California investor Judah Hertz is buying office buildings
After a four-year hiatus on the sidelines, California investor Judah Hertz is buying office buildings in small cities with some of the highest vacancies and lowest demand in the country. That probably means more torment for other landlords in these markets.
Attractive yields are increasingly luring investors like Mr. Hertz further afield to office markets in smaller cities and suburban areas. During most of the downturn, investors have focused on major cities like New York and Washington, but this has driven prices up and yields down, to under 5% in some cases.
"I should be in a very competitive situation," Mr. Hertz says.