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Chart: US Pricing Highs in Past Five Years

By on January 30th, 2018

Investors’ hesitancy to pay up for the most expensive assets in the U.S. can be seen by tracking the number of markets that registered record high deal prices in 2017.

Looking at the top 50 markets for deal volume over the last five years, only 12 retail markets set price highs in 2017 compared with 21 out of the 50 markets in 2015. The industrial sector bucks this trend with a larger number of markets setting record high prices in 2017.

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This chart first appeared in US Capital Trends on Jan. 24. If you are a current RCA subscriber log into your account to download the 2017 in Review Big Picture report and reports for the individual property types.

Jim Costello

Jim Costello

Senior Vice President

Jim Costello has worked in the CRE space on issues of urban economics since 1990, including a 20-year stint at Torto Wheaton Research. Jim expanded the reach of the Torto Wheaton Research team developing forecasts of global market fundamentals. He also developed approaches to pair the forecast results with frameworks to answer investor questions on asset values and relative investment opportunities.

In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, Jim provided advice to the Treasury Department and helped educate these professionals on commercial real estate performance. Jim is a member of the Commercial Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Administration, where he helps policy makers understand the commercial real estate industry.

Jim is expanding the capabilities of the Real Capital Analytics team on issues of real estate market dynamics. Jim has a master’s degree in economics and is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate.