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Testimonial : The Hanover Company

By First American NCS on November 1, 2016
The Hanover Company, a Houston-based, national real estate development firm, has had the pleasure of being a client of First American Title Insurance Company (FirstAm) for many years.
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Topics: Customer testimonial

Volatility Is More Than Vix!

By First American NCS on August 16, 2016


Real estate cycles are generally created by movements in demand not supply. While it is important to track commercial real estate performance through various cycles and divergent trends, patterns of performance are impacted not just by supply and demand, but as much by the quality of assets and portfolios. And is risk a factor? Do investors...

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Topics: Whitepaper VIX Volatility Index

A Tale Of Two Cities: Investing In U.s. Commercial Real Estate

By First American NCS on May 25, 2016

Increased demand for U.S. commercial real estate assets and a maturity in the property cycle have been major contributors to the volume of CRE in the U.S. But certain game changers add a dimension and complexity to the variables affecting CRE, shaping the landscape of certain cities as they generate economic growth. A bifurcation of metros into...

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Topics: White Papers

Nothing Is Predictable – It’s An Election Year!

By First American NCS on March 10, 2016

There is so much uncertainty globally that nothing is predictable! Economic factors impacting commercial real estate, such as record-high valuations and property pricing, rising interest rates, and an overall structural shift in the global economy are but some of the many variables that investors must contend with as they evaluate the...

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Topics: CRE trends

(white Paper) The Three Vs Of Cross-border Investment: Volume, Velocity And Variety

By First American NCS on October 27, 2015

U.S. Commercial Real Estate increasingly is a global game, as foreign entities, funds and individuals cross borders at warp speed to invest in trophy properties in major markets. The report, The Three Vs of Cross-Border Investment: Volume, Velocity and Variety, describes the investment patterns, challenges, and long-term impact of these new...

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Topics: White Papers

(white Paper) Disruptive Forces In Retail Real Estate

By First American NCS on June 5, 2015

Of all real estate sectors, retail is perhaps the most interconnected with the general public. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, consumer spending constituted 67% of the U.S. economy in 2013. And for decades, consumers have fulfilled their needs and wants by visiting brick-and-mortar stores in urban downtowns and suburban...

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Topics: White Papers