Archive for March, 2017

Investors eye $1.7T for global CRE investment

Investors have $1.7 trillion in capital ready to invest in global commercial real estate, according to CBRE, although not all of it will be actually invested. Most of this capital is controlled by the investment management community, but 11% comes from REITs and another 11% from private investors. Read full story Read more

Rate rise looks 95% certain, FedWatch says

CME Group's FedWatch gauge puts the likelihood of the Federal Reserve announcing a rate increase today at 95%, after positive reports on US employment and inflation. With the rise priced into the market, observers are considering the possibility of more increases in 2017 than the three the Fed forecast in December. Read full story Read more

Survey predicts rate increases now and in June

A full 100% of economists, fund managers and strategists surveyed by CNBC said they expect the Federal Reserve Bank will raise the federal funds rate on Wednesday. Seventy percent said they expect another rate hike in June, while 25% believe the Fed will raise rates four times this year. Read full story Read more

‘Surban’ Investment Suffers from Short Supply

“Surban” may become an important word for real estate investors this year. It’s short for “close-in” suburbs next to major cities, and surban locations are where much of the 25- to-34-year-old cohort is looking to live. Read full story Read more

HUD Could Face Over $6B in Cuts Under Trump

Preliminary budget calls for 14% reduction in funding starting in fiscal '18. Read full story Read more

Sentiment on Market Cycle Phase Moves to ‘Peak’ Setting

Forty-four percent of readers reported that they think the real estate cycle is currently at its peak in February—up from 42 percent in January. Read full story Read more