• Retail Recovery Varies by State and Category

    Jun 26, 2020, 10:01 AM by Christina Tong
    The impact of COVID-19 has put additional pressure on the retail industry, which will continue. However, with retail sectors being impacted so differently, their recoveries will have different trajectory paths.
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  • 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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  • 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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