- Glimmers of Hope
Brick-and-mortar retail stores are facing challenges, but is it really as bad as it seems? Last year was the biggest year of closures for major chains since coming out of the recession, but retail sales grew overall. What changes are coming to retail sector for commercial real estate professionals?
- Industrial Rides High
Industrial is outperforming other property types for vacancies and rent growth, and the latest forecast from ULI remains positive.
- Mixed Signals
Commercial real estate financing is still relatively cheap and fairly accessible, but there is room for volatility. With a Trump administration, the Brexit vote, and an increasing 10-year Treasury Note rate, a lot can change in the commercial real estate lending in the coming months.
- Slow Fuse
Many sports analogies are being thrown out to describe how close the
U.S. commercial real estate market is to its cyclical peak. Regardless
of whether fans are keeping score based on quarters, innings, or
overtime, time is still left on the clock.
- Sailing Ahead
Multifamily has been riding a strong tailwind over the past several years thanks to a strong job market, household income growth, demographic shifts, and obstacles preventing renters from making a switch to homeownership. The question is how long the apartment industry will be able to sail along on that current, given the steady stream of new supply hitting the market.
- Economic Resilience
If there is one word that sums up the state of the U.S. economy these
days, it's resilient. The prolonged economic growth cycle hasn't been
terribly exciting or robust, and at times, progress has been downright
choppy. But it has proven to have staying power, and economists are
anticipating that the current economic cycle could turn out to be a
- Shrinking Footprint
The Upward momentum that commercial real estate prices and values
have been experiencing has recently slowed relative to their
appreciation trajectory since their amazing recovery starting two years
after the credit crisis. Given the challenges in today's world and the
many dynamics affecting commercial real estate, the economy, and the
financial markets, it is time to fully understand the next phase of the
current market cycle.