GDP Archive

Increased International Trade and E-Commerce Lead to Industrial Demand Ramp Up

Economic activity rebounded in the second quarter of this year. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at a recently revised annual rate of 3.7 percent, to $16.3 trillion, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s estimate. The increase in...

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...

Latest GDP (Second Quarter 2015)

The nation’s economy is humming along unspectacularly. GDP rose by 2.3 percent in the second quarter. Based on year-to-date activity and many other recent economic data, the year 2015 will again mark another subpar GDP growth. Slow growth is...

Latest Retail Sales (May 2015)

Consumers spent more, though not very robustly. That is still enough to propel the economy ahead and create jobs.  Because of the stronger sales gain via ecommerce, the demand for warehouse spaces will rise at a faster rate than...

Latest GDP Growth (First Quarter 2015)

An abysmal first quarter as GDP shrank 0.7 percent.  Because a large portion of the decline was attributed to a one-off adjustment, GDP should move to positive growth from the second quarter.  The job gains will continue and reach...