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Jul.Aug.16

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Perched on a Plateau

Economists remain positive despite slower growth ahead.

Commercial real estate investment sales faltered coming out of the gate in 2016. Investment sales dipped noticeably in the first quarter compared to the prior year. Yet a gentle tap on the brakes in what has been a stable recovery is not cause for alarm. Economists continue to forecast a favorable outlook for transaction volume, absorption, and rent growth through 2016.

Investors pulled back early in the year as concerns flared due to volatility in the stock market, slowing growth in China, slumping oil prices, and widening spreads in commercial mortgage-backed securities. “There is nothing that stalls the market more than a plummeting stock market,” says Barbara Byrne Denham, an economist at Reis Inc. in New York City. The 1Q16 stock market gyrations created a ripple effect that showed up across the board in transaction activity and lending volume, she says. 

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