investment Archive

Like-Kind Exchanges Are Essential to Long-Term Real Estate Investments

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Real estate constitutes the foundation of economic activity, with real estate transactions providing the connecting pathways between individuals, businesses, and governments. In 2014...

Some Comparisons: Small and Large Commercial Real Estate Transactions

The investment sales markets for large and small commercial buildings are distinctively different.  NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Market Trends report summarizes sales and rental activity based on a quarterly survey of commercial REALTOR® practitioners[1].  A second report, NAR’s yearly...

Rising Foreign Investment and Non-immigrant Admission Trends: An Opportunity for Engaging in Transactions with International Clients

The United States continues to be a prime destination for foreign direct investment[1]  (FDI) with its open investment regime and favorable economic and political environment. [2]  With its top-notch and many universities, the U.S. also has been attracting an...

Investment Sales Pick Up in December 2014

Purchases for investment purposes appeared to be on the uptrend, according to the December 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.  Approximately 17 percent of REALTORS® reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (15 percent in November 2014; 21...

Sales to Investors Decline in Most States in August 2014

As reported in the August 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Report, the share of sales for investment purposes in August 2014 was estimated at 12 percent, down from the average of about 18-20 percent in 2010-2013. The chart below...