Category Archives: Research

October Payrolls Surpass 200,000 for Ninth Month; Tepid Wage Growth Keeps Lid on Inflation

November 11, 2014 Employers stared down pre-election anxiety and tensions in the Middle East to significantly expand payrolls in October. Following last month’s hiring, total employment exceeds the pre-recession peak by 1.3 million jobs. With the U.S. economy gathering momentum and the Federal Reserve recently ending its stimulus campaign, the focus will increasingly shift to the timing […]

Retail Sales Ease Back in September; Broader Economic Momentum Still Advancing

October 15, 2014 The softer than anticipated economic news of recent weeks aligned with economic weakness emanating from European and Asian markets to drive investment capital into U.S. Treasurys and other safety vehicles. Recent volatility in the equity markets had already placed investors on edge, and the slight downturn in retail sales together with a […]

Hiring Bounces Back in September, Supports Broad-Based CRE Momentum

October 9, 2014 Reinforcing the broadening economic momentum, U.S. employers added workers at a brisk pace in September, alleviating disappointment in August’s lackluster hiring report. The steady job gains stand in stark contrast to last year when the looming government shutdown restrained employer additions. Since last year’s shutdown, however, uncertainty has eased dramatically. The establishment […]

Broad Based Retail Sales Growth Lifts Commercial Real Estate Performance

September 19, 2014 August’s retail sales performance reaffirmed the notion that the U.S. economy is on the precipice of a breakout. Most notably, limited wage growth has continued to restrain consumers from stomping on the economic accelerator. Additionally, Americans have developed a thriftier mindset in the aftermath of the recession that has led to a […]

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