February 2017   Volume 43, Number 2      


Commercial Real Estate Market Sees Mixed Results After Election

According to Moody’s/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices data, commercial real estate prices are continuing to rise across the United States. Pricing for all commercial properties increased by 1.2 percent in October over the prior month. The year-over-year pricing increase was 8.6 percent as of October 2016.

Until the presidential election in November 2016, commercial real estate results were fairly consistent. Although analysts predicted that Treasury yields would rise, none anticipated the pace at which Treasury yields increased since the November 8 election.Some analysts expect that rates will stabilize and possibly decline once lenders have had a chance to go over the information that led to the sharp market moves that followed the election.

“If inflation picks up, that is generally good for real estate and the risk premium required by lenders should go down. It is just unclear how long it will take for spreads to come in and how much more rates will go up before stabilizing.” said Andrew Little, an investment banker at John B. Levy & Co.





In this issue:

Tiny Home Neighborhoods Are Popping up Across America

Chinese Developers Reassess U.S. Projects

Commercial Real Estate Market Sees Mixed Results After Election

First-Time Homebuyers Struggle to Find Affordable Homes to Purchase

Hiver CEO Predicts Major Tech Trends in Real Estate for 2017

Homebuilder Confidence Has Increased, but They’re Not Building New Homes

Newly Created S&P 500 Real Estate Sector Continues to Decline

Redfin Predicts 2017 Will Be the Fastest Housing Market on Record

Russian Interest in U.S. Real Estate Increases After Trump Election

Rising Sea Levels Are Forcing Agents to Rethink How They Sell Coastal Properties


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