Commercial Archive

Community Banks Are Main Source of REALTORS®’ Commercial Financing in 2014

During 2013, commercial real estate witnessed a noticeable reversal in capital availability.  Following exceedingly stringent capital standards and overly tight liquidity in the wake of the 2008 recession, funding sources broadened.  The trends accelerated during 2014, as most major...

Commercial Lending Conditions Ease in 2014

According to the first Urban Land Institute/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast of 2014, commercial real estate fundamentals are projected to continue improving. Vacancy rates are expected to decline for office, industrial and retail properties, while availability for apartments is...

The Economy and Commercial Real Estate [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Dr. Calvin Schnure, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, at the REALTOR® University Lecture Series Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists,...

The Latest Retail Sales

Retail sales continue to make good, steady gains.  The economy is clearly entering into a virtuous cycle of more jobs leading to more consumer spending.  More retail sales in turn are leading to more job hiring by companies that...

The Latest Retail Sales

Consumer spending at retail shops is growing less robustly now than before.  Retail sales in July were up 3.7 percent from one year ago, and marked a deceleration from the 5-to-7 percent growth experienced in recent past years during...