Tag Archives: Real Estate

Brighter Consumer Outlook Spurs Spending Boost

  RESEARCH BRIEF     Follow us:  Research Brief December 2016 RETAIL SALES Developing Trends ■ Retail property operations are set to strengthen further in 2017 as net absorption outpaces development. Vacancy will fall 40 basis points to 5.2 percent at the end of 2017, the lowest level since 2000. ■ Growing home sales and […]

Consumer Confidence Surges on Expectations, Lifting September Retail Sales

October 18, 2012 Stronger employment growth, lower unemployment claims, improved stock market returns, and lower gasoline prices helped boost a sharp rise in consumer expectations, pushing the overall Consumer Confidence Index to 70.3 in September and marking the highest reading in seven months. Despite tepid wage and income growth, consumers are saving less, but spending […]