Capital Markets

Number of CMBS Lenders Dropping in Risk Retention Era

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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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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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.

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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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Recent Articles

  • 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.

  • Apartment REITs with New York Exposure Competing with New Supply

    May 1, 2017

    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.

  • 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.

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