CBRE EA Blog: Deconstructing CRE

  • How much should you care about planned units?

    Jan 8, 2018, 13:22 PM by Maximilian Saia
    In multifamily investment, a market’s supply pipeline is a critical factor in site selection. A looming supply overhang can raise vacancy and slow or invert rent growth, hurting revenue. Units under construction are the primary measure of supply risk, but it’s important to consider the risk posed by planned units as well.
  • Data science has always been in the economist’s toolkit

    Nov 9, 2017, 15:44 PM by Maximilian Saia
    First with regression analysis and then econometrics—an indispensable and sizeable part of the machine-learning universe—the original data scientists, economists, have been at the table for decades.
  • The homeownership rate vs. U.S. apartment performance

    Oct 19, 2017, 16:03 PM by Matthew Vance
    Which markets are more likely to experience change in homeownership, and why? How will multifamily performance respond?
  • The rise of non-traditional rent concessions and their impact on returns

    Sep 27, 2017, 12:51 PM by Matthew Vance
    It’s no surprise that concessions are on the rise in many multifamily markets, and operators and developers are increasingly turning to non-traditional concessions. Here we show how such concessions can have a material impact on returns.
  • A Tale of Four Markets: The causes of changing rent growth

    Jul 27, 2017, 09:50 AM by Maximilian Saia
    With Q2 2017 data finally in, we can take a fresh look at how rent dynamics have changed so far in 2017, and note some patterns in our forecasts.
  • Supply is (still) coming. Where it’s concentrated matters.

    Jun 23, 2017, 14:47 PM by Maximilian Saia
    On the strength of the current and future apartment construction pipeline, headlines and commentary are all over the place: It's common to see "boom," "explosion" and "surge" characterizing the current environment, even as reports assert that not enough housing is being built and that much more multifamily housing will be needed to keep up with demand. Which narrative is correct?


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