Confidence and Optimism in Today’s Commercial Real Estate Industry

  • March 21, 2017
  • 2017 Industry Outlook
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By SVN Research
According to the most recent published reports by the Conference Board, CEO Confidence spiked a highly significant 15 points as of January and the Consumer Confidence Index sits at 114.8 as of February, making each measure sit at 6 year and 15 year highs respectively. Confidence at these levels, especially when true for both consumer
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Commercial Real Estate Markets Expanding in 2017

  • February 23, 2017
  • Industry Outlook
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By SVN Research
Commercial real estate markets have been generally growing in terms of pricing, rental rates, and occupancies since approximately 2011 and many market participants are beginning to openly wonder where the market is in the “cycle”. Since the topic of market cycles can be somewhat misunderstood, we want to offer some clarification before presenting our assessment.
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By Diane K. Danielson, COO, SVNIC
The commercial real estate industry enters 2017 at a crossroads. Baby boomer retirement will continue and may even accelerate due to economic headwinds, potential slowdowns in infrastructure projects, and the continued influx of new technologies and CRE challenges. As a result, our industry is facing a brain drain at the same time competing industries are
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Commercial Real Estate Investors: How to Adjust to Rising Rates

  • January 25, 2017
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By SVN Research
Mortgage Rates Rise as Lenders React to Market Pressures In response to a growing economy and inflation pressures, the bond markets, and now the Federal Reserve, appear positioned to support higher short term and long term interest rates. In a move that had been long anticipated, the Fed moved the target for the Fed Rates
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Top 3 Reasons to Invest in the CRE Retail Sector in 2017

  • December 19, 2016
  • Retail
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By SVN Research
The retail real estate market, having long been the most segmented and divided sector of commercial real estate, was the most uniquely impacted in the last downturn and recovery. Grocery anchored neighborhood centers and free standing national credit retail properties have performed exceedingly well while regional malls, power centers, and non-anchored neighborhood strip centers have
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Growth Expectations Return for 2017

  • December 5, 2016
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By SVN Research
BEA reports 3Q2016 GDP growth is highest in 2 years. From the shadows cast by the Presidential Election earlier this month, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released a big “surprise” during the end of October. However, coverage of this news was relegated to the back page due to the election. That news was reporting
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