Is Commercial Real Estate on the Decline?

Is Commercial Real Estate on the Decline?

After enjoying two consecutive quarters of growth, the United States commercial real estate (CRE) market declined sharply in the first quarter of 2017. This decline was significant, dragging CRE investments below $100 billion for the first time since the beginning of...
Will Cap rates rise in 2017?

Will Cap rates rise in 2017?

Interest rates have begun to rise and according to the Federal Reserve are expected to continue throughout 2017.  How will this change forecasted domestic and foreign CRE investment and will cap rates increase in response to interest rates. According to Spencer Levy...
Rushing to a wall of uncertainty in 2016

Rushing to a wall of uncertainty in 2016

We find 2016 is upon us beginning with a historic decline in the stock market, crude oil at record lows, the dollar strengthening with domestic employment growing in an election year certain to change US leadership. Globally most industrialized countries’ growth has...
Rushing to a wall of uncertainty in 2016

CRE to the rescue!

Yes there is so much uncertainty with almost everything.   Global economies, political strife, global environmental practices now affect our domestic investment decisions.   Many of these and other factors seem to be beyond our control. Slowly commercial real estate...
Rushing to a wall of uncertainty in 2016

Full speed ahead for Commercial Real Estate in 2015

Improving rental rates, lower vacancy rates, muted construction with low interest rates caused price appreciation and continued CRE growth in 2014. Although construction was muted overall there was sizable growth of multifamily and hotel construction expected to...
The Wall of Maturities: Something’s Gotta Give

The Wall of Maturities: Something’s Gotta Give

Published November 13, 2014 Commercial real estate lenders, borrowers, and CMBS investors alike are looking at the next three years as a true test of the strength of recovering capital markets. Property values have rebounded in many markets, interest rates are low,...
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