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News

Winter 2022

Failure of the proposition to build a new Juneau city hall is a perfect opportunity to more fully analyze this project into the future.  While the CBJ spent a considerable time looking at site options,...
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Summer 2022

WHILE INTEREST RATES CLIMB NATIONWIDE, IN ALASKA, AIDEA REMAINS THE LENDER OF CHOICE FOR INVESTORS OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE.  Across the nation, investors watch with trepidation as conventional lenders follow the Fed’s pattern of raising...
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April 2022

MAJOR TOURISM RETAILERS AND SOME OPERATORS ARE NOW PRIVATELY WEIGHING IN ON THE OUTLOOK FOR 2022 SAYING THAT IT’S NOT GOING TO BE THE BOOM SEASON THAT THE MAJOR CRUISELINES PREDICTED.    Late last year, industry...
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Spring 2022

ANNUAL SURVEY OF TOURISM RETAIL VACANCIES SIGNALS CONTINUED WEAKNESS IN DOWNTOWN TOURISM RETAIL.  While major tour companies announce record bookings that could see the 2022 season the best to date, we’ve completed our annual survey...
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Winter 2022

THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE SALE IN THE HISTORY OF JUNEAU IS COMPLETED IN DECEMBER.   The acquisition of over 92,000 square feet of office space in two buildings was closed in early December.  The buildings,...
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Winter 2021

THE OUTLOOK FOR THE REGIONAL ECONOMY IN  2016 WAS  “FLAT TO DECLINING”…AND NOW?? For years, in-state economists have charted the almost meteoric rise of population and the economic sectors of Anchorage and the Mat-Su valley,...
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June 2021

MILL RATE SEES REDUCTION BY THE ASSEMBLY. The Juneau assembly made the decision recently to reduce the mill rate.  Following a rain of public criticism of the CBJ’s decision to raise commercial assessments recently, the...
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Spring 2021

ROCK BOTTOM COMMERCIAL RATES MOTIVATE SMART BUILDING OWNERS.  AIDEA, Alaska’s leading subsidized lender is now offering commercial rates that have fallen below 4%–almost mirroring the 2020 precipitous fall in residential mortgage rates.  The program, which...
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February – March 2021

GOVERNOR DUNLEAVY’S FY2022 BUDGET CALLS FOR THREE MAIN ELEMENTS TO BE IMPLEMENTED The FY2022 budget created in December is making its way through the 2021 legislative session.  It calls for stabilizing Alaska’s economy, passing an...
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November 2020

LEASE SURVEY REVEALS WEAKNESS IN DEMAND FOR JUNEAU OFFICE SPACE.  The owner of a major office building in Juneau tasked a Seattle based appraiser this October with completing a survey of leasing activity as observed...
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