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April 23, 2018

Top 2 tech city in the US? Close to 200% population growth with housing units tripling in two years, and still less cost of living than Nashville, Austin or Atlanta? Downtown Raleigh it is, and last week, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance released their 2018 Annual State o...

April 26, 2016


Earlier this morning, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance released their 2016 Annual State of Downtown Report in front of all the business leaders, developers and city officials of the Capital City. The event was well received as well as the report itself.  The 2016 Raleigh...

January 9, 2016


Colliers recently released their Global Investor Report for 2016.  In the report (seen here), Colliers surveyed over 600 investors internationally that hold over $1.5 Trillion in assets to get their take and appetite for commercial real estate. 


The results should be...

November 21, 2015

This week I had the privilege to attend Raleigh’s Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Real Estate Trends 2016 meeting.  The event was centered on ULI’s recent 2016 Real Estate Report and how Raleigh fit in across the nation.


Heavy weight speakers included heads of the ULI fro...

November 12, 2015


The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has released their 3rd Quarter Market Report full of development numbers, business statistics and residential patterns. Let’s see how DTR did this fall.


In September, the Downtown Experience Plan  (which I wrote a 5 Part Series here...

January 24, 2015


2015 is now upon us! As you prepare for the New Year, be prepared to make important decisions concerning your real estate and what effects it may have for your financials and business.  To help guide you through these decisions I’ve included a great report from Deloit...

December 23, 2014



I hope you enjoy this short video from Colliers International.  Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas from Capital Compass and Colliers! 


Stay tuned over the holidays for our month of December “Development’s Review” as well as the outlook on...

November 21, 2014

In Downtown Raleigh, Warehouse District development started off slow but gradually picked up pace in the past few years.  The question remains though, what plans for continued development exist? For answers, the City has proposed 2 Options, see the 2nd below!


Option 2 ...

November 21, 2014

In Downtown Raleigh, Warehouse District development started off slow but gradually picked up pace in the past few years.  In the south section, the addition of the Raleigh Convention Center brought business clout and prestige to the district.  Across the road, the new ...

November 14, 2014

The R-Line is Downtown Raleigh's free transportation circulator. The hybrid electric buses run every 15 minutes and efficiently cover the hotspots and sectors of downtown.  Future needs address increased stops, shorter trips and bi-direction service.  Take a look at th...

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