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Industrial REITs Post Soft Performance Despite Surging Demand

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.

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

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.

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

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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Apartment REITs with New York Exposure Competing with New Supply

Real estate investment trusts that specialize in the multifamily sector, particularly those with an exposure to the high-end sector in New York City, continue to struggle in the face of new construction. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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  • Nontraded REITs Raise Lowest Volume of Capital in 14 Years

    April 24, 2017

    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.

  • Improving U.S. Economics, Modest Rent Growth Forecast through 2019

    April 17, 2017

    The latest survey of U.S. real estate economists showed a marked increase in expected economic measures, most likely due to federal proposals to reform the tax code, reduce regulatory burdens, and invest in infrastructure. Compared with the same survey from six months ago, real estate economists have higher expectations about gross domestic product (GDP) growth, employment growth, and housing starts.

  • Mortgage Originations Decline in 2016 as Sales Volumes Also Dip

    April 10, 2017

    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.

  • 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.

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