investment Archive

Cash Accounts for 26 Percent of Commercial Transactions in REALTOR® Markets

Commercial real estate investment trends were positive in 2015, with sales of large cap CRE transactions—over $2.5M—totaling $543 billion, based on Real Capital Analytics (RCA) data.  However, in the first quarter 2016 sales volume dropped 20 percent on a...

Small Cap Commercial Markets Maintain Momentum in 2016.Q1

Commercial sales transactions span the price spectrum, but tend to be measured and reported based on size. Commercial real estate (CRE) deals at the higher end—$2.5 million and above—comprise a large share of investment sales. Smaller commercial transactions tend...

Sales for Investment Purposes: 15 Percent of Residential Sales in December 2015

Approximately 15 percent of REALTORS® reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (16 percent in November 2015; 17 percent in December 2014), according to the December 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. Nationally, sales for investment purposes...

Like-Kind Exchanges: Highlights from Texas

Based on the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis[1], the real estate industry accounted for $150.1 billion in Texas. The figure accounted for 9.1 percent of Texas’s Gross State Product. The figure includes real estate transactions—sales, leasing,...

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...