• EA's Top Takeaways for 2021

    Jan 12, 2021, 09:18 AM by Neil Blake
    It was a tumultuous 2020 and high levels of COVID-19 infections mean that it will be a difficult start to 2021, but economic prospects for the rest of the year are bright. This will provide a much more supportive environment for real estate, but challenges remain.
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  • Investment Performance Forecast December 2020

    Dec 30, 2020, 10:42 AM by Jing Ren
    A gap in buyer and seller expectations led to low transaction volume in 2020. However, due to ample liquidity and investors’ mostly positive outlook on commercial real estate (CRE) fundamentals, the cap rates in 2020 remained relatively stable across the apartment, industrial and office sectors. Assuming widespread availability of a vaccine in 2021 and mass immunization, we expect commercial real estate to rebound and generate solid income, despite the office and retail sectors potentially facing lengthier impacts.
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  • Office Forecast Q3 2020

    Nov 19, 2020, 11:27 AM by Alex Krasikov
    The U.S. Sum of Markets vacancy rate increased by 100 bps to 14%, marking the highest quarterly vacancy increase in two decades. Space demand shrunk by 30 million sq. ft., marking the second highest decline in demand on the record since 2001. However, the increase in vacancy and decline in demand didn’t lead to substantial rent declines, with the TW Rent Index dropping just -1.6% nationally.
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  • Industrial Forecast Q3 2020

    Nov 13, 2020, 15:12 PM by Ibrahiim Bayaan
    Trends in the industrial sector remained healthy in the third quarter, as continued strength in e-commerce spending and rebounding economic activity helped to support warehousing demand. Going forward, EA expects that e-commerce activity will experience another surge in Q4 during the holiday season and will continue to maintain an elevated share of retail spending even as the economy recovers from the pandemic.
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  • Apartment Forecast Q3 2020

    Nov 13, 2020, 09:54 AM by Nathan Adkins
    We expect national multifamily fundamentals to bottom out in early 2021 and to recover by mid-2022 with smaller markets leading the recovery in early 2022 followed by major metros. The long-term outlook for multifamily remains strong, with both rent and vacancy expected to recover to pre-COVID levels by Q2 2022.
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  • Retail Forecast Q3 2020

    Nov 13, 2020, 09:45 AM by Christina Tong
    We expected to see another surge of e-commerce from the holiday sales as brick and mortar stores face limited capacity, social distancing and consumers fearing indoor public spaces. However, brick and mortar spaces are still valuable in terms of providing omni-channel options for both retailers and consumers.
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  • The Future for the Lodging Industry: When Will Convention and Group Demand Come Back?

    Oct 22, 2020, 13:39 PM by Jamie Lane
    Travel, especially business travel, is a major factor in hotels' recovery. When business travel resumes, we believe it will do so in full force. Read our ViewPoint report to learn more about the state of hotels and the future for group demand.
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  • Office Forecast: Q2 2020

    Aug 14, 2020, 09:31 AM by Alex Krasikov
    In Q2, office vacancy rose by 70 bps, and negative net absorption reached 20 million square feet among CBRE EA’s tracked Sum of Markets.
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  • Industrial Forecast: Q2 2020

    Aug 11, 2020, 12:05 PM by Ibrahiim Bayaan
    The slowdown in industrial activity was better than expected headed into the second quarter and underscores the sector's resiliency. E-commerce activity surged during Q2 and is likely to prevent severe declines in demand in upcoming quarters as businesses look to expand their online capabilities.
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  • Apartment Forecast: Q2 2020

    Aug 11, 2020, 09:03 AM by Nathan Adkins
    Riding strong pre-COVID demand, and supported by generous federal and state stimulus packages, multifamily fundamentals were only modestly impacted by pandemic-related economic shocks in Q2 2020. The long-term outlook for multifamily remains strong, with both rent and vacancy expected to recovery to pre-COVID levels by Q1 2022.
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