Watch as Apollo Global Real Estate President & CEO, Joseph Azrack, talks about the future of commercial real estate finance, including what Azrack sees in the coming months and years in the U.S. and Europe and in the CMBS and equity markets, as well as what he sees as needing to happen both in the U.S. and Europe to get to CRE Finance 2.0 and beyond.
Supply is the name of the game with the apartment sector, which uncharacteristically underperformed through 2016. The sector, which has been a perennial leader in recent years, posted a flat 2.86 percent total return for the year, a stark contrast with its more than 50 percent rise during 2014 and 2015. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
In a volatile year, the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index posted a modest total return of 9.3 percent in 2016, while the S&P 500 saw a total return of 12 percent. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) enjoyed a pleasant opening to the year, followed by a skittish second half as interest rate concerns applied downward pressure.