Keller Williams

| August 10, 2016

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Keller Williams was founded by Gary Keller and his team of Austin real estate agents in 1983. In the late 1980's it expanded to San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. In 1991, it became a franchise system and then in 1993 it opened in Oklahoma and Colorado. Today, there are over 650 offices, with more than 75,000 sales associates.

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A fully integrated real estate investment firm, East End identifies micro-markets within New York City and Miami that will outperform due to demographic trends, improving infrastructure and compelling fundamentals. East End adds value throughout the investment cycle by applying proactive asset and property management, construction expertise and transparent governance. The company has acquired 2.25 million square feet of office, retail, and apartments and controls over 1.4 million square feet of development rights.

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Article | June 2, 2021

While many workers plan, at least according to recent surveys, to continue spending at least part of each week working from home, a shorter commute still seems to be holding increasing appeal. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB ) says its first quarter Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) indicates not only a pandemic driven shift in construction to low density, low cost markets, but a rapid expansion in areas with the shortest commutes. Litic Murali, writing in NAHB's Eye on Housing blog, says workplaces are moving toward hybrid home/office work models which could affect 30 to 40 percent of the American workforce. This will give renters and buyers increased market power over their travel times and the ability to reduce both housing and transportation costs. The nationwide average commute is 26 minutes. Those counties in the bottom quintile (lowest 20 percent) have a commute time of 18 minutes or less while the commute in the highest quintile is 28 minutes. The data show that 36.2 percent of the U.S. population resides in the counties in that top slice. The HBGI indicates that the top two quintiles with the longest commutes together had 63.6 percent of single family building. However, growth was strongest in that bottom quintile with a four-quarter moving average annual growth of 22.2 percent.

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Top 5 Trends Affecting Real Estate in 2020

Article | February 19, 2020

Any buyer that’s been looking for a home can tell you how difficult it is right now to find a home in their price range. Several factors contribute to this trend. Baby boomers are staying in their homes longer, and we have tons of millenials looking for their first or second home. So we have lots of demand, but not enough supply. This is great for sellers, but buyers want to be prepared for it to take several months to find the right property for the right price. Another reason we are seeing such an influx of buyers is because interest rates are staying very low, making it incredibly affordable to obtain a mortgage. As of writing this, a 30 year fixed rate mortgage has an interest rate of 3.62%, and 15 year fixed rate mortgage has an interest rate 2.87%!

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Article | April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted most every industry over the past few months, creating a scenario of rising financial stress, retracting employment and diminishing market confidence for companies around the globe. The commercial real estate industry hasn’t been immune from the pandemic’s downward pressure on the economy. Many real estate owners and investors, and the service-based companies supporting these organizations, have found themselves in a wait-and-see mode before making decisions about projects and other business initiatives. To that end, according to a recent Bisnow story on data collected by independent research and advisory firm Green Street Advisors, real estate investment trust shares have decreased by 34% since mid-February, while office high-rises have experienced a 10% decrease in overall value across global markets. The same story notes unsurprisingly the retail sector has been among the most negatively impacted product types across the world’s commercial real estate portfolio.

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Article | February 26, 2020

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East End Capital

A fully integrated real estate investment firm, East End identifies micro-markets within New York City and Miami that will outperform due to demographic trends, improving infrastructure and compelling fundamentals. East End adds value throughout the investment cycle by applying proactive asset and property management, construction expertise and transparent governance. The company has acquired 2.25 million square feet of office, retail, and apartments and controls over 1.4 million square feet of development rights.

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