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February 2017 US Capital Trends: Lenders and Declines

Jim Costello / March 24th, 2017

Commercial property investment activity fell 31% YOY in February, marking the third consecutive month of double-digit volume declines, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows…

The Role of Brokers

Bob White / March 23rd, 2017

While the role of intermediaries in the other major asset classes - stock, bonds, currency – has been greatly minimized, if not totally disintermediated, through technology, investment brokers continue...

How Will the Fed Increase Impact Commercial Real Estate?

Jim Costello / March 16th, 2017

The impact of the Federal Reserve’s 0.25% interest rate increase on investors is unclear. However, for lenders this environment of increasing short-term rates presents challenges to their profitability....

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...

Jan 2017 US Capital Trends: Prices Hold, Activity Tumbles

Jim Costello / February 24th, 2017

Commercial property deal volume fell 47% YOY in January, the sharpest monthly decline since the depths of the downturn in 2009, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows. It would be a grave mistake to...

US Investors Hit Pause Button in January

Jim Costello / February 17th, 2017

Preliminary deal volume came in at $25.9 billion in January, down 48% YOY. This figure is the sharpest monthly decline since 2009. Still, it should not inspire panic. Remember, deal volume in January 2016...

Did US Investors Lean Towards Risk in 2016?

Jim Costello / February 15th, 2017

Investors at the beginning of 2016 expected to see a shift in risk-taking last year. The move to risk can take two forms - either market tier risk or investment style risk - and investor sentiment in ULI's...

Global Capital Trends 2016 Review: A Year of Firsts

Simon Mallinson / February 9th, 2017

Global commercial real estate investments fell 4% YOY in 2016, following record-breaking levels of activity in 2015, the new edition of Global Capital Trends shows. Development site activity grew 22% YOY...

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...

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