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John Alvarado

John Alvarado

CBRE

John Alvarado is senior vice president within CBRE's Investment Properties Institutional Group in Dallas and Houston. Prior to joining the firm, he was a managing director in the capital markets group at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he focused on the disposition of office properties, especially those in the Southwest region. During his career, he has transacted more than $5.5 billion in office property sales.

Stories by John Alvarado

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CRE Opinion

The Evolution of Tenancy and Hold Periods

Hold or sell? That’s the big question facing commercial property owners.
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Commercial Real Estate

CRE Opinion: Food as an Indicator of Growth

When we hear about sluggish growth across the country, we cannot relate.
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Business

John Alvarado: Creating a Real Estate Legacy

Legacy names continue to impact the commercial real estate industry—only now, it’s the younger generation entering the scene ready to make their mark.
Commercial Property Sales

John Alvarado: Foreign Investment in Dallas Has Lagged; But That’s About to Change

Given the size of our office market, foreign investment is shamefully underrepresented.
Office

John Alvarado: Real Estate As a Recruiting Tool

If you're a building owner, how do you capitalize on this trend to give yourself a competitive advantage?

Stories by John Alvarado

Commercial Property Sales

John Alvarado: Playing from the Middle of the Fairway

In golf, the middle of the fairway has the best quality grass, the best views, is easy to get to, and provides the best lie for your ball. In real estate parlance, this analogy translates to the best buildings, the best fundamentals, proximity to high-end residential areas, and the least amount of risk.
Office

John Alvarado: Office Buildings Have Their Own Musical Styles

Like songs, every building has an audience. I once saw Eric Clapton close a great show with the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." It did not work, and the same can be said for buildings. If you try to be something you are not, you will lose your audience.
Commercial Property Sales

John Alvarado: Clarity on the Horizon?

Currently, the biggest detractor of value in commercial real estate is uncertainty. A parallel comparison can be made about the effect of the election. What will be the capital gains tax policy? How will fiscal policy affect interest rates? Will there be stimulus tactics that fundamentally change the attractiveness of real estate as an investment?
Office

John Alvarado: Trophies, Tweeners, and Traumas

As the summer draws to a close, we are transitioning into what has historically been the most active time of the year in the investment sales arena. What we're likely to see is a continuation of what is an already deeply fragmented market along the three asset categories I call Trophies, Tweeners, and Traumas.
Office

John Alvarado: Real Estate Landmark Getaways

This spring break, I'm introducing my teenage daughter Megan to one of my favorite cities in the world: San Francisco. Being a real estate geek, every trip we make includes a visit to landmark office buildings that, in my opinion, give every destination a “sense of place." Which got me to thinking: If I were going to some of my other favorite cities, what buildings would I visit, and why?