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Flat Performance for REITs in August

According to the Washington, D.C.–based National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was up by 0.6 percent in August, with infrastructure and data center REITs making the most significant gains. Plus, rate survey data from Trepp.

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Have Millennials Forced Corporations to Leave Suburban Offices?

Millennials are thought to be the driving force behind this migration as companies continue to find top talent in larger, urban environments. But the suburban office market may be showing signs of renewed strength and growth potential.

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In Brief: U.S. Commercial Lending Rebounds in Second Quarter, Led by CMBS

Commercial real estate lending in the United States continued to grow in the second quarter, led by a surge in commercial mortgage–backed securities (CMBS) mortgages, according to the latest research from CBRE. Volume improved across all major lending groups, with CMBS conduits leading all other lenders in terms of market share.

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Alternative Lenders Moving into the Mainstream

Alternative, or nonbank, lenders are filling in gaps in the mortgage world where they find them, whether it be the result of increasing capital requirements for banks, consolidation in the banking sector, or a pullback by commercial mortgage–backed securities lenders. Last year alone, the five largest players in the sector collectively funded some $20 billion of interim loans. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Recent Articles

  • As China Reshuffles, Could Japan Become a Bigger External Investor?

    June 16, 2017

    This year, global investors should be keeping an eye on politics in China, Japan’s outbound investment, and the logistics sector, said a panel of senior industry figures speaking at the recent ULI Asia Pacific Summit 2017.

  • Number of CMBS Lenders Dropping in Risk Retention Era

    May 30, 2017

    As job growth in the professional services sector has increased substantially over the past several years, office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have benefited from strong leasing fundamentals. However, more office construction and oversupply concentrated in major metro areas such as New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., continue to concern those in the market. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Industrial REITs Post Soft Performance Despite Surging Demand

    May 22, 2017

    As job growth in the professional services sector has increased substantially over the past several years, office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have benefited from strong leasing fundamentals. However, more office construction and oversupply concentrated in major metro areas such as New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., continue to concern those in the market. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Economic Forecasts for Germany Remain Strong Despite Global Uncertainty

    Brexit and the recent U.S. and French elections came up in many conversations at ULI Germany’s recent Urban Leader Summit in Frankfurt. Although panelists said they are concerned about the geopolitical changes afoot, the domestic German economy remains strong.

  • Office REITs Face Oversupply in Key Markets, Shift to Secondary Markets Elsewhere

    May 15, 2017

    As job growth in the professional services sector has increased substantially over the past several years, office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have benefited from strong leasing fundamentals. However, more office construction and oversupply concentrated in major metro areas such as New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., continue to concern those in the market. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Panelists Weigh Policies That Could Boost U.S. Growth Near End of Economic Cycle

    May 12, 2017

    The current U.S. economic expansion is already one of the longest since World War II, but because most investors have been relatively conservative in their investment choices, few reasons exist for concern about a sharp downturn in the near term, panelists said at the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting. They also agreed that certain policy changes like corporate repatriation of profits or tax cuts would increase the possibility of further growth.

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