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Geoff Ficke Weighs in on North Texas Interest Rates

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Interest rates on the rise

Geoff Ficke, Executive Vice President, Colliers sat down with Dallas Business Journals along side other industry experts to weigh in on the rise of interest rates. 

"Since my team sells and finances triple-net and credit tenant lease property, we work on a range of different property types including office, medical, government, retail and industrial. My team's primary focus is the underlying credit of the tenant. Strong lease guarantees tend to positively position NNN and CTL during periods of economic uncertainty. Throughout the pandemic, we witnessed tremendous demand and capital migration into industrial, government and medical asset classes. We expect this to continue. Office and retail have both held up well but following COVID, the offering activity is really asset-specific within these sectors. Government-leased buildings and e-commerce resistant retail have been winners within these sectors. We believe that in 2022 investors will place a greater emphasis on property fundamentals and not just cap rates and current yield. Scrutinizing the price per foot and market rents will be more prevalent by investors and lenders.

"Historically, commercial property investment has been a terrific hedge against inflation. This assumes an asset has healthy annual rent escalations or strong prospects for rent-growth appreciation in the near term. From my perspective, investors will flock to certain product types that have strong potential for rent growth. There is a lot of uncertainty in the market stemming from the changes within our capital markets, the Russian waged war in Ukraine, supply chain issues, and the potential for additional COVID variants. During indeterminate times, tangible assets like real estate can be a safe haven for prudent investors."

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Executive Vice President


Geoff Ficke serves as Executive Vice President and is a member of the Institutional Capital Markets Group of Colliers International.  Mr. Ficke focuses on the acquisition, disposition and capitalization of CTL, GSA and NNN properties and portfolios throughout the country. Mr. Ficke’s primary focus is representing sellers of investment grade assets leased to the federal government and other national credit tenants.  Throughout Mr. Ficke's career he has closed transactions valued at more than $1,400,000,000 ($1.4 Billion) in 44-states. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Mr. Ficke served as Senior Vice President and Senior National Director of Marcus and Millichap's Office and Industrial Properties and Net Lease Properties Groups.  For over ten consecutive years he ranked in the top 10 in total production nationally within the National Office and Industrial Properties Group and consistently a top 20 perfomer in the Net Lease Properties Group. 

Mr. Ficke leads a 10 person team thats success has hinged upon the relationships formed with private investors, developers, institutional investors, public REITs, private equity funds, off-shore investors, syndicates, as well as brokers from other national and regional brokerage firms. This is a testament to the teams willingness to collaborate with other brokers as well as the relationships fostered throughout the country.  Each agent within the team has a clearly defined specialization which allows the team to hyper-focus in various niches within the CTL, GSA and NNN market.   

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