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UK CRE Hung Out to Dry? The View From London

Tom Leahy / June 21st, 2017

The agreed mantra in the commercial real estate world is that investors loathe uncertainty. The U.K. got its second dose of political uncertainty when the results from the recent snap general election...

Declining Volumes, Not Doomsday

Jim Costello / June 15th, 2017

There has been a growing disconnect between U.S. deal volume and pricing in recent months. The National All-Property Moody’s/RCA CPPI posted a 7.0% YOY gain in April though deal volume was down 21% YOY…

Which Sellers of Apartment Assets Are Getting Closest to Their Ask Price?

Jim Costello / April 24th, 2017

U.S. apartment deal volume has dropped at double-digit year-over-year rates for four months in a row. With deal volume down so sharply, market participants are asking what is driving...

Real Estate Loves Inflation (Sort Of)

Jim Costello / March 9th, 2017

A little bit of inflation can be a good thing for real estate investors, though problematic for lenders. If inflation goes on for too long, however, there can be pain in the...

US Capital Trends 2016 Year in Review: Activity Dips, Prices Climb

Jim Costello / January 27th, 2017

U.S. commercial property transaction volume fell 11% in 2016, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows. The level of activity is still elevated historically and marks 2016 as the third strongest…

Darkness Before Dawn as Q4 Volume Slides

Jim Costello / January 20th, 2017

Preliminary deal volume for 2016 suggests that the year was not as bad as some had feared it would be back in January 2016. In fact, there are a number of property subtypes that were winners for the year...

London: The Scene Six Months After Brexit Vote

Tom Leahy / December 20th, 2016

The six months since the U.K.’s E.U. referendum have amply demonstrated how politics can have an immediate impact on real estate markets. Central London investment volumes are down 55% versus...

Mixed Messages at Midyear for Commercial Real Estate

Jim Costello / July 15th, 2016

Preliminary figures suggest that overall deal activity in Q2’16 was down 20% YOY, similar to the declines posted in Q1’16. However, the decline for individual properties was less than half that in...

Where Does the Market Go Next? Which Market?

Jim Costello / April 7th, 2016

I have been traveling in Northern California this week as the team back east released the February 2016 figures for the Moody’s/RCA CPPI. In every client visit to talk about the markets and the economy...

US Commercial Real Estate Market Takes a Breather in February

Jim Costello / March 18th, 2016

Preliminary estimates suggest that U.S. commercial real estate volume fell 48% in February from a year earlier, following January’s 3% drop. Combined with the fall in the Moody’s/RCA CPPI...

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