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Commercial Property Prices Show No Signs of Budging

January 18, 2017 |

Pointing to an extended market cycle, commercial property price indices (CPPI) continued to either hold steady or trend upward at the end of 2016, the most recent period for which data is available.

The Moody’s/RCA national all-property CPPI rose … Read More

Which REIT Sectors Will Stand Out in 2016?

January 20, 2016 |

Now that winners of the $1.6 billion Powerball lottery have been identified, those of us who did not win are considering investments with less risk but strong returns. With traditionally strong dividend yields, real estate investment trusts (REITs) could be … Read More

Stagnant Homeownership Rate Likely Means Decades of Strong Demand for Apartments

January 12, 2016 |

Over the next two decades, demand for rental apartments will likely continue to be strong, if current homeownership rates remain where they are or improve only modestly.

The homeownership rate and how low it will remain going forward is one … Read More

Retail Continues Its Slow Recovery

January 11, 2016 |

The retail sector has suffered the commercial real estate’s the most sluggish recovery since the recession, partly because of the hangover from robust building in the 2000s, and partly because the wider recovery has inspired only anemic wage gains. A … Read More

Office Market Gains Ground in ’15

January 8, 2016 |

The U.S. office market is getting healthier, according to Reis’ report on the market for the fourth quarter of 2015, which the company released on Tuesday. Vacancies are down, absorption is up, and rents are growing. In fact, some metro … Read More

Rent Hikes Stress Single-Family Renters

January 4, 2016 |

Rising rents for single-family rental homes are stressing the budgets for many households. “There may not be as much room to raise rents going forward. We are starting to see affordability become an issue,” says Daren Blomquist, vice president with … Read More

Office Employment Growth Has Not Translated into Robust Leasing and Rent Growth: Here’s Why

January 4, 2016 |

Much has been written over the last few years on the very slow rate of rent growth in the office market. A simple glance at historic trends shows that office rents grew at a much faster rate at this stage … Read More

Location, Floorplans Still Top Drivers for Choosing Apartment Communities

January 4, 2016 |

According to the National Multifamily Housing Council / Kingsley Associates newly released 2015 Apartment Resident Preferences Survey, the rise of apartment living is changing communities, driving new development and raising the expectations for the amenities and services offered to the … Read More