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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Two of the current ULI Rose Center fellows, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., and Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, California, gave brief interviews on what their cities are doing for the tech sector. housing affordability, and infrastucture. Liccardo said, “We are starting to recognize that the suburban tilt-up campus of a generation ago are not what young creative people want to work in today and we need to think more and more about how we’d retrofit a city that was really largely built for cars into a city that’s built for people.”
Overall real estate investment trust acquisitions dwindled throughout 2016 while dispositions surged. Acquisitions for equity REITs were down 35 percent year over year, totaling $63.6 billion in 2016. The fourth-quarter volume was the lowest quarterly total since the second quarter of 2010, at just $7.9 billion. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
The U.S. hotel market has experienced significant growth over the past five years, but it is looking at a substantial slowdown as a result of the increase in the supply of rooms. The growth in supply has been picking up speed as operating fundamentals have consistently improved, but it’s no surprise that fundamentals would be soon pressured. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
Commercial real estate lending volume finished the year on a strong note as loan closings surged in November and December, according to the latest research from CBRE. Despite concerns throughout the year regarding the direction of the global economy, U.S. capital markets remained favorable to borrowers in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016 due to low relative rates and abundant capital.
According to the latest forecast from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, spending on home improvements is projected to strengthen in the majority of America’s largest metro areas in 2017, with many markets in the East and Midwest expected to post double-digit annual growth. The residential remodeling market reached a record high of $340 billion in 2015—surpassing its previous peak in 2007—and is projected to increase 2 percent per year on average through 2025 after adjusting for inflation.
Last year, $502 billion in U.S. commercial mortgages was originated. That was down slightly from the $504 billion originated the year prior and well shy of the $537 billion that the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) had predicted. The MBA is forecasting $515 billion of lending activity for 2017, which would top the origination record of $508 billion set in 2007. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.