Estate Practitioner - Part 3

Driverless cars are coming and will make sweeping changes in our lives and in land use, but this will happen much more slowly than headlines intimate. Still, a very interesting evolutionary period of technology-enhanced mobility is already unfolding...

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INSTITUTIONAL

October 23, 2017

Taylor Mammen

2017 STEM Job Growth Index

RCLCO partnered with CapRidge Partners to create the 2017 STEM Job Growth Index (“STEMdex”) as a tool to identify which markets are primed for growth in STEM-based industries.

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