Category Archives: Research

Shopping Centers Repurpose for Digital Age; Evolving Landscape Spawns Development Slowdown

AugustĀ 18, 2016 A sizable gain in e-commerce sales last month further illustrates the emergence of Internet-based commerce as a substantial force that is prompting a response from shopping center owners and developers. The continuing migration of sales online and shrinking footprints of many retailers are encouraging efforts to not only backfill vacant spaces but also […]

Single-Family Home Sales and Building Advance; Hurdles to Faster Growth Persist

July 12, 2016 A modest advance in sales activity during the month of May put additional strain on for-sale inventory as the single-family housing market seems to remain caught in a loop that continues to prevent many prospective homebuyers from making a purchase. Sales of existing single-family homes are rising, but the low level of […]

Gains in Home Sales Posted During April As Low Interest Rates, Positive Economic Trends Align

June 14, 2016 The increase in sales of previously owned homes and new single-family residences in April illustrates growing demand for owner-occupied housing and the improving ability of prospective homebuyers to save for downpayments and handle monthly mortgage obligations. Interest rates on residential mortgages remain near historic lows, maintaining housing affordability and stimulating a higher […]

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 […]

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