Cravey Real Estate Blog

Opportunities in Debt and Broken Objects

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Just about every day, Matthew Cravey, SIOR, CCIM, president of Cravey Real Estate Services Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas, drives past One Shoreline Plaza, the South Texas city’s iconic, twin-tower office building sitting in a picturesquely perfect location. Click here to read the complete article

Unprecedented Global Government Intervention

Monday, August 27th, 2012

In his latest white paper, “Unprecedented Global Government Intervention,” NAI Global Chief Economist, Dr. Peter Linneman, discusses the dangers and pitfalls of an unprecedented wave of global government intervention taking place in capital markets. Citing historical examples, he demonstrates intervention only prolongs periods of stagnation and uncertainty. “In all, government activity is now deterring the very […]

Global Economic Round-Up

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The world’s economic problem is best summarized by the fact that while, for the past 20 years, Germany, Italy and Japan have been among the worst developed world governments in terms of providing a healthy environment for economic growth, today, Germany is by far the best in this regard – even though it is no […]

European Debt Crisis

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Europe’s sovereign debt crises are changing daily, yet are making little progress toward long-term solutions. The only questions are when, how and who will be left holding the bag?

Beware of Inflation

Monday, May 9th, 2011

No one deserves less forecasting credibility than the Fed. Over the last two decades, their macroeconomic forecasts have been among the poorest of any forecasters, despite the fact that they are the only forecasters who know macro policy decisions before they are announced.

Global Property Prices and Trends 2011

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Global Property Prices and Trends 2011.

International Property Guide 2011

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

A guide to business practices & customs in 60 countries.

A Disastrous Decade

Friday, December 10th, 2010

What a difference a decade makes. It was just 10 years ago that:

Panic was rampant about the Y2K bug;
The Nasdaq closed at 5,048.62, its highest point before the dot-com bust;
AOL bought Time Warner for $162 billion…

SIOR Professional Report: When It Comes to Financing, Everything Old Is New Again

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Recently, a buyer said they would lease a property from the seller and spend money to improve the property in order to have more equity when they closed,” says Matthew G. Cravey, SIOR, CCIM, RECS, of NAI Cravey Real Estate Services in Corpus Christi, Texas. “The seller was so happy to see some cash flow come in and service his debt that it sounded like a great deal to him. That’s old school (what we used to do in the ’70s); we had owner financing and master leases.

NAI Global Special Report: Gulf Oil Spill Not Likely to Affect Commercial Real Estate 2010

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The huge spillage resulting from the April 20 explosion on a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico still has not been stanched, and some observers fear the accident will have a severe effect on tourism and fishing industries in the region. But NAI commercial real estate professionals in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas believe the accident will not have a material long-term impact on commercial real estate markets in the Gulf Coast states.