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Nontraded REITs Raise Lowest Volume of Capital in 14 Years

The departure of AR Global Investments from the nontraded real estate investment trust world, coupled with uncertainty surrounding substantial pending regulations, has put a sizable damper on the ability of the nontraded REIT sector to raise capital. According to Summit Investment Research, $4.8 billion of equity was raised by sponsors of 35 entities last year, the lowest volume in 14 years. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Increases 0.9 Percent in March

The Dodge Momentum Index increased by 0.9 percent in March to 144.4 from its revised February reading of 143.2. The index, produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, has risen for six consecutive months, with much of the gain being driven by institutional projects entering planning while commercial projects so far in 2017 have receded slightly. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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Mortgage Originations Decline in 2016 as Sales Volumes Also Dip

Only $490.6 billion of commercial and multifamily housing mortgages were originated last year, according to a survey conducted by the Mortgage Bankers Association, 2.7 percent lower than the $504 billion of originations in 2015. The likely cause of the decrease was the 11 percent drop in property sales volume last year. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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In Brief: Multifamily Market Springs to Life with Solid Gains

After a lackluster winter, U.S. rents posted solid gains in March, according to Yardi Matrix’s monthly survey of 121 markets, although the rate of growth continued to decelerate. Average monthly rents rose $6 to $1,312, with the largest rent growth seen in California’s Sacramento, Inland Empire, and Los Angeles markets.

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Recent Articles

  • Health Care REITs Appear to Benefit from Legislative Inaction

    April 3, 2017

    Uncertainty in the health care REIT space had spiked since the U.S. elections due to the political debate over the Affordable Care Act. But health care REITs gained 3.5 percent in the week after House Republicans pulled their health care reform bill. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • $1.7 Trillion Earmarked for CRE Sector for 2017

    March 27, 2017

    A recent survey of investors conducted by CBRE indicated that a lack of liquidity in the commercial real estate (CRE) market should not be a concern. Last year, $895 billion of capital poured into commercial real estate globally. While that was down 9 percent from 2015, it was still the second-highest yearly volume for the sector since 2007, when just more than $1 trillion poured in. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Investors Going Long on Dallas/Fort Worth Office Market

    March 24, 2017

    Both banks and alternative lenders increasingly see the Dallas/Fort Worth market as an attractive place to deploy capital in the commercial real estate sector and remain generally bullish on the region, said panelists speaking at a ULI North Texas event focused on capital markets.

  • Four Trends Driving the Evolution of Grocery Stores

    March 21, 2017

    Last year was above average for U.S. grocery store openings as they anchored developments ranging from apartments to malls to even some hotel concepts. Here are four trends driving changes in the modern grocery store concept, based on JLL’s recent Grocery Tracker, including scan-and-go payment apps and more prepared meals.

  • REITs and the Latest Fed Rate Increase

    March 20, 2017

    For the second time in the past four months, the Federal Reserve has upped the benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to a target range of 0.75–1.0 percent. While news of the rate hike caused government bond yields to drop, REITs rallied by over 2 percent following the announcement. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • In Brief: Seattle-Tacoma, San Jose Are Top U.S. Office Markets for 2017

    March 16, 2017

    San Jose, California, and Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, hold the top two spots in Marcus & Millichap’s latest National Office Property Index (NOPI). Both markets boast vacancy rates below the national average and significant completions forecast for 2017.

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