• Disruption in the Lodging Industry: Different Views on Recovery Length

    May 22, 2020, 13:56 PM by Bram Gallagher
    The COVID-19 global pandemic has thrown the lodging industry into an unprecedented stoppage. Recently, as occupancies have reached all-time lows and closures are widespread, focus and interest has changed from the early pandemic question of “how bad will it get?” to “How long can it last?”
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  • Office Forecast: Q1 2020

    May 14, 2020, 10:29 AM by Alex Krasikov
    The ongoing pandemic, which reached the U.S. in January-February, didn’t gather enough strength to derail commercial office activity in the first quarter of 2020. Favorable results were in part due to completions of ongoing deals that weren’t put on hold, quarterly data collection methods used, and reasonably optimistic views on the expected duration and severity of the economic slowdown.
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  • Apartments Forecast: Q1 2020

    May 13, 2020, 08:31 AM by Nathan Adkins
    Though apartment fundamentals are expected to hit their weakest points one quarter later than employment, they are also projected to return to pre-COVID levels more quickly, hitting Q1 2020 levels one quarter earlier, in Q1 2022.
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  • Industrial Forecast: Q1 2020

    May 12, 2020, 11:50 AM by Ibrahiim Bayaan
    The current economic developments are going to have some noticeable negative effects on industrial real estate trends over the next couple of quarters. However, the industrial market should benefit in the short term as consumers shift more of their purchases online.
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  • Retail Forecast: Q1 2020

    May 12, 2020, 11:50 AM by Christina Tong
    We are expecting a major increase in the availability rate due to the pandemic, which we forecast to reach its peak in Q1 2021 at 12.5%. Our expectations are that both availability rate and rent will take 3 years to stabilize.
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  • Macro Forecast: Q1 2020

    May 12, 2020, 11:46 AM by Matt Mowell
    The U.S. economy is expected to end the year nearly 4% below 2019 levels. If future COVID-19 transmissions can be controlled, we expect economic growth will hit 6% in 2021.
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  • Covid-19 Economic Impact and Sector Update

    Mar 31, 2020, 14:16 PM by Jamie Lane
    Our economists have been continuously updating our forecasts as new data becomes available. Below is a summary of our economists’ sector specific outlooks.
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  • Fed Cuts Rates to Zero as COVID-19 Weighs on Markets

    Mar 17, 2020, 09:42 AM by Richard Barkham
    The Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates by 100 basis points (bps) yesterday to a target range of 0% to 0.25%.
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  • U.S. Economic Watch: February Job Growth Far Exceeds Expectations Despite Uncertainty Over Coronavirus

    Mar 6, 2020, 15:45 PM by Richard Barkham
    Strong employment growth occurred despite the late-January emergence of coronavirus in the U.S., which accelerated by late February and caused dramatic stock market volatility.
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  • Coronavirus and Supply Chain: Implications for the Industrial market

    Mar 6, 2020, 15:12 PM by Ibrahiim Bayaan
    It is likely that the supply chain disruptions and general uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 virus are going to prolong the difficulties of the manufacturing sector.
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