THE KBS INSIDER
Blog Archive



KBS Proud to Sponsor 4th Annual
Real Estate Luncheon to
Benefit OC Veterans


On April 18, KBS was again proud to co-sponsor the fourth annual Orange County Real Estate Luncheon to raise money for designated charities that are providing the most help for Orange County veterans and their families.    Virtually every major real estate firm in Orange County as well as several large lending institutions were present to … Read More

How Coworking Continues to Evolve


Dan Park

Now that coworking is no longer considered a fad, it’s quickly moving beyond the quaint notion that it’s meant only for entrepreneurs and startups. As of 2019, coworking spaces makes up 5 percent of U.S. office space and it’s expected to consume at least 30 percent of space within the next 11 years, according to … Read More

A Viable Infrastructure Alternative:
Secondary Markets


Marc DeLuca

Since the 1960s, when most infrastructure such as roads, bridges, airports and electrical grids were put into place, the U.S. population more than doubled. Because of intense usage and just plain old growing older, much of this infrastructure is “dangerously overstretched.” Because these systems were built decades ago, economist say that delaying maintenance is holding … Read More

Perspectives on the Commercial Office Market
and Managing Risk for Investors


Premier Office Magazine speaks with Chuck Schreiber, CEO of KBS about demand drivers in the commercial office market and the importance of managing risk for investors. POM: What are some of the key trends that are affecting the leasing of urban-centered office space? Schreiber: We really saw in 2012 a change in the focus and … Read More

No Slowdown for Office Demand


Chuck Schreiber

The flow of young talent into the job market continues to be a boon to the office leasing business.  This is especially true for owners who have elected to buy in vibrant urban areas and markets near major universities and the talent pool that comes with them.  Live/work/play environments are still in heavy demand, and … Read More

Commercial Real Estate Prepares for 5G


There is a lot of talk about the 5G network—dubbed the next commercial real estate (CRE) utility—and how it will radically change the way we operate and do business. It’s going to be big. Really big. The eminent need for the 5G network is there is simply too much data and not enough bandwidth.  Think … Read More

KBS’ Chuck Schreiber on Managing Risk


Connect Media sat down with KBS CEO Chuck Schreiber to gather insights on the market, managing risk and real estate investment. Schreiber had a great deal to say, and therefore we’re presenting the conversation in two parts. An edited transcript of the discussion follows below. Q: There are a number of headlines today suggesting that … Read More

Offices Eye TAMIs For Opportunities


Brett Merz

TAMI—Technology, Advertising, Media, and Information businesses—represent a very powerful tenant group within the commercial real estate space, one that is reshaping workplace expectations. Considered the leaders of today’s modern and innovative office, the sheer size and growth momentum of this group is what makes them a high tenant priority. According to Nelson, TAMI companies are … Read More

Spec Suites and Vanilla Ice Cream


Spec Suites and Vanilla Ice Cream   “Would you like to see one of our spec suites?” For employers seeking the perfect office space for a growing business, that question doesn’t exactly set off fireworks. What is a spec suite? For most, it’s a generic term for a generic space—fresh and ready to move in … Read More

Growing Office Returns in Growing Cities


Chuck Schreiber

Providing stable, long-term returns for investors depends on a number of factors, two being investing in growth markets and controlling costs. If rents are rising because the market is thriving, and if costs are lower than similar investments, the asset has potential to perform at or above expectations. But what makes a growth market? And … Read More