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US Sales Volume Tumbles Again in July, Price Growth Sags

By on August 26th, 2020

Illiquidity continued to plague the U.S. commercial real estate market in July, with volume across the property types falling at high double-digit rates, the latest edition of US Capital Trends shows.

Total U.S. sales activity fell 69% versus July 2019, the fourth month in a row that the Covid-19 crisis has scuttled dealmaking. However, the monthly sales level is still trending above the lows set in 2009 during the Global Financial Crisis.

The health and economic crisis is also blunting price growth, with the main gauge of U.S. commercial property prices easing further in July. The RCA CPPI US National All-Property Index dipped 0.2% from June and gained just 1.5% from a year earlier, dragged on by declines in suburban and CBD office prices, as well as retail prices.

Commercial real estate US volume pricing sectors July


To learn more about the RCA CPPI (Commercial Property Price Indices) and to sign up for reports visit rcanalytics.com. If you are an RCA client you can access the US Capital Trends reports for July via the RCA website.

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