• 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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  • U.S. Office Vacancy Index Q1 2020

    Apr 16, 2020, 10:29 AM by Alex Krasikov
    Based on preliminary quarterly results , the vacancy rate for CBRE EA’s Office Sum of Markets increased by 20 bps to 12.3% during the first quarter of 2020, with suburban and downtown submarket rates increasing.
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  • U.S. Retail Availability Index Q1 2020

    Apr 16, 2020, 10:28 AM by Christina Tong
    Retail sales in February started to decline as a result of growing uncertainty in the U.S. regarding Covid-19. The February retail sales were down 0.5% from January but up 4.3% compared to the same month last year, supported by a strong job market and consumer confidence in early 2020.
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  • U.S. Industrial Availability Index Q1 2020

    Apr 16, 2020, 10:27 AM by Ibrahiim Bayaan
    Preliminary data show that availability increased in the industrial market in Q1 2020, rising from 7.2% in Q4 2019 to 7.3%.
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  • U.S. Apartment Vacancy Index Q1 2020

    Apr 16, 2020, 10:18 AM by Nathan Adkins
    Based on preliminary data, we estimate a 4.3% vacancy rate for CBRE EA’s national sample of professionally managed apartments in Q1 2020—down 30 bps year-over-year and up 20 bps quarter-over-quarter.
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  • Team Update: Congratulations and Welcome

    Apr 7, 2020, 11:14 AM by Richard Barkham
    In a time when forecasting has become even more crucial, I am honored to introduce you to two new economists and announce the promotions of several EA team members.
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  • U.S. Economic Watch: March Jobs Report Understates COVID-19 Economic Impact; More Losses to Come

    Apr 6, 2020, 12:46 PM by Richard Barkham
    March marked the end of 113 consecutive months of job growth—the longest stretch in U.S. history. The unemployment rate rose nearly a full percentage point to 4.4%.
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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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  • [UPDATED - 04/14/20] An Updated 2020 Hotels Outlook

    Mar 24, 2020, 13:39 PM by Jamie Lane
    CBRE Hotels Research has released a preliminary 2020 forecast that analyzes the impact of the pandemic on hotel performance and provides insight as to how hotels may start to recover in the back half of the year.
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