Commercial Archive

The Commercial Real Estate Sector: Some Interesting Facts

Size of the Commercial Building Sector The Energy Information Administration’s Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (http://www.eia.gov/consumption/commercial/) has recently provided updated estimates of total U.S. commercial real estate space. The types of commercial building transactions frequently handled by REALTORS®–office buildings,...

REALTORS® Commercial Markets Record Accelerating Prices In Q2.2015

Commercial space is heavily concentrated in large buildings, but large buildings are a relatively small number of the overall stock of commercial buildings. In terms of inventory, commercial real estate markets are bifurcated, with the majority of buildings (81...

Like-Kind Exchanges—Integral to Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Real estate is an integral part of economic activity, with transactions providing avenues for exchange, development, and growth opportunities. Within this framework,...

Re-financing $300 Billion in Maturing CRE Debt: Perspective from REALTORS® Markets

Commercial debt played a major part in the commercial real estate boom of the mid-2000s. Commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) issuance rose dramatically from $94 billion in 2004 to $168 billion in 2005 and hit a peak of $230...

Net Operating Income Increases in 48 Percent of REALTOR® Commercial Markets

Commercial fundamentals continued on an upward trend in the first quarter 2015, despite a slumping economy, however the pace moderated. Net absorption rose across the property types, driving rents higher. As employment gains are expected to continue into 2015,...