134,000 jobs were added in September—far fewer than the 185,000 expected. Hurricane Florence contributed, but hiring remains likely to slow somewhat in the quarters to come.
Why hasn’t rental growth climbed higher during this economic expansion?
GDP growth in Q2 was a strong 4.1%, driven by broad gains in consumption, exports, investment and government spending.
The U.S. and China recently placed import tariffs on $34 bn of each other’s products. The U.S. has also threatened tariffs on imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico. Should the trade disputes escalate, industrial space demand will likely decline.
Rising U.S. interest rates and an uncertain outlook for the dollar have driven up hedging costs for Asian investors over the past year. This is beginning to impact U.S. CRE, with Asian investment volume down 62% year-over-year in Q1…
A significant (and worsening) shortage of truck drivers is raising shipping costs, which may spark the expected inflationary pressures that have thus far remained absent…
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The recent U.S.-China rhetoric may turn out to be just that, but we should consider what such a war might do to commercial real estate.
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