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Commercial Leases for Small Spaces Capture 75% of REALTOR® Markets

The economy proved resilient during 2013, despite “sequestration”, government shutdown, regulatory changes and other impacts. Based on BEA’s preliminary estimates, gross domestic product advanced at a 1.9 percent annual rate in 2013, supported by a cautiously optimistic consumer and...

REALTOR® Commercial Sales Rise 11 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Mirroring broader trends, commercial transactions in REALTORS® markets registered a positive fourth quarter. On a year-over-year basis, sales increased 11 percent in the last quarter, as prices rose 4 percent. Cap rates continued compressing with a 50 basis point...

Commercial Fundamentals Notch Steady Gain In Third Quarter 2013

While we are still grappling with the delays from October’s government shutdown, the estimates for third quarter economic output show much of the same. Gross domestic product rose at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the third quarter,...

Commercial Investments Advance 26% in Third Quarter 2013

While the summer season was in full swing, economic performance during the third quarter of the year accelerated, based on initial estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The main measure of economic activity—gross domestic product—rose at an annual...

REALTOR® Commercial Fundamentals Impacted by Slow Employment in Third Quarter

With lackluster employment growth, third quarter fundamentals in REALTOR® commercial markets maintained a positive trajectory. However, the specter of government shutdown and the budget debate added headwinds to the market performance. The results of the October Commercial Real Estate...