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  • Investment activity recorded a positive 2011. Based on data from Real Capital Analytics, more than 13,000 major properties traded hands during 2011, totaling $205.8 billion in sales, representing a 51 percent increase from 2010.
  • The data analyzes properties priced at $2.5 million and above. Based on the 2012 Commercial Lending Survey.
  • REALTORS® handle an even larger number of transactions of properties valued at less than $2.0 million. In 2012, 85 percent of commercial sales were for properties priced under that threshold.

George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

George Ratiu, Research Economist, writes regular economic columns and conducts research in the areas of commercial real estate, international investments, mortgage performance and foreclosures. He produces NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Outlook and manages quantitative surveys, including the Commercial Real Estate Quarterly Market Survey.

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