Category Archives: Research

April Hiring Revives Following Severe Winter; Job Creation Raising Commercial Real Estate Demand

May 11, 2015 Solid additions to payrolls in April put the U.S. labor market back on track and eased concerns that may have arisen following the poor hiring results in March and a weaker than anticipated initial reading of GDP. The further tightening of the labor market and the likelihood that economic growth will accelerate […]

Surging Economy Likely to Carry into 2015; Positive Prospects for Commercial Real Estate

December 30, 2014 The U.S. economy is expanding at the fastest pace since 2003, providing ample evidence that GDP growth will be on solid footing as 2015 begins. Equity markets are hovering near all-time highs, unemployment is below 6 percent and falling, and job gains have been impressive — all reflective of strong economic momentum. […]

Drilling Under the Surface: Lower Oil Prices a Boon to Economy and Hiring

December 10, 2014 The U.S. economy could get a boost in the fourth quarter as tumbling oil prices support increased consumption and lower costs for manufacturing companies and shipping services. With oil prices down 42 percent since last June to $63 per barrel, consumers save approximately $200 million per day in gas expenses, which may […]

Hiring Sets Aggressive Pace in November; On Track for Best Performance Since 1999

December 5, 2014 U.S. employers were in a festive mood in November as the holiday season approached, hiring the most workers in any month in nearly three years. Job creation was deep and broadly distributed, benefiting nearly every sector. Although the unemployment rate remained unchanged, other indicators point to tightened labor market slack. This will […]

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