Federal Reserve

Not All Uncertainty Can Be Laid at the Fed’s Table

Jim Costello / August 5th, 2019

If all the U.S. commercial real estate market had to deal with was the Fed trying to fine-tune the appropriate level for short-term rates, then the market would not...

US Interest Rates on Wild Ride, Cap Rates Not So Much

Jim Costello / July 18th, 2019

Interest rates have been on a wild ride over the last year, but cap rates nationally have not. A national trend is one thing, but what matters for commercial real estate investors is what is happening...

What Difference Does a Year Make to US Cap Rates?

Jim Costello / June 13th, 2019

What difference does a year make to cap rates? None. The answer is none. This time a year ago we looked at how Federal Reserve moves…

US Commercial Real Estate Endures Bumpy Ride in Q1

Jim Costello / April 17th, 2019

U.S. commercial property deal volume fell at double-digit annual rates in the first quarter of 2019, preliminary data shows, as a bumpy rate environment led to a growing sense of investor caution. The...

RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2018

Simon Mallinson / January 2nd, 2019

There was no shortage of action in global commercial real estate in 2018 and the expert authors at Real Capital Analytics provided key commentaries on what was happening – and why. The following articles...

All Eyes on US Cap Rates Amid Interest Rate Hikes

Jim Costello / October 18th, 2018

Preliminary data shows U.S. cap rates were flat-to-down in the third quarter of 2018 despite eight Federal Reserve interest rate increases since the end of 2015. Investors have been anticipating...

Fed Raises Again but Cap Rates Aren’t Budging

Jim Costello / June 14th, 2018

Preliminary figures for May suggest that deal volume slipped again in the month. Pricing, though, continues to remain tight with cap rates at or near...

RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2017

Simon Mallinson / December 22nd, 2017

Over 2017 the expert authors on the Real Capital Analytics Insights blog have covered topics ranging from apartment asking prices in the U.S. to the overseas expansion of South Korean investors, and from...

Will the Fed Spook Commercial Property Prices?

Jim Costello / October 18th, 2017

Everybody and their brother expects that the Federal Reserve will raise rates in December. That’s the known. The unknown is the effect that a rate hike and the unwind of quantitative easing (QE) will...

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....

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