Professional Development Archive

Rising E-Commerce Drives Industrial Demand

Economic activity momentum dropped in the first quarter of 2016. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 0.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s first estimate. International trade felt the impact of the...

Small Cap Commercial Markets Maintain Momentum in 2016.Q1

Commercial sales transactions span the price spectrum, but tend to be measured and reported based on size. Commercial real estate (CRE) deals at the higher end—$2.5 million and above—comprise a large share of investment sales. Smaller commercial transactions tend...

Steady Progress on TRID

The average delay in time-to-close fell in April, marking the 4th consecutive month of improvement. On average, sales that closed in April took 3 days longer than the same time a year earlier. April’s reading is down from a...

Net Operating Income Continues Upward Trend in REALTOR® Commercial Markets

Commercial real estate continued on an upward trajectory in 2015, building on improving fundamentals and investment momentum.  In tandem with rising economic conditions, leasing strengthened during the year.  Growing net absorption led to declining vacancies and accelerating rent growth. ...

Asians in Real Estate

May is the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so in a series of blogs, we look at some demographic and real estate data regarding the Asian population.[1] In the previous blogs, we looked at demographic and homeownership among Asians. In...