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Q3 2016 US Capital Trends: A Mixed Picture

Jim Costello / October 21st, 2016

Commercial property sales in the U.S. fell 2% YOY in Q3’16, marking the third consecutive quarter of falling transaction volume, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows. The pace of the slide is...

Who Is Making the Market?

Jim Costello / October 14th, 2016

Transaction activity throughout 2016 has been falling relative to 2015 and preliminary figures suggest lower activity in Q3’16 as well. However pricing has held up, and pushed higher in many cases...

Presidential Observations from AFIRE 2016 Meeting

Jim Costello / September 19th, 2016

Greece, Puerto Rico, Illinois …Which of these places is not like the other? Trick question, they are all failed states. That opinion at least was the dominant view in presentations and discussion between...

Small Banks, Big Impact

Jim Costello / September 17th, 2016

Regional and Local Banks have accelerated their lending for commercial property over the past year, accounting for 21% of all commercial mortgage originations in H1’16. With this share, these smaller banks...

How Safe Are Lenders?

Jim Costello / September 2nd, 2016

At the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance conference in Beijing this week, Federal Reserve Presidents Eric Rosengren and Charles Evans discussed the Fed’s interest rate policy. President Rosengren...

What Is Driving the Growth in Hotel Cap Rates?

Jim Costello / August 25th, 2016

Compared with other property sectors, pricing in the hotel sector has been a bit of an outlier, with cap rates posting increases as other sectors compress. Recent movements in hotel cap rates overall are...

Q2 2016 Global Capital Trends: Activity Declines Across Regions

Simon Mallinson / August 11th, 2016

Global commercial real estate investment volume fell 6% YOY in Q2’16, the latest edition of Global Capital Trends reveals. Regionally, while the U.S. saw some recovery...

Is the Urban Apartment Development Game Over?

Jim Costello / August 4th, 2016

Development site sales are a precursor to construction and they plummeted into H1’16. Real Capital Analytics (RCA) calculates that sales were down 36% YOY in Q2’16. Some have suggested that slowing...

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...

A Turning Point for Hotels? Not Quite for May ’16

Jim Costello / June 23rd, 2016

Across all commercial property sectors covered by Real Capital Analytics, the hotel sector stands out as the only one posting steady increases in cap rates over the last year. The cap rate trends into...

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