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Maturing Commercial Loans 2017: the Wall of Debt that Didn’t Crash

U.S. capital markets had a banner year in 2016, even accounting for volatility. The investment environment for commercial markets remained well-diversified, totaling $6.6 trillion in 2016. Debt investments accounted for 57 percent of total, with equity comprising the rest....

Net Operating Income Accelerates in REALTORS®’ Commercial Markets

Commercial market fundamentals marched to a steadier beat during 2016 compared with the investment environment. Demand for properties remained solid throughout the year, leading to declining vacancies and rising rents. There were, however, variations in each property sector. As...

Smaller Banks Are Main Lending Providers in REALTORS®’ Commercial Markets

Commercial real estate investment trends mirrored the global economic slowdown and broader uncertainty in 2016.  Sales of global large capitalization (cap) transactions—over $2.5M—declined 15 percent year-over-year, with volume totaling $826 billion, based on data from Real Capital Analytics (RCA). ...

Apartment Supply Outpaces Demand in Q1.2017

Economic activity slowed in the first quarter of 2017, despite a milder-than-usual winter. Based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the United States economy rose at an annual...

Soft Consumer Spending Leads to Flat Retail Demand in Q1.2017

In the wake of a moderate 2016, the rate of economic growth remained tepid during the first quarter of 2017, with a 1.2 percent annual increase, based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the...