Home builders haven’t been this optimistic since early 2018

Low-interest rates boost confidence among residential builders in October Sales of new and existing homes have perked up due to tumbling mortgage rates. Homebuilders are the most optimistic since early... View Article

U.S. Retail Construction Levels Remain Well Below Pre-Recession Levels

Few new retail centers are under construction. Those that are involve either neighborhood shopping centers or mixed-use projects. With the continued barrage of retail bankruptcies, stores closures, repositionings and rightsizings of store... View Article

Are Industrial Developers Heading Toward Overbuilding?

A recent paper from NAIOP predicts lower absorption over the next two years, but it’s unclear if industrial developers are taking heed. Industrial users are expected to absorb about half... View Article

Caution Could Stave Off Next Recession

Investors are predicting and preparing for the next recession. The increase in caution and conservatism could actually reduce the impact of a downturn if and when it hits. The severity... View Article

CoreLogic says U.S. home-price gains will accelerate through 2020

CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said the pace of home-price gains will quicken over the next 12 months as low mortgage rates give buyers the ability to pay more for... View Article

The Seven Deadly Sins of CRE Investment – Globe St.

Buying a CRE asset above its value or at a low cap rate is rarely a route to a successful transaction.

Does the Spike in Net Lease Office Acquisitions Signal Waning Confidence in Economy? – NREI

Investment sales volume on net lease office properties rose considerably in the second quarter.

California Passes Statewide Rent Control – MHN

California Passes Statewide Rent Control. California is set to become the second state in the U.S. to implement statewide rent control measures.

More Than Half of College Graduates Are Moving in with Parents, Instead of Renting, Survey Finds – NREI

With apartment rents continuing to rise, Generation Z members are more likely to move back home than to their own apartment.

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Spell Doom for CRE? – Globe St.

On Wednesday the yield curve inverted—that is, yields on two-year Treasury bonds were higher than those on the ten-year bonds

Is Multifamily Overbuilding? – ALN Apartment Data, Inc.

Is multifamily overbuilding? What has been the effect of this new supply? Are we approaching an overbuild threshold?

The Fed’s Interest Rate Cut Could Boost Industrial Sales. Or Disrupt Them. – NREI

The Fed cut the federal funds interest rate Wednesday by a quarter of a percentage point to about 2.25 percent to protect the U.S. economy from an economic slowdown. As justification for the first rate cut since the height of the Great Recession, the Fed cited concerns over the slowing global economy and trade war with China.

Top 10 Cities for Industrial Real Estate Sales Growth – Portland is 8th! – CoStar

Industrial real estate has been booming with the rise of e-commerce. After all, products bought online have to come from a warehouse somewhere.

Appealing To Millennial Renters Who Wish To Remain Child-Free And Mortgage-Free – Forbes

If you own or manage rental properties, your ideal tenant is likely a young, gainfully employed person who plans to rent long-term. Luckily for you, this dream occupant comprises one of the largest renting demographics: millennials.

Portland’s biggest construction projects right now – The Oregonian

Portland’s construction boom has slowed, but it still feels like there are cranes everywhere. Indeed, there are 60 or so developments under construction valued at $10 million or more. They... View Article

Speed Bumps Ahead for Industrial Assets Don’t Diminish Investor Appetite – NREI

Slowing economic growth, trade wars and a pipeline that is delivering new supply to the market may force investors to adjust return expectations for industrial properties, but it doesn’t appear to be putting much of a dent in buyer demand.