17 Mar 15
Steady economic growth has pushed office occupancy to all-time highs, providing many owners with increased leverage.
13 Mar 15
Consistent improvement in U.S. retail market fundamentals persisted through Q4 2014, with the 14th consecutive quarter of positive net absorption and retail investment sales reaching a new record level.
12 Mar 15
U.S. multifamily expansion continued in Q4 2014, fueled by demographics, broadly declining homeownership rates, job growth and new deliveries. Across the nation’s 64 largest multifamily markets, absorption was at its highest level since 2010.
11 Mar 15
Commercial real estate in the U.S. continues to be very attractive. The investment landscape also remains very competitive. This combination led to lower cap rates for most types of real estate in H2 2014.
05 Mar 15
Much has been written in the press about the challenges Houston’s economy may face due to low oil prices, with the most dire headlines driving the discussion. However, the story is more nuanced (and optimistic) for commercial real estate.
26 Feb 15
As 35 cargo ships reportedly wait to unload at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the aftermath of the labor dispute at West Coast ports, assessment of the impact on retailers and consumers begins.
20 Feb 15
The U.S. office market ended the year on a strong note, with 2014 having recorded the highest annual level of net absorption since 2007. Office space demand was supported by the tightest labor market conditions and most robust real GDP growth seen in this cycle.
13 Feb 15
The U.S. industrial market ended the year on a high note, with all significant metrics having shown improvement during the fourth quarter. Healthy net absorption – nearly twice the amount of new supply delivered – led to declining availability.
10 Feb 15
The slowdown and looming strike at West Coast ports is rippling through U.S. supply chain. These 29 ports are currently running at approximately 50-60% capacity and handle 44% of U.S. container cargo; this activity accounts for 12.5% of U.S. GDP.
29 Jan 15
During the peak of last month's shopping frenzy, optimism was growing due to favorable economic news and brisk holiday sales activity. Since then, December retail sales disappointed far below expectations.