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A Fantastic Decade for US Commercial Real Estate

Jim Costello / January 16th, 2020

While 2019 sputtered to a close with tepid deal volume, the last decade overall has been fantastic...

Top Global Investors: Changing Appetites in 2019

Jim Costello / January 9th, 2020

The biggest global investors were still hungry for commercial real estate assets last year, though stripping out the activity of one...

Chart: US Monthly Volume and Pricing Trends by Sector

Jim Costello / December 30th, 2019

Investors have been ramping up activity in the U.S. apartment and industrial sectors over the last five years...

2019 Is Almost Over. How Does It Measure Up?

Jim Costello / December 12th, 2019

U.S. deal volume for 2019 is likely not going to surpass that of 2018, though it will be at a healthy level...

Overseas Investors Dial Down Purchases of U.S. Real Estate

Jim Costello / December 5th, 2019

Purchases of U.S. commercial real estate by cross-border investors slipped in the third quarter of 2019, the latest edition...

What’s Wrong in Chicagoland?

Jim Costello / November 25th, 2019

There are great reasons to be in the Chicago market, but investors are clearly finding the market less attractive...

Apartments Now One-Quarter of Global CRE Investments

Jim Costello / November 5th, 2019

The apartment sector now constitutes one-quarter of all investment in income-producing commercial properties globally. Outside...

Chart: US Debt Funds Carve Bigger Slice of Lending

Jim Costello / October 30th, 2019

Debt funds have been a growing presence in the U.S. lending market across all investment styles. Real Capital Analytics...

Portfolio Deals Dominate Third Quarter US Activity

Jim Costello / October 17th, 2019

Preliminary deal volume figures for the third quarter are showing a turndown in U.S. activity from a year earlier. The big entity-level transactions that closed...

US Recessions Don’t Always Hurt the Same

Jim Costello / October 10th, 2019

Looking back at previous recessions, the one that is the best parallel to the imbalances at play in the current market...

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