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...

US CPPI Declines in January, First Drop in Six Years

Jim Costello / March 8th, 2016

In January, the Moody’s/RCA CPPI recorded the first monthly decline in six years, falling 0.3% for the national all-property composite. One month is not a trend but the slight decline in January follows...

US Market Posts Strongest 60-Day Deal Volume But Growth Is Slowing

Bob White / February 19th, 2016

In spite of volatility in the broader financial market, preliminary sales figures suggest that deal volume remained elevated at $44.5 billion in January. While this figure is down 7% from a year earlier...

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