Browsing Posts In: Commercial Real Estate Outlook

May 19, 2016 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

The U.S. economy sputtered during the first quarter of 2016, as global economic activity throttled back and companies found financial markets’ volatility unsettling. Based on the first estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product (GDP) rose at an annual rate of 0.5 percent. The figure is in line with last year’s […]

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March 10, 2016 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic performance for the fourth quarter of 2015 was upwardly revised this past week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 1.0 percent on an annual basis, up from the initial estimate of 0.7 percent. Payroll employment rose at the strongest pace in the last stretch of the year, adding […]

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March 4, 2016 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity momentum decelerated in the last quarter of 2015. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 1.0 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s second estimate. International trade felt the impact of the stronger dollar in the fourth quarter. Exports declined by 2.7 percent, while imports also declined 0.6 […]

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December 11, 2015 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity slowed in the third quarter of this year. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at a recently revised annual rate of 2.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s estimate. In comparison, second quarter growth measured 3.9 percent, while the third quarter 2014 rate of growth was 4.3 percent. International trade took […]

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September 9, 2015 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic performance for the second quarter of this year was upwardly revised this past week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product (GDP) totaled $16.3 trillion, an advance of 3.7 percent at an annual rate, up from the initial estimate of 2.3 percent. Payroll employment continued rising, with 678,000 new employees having […]

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March 18, 2015 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Commercial fundamentals improved in the fourth quarter 2014, with rising net absorption driving rents higher across the major property types. As employment gains are expected to continue into 2015, demand for commercial space is expected to advance. Multifamily demand is expected to remain strong, as the pace of household formation closes on historical averages. However, […]

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December 2, 2013 Posted by: scott

While we are still grappling with the delays from October’s government shutdown, the estimates for third quarter economic output show much of the same. Gross domestic product rose at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the third quarter, on the heels of a 2.5 percent rise in the second quarter. While the acceleration in […]

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November 26, 2013 Posted by: scott

While the summer season was in full swing, economic performance during the third quarter of the year accelerated, based on initial estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The main measure of economic activity—gross domestic product—rose at an annual rate of 2.9 percent. The boost came from upward inventory adjustments. Consumer spending was positive, buoyed […]

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July 30, 2013 Posted by: scott

The second quarter marked a noticeable improvement in the recovery trajectory of commercial REALTOR® markets.  Based on the results of the July Commercial Real Estate Market Survey, commercial practitioners reported solid leasing activity and a double digit rise in sales volume.  Nationally, 60 percent of REALTORS® reported completing a sales transaction during the quarter. On […]

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June 18, 2013 Posted by: scott

The recovery in commercial REALTOR® markets notched a noticeable gain during the first quarter 2013, as sales and leasing activity advanced.  Based on the results of the May Commercial Real Estate Market Survey, commercial practitioners reported a solid start to the year.  REALTORS® rated the direction of commercial business opportunities 4.0 percent higher from the […]

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