Deconstructing CRE



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Deconstructing CRE

  • December jobs report: Strong jobs growth counters market volatility

    Jan 4, 2019, 15:40 PM by Richard Barkham
    The U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December—well above the consensus estimate of 176,000. Unemployment ticked up to 3.9%, while labor force participation increased by slightly to 63.1%. Positive but moderating jobs growth is expected in H1 2019...
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  • What kind of construction delays might we see in Q4 2018?

    Dec 4, 2018, 14:19 PM by Nathan Adkins
    Recent construction data suggest that multifamily supply growth will peak in Q4 2018 and correct to near the 10-year average by 2020. If you’ve been reading EA’s Q3 2018 Apartment Overview and Outlook, you may be saying, “don’t completions routinely come in at 15-25% under the construction projections?” What kind of construction delays might we see in Q4 2018?
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  • Why firms choose “edge cities”: Arlington and Queens

    Nov 21, 2018, 11:34 AM by Bill Wheaton
    Locating up to 25,000 new employees in Arlington and Queens will certainly have its effects on local real estate. But while local rents and commercial values will definitely rise, the broadest impacts will occur in a number of residential areas radiating out from these two sites. Living out on Long Island or beyond the beltway running SW of D.C. just became a whole lot more attractive...
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  • October jobs report: Strong report; higher wages are here

    Nov 4, 2018, 20:30 PM by Richard Barkham
    The U.S. economy added 250,000 jobs in October—well above the consensus estimate of 200,000. Unemployment remained unchanged at 3.7%—the lowest since 1969—while labor force participation increased by 20 basis points (bps) to 62.9%. Average hourly earnings rose by 5 cents in October and are up by 3.1% over the year. Despite recent stock market volatility and potential employment impacts from Hurricane Florence, the October jobs report showed solid gains across all sectors of the economy, and wage growth for the year is at post-financial crisis highs. The 10-year Treasury yield is up nearly 60 basis points (bps) for the year. The 10-year breakeven inflation rate—a measure of markets’ expectations for inflation 10 years from now—has remained consistently above 2%, the Federal Reserve’s stated goal for inflation...
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  • U.S. Macro Outlook and Forecast Scenarios, Q3 2018

    Nov 20, 2018, 13:55 PM by Nikhil Mohan
    The U.S. economy continued to barrel ahead in Q3, with real GDP rising at 3.5%, annualized. Although this was slower than Q2’s 4.2%, their combined six-month stretch was one of the best of the past decade. We have revised our GDP outlook for 2018, 2019 and 2020 upward. The remaining impact of the fiscal boost, the capital spending cycle, high consumer confidence and—perhaps—continuing wage growth will drive a more moderate growth in 2019.

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  • 2018 U.S. Market Outlook

    Dec 15, 2017, 11:10 AM by CBRE Americas Research
    CBRE’s 2018 U.S. Market Outlook forecasts performance trends for the coming year for all major commercial real estate sectors. Beyond the fundamentals of supply and demand, we explore certain macro factors that are likely to impact the industry: tax reform, infrastructure spending, immigration policy, health care policy, business spending and investment, among others. Our baseline scenario anticipates continued economic growth and rising employment in 2018, which should benefit all major asset classes.
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