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Jan 22, 2015, 13:20 ET

Transwestern | RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus

Transwestern | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease totaling 202,492 square feet of office space for Shire a leading...

Jan 21, 2015, 07:00 ET

Transwestern Named A "Best Company To Work For In Texas" By Texas Monthly Magazine For 9th Year

Transwestern today announces it has been named one of the 2015 "Best Companies to Work for in Texas" by Texas Monthly magazine, marking the ninth...

Jan 20, 2015, 13:13 ET

Large Institutional Investors Consider Smaller Buildings In Chase For Yield

As competition remains strong for core product in top-tier markets, large institutional investors are considering alternate strategies as they...

Jan 20, 2015, 13:00 ET

Real Estate Strategy Can Further Nonprofit Missions

Balancing financials and business with an altruistic vision presents nonprofits with a unique challenge, according to Transwestern's first-quarter...

Jan 15, 2015, 07:00 ET

Infrastructure Improvements Drive N.J. Industrial Vacancy To 7.8 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2008

New Jersey's improvement of bridges, tunnels and roadways is driving a significant amount of industrial leasing, pushing the vacancy rate to 7.8...

Jan 08, 2015, 07:00 ET

Greater Boston Office Market Posts 12.8 Percent Vacancy, Lowest Level Since 2001

 The vacancy rate in Greater Boston's office market dropped to 12.8 percent – its lowest level since 2001 – during fourth-quarter...

Jan 07, 2015, 17:51 ET

Transwestern's Strategic Approach Increases Barrett Office Center Occupancy By 56 Percent

Transwestern's Atlanta office today announces  Barrett Office Center, a two-building office campus is nearly 98 percent leased, compared to 42...

Dec 29, 2014, 13:34 ET

Transwestern Team Members Raise More Than $34,000 For Movember Foundation

Transwestern today announces its team members raised $34,317 for the Movember Foundation, a global organization committed to changing the face of...

Dec 11, 2014, 07:00 ET
Rising consumer confidence expected to continue driving economy, retail and industrial real estate

Rising Consumer Confidence Expected To Continue Driving Economy, Retail And Industrial Real Estate

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan overall consumer sentiment index peaked in October at 86.4, the highest level since July 2007. Delta...

Dec 03, 2014, 15:27 ET

Greater Boston Laboratory Real Estate Market Posts Healthy 9.5 Percent Vacancy Rate

 Greater Boston's biotechnology companies took 516,000 square feet of laboratory space off the market during the two quarters ending...

Nov 14, 2014, 15:30 ET

Transwestern And Delta Associates Host 14th Annual Economic TrendLines® Event In Houston

Transwestern today announces the 14th annual Houston TrendLines® event was held Nov. 13 at the River Oaks Country Club in partnership with its...

Nov 13, 2014, 08:00 ET

National Economy Accelerating amidst fears of Global Downturn led by Faltering European Union

 The U.S. economy is holding steady despite market-wide fears of a global slowdown, according to the November edition of "the BRIEFING," a...

Oct 06, 2014, 07:00 ET

Baxter Establishes New R&D Facility In Cambridge, Mass. In Lease Brokered By Transwestern | RBJ

 Transwestern | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease totaling 206,084 square feet for Baxter International Inc., a global...

Sep 24, 2014, 19:15 ET

Commercial Real Estate Sales On Pace To Nearly Match Last Year Amid Rebounding Employment

During the first half of 2014, the four major types of commercial property – office, industrial, multifamily and retail – have recorded...

Sep 22, 2014, 12:59 ET
"The BRIEFING" is a monthly report by Transwestern covering the national economy, capital markets and commercial real estate. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

Office Sales Up 25 Percent Year-Over-Year Amid Signs Of Increasing Economic Activity And Job Growth

The U.S. economy is demonstrating signs of increasing economic activity, while both Europe and Asia are showing signs of reaching stall speed,...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:41 ET

Transwestern Donates More Than $22,000 To ALS Association In Honor Of Former Company Executive

Transwestern today announces it has raised more than $22,000 in less than a three-week period for the ALS Association through an internal Ice...

Aug 06, 2014, 07:00 ET
Transwestern's Roger Vasquez discusses initiatives at Pennzoil Place that cut energy cost by $2.2 million (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

40-Year-Old Building Cuts Energy Cost By $2.2 Million

 Houston's iconic Pennzoil Place, originally constructed in 1975, has implemented a number of strategies to cut energy costs by $2.2 million...

Aug 06, 2014, 07:00 ET
Transwestern's Mike McLain, chief accounting officer, outlines the proposed changes to lease accounting standards and advises businesses on steps to take now to prepare. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

3 Proposed Changes To Lease Accounting Standards And How Businesses Should Prepare Now

 While lease accounting standards have been under review for a number of years, it is imperative that businesses start preparing now for the...

Aug 04, 2014, 13:06 ET
Commercial real estate sales are up 13.5 percent as yield-starved investors continue chasing returns, according to the August edition of "the BRIEFING" report, compiled by Transwestern. (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

Commercial Real Estate Sales Up 13.5 Percent As Yield-Starved Investors Continue Chasing Returns

The U.S. economy continues to trudge ahead, while yield-starved investors still flock to commercial real estate, according to the August edition of...

Jul 31, 2014, 12:28 ET
Eric Johnson has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Managing Director of Transwestern's National Healthcare platform (PRNewsFoto/Transwestern)

Transwestern Names Eric Johnson As Executive Managing Director Of National Healthcare Platform

 Transwestern's headquarters today announces Eric Johnson has been promoted to the newly created position of executive managing director of the...