Archive for June, 2017

2017–2018 Forecast: Class B and C Apartments Will Rule

Move over Class A, your less-expensive counterparts are poised to be the darlings of investors for the remainder of the year and well into next. Read full story Read more

Apartment Market Wavers in Q1 but Retains Long-Term Strength

The multifamily market has experienced a 4.1% increase in overall rent over the past year. Read full story Read more

Another Rate Hike Causes Little Concern in CRE Circles

The move is unlikely to change conditions in the commercial real estate sector, according to industry insiders. Read full story Read more

Student Housing Sales Outperform the Rest of the Market

Not counting portfolio deals, investors bought and sold $1.1 billion in student housing properties in the first quarter of 2016, according to real estate services firm CBRE. Read full story Read more

Investors no longer confident of 3 US rate hikes in 2017

Investors are starting to doubt whether the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates three times this year because data show US inflation is surprisingly weak. The shift in attitude is injecting life into the bond market. Read full story Read more

Yardi: Rents Rise by 1.5% Nationwide in May

Prices increase for third-straight month, but rate of growth drops to 2011 lows. Read full story Read more

Data show US labor market tightening

Job openings in the US continue to rise even as hiring slows down, according to Labor Department data for April. Economists say that may point to a dearth of skilled workers and suggest the market may be reaching full employment. Read full story Read more

Data show US labor market tightening

Job openings in the US continue to rise even as hiring slows down, according to Labor Department data for April. Economists say that may point to a dearth of skilled workers and suggest the market may be reaching full employment. Read full story Read more

Private-sector payrolls added 253,000 workers last month

About 253,000 private-sector workers were added to the nation's payrolls in May, well above the consensus forecast of a 180,000 gain, according to payroll processor Automatic Data Processing and Moody's Analytics. "Increasingly, businesses' No. 1 challenge will be a shortage of labor," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. Read full story Read more