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CBRE-Albany reports strong Capital Region warehouse demand and lowest vacancy rates since recession. 

From the Business Review: Slightly more than 1 million square feet of industrial space was filled in the first half of 2015 in the Albany, New York, area, dropping the vacancy rate to the lowest level since before the last recession, … Continue reading

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Changes in Appraisal Standards for 2014

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) has at least one major change for the 2014-2015 Edition. The changes are effective January 1, 2014. The change that is most important to appraisal consumers is the change to available report … Continue reading

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Rules, rules, rules…

USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) is the set of federal regulations that all licensed and certified appraisers must follow. They are changed on some level every two years and knowing those changes is the responsibility of the appraiser. … Continue reading

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CBRE-Albany: Forecast

CBRE-Albany, the largest commercial real estate brokerage in the Capital Region, held its annual Marketview event last night at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club in Menands. CBRE holds the event each year to release its market research for the last quarter and … Continue reading

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What’s Average?

I’ve been obsessing lately about the rating scale I’ve used in my appraisal reports for the past 20 years or so. For many years I adhered to the “Good, Average, Fair, Poor” scale when describing markets, sites, improvements, utility, and … Continue reading

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