Cap rates (yields)

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...

RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2016

Simon Mallinson / January 6th, 2017

Since Real Capital Analytics introduced the RCA Insights blog in 2016 our expert authors have covered a diverse range of commercial real estate topics, from cross-border capital out of South Korea to bargain...

Nov 2016 US Capital Trends: Drumbeat of Declines to Fade

Jim Costello / December 22nd, 2016

Commercial property transactions fell 6% YOY in November, following a 35% YOY decline in October, and unless December posts extraordinary growth, declines are likely for Q4’16 overall. Still, that steady...

Following Fed and Election: Where Next for Cap Rates?

Jim Costello / December 15th, 2016

Despite initial excitement over the very notion that the Federal Reserve was raising interest rates, the market responded in a moderate manner yesterday with minor movement in the 10yr UST. Little wonder,...

Looking for Bargains in the Retail Market

Jim Costello / December 1st, 2016

With cap rates at record lows for most commercial property types, investors are hunting for yield where it can be found. The retail property market has been unloved by many investors with deal activity...

Oct 2016 US Capital Trends: Volume Slides, Megadeals in the Pipeline

Jim Costello / November 17th, 2016

Sales of commercial properties slipped 43% year-over-year in October, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows. For the first 10 months of 2016 total transaction volume is 12% off the levels...

Higher Office Cap Rates off the Beaten Path. So What?

Jim Costello / November 10th, 2016

In the hunt for yield, investors may be tempted to look at the comparatively high cap rates available in secondary and tertiary markets. For many investors though, the path to higher yields...

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 Asia Pacific Capital Trends: Investors Crimp Activity Amid Concerns

Petra Blazkova / August 5th, 2016

RCA's inaugural Asia Pacific Capital Trends report shows that income-producing real estate investment in Asia Pacific declined 39% from a year ago in H1'16. The declines were led by Australia, China and...

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