Chris Falk

Commercial Real Estate Broker

The key to gaining a competitive edge for any commercial real estate portfolio, large or small, is to team up with a successful local real estate professional. Chris’ local market knowledge, combined with his national and international NGKF certification, has helped him develop valued relationships with property owners and an intimate knowledge of market major tenants, government agencies, and technical advisors. Chris assists his clients in maximizing the value of their real estate holdings through consultation, dispositions, and acquisition.

2015 Proved to be Banner Year for Commercial Real Estate

Posted on April 5, 2016

According to the NAIP, a Commercial Real Estate Development Association, 2015 represented another impressive year for commercial real estate in Utah with investments reaching more than $1.8 billion for the year. The hot commercial real estate climate is nothing new to local agents who have seen the industry climb year to year for the past […]

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2015 Yearend Report

Posted on January 22, 2016

We just released our 2015 Market Report on corporate real estate.  This provides a great overview of the state, each submarket, and product type (office, retail, industrial, investment, etc.) as well.  This should give tenants, owners, and developers alike a great glimpse into the commercial markets of Utah and the strength thereof.  Should any questions […]

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4Q15 Capital Market Report

Posted on January 19, 2016

With the hike -though subtle-  in interest rates, many owners of commercial and corporate real estate and investors alike are curious to what the future holds. Locally, the local Northern Utah Markets (Salt Lake City, Bountiful, Centerville, Kaysville, Layton, Ogden, etc.) continue to strengthen as housing pushes forward and demand increases.  Statistics for Utah, and nationally, […]

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2016 Entrepreneur of the Year is… a Northern Utah Tech guy…

Posted on January 14, 2016

Pretty big deal when a CEO (Aaron Skonnard) of a tech company (Pluralsight) based in Davis County gets these kinds of accolades.  Props to Aaron and everyone @ Pluralsight.  What a great company.  Their desire to create office space that is second-to-none has provided them with a powerful marketing and talent retention tool. They seemingly […]

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A Lot to Be Thankful For

Posted on November 23, 2015

Here’s a perspective look on where we’re at, where we’re going, and why we can be thankful this time of year… The price of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased by a meager 1.4% this holiday season compared with last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farmers have done better with their real […]

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Q3 Market Report for Utah CRE

Posted on November 5, 2015

Office space in Utah continues to show strong growth.  We recently published our NGA Q3 Market Report.  It’s hard to fathom, but vacancy in Salt Lake City has dipped below 5% in the Class A office markets- and below 10% in the Class B world.  A simple translation would suggest that tenants looking for certain […]

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Office Space: How Open is Too Open???

Posted on October 30, 2015

I hear this all the time… “What should my concerns about ‘open’ office space?”  Or, “…is this design too ‘open’ and should I be worried about privacy?  Where is the happy medium and what have you seen done Chris?” Great questions… and this seems to be the question that is on the precipice of many […]

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Office Demand Around to Stay?

Posted on October 26, 2015

A recent article published by National Real Estate Investor magazine suggests that the “tight” office conditions in many markets should be around to stay.  Office space in Ogden and surrounding Davis and Weber Counties, and Northern Utah in general, with the lack of new product should propel us to what would generally be considered a “Landlord’s” market […]

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Forbes Ranks Utah #1 For Business

Posted on October 23, 2015

Forbes Magazine has put Utah among the elite- or rather ATOP THE ELITE.  The magazine has ranked Utah #1 in Best States for Business which is a HUGE nod as Utah continue to impress.  All submarkets of Utah’s commercial real estate certainly play an active role in this, as does the overall real estate market in […]

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Office Obsolescence- Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on October 14, 2015

This is a great white paper written regarding the increasing challenge of commercial real estate improvements- specifically the increasing obsolescence of different types of office space. Of note, the report explores: The challenges and opportunities associated with the increasing obsolescence of suburban office assets NGKF’s approach for quantifying obsolescence The differences between curable and incurable obsolescence […]

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