• The 1990s offer solace from today’s office pains

    Jun 7, 2023, 09:15 AM by Matt Mowell
    The office market has been on its back before. Past experience tells us the preconditions to recovery include a throttling back of the new supply pipeline and painful distress sales that provide necessary price signals.
  • In-migration resumes in some urban centers

    Jun 1, 2023, 14:33 PM by Matt Mowell
    Migration—both domestic and international—is the most important factor influencing population change within American communities. New Census Bureau data shows how migration has impacted population change in U.S. counties.
  • Don't fret the uptick in industrial availability just yet

    May 24, 2023, 11:33 AM by Matt Mowell
    The industrial sector saw a 70-basis-point increase in availability in the first quarter. Nevertheless, availability should remain below historic norms for the foreseeable future, a fact that distinguishes industrial from most other property types.
  • Southern California’s outlier markets may provide industrial investment opportunity

    May 11, 2023, 09:32 AM by Matt Mowell
    Is every real estate deal unique? Or does each deal provide a point in a broader spatial pattern? To answer these questions, CBRE Econometric Advisors (CBRE EA) mapped all the industrial property sales in Southern California over the past two years and then applied geospatial analytics to identify trading patterns.
  • Performance of REITs and Private CRE is Best Correlated Over Longer Holding Periods

    May 10, 2023, 11:20 AM by Matt Mowell
    Many multi-asset investors use real estate investment trusts (REITs) to gain or supplement their exposure to property without purchasing the underlying asset. However, over short time-horizons REITs can often mirror the volatility of the broader securities market rather than the steadier, income-driven performance of private equity real estate.
  • Fundamentals Still Matter

    May 2, 2023, 13:55 PM by Matt Mowell
    Commercial real estate (CRE) is facing cyclical headwinds. Asset values have eroded this year due to the impact of rising interest rates and cap rates on equity and debt availability and underwriting. The stark interest rate risk has overshadowed CRE fundamentals for the time being. But we expect values will begin stabilizing later this year.
  • Looking for green shoots? Watch the credit cycle

    Apr 21, 2023, 13:46 PM by Michael Leahy
    Just as velocity of money (nominal GDP/money supply) is an important driver of monetary inflation, a greater influx of cash flow into commercial real estate (CRE) is a fundamental driver of property value appreciation.
  • 24/7 Neighborhoods Offer Reprieve for Beleaguered Urban Office Markets

    Apr 17, 2023, 09:40 AM by Matt Mowell
    ‘Live-Work-Shop’ neighborhoods are providing a silver lining for the beleaguered office sector. Many prominent Live-Work-Shop neighborhoods are outperforming the broader market in which they reside.
  • The Zoom Housing Boom is Coming to An End in the U.S.

    Apr 11, 2023, 15:21 PM by Matt Mowell
    The Federal Reserve’s aggressive rate hikes have stalled national home price appreciation and even caused notable declines in some markets.
  • Small banks have larger real estate exposure

    Apr 5, 2023, 10:20 AM by Matt Mowell
    Today, according to the Federal Reserve, commercial real estate loans comprise 43% of smaller banks’ assets. Encouragingly, deals were underwritten at more conservative LTVs than in the years before the Global Financial Crisis, and valuations have grown significantly over the past decade— up 42% for multifamily and 14% for office. This provides some cushion for regional banks amid higher cap rates.

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