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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.

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.
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.
Industrial Rides High 

Industrial is outperforming other property types for vacancies and rent growth, and the latest forecast from ULI remains positive.

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 record-breaker.

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?

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.