Commercial Real Estate Outlook Archive

Office Vacancies Decline As Employment Gains Drive Demand

Macroeconomic conditions continued improving at a moderate pace in the second quarter of this year. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 2.3 percent, to $16.3 trillion, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The...

Employment and Low Interest Rates Drive Commercial Real Estate Gains

Commercial sales transactions span the price spectrum, but tend to be measured and reported based on size. CRE deals at the higher end—$2.5 million and above—comprise a large share of investment sales, and generally receive most of the press...

Apartment Spotlight: Six Markets Tie for Year over Year Vacancy Declines

Commercial fundamentals improved in the fourth quarter 2014, with rising net absorption driving rents higher across the major property types. As employment gains are expected to continue into 2015, demand for commercial space is expected to advance. Multifamily demand...

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...