CBRE EA Blog: Deconstructing CRE

  • A change to EA's Apartment methodology

    Apr 27, 2018, 12:57 PM by Matthew Vance
    The apartment data we published today features revised historical time series, prompted by growth in the dataset. As our providers continue to expand their metro sample sizes and their overall geographic coverage, we have enhanced our aggregation methodology to give us greater flexibility in incorporating the new data...
  • Apartment supply: What a market needs

    Mar 30, 2018, 13:27 PM by Matthew Vance
    Although many U.S. apartment markets and submarkets are seeing elevated supply trends soften their fundamentals, in some cases this is needed supply and these are the natural “growing pains” of densifying, maturing cities.
  • Market Affordability: Looking ahead

    Feb 23, 2018, 15:29 PM by Matthew Vance
    I recently moved from Boston to Denver and the difference in cost of living served as a welcome income multiplier. I'm not alone in that experience: strong push and pull factors are underpinning U.S. demographic and migration trends (and the local economic strength of markets like Denver, Austin, Nashville, Phoenix and more).

    So what lies ahead for affordability?
  • 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.
  • How much do transit access, proximity to downtown, and retail density influence multifamily rents?

    Jul 7, 2017, 14:15 PM by Matthew Vance
    Observing that apartment assets near light rail stations achieve higher rents and revenue than others, we looked into whether that proximity confers the advantage, and whether other factors play a part.
  • Three years after legalization: Marijuana real estate in Denver

    Jun 5, 2017, 13:34 PM by Matthew Vance
    With a number of states and localities having legalized (or taken steps toward legalizing) recreational marijuana in the past few years, some are looking to Denver to gauge how the industry might affect their local industrial fundamentals. In a new report, we offer a roadmap to identifying opportunity in the market, based on observations of industry dynamics in Denver.
  • Apartments: Are development trends hurting the new and the high-end?

    May 24, 2017, 23:46 PM by Matthew Vance
    In many markets with mature development pipelines, newer assets' effective rent growth is decelerating significantly.
  • Apartment rents: Unpacking the statistics

    Feb 9, 2017, 08:22 AM by Matthew Vance
    New York City drives a lot of trends, including our calculation of rent growth for the Sum of Markets. Year-over-year effective rent growth was 0.2% in Q4; though it's meant to represent the national trend, for most of us, that figure doesn’t exactly fit our experience. So, how did we arrive at 0.2%?


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