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Condominium, Apartment Sectors in U.S. Keeps Momentum Going in Q4

Condominium, Apartment Sectors in U.S. Keeps Momentum Going in Q4

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Strong Commercial Real Estate Capital Inflows Limiting Cap Rate Growth in U.S.

Strong Commercial Real Estate Capital Inflows Limiting Cap Rate Growth in U.S.

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Housing Affordability in U.S. Hits Eight-Year Low

Housing Affordability in U.S. Hits Eight-Year Low

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Spotify Signs Massive New Office Lease at 4 World Trade Center

Spotify Signs Massive New Office Lease at 4 World Trade Center

The music streaming service will now lease 387,243 square feet of office space at the Class A, 2.3 million-square-foot commercial office building. Read More »


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Last Updated February 24, 2017 8:00 AM ET

New York City

Commercial real estate lending volume in the U.S. finished the year on a strong note as loan closings surged in November and December 2016.

According to CBRE Group latest Manhattan Retail MarketView for fourth quarter 2016, New York City's retail market has hit a tipping point. Following a tremendous run-up in rents over the past four years, average-asking rents eased in 2016.

2017 started with only the second rise in federal interest rates since 2006 and the start of a new presidential administration that is already showing itself to be very disruptive on many fronts.

According to the newly released Last Mile / City Logistics Report from CBRE, the rapid rise of e-commerce has driven the most disruptive movement to the industrial & logistics industry, transforming the way we think about industrial real estate.

According to STR, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index closed January 2017 out at 3,723, up 0.5% from the end of 2016.

According to the recently released Q4 2016 Zillow Breakeven Horizon report, U.S. home value appreciation is expected to slow in some of the nation's most expensive markets, and as a result, it now takes longer to break even on a home in those markets compared to renting it.

Global real estate consultant CBRE expects Tokyo Grade A office rents to peak in Q3 2017 before entering a period of gradual correction.

This week Freddie Mac announced the top ten lenders who transacted the most multifamily financing volume with the company in 2016. Through these and other lenders, Freddie Mac Multifamily settled a record $56.8 billion in new multifamily volume last year.

Global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield announced this week that the U.S. industrial market nationwide absorbed 63.6 million square feet (MSF) of space in the fourth quarter of 2016.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami single-family home prices have risen for more than five consecutive years and existing condo prices have appreciated in 65 of the last 67 months.

According to JLL's new 2017 Data Center Outlook, the public's obsession with online video binge-watching is just one of the factors helping the data center industry flourish worldwide.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales closed out 2016 as the best year in a decade, even as sales declined in December as the result of ongoing affordability tensions and historically low supply levels.

U.S. commercial real estate executives are especially bullish on industrial, infrastructure and multi-family asset classes in 2017.

Hotel consulting firm STR is reporting that their Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 7.1 percent from November to December 2016, and closed the year up 19.6 percent at 3,702.

The outlook in 2017 for U.S. commercial real estate capital markets continues to be favorable.

Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family housing production in the U.S. will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017.

Home remodelers' average profit margins have increased since 2011, indicating they are running their businesses more efficiently as residential remodeling activity steadily improves.

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2017, as lenders' appetites to place new loans and borrowers' to borrow remain strong.


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