According to global real estate consultant CBRE, the enactment of comprehensive tax reform in the U.S. contributed to strong investor sentiment and a favorable commercial real estate lending environment at the end of 2017.
Improved U.S. office market fundamentals should continue, downtown markets will receive a disproportionate amount of new supply.
The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week their NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60.
According to a Zillow, U.S. homebuyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price.
According to JLL, office space users preferred Midtown's Class A buildings by a wide margin, claiming 24 of the top 26 transactions in the submarket in 2017.
2017 was a year of large deals for Manhattan's office market for securing space larger than 100,000 square feet, including 11 transactions of greater than 250,000 square feet.
According to Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace.
The combined level of commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $45.4 billion, or 1.5%, to $3.11 trillion in the third quarter of 2017.
According to Zillow, rising U.S. housing rents are eating up an increasingly large share of American incomes, costing the typical renter $2,000 per year.
San Francisco, which has been the nation's least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017.
According to global property advisor CBRE, Middle Eastern investment in global commercial real estate reached $10.1 billion in the 12 months leading up to Q2 2017, with the United States the top country target.
According to CBRE, commercial real estate lending markets remained on the upswing in Q3 2017 with rising equity prices, limited volatility and tightening spreads.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) projects commercial and multifamily mortgage originations in the U.S. will increase in 2017, ending the year at $515 billion, up 5 percent from the 2016 volumes.
Nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 -- representing 1.58 percent of all U.S. residential properties.
Based on a new report by JLL, the U.S. law firm real estate market is entering a new phase, giving law firms a choice of location and space that's never seen before.
According to CBRE, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets, with the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets standing at $27.5 trillion.
According to new research by Zillow, rising sea levels are expected to impact $916 billion worth of U.S homes in the next 100 years, most of which are low-end or median-value homes.
According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October 2017. This was the highest reading since May 2017.